• Agromin Designated a Climate Action Leader by Calif. Climate Action Registry - Monday, March 30, 2009 at
  • Agromin, the green materials recycler for more than 50 communities in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange counties, has been designated a Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry.

    The Climate Action Registry is a non-profit organization originally formed by the State of California. Members voluntarily promise to monitor and register greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Registry members that have successfully verified their emissions inventory earn the status of Climate Action Leader.

    Of the 347 registry members, Agromin is the only green materials recycling company. By joining the California Climate Action Registry, member organizations demonstrate their concern regarding global climate change. By becoming a Climate Action Leader, members are taking action by measuring, verifying and reporting their GHG emissions to the California Registry and to the public.

    "Joining the California Registry and making a commitment now to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions is the right thing to do," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Soon, all businesses will be required to undertake this type of reporting. Agromin has always strived to be a sustainable, carbon-neutral, energy-efficient company. Making the pledge to monitor and report our GHG emissions through the registry is part of that vision."

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  • Rain Makes Gardens Grow At Las Colinas Middle School - Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at

  • Recent winter rains have given a boost to the Beautification/Life Lab garden and landscaping student program at Las Colinas Middle School in Camarillo.

    "With the wonderful rain we've been having, our school has never looked so beautiful," says Dianne Polen, Las Colinas Beautification/Life Lab advisor. The school has one of the most committed green programs in the county. Students in summer school planted lettuce, radishes, bell peppers and carrots so when students returned in fall, vegetables were already growing. "A garden gives students the opportunity to try varieties of vegetables that they would not eat otherwise," says Polen. "The gardens are teaching students quite a bit about nutrition and eating healthy."

    Summer vegetables were harvested at the school in October and replaced with Brussels sprouts, spinach, celery, sugar snap peas, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and onions. The school features seven container gardens and an additional large garden area with room for students in wheelchairs to participate in the gardening experience.

    "Students are now weeding the school flower beds and planting color," says Polen. "We're also attempting to grow grass between two portable classrooms, an area that has been nothing but dirt and mud for several years."

    Agromin, a local soil manufacturer and the green materials recycler for communities throughout Ventura County and Southern California, provided soil for the gardens and landscapes. "We always enjoy helping students with their garden projects," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Teachers can then inject the green materials recycling story into their curriculum. Kids learn about the sustainability benefits of gardening--taking the green materials from the garden, composting them and then placing the resulting soil products back into the garden from which new plants grow. Las Colinas students are learning important environmental lessons as they grow and harvest their gardens."

    For more information about green materials recycling, go to www.agromin.com.

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