Category : Waste Reduction

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 / 29 View / May 2, 2017

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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 / 328 View / March 29, 2017

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

Free Shredding Day - September 21, 2013

Send Your Documents to Their Final Resting Place

The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited…

2 Comments / 930 View / February 23, 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 / 304 View / January 31, 2017

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Plastic Bag Ban Explained!

On November 9th, Californians voted to ban plastic bags. By the next day, there was barely a plastic bag to be found in stores across the State. The confusing ballot and quick uptake left many scratching their heads. In this article,…

0 Comments / 83 View / December 14, 2016

Plastic Bag Bans and Pollution

Plastic bags from store purchases are very light and easily blow away, and where they go, they tend to stay—whether it be hanging in tree branches, clogging storm drains, or in the water. In addition, they are transported to the ocean…

7 Comments / 1189 View / October 20, 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

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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

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

Stopping Ocean Pollution

On April 20th, the Clean Technology Council will host a forum to raise awareness about plastic ocean pollution. The forum will also highlight solutions in communities that are doing something to stop it. With 8 million tons of plastic waste entering…

0 Comments / 59 View / April 13, 2016