The City's Sustainability Division, also known as the “Go Green” Team, is within the Public Works Department. We have initiated extensive environmental programs and built new green facilities. We have also won numerous Awards & Recognition for environmental leadership. For an overview of the City’s climate and sustainability initiatives, download this document.
The City of Thousand Oaks participates in national, regional and state climate-enhancing programs including:
- Residential financing programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.
- The emPower Central Coast program, which makes making home energy upgrade projects affordable through incentives, financing, qualified contractors and expert energy advice.
- Tree City USA, under the auspices of the Arbor Day Foundation.
- Bee City USA, which helps cities create sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to our food supply
- The Climate Registry, a non-profit greenhouse gas reporting organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories.
The City has embarked on an internal greening process, analyzing data to make sure all City facilities are running as sustainably as possible. This process will result in the publication of a City Sustainability Plan by late 2017.Click here to download a copy of the City of Thousand Oaks Sustainability Best Practices report. This report publishes the results of our successful application for a Beacon Award, which recognizes climate and sustainability achievements, in 2016.