Category : Air Pollution

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Choose Your Own Energy

Thousand Oaks residents and businesses may, in the near future, have a choice of where to purchase electricity. The City of Thousand Oaks is one of several cities in Ventura County considering participation in a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The program…

0 Comments / 168 View / December 15, 2016

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…

4 Comments / 162 View / November 8, 2016

World Car-Free Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is World Car-Free Day. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads worldwide, one day a year is set aside to take the heat off the planet by encouraging people to be less dependent on…

0 Comments / 37 View / September 21, 2016

Electric Vehicle Discount Voucher Giveaway

For residents thinking about purchasing or leasing an Electric Vehicle (EV), there is a special promotion going on now. On September 1, 2016, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will hold a free drawing for 75 EV Discount Vouchers worth…

2 Comments / 224 View / July 28, 2016

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 / 82 View / May 12, 2016

Free App Shows Your Local Air Quality

Across air quality studies, L.A. and the Central Valley have consistently topped the charts as having some of the worst air in the country. But Ventura County also has times where the air quality is poor, especially when there are…

1 Comment / 140 View / February 9, 2016