Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival Announces Winners — Channel Islands National Park hosts Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

March 26th, 2017

Ventura Water announced the winners of its 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival at a free community event at Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center on March 22nd, in celebration of World Water Day. The top 10 water-focused finalist films were presented, followed by the winners of the Audience […]

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Filmmaker Focus: Water: Take 1 Award Winner Charles Spraggins

March 8th, 2017

Every year at the annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival, one deserving Ventura-based filmmaker is presented with the prestigious “Ventura Vision Award” sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, honoring excellence in filmmaking for a film produced and shot in Ventura. In 2016, that filmmaker was Charles Spraggins. His short film, “Good Stewards,” […]

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Community Spotlight: Channel Islands National Park – An Ecologically-Rich Slice of Historic California

March 8th, 2017

Located in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Southern California sit the Channel Islands, a stunning archipelago of eight unique isles spanning approximately 346 square miles. The islands, San Nicholas, San Clemente, Santa Catalina, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara (the latter five of which were designated the Channel […]

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Partner Profile: Ferguson Waterworks Meter & Automation Group, An Interview with Eric Tracy, Business Development Manager

March 8th, 2017

“Most people operate on the ‘if you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist,’ mentality,” said Eric Tracy, Business Development Manager, Ferguson Waterworks Meter & Automation Group. “As water consumers, we’ve become used to the fact that drinkable, high quality water is readily available and delivered to our homes. So we’ve come to accept that we’re ‘entitled.’ […]

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Filmmaker Focus: Behind the Lens with Award-winning Filmmaker and Communications Specialist Madeleine Pryor

November 10th, 2016

“In 2006, when I was working on my MA in Visual Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking from NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Studies, I decided to focus on the complex issue of water infrastructure in the United States,” begins Filmmaker Madeleine Pryor, about her film, The Value of Water. The film, which highlights the need to […]

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Partner Profile: Waves For Water – Making a Global Difference One Water Filter at a Time

November 10th, 2016

FACT: According to the 2015 World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), one in ten people across the globe lack access to safe water. * In times of crisis such as a devastating earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, or other natural disaster, those figures are most certainly guaranteed to rise. In 2009, Jon Rose, an […]

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Juror Spotlight: Efren Rodriguez, Shorts.TV

November 10th, 2016

“Short films are where it’s at!” said Efren Rodriguez, Office Manager and Acquisitions Executive at Shorts Entertainment Networks. “In today’s busy world, combined with the way people now get their media, people enjoy watching their entertainment in short bites when they choose, through broadcast tv or on their electronic device of their choice. “ For […]

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Community Celebrates at Launch Party for 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival

September 28th, 2016

Over 100 community members and water professionals turned out to celebrate the launch of the 5th annual Water: Take 1 online short film festival at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel held Wednesday night, Sept. 21. City of Ventura Councilmembers Carl Morehouse and Jim Monahan were among the local dignitaries present. Morehouse told the crowd […]

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Community Spotlight: Protecting Our Oceans, Waterways and Marine Life with California’s Coastal Cleanup

September 1st, 2016

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, along more than 2,000 miles of California’s coastal and inland shoreline, committed members of our state’s coastal communities will be participating in California’s largest annual volunteer event, the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.  In 2015, more than 68,000 volunteers removed nearly 1,143,000 pounds of trash […]

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Partner Profile: Change the Course, A Conversation with Val Fishman, CDO, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, (BEF)

September 1st, 2016

“Water connects us all but our waters are overtapped,” is the leading sentence on the changethecourse.us website.  That powerful sentence is then followed by a video, “We can fix this,” providing information on what the viewer can do to impact change. That’s the secret of the Change the Course’s campaign success. It identifies the problem, and […]

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