Waste Audit Offers Insights Into Office Behavior

Don’t Throw Out That Bottle! Every week, the hit television show “The Office” showed office workers behaving badly. While this satire highlighted poor social behavior, another sinister but widespread workplace practice still lurks in the shadows: poor waste management. We’ve…

0 Comments / 29 View / May 2, 2017

A Home of the Future, Available to You Now!

Article by Saharnaz Mirzazad What You Should Know About Home Automation Technology Home automation technology refers to a remote-controlled network that can connect lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating/cooling systems, and shades. Home automation provides a wide variety of potential benefits,…

0 Comments / 104 View / April 28, 2017

Join Thousand Oaks Public Works for a Free Open House Celebrating Public Works Week

For the 30th year, the City of Thousand Oaks will celebrate National Public Works Week to honor the tens of thousands of men and women who provide and maintain essential infrastructure and services. This year’s National Public Works Week theme,…

0 Comments / 67 View / April 27, 2017

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Normally, prescription drugs can only…

2 Comments / 174 View / April 24, 2017

CLU Students Create Mini Exhibit on Oceans

A small interactive exhibit created by California Lutheran University students to educate people on the state of the world’s oceans will be on display April 22 through May 13. “Plastic Oceans: A Sad Reality” will be exhibited in the alcove…

0 Comments / 52 View / April 14, 2017

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Clearing the Fog on Expiration Dates

Use By, Sell By, Best Before… if you find food expiration dates confusing, you’re not alone. Currently in the US, there are at least 10 different expiration date formats in use. Confusion about when foods really become unsafe to eat…

0 Comments / 328 View / March 29, 2017

American Idol Singer Headlines Arbor Earth Day 20th Anniversary Celebration

The public is invited to the 20th Annual Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 8th, from 10am to 3pm at Thousand Oaks Community Park (next to Thousand Oaks High School) at 2525 N. Moorpark Rd. This free zero waste,…

0 Comments / 292 View / March 23, 2017

Thousand Oaks is Buzzing!

by Helen Cox, Sustainability Division Manager, City of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks is proud to be recognized as a Bee City, USA following unanimous approval by the City Council at its February 29 meeting. The certification acknowledges the efforts of…

3 Comments / 113 View / March 17, 2017

Free Shredding Day - September 21, 2013

Send Your Documents to Their Final Resting Place

The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited…

2 Comments / 930 View / February 23, 2017

Solar Installation Discount & Free Energy Efficiency Evaluation

Significant changes are occurring in the federal government and could result in some popular programs being eliminated or modified. The 30% tax credit for installing solar has been helping homeowners to go solar for many years. It is possible this…

0 Comments / 474 View / February 23, 2017

Is Thousand Oaks Still in a Drought?

Are we in a drought? Should I replant my lawn? Can I take more than one shower a week? California is emerging (hopefully) from a long and severe drought. Some parts of the state are even dealing with torrential rainfall…

3 Comments / 837 View / February 17, 2017