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    Thousand Oaks Takes Bold Steps Towards Building a Sustainable Future

    May 2024. The City of Thousand Oaks demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability with the adoption of its first Climate and Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) at the May 7 City Council meeting. This comprehensive Plan establishes the City’s path forward for reducing greenhouse gases...

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    The Climate and Environmental Action Plan is Coming!

    April 2024 – The City’s Climate and Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) is scheduled for consideration and adoption at the May 7, 2024, City Council meeting. Visit the City's dedicated CEAP website at

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    May is National Bike Month

    April 2024. May is National Bike Month! Established in 1956 and promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, raise bicycle safety awareness, and encourage more people to simply get out and ride.

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    Arbor Earth Day Celebration Offers Something for Everyone

    April 2024. There will be fun activities for the whole family at the Arbor Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 20th, at the Thousand Oaks Community Center located at 2525 N. Moorpark Road, next to Thousand Oaks High School. This free family event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...

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    Tree Rebates added to Turf Rebate Program

    April 2024. We have great news if you're considering replacing your turf with a beautiful California Friendly® landscape! You can snag a $100 rebate per tree that you plant (five maximum) in addition to the $3 per square foot rebate for turf replacement. To start your yard transformation visit...

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    California Native Plant Week April 13-20

    April 2024. Did you know that California has more native plant species than any other state in the nation? The CA State Legislature has designated the third week in April as California Native Plant Week, this year running April 13th - 20th.

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    Food Waste Prevention Week April 1st – 7th

    March 2024. Each year, over one-third of the food produced in the U.S. goes spoiled or uneaten, wasting the resources used to produce, transport, process, and distribute it – and much of it is sent to landfills. Food Waste Prevention Week is April 1st – 7th and aims to educate and inspire change...

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    Donate a Bicycle at the Arbor Earth Day Event on April 20th

    March 2024. Do you have an unused bicycle that your child has outgrown or is taking up valuable space in your garage? Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) will collect gently used or new bicycles donated at the City’s Arbor Earth Day event on Saturday, April 20th, at T.O. Community Park.

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    Climate and Environmental Action Plan Released!

    March 2024. The City of Thousand Oaks has released its Climate and Environmental Action Plan (CEAP) for public review. Please visit the City’s dedicated CEAP website at www.toclimateaction.org for a plan overview and to download the document...

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    Lights Out for Earth Hour 2024

    February 2024. On Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 p.m., millions of people worldwide will partake in a unifying hour of environmental action called Earth Hour. All you need to do to participate in this event is turn off your lights – a symbolic act to show our collective support for the planet.

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    Household Hazardous Waste: Disposal Options Abound in Thousand Oaks

    February 2024. Got a secret stash of hazardous waste lurking in your closets, piling up in your garage, or hiding under your sink? The City has a solution for your hazardous waste woes! Learn more about the City's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program...