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Take the Pledge for America Recycles Day on November 15

One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can (and cannot) be recycled as well as how to recycle them correctly. On America Recycles Day (ARD), Nov. 15, you can help overcome this barrier by sharing with…

1 Comment / 26 View / November 10, 2016

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Spare the air by turning off your car

Idling engines cause harmful health effects Idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when the vehicle is not in motion. It commonly occurs when drivers are stopped at red lights, waiting outside businesses or residences or during school drop off and…

1 Comment / 13 View / November 8, 2016

Screening of the documentary film "Before the Flood"

VIP's include:
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; John Kerry, US Secretary of State; Segolene Royal, President of COP21; Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace, Courteney Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Global Networks; Fisher Stevens, Director of Before the Flood; Piers John Sellers, Deputy Director of Sciences and Exploration at the NASA Space Flight Center; and Brett Ratner, Executive Producer of Before the Flood

DiCaprio’s new climate film now streaming free

DiCaprio film “Before the Flood” streaming as historic global climate agreement enters into force Hollywood A-list actor Leonardo diCaprio is a long-time environmental advocate. In 2014, the United Nations (UN) recognized his efforts by making him a UN Messenger of…

0 Comments / 20 View / November 2, 2016

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Thousand Oaks honored with Beacon Spotlight

City honored at Beacon program awards ceremony In September 2016, the City of Thousand Oaks joined more than 40 municipalities from all corners of the State to receive a Beacon Spotlight Award. The Beacon program honors voluntary sustainability efforts by local governments that take a holistic…

0 Comments / 74 View / October 27, 2016

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Free LED Holiday Light Exchange Event

Here’s an easy way to be “greener” for the holidays. The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA), in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks, will host a holiday light exchange on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to…

0 Comments / 658 View / October 25, 2016

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Plastic Bag Bans and Pollution

Plastic bags from store purchases are very light and easily blow away, and where they go, they tend to stay—whether it be hanging in tree branches, clogging storm drains, or in the water. In addition, they are transported to the ocean…

4 Comments / 409 View / October 20, 2016

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Drug Take Back Day is October 22

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 Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how they should dispose…

0 Comments / 34 View / October 14, 2016

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Recyclable? Trash? Green Waste? Guide to Disposal

Have you ever had trouble deciding what goes into what colored cart, like I have? We hope to clear up any confusion you may have. Whether your trash hauler is Waste Management or Newbury Disposal, the guidelines are the same,…

8 Comments / 523 View / September 30, 2016

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$45,000 in Grants Available for Thousand Oaks Nonprofits

The City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department will be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Community Enhancement Grant Program now through Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The program provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations,…

3 Comments / 180 View / September 30, 2016

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Residents and businesses have more green energy choices

Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program In California, we are fortunate that our state positions itself at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. The groundbreaking AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and its associated implementation laws have served as model legislation for other…

0 Comments / 45 View / September 30, 2016

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Low Cost Financing for Energy Upgrades

What is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)? The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is an innovative tool for financing energy efficiency, water conservation and clean energy projects on private property. Residential and commercial property owners in Thousand Oaks can secure loans under this program. Billing for the loans will…

0 Comments / 309 View / September 27, 2016