Coastal Cleanup Day is September 17

Did you know you can help clean up the coast right here in Thousand Oaks? Show your community spirit and concern for our local creeks (which lead to the ocean) by being a volunteer taking part in the 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers will…

0 Comments / 40 View / September 2, 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

Save Energy and Virtually Hang Glide

  Bike while hang gliding It might sound crazy, but Energy Upgrade California  has launched an exclusive virtual reality tour that allows you to bike while hang gliding. Until the end of August, it’s right here in Thousand Oaks! Energy Upgrade is a state initiative dedicated…

0 Comments / 266 View / August 22, 2016

The Scoop on Dog Poop

This is a guest post written by Christine Koenig. Dog waste isn’t a topic most people talk about on a daily basis, but this “business” should be discussed. Pet owners who don’t have their dog’s droppings top of mind likely…

6 Comments / 461 View / August 9, 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…

3 Comments / 597 View / August 4, 2016

Electric Vehicle Discount Voucher Giveaway

For residents thinking about purchasing or leasing an Electric Vehicle (EV), there is a special promotion going on now. On September 1, 2016, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will hold a free drawing for 75 EV Discount Vouchers worth…

2 Comments / 223 View / July 28, 2016

Water Conservation Rules Relaxed, but Drought Still Here

At the July 12, City Council meeting the Council voted to move to a Level 1 water conservation level effective August 1. This change will allow outside irrigation three times a week during the summer and two times a week in the winter…

1 Comment / 1751 View / July 28, 2016

Lush Lawn, Low Water

Even though we can increase our outside watering to three days a week starting in August, California is still experiencing a historic drought. Here in dry southern California the continuing drought is especially noticeable. Depending on rainfall this winter and snow…

4 Comments / 1193 View / July 21, 2016

Eliminating Weeds Without Toxic Chemicals

You can manage unsightly weeds in your landscaped areas and gardens and avoid using chemicals that are unsafe for our health, wildlife and the environment. Any pesticide or weed killer that you spray on your landscaping can end up in…

0 Comments / 127 View / July 7, 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