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Summer energy savings

Summertime means rising temperatures and – unfortunately – rising energy bills. Here we’ve collected some easy-to-implement tips* to help you control your energy costs and reduce your environmental impact – and in some cases, qualify for a rebate! Start with these quick tips,…

0 Comments / 22 View / June 21, 2016

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Saving Time and Money with Pool Covers

Pool covers can be incredibly useful accessories for any pool owner looking to maintain a clean and safe pool all year round. They not only provide safety and quality assurance during times not used, but can also act as money…

0 Comments / 21 View / June 10, 2016

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Participate in Global Circular Economy Event – locally!

Open Source Circular Economy (OSCE) Days, is a global two-day collaborative event comprised of more than 70 local gatherings. The purpose of the event is to trouble-shoot specific issues related to wasted resources. This year it will take place June 9-13, 2016 with more than…

2 Comments / 75 View / May 31, 2016

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City Council Applauds Green Businesses

This week the Thousand Oaks City Council recognized six businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to the environment by successfully completing the Green Business Certification Program. The City of Thousand Oaks established the Program in 2011 to recognize and reward…

2 Comments / 130 View / May 27, 2016

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Battery Dangers

The widespread use of batteries is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives — almost everything we use seems to require them.  Batteries need special handling at all times, as they are classified as hazardous waste and are potentially dangerous. It is…

0 Comments / 44 View / May 19, 2016

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Biking events in May

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more…

0 Comments / 56 View / May 12, 2016

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Free Recycling Boxes for Businesses!

For a limited time, the Public Works Department is offering FREE deskside recycling boxes to businesses in Thousand Oaks.  The cardboard containers are great for collecting small, clean recyclables such as paper, empty bottles and cans or plastic packaging in an office environment. Containers measure approximately 15” wide x…

0 Comments / 109 View / May 3, 2016

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Arbor Earth Day 2016 Draws Crowds

The City of Thousand Oaks celebrated Arbor Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th, and it was a tremendous success with an estimated 2,500-plus residents in attendance. The event took place in a new location this year — Thousand Oaks Community Park….

2 Comments / 94 View / April 29, 2016

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Congrats to residents for fighting the drought!

Congratulations! Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks, along with California American Water, the California Water Service Company and the Thousand Oaks Water Agency, which provide water to the City, worked very hard as a team to conserve water over the past year. But California is now…

6 Comments / 746 View / April 20, 2016

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Stopping Ocean Pollution

On April 20th, the Clean Technology Council will host a forum to raise awareness about plastic ocean pollution. The forum will also highlight solutions in communities that are doing something to stop it. With 8 million tons of plastic waste entering…

0 Comments / 39 View / April 13, 2016

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable resource to the community by setting up disposal bins for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how…

0 Comments / 42 View / April 7, 2016