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Let’s Combine Family Fun and Environmental Action!

Bring the kids along and join us on Saturday, July 10th, at the Thousand Oaks library to share your thoughts on the strategies being considered for the City’s Climate and Environmental Action Plan (CEAP).

An entertaining and educational children’s show, designed for elementary school students, by Shows that Teach will be held at 10 a.m. These are great performers who have presented for dozens of school assemblies and received rave reviews from teachers, principals, and, most importantly, kids. Our show combines bottle/can recycling, waste reduction, and water conservation.

We need your input on our draft CEAP strategies, designed to protect the environment and address the challenges of climate change. The strategies are based on the recommendations of our 22-member CEAP stakeholder group. You can listen to a 20-minute summary of the key issues at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. inside the Marvin E. Smith Community Room at the Grant Brimhall Library or skip the presentations and visit our booths outside the main doors of the adult wing of the library. Share your opinion with your vote on the strategies. We’ll be there to answer your questions and listen to you.

Here are some examples of how you can inform the City’s policies -

  • Should the use of gas-powered lawn equipment be prohibited in the City?
  • Should new construction be required to be all-electric, or should there be an option for natural gas?
  • Should natural gas appliances and equipment be replaced when a building is sold, when the appliance or equipment breaks, or by a specific date?

 Visit our sustainability booths at the patio entrance to the library to learn about or vote on the potential strategies for:

  • wildfire resilience
  • energy alternatives and efficiency
  • transportation options
  • drought measures
  • solid waste and recycling

and more.

 Win!

Collect stamps from the booths and enter the raffle to win free biochar or compost bins!

 Schedule and Resources

Visit www.toaks.org/ClimateAction for information about our CEAP and to sign up for meeting notifications. Four public meetings (click here for recordings, slides, and summaries) were held earlier this year on greenhouse gas emissions, climate change impacts, transportation, energy, water, solid waste, and environmental quality of life. The presentations at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. will summarize these.

9:00 a.m. - Climate Action Plan Summary

10:00 – Shows that Teach (pre-K to 6th-grade audience)

10:30 a.m. – Climate Action Plan Summary (repeat)

Booths: 9:00 – noon

 Event location: Grant Brimhall Library Community Room

1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

shows that teach, mark beckwith,

 

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