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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

Free LED Holiday Light Exchange Event

Here’s an easy way to be “greener” for the holidays. The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA), in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks, will host a holiday light exchange on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to…

0 Comments / 686 View / October 25, 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 / 1203 View / October 20, 2016

Drug Take Back Day is October 22

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how they should dispose…

0 Comments / 51 View / October 14, 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

$45,000 in Grants Available for Thousand Oaks Nonprofits

The City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department will be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Community Enhancement Grant Program now through Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The program provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations,…

3 Comments / 205 View / September 30, 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

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Low Cost Financing for Energy Upgrades

What is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)? The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is an innovative tool for financing energy efficiency, water conservation and clean energy projects on private property. Residential and commercial property owners in Thousand Oaks can secure loans under this program. Billing for the loans will…

1 Comment / 339 View / September 27, 2016

World Car-Free Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is World Car-Free Day. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads worldwide, one day a year is set aside to take the heat off the planet by encouraging people to be less dependent on…

0 Comments / 37 View / September 21, 2016

Free Trash Disposal on September 18

Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks are invited to dispose of their excess trash, yard waste, and bulky items free of charge at Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Day on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The…

0 Comments / 145 View / September 8, 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