Category : Climate Change

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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 / 341 View / March 29, 2017

Community Forum on Climate Change

On February 3rd, the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (CVUUF) will host the forum, “How we can solve climate change and strengthen our nation’s economy.” Our own Dr. Helen Cox, Manager of the City’s Sustainability Division, will explain climate-related policies and…

0 Comments / 145 View / January 25, 2017

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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

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 / 35 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 / 95 View / October 27, 2016

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 / 59 View / September 30, 2016

Save money with a cool roof

Cooler roof, lower bills Installing insulation, blinds and awnings are common ways people try to beat the heat in their homes. As climate change causes higher temperatures and more frequent heat waves in southern California, any opportunity to keep homes cooler should be considered. So…

2 Comments / 81 View / September 7, 2016

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 / 327 View / June 21, 2016

Preparing for El Niño

By Grahame Watts, City of Thousand Oaks Emergency Services Coordinator While it may only be a part of the global climate changes, El Niño has been described as a weather condition that for the most part people have passed on…

0 Comments / 1135 View / December 9, 2015

Thousand Oaks Receives Environmental Awards

“The City of Thousand Oaks has a long-standing commitment to being an environmental leader and being fiscally responsible.” – Mayor Al Adam The City of Thousand Oaks recently received the Green Fleet and Cool Planet Awards recognizing the City’s environmental…

0 Comments / 107 View / October 30, 2015

Ventura County GHG inventory

Ventura County’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Action Steps

Climate on the Move: Ventura County’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Action Steps Dr. Ann Hewitt has developed detailed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories for the county and each city within Ventura County. Dr. Hewitt will summarize those findings and possible next steps…

1 Comment / 927 View / October 1, 2015