Category : Sustainability

Waste Audit Offers Insights Into Office Behavior

Don’t Throw Out That Bottle! Every week, the hit television show “The Office” showed office workers behaving badly. While this satire highlighted poor social behavior, another sinister but widespread workplace practice still lurks in the shadows: poor waste management. We’ve…

0 Comments / 48 View / May 2, 2017

A Home of the Future, Available to You Now!

Article by Saharnaz Mirzazad What You Should Know About Home Automation Technology Home automation technology refers to a remote-controlled network that can connect lights, appliances, electrical outlets, heating/cooling systems, and shades. Home automation provides a wide variety of potential benefits,…

0 Comments / 113 View / April 28, 2017

Is Thousand Oaks Still in a Drought?

Are we in a drought? Should I replant my lawn? Can I take more than one shower a week? California is emerging (hopefully) from a long and severe drought. Some parts of the state are even dealing with torrential rainfall…

3 Comments / 851 View / February 17, 2017

Save the Date for Arbor Earth Day 2017

Save the Date! 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…

0 Comments / 311 View / January 31, 2017

Rainbarrel Rebate Back by Popular Demand

The  Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed’s special rainbarrel rebate promotion is back by popular demand, just in time for the winter/spring rainy season.  You can receive up to two rainbarrels at a reduced cost by clicking this link and entering…

7 Comments / 1262 View / December 14, 2016

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 / 39 View / November 10, 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

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,…

12 Comments / 855 View / September 30, 2016

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Alternatives to Rodent Poison

When residents have unwanted rodents on their property, poison is often their go-to solution. But most people don’t realize the danger this choice poses not only to children and pets, but also to wildlife. As outlined in a Green Scene blog post…

4 Comments / 627 View / August 4, 2016

Lush Lawn, Low Water

Even though the drought is officially over, we are still living in an arid climate. Based on our climate and drought history, we can be sure that another drought will be upon us in the not-too-distant future. With permanent restrictions…

4 Comments / 1234 View / July 21, 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