Sustainability Blog

Share & Bookmark, Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
  • CA Capital

    Sustainability Legislative Updates

    November 2023. The month of October was a busy time for California Governor Gavin Newsom, as nearly 900 legislative bills reached his desk for consideration. There were a couple of notable ones pertaining to waste: Senate Bills 244 and 353. These add to Senate Bill 54, which was passed last year...

  • Portable Generator

    Utility Rebates and Free Power Outage Backup Equipment Programs

    November 2023. Fall weather is here, and in some parts of the country, the leaves are changing color, and it is time to break out the winter clothes. In Southern California, it means fire season and Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events...

  • Deep Fry Turkey (1) - cropped

    What to Do with Used Cooking Oil

    November 2023. Do you love to cook or perhaps deep fry a turkey for the holidays and wonder what to do with all that leftover fat, oil, and grease (FOG)? Did you know that instead of throwing it away, used oil can be converted into biofuel or used to generate electricity? Here’s how...

  • Eco Holiday Planning

    Sustainable Holiday Event Planning

    November 2023. The holidays are just around the corner, and with that come many festive celebrations... and waste. As you plan your holiday events, be mindful of the environment and consider the following tips and recommendations to reduce waste this holiday season.

  • Recycle All-star Awardees

    T.O. Recognizes Businesses for Recycling Efforts

    October 2023. In the spirit of American Recycles Day on November 15th, Thousand Oaks City Council and Athens Services have recognized four local businesses that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in recycling and reducing their waste.

  • Recycling kids 2 - Cropped

    America Recycles Day is November 15th!

    October 2023. America Recycles Day (ARD) is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling. On November 15th, people around the country take a pledge to waste less, recycle more, and encourage others to join in. You can do your part by embracing the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle...

  • Clothes Washer

    Upgrade to Water-Efficient Appliances with Water$mart Rebates

    October 2023. From the backyard, to the laundry room and to the bathroom, there is no better time than now to take advantage of Metropolitan Water District’s SoCal Water$mart Residential Rebates program.

  • Community (8)

    Community Environmental Enhancement Grants Available

    October 2023. Do you have an idea for an environmental project at your school, your church, your club, or in your community? Do you need help in funding it? The City is here to help! Each year the City offers grants up to $4,500 for groups like yours to take on environmental projects.

  • Medications & Sharps

    Safely Dispose of Medications and Home-Generated Sharps for Free

    October 2023. Do you have prescription medications that you need to dispose of? Do you have home-generated sharps you need to drop off for disposal? No problem! It has never been easier to dispose of medication and sharps thanks to a number of programs available to you at no cost.

  • Eek-O Friendly

    EEK-O! Friendly Halloween

    October 2023. Halloween is approaching, which means festive costumes, decorations, candy, and pumpkins. But all of these fun Halloween items generate waste, creating a nightmarish impact on our environment. Here are some tips on making your Halloween more “eek-o friendly” for the planet...

  • Small electric meter_Cropped

    Clean Power Alliance (CPA) and Your Energy Bill

    September 2023. You may have received information in the mail regarding electricity rates and service. What is CPA and what does the information mean? Read on to learn more...

  • AED Plant giveaway

    Native Plantpalooza & Eco Fest Event Coming October 7th

    September 2023. On Saturday, October 7th, Conejo Open Space Foundation (COSF) will host its second annual Native Plantpalooza & Eco Fest. This family event will be held at Conejo Creek North Park Lakeside Pavilion area in Thousand Oaks from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • EV charging (4)

    National Drive Electric Week September 22 – October 1, 2023

    September 2023. National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. This year it will take place September 22nd through October 1st.

  • Rain Barrel Sale Oct 2023

    Rain Barrel Event October 7th

    September 2023. As we enter the rainy season, be prepared to harvest precious rainwater by purchasing and utilizing a rain barrel. Calleguas Municipal Water District (CMWD) is currently hosting a rain barrel sale with pickup on Saturday, October 7th. And there is a rebate available!