Category : Green Living

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

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 / 37 View / November 10, 2016

Drought & Future of Water in Conejo Valley

Get the latest water updates straight from the source! Calleguas Metropolitan Water District provides water to all of the water districts in the City of Thousand Oaks. Calleguas staff will provide a comprehensive overview of all things water and answer…

0 Comments / 140 View / August 22, 2016

Green Your Red, White and Blue

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Summer’s hottest holiday will no doubt call for backyard barbecuing, so here’s how to throw a little green into your mix of red, white and blue this 4th of July. 1….

1 Comment / 81 View / June 30, 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 / 321 View / June 21, 2016

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 / 251 View / June 10, 2016

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 / 128 View / April 29, 2016

Interested in Solar Panels? Google’s Project Sunroof can help

Solar energy is making major progress: its cost has fallen significantly over the past few years, its reliability is vastly improved, and its market growth is soaring. Compared with a decade ago, we are now able to create solar panels…

2 Comments / 126 View / March 8, 2016 /

Finding Alternatives to Rodenticides

What are they? In short, rodenticides describe poisons commonly used to exterminate various types of rodents such as rats, gophers, and ground squirrels. The poison works by inhibiting clotting factors, causing the poisoned rodent to die from internal bleeding. The danger…

3 Comments / 488 View / February 25, 2016

Make your Computer Last Longer and Run Faster

One of the biggest myths in technology is that shutting down a computer places more stress on its parts.  Although this myth was born from tidbits of truth, it no longer applies to modern computers.  According to EnergyStar.gov, modern computers…

3 Comments / 596 View / January 28, 2016

Greywater: Beyond the Washing Machine – When do Greywater Conversions Make Sense?

How to find out if a greywater conversion makes sense for your home

0 Comments / 220 View / January 22, 2016 /