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Participate in Global Circular Economy Event – locally!

Open Source Circular Economy (OSCE) Days, is a global two-day collaborative event comprised of more than 70 local gatherings. The purpose of the event is to trouble-shoot specific issues related to wasted resources. This year it will take place June 9-13, 2016 with more than…

2 Comments / 145 View / May 31, 2016

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City Council Applauds Green Businesses

This week the Thousand Oaks City Council recognized six businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to the environment by successfully completing the Green Business Certification Program. The City of Thousand Oaks established the Program in 2011 to recognize and reward…

2 Comments / 240 View / May 27, 2016

Free Recycling Boxes for Businesses!

For a limited time, the Public Works Department is offering FREE deskside recycling boxes to businesses in Thousand Oaks.  The cardboard containers are great for collecting small, clean recyclables such as paper, empty bottles and cans or plastic packaging in an office environment. Containers measure approximately 15” wide x…

0 Comments / 185 View / May 3, 2016

Conejo Open Space Challenge is Back!

The 2015 Conejo Open Space Challenge is back! From March 1st through May 31st mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners and equestrians of all ages are challenged to experience ten of the best and most beautiful multi-use trails in the Conejo…

0 Comments / 477 View / February 26, 2015

SC Johnson to List Ingredients on Product Labels

Last month, Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson announced that SC Johnson is going to be providing ingredient information on its labels. Consumer goods affected are home cleaning and air care products such as Windex®, Shout® and Glade®.We applaud this announcement…

0 Comments / 93 View / November 14, 2014

Thinking of Going Solar? Free City Workshop

Solar installations are skyrocketing across the state and nationwide. In fact, the City of Thousand Oaks saw a 300% increase in installations over the last few years! In 2013, a new solar power system was installed somewhere in the U.S. every…

0 Comments / 517 View / October 30, 2014

New Energy Savings & Financing Programs, Part II

A free Thousand Oaks Workshop will discuss new energy upgrade programs to lower utility bills and save energy through incentives of up to $6,500 and low interest unsecured financing.

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You Can Be Wise With Water And Money

Thousand Oaks residents can help the statewide drought plus save money on their water bills by incorporating various changes into their homes and gardens.

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The Hottest Topic: TED talks on Climate Change

As a real and present concern, climate change is one of the “hottest” issues of our time. We are not advocating TED Talks or exhorting climate change, but let’s face it: TED Talks are awesome and offer an opportunity to…

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Public Works Open House Set For May 20-21

Thousand Oaks Residents and School Groups Invited to Public Works Open House

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26th

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26th

Pharmaceutical and Needles (Sharps) Disposal: It is Earth Week, and Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Properly disposing of medicines and needles is important to human health and the environment.Here is what the US EPA has to suggest if you…

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