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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Paper Recycling 101

    August 2023. It’s hard to imagine daily life without paper. From print media and books to work reports, schoolwork, and product packaging, we use paper every day at work, school and home. Waste paper and cardboard are easy to recycle so it's important that we capture and recycle as much as possible.

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    Don’t Despair, REPAIR!

    August 2023. If you are like most people, when your laptop or cell phone gives you the “black (or blue) screen of death” or is no longer functioning properly, you are probably inclined to replace it. Damaged consumer goods are often subject to the same fate: disposal and replacement...

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    Coastal Cleanup Day coming September 23rd

    August 2023. Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual community volunteering event dedicated to removing trash and plastic pollution from beaches, inland waterways, parks, and other open spaces. Coastal Cleanup Day returns on September 23rd and this year there are two ways volunteers can participate...

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    Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Tips

    August 2023. With many parents and students eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new school year, back-to-school shopping and preparations are on the minds of many. This school year, make it a goal to go green and incorporate sustainable practices into your children’s lunches and school supplies.

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    Free Landfill Day coming August 19th

    August 2023. Do you need to dispose of waste debris from your summer DIY project? Have unwanted bulky items or excess trash? Trimming your trees, shrubs, or removing turf? Load up your waste items and bring them to the Calabasas Landfill for Free Landfill Day on Saturday, August 19th!

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    Applications Now Being Accepted for 2023-2024 CPA Community Benefits Grant Program

    August 2023. Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 Community Benefits Grant Program. The grant program supports nonprofit organizations working to advance clean energy goals.

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    Gardening During Heat Waves

    July 2023. Running through the sprinklers or relaxing in a shady garden helps you stay cool during hot summer days. But sprinklers and gardens use a lot of water. Keeping your garden green during a heat wave while conserving water isn’t always easy, but it is possible.

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    Trash and Recycling Containers: What you should know

    July 2023. Weekly trash and recycling collection is an essential service that you might not think much about, but without it, would be a major health and blight issue. There are a few things to remember when rolling your trash, recycle, and organics carts out to the curb each week for collection...

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    ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESSES: Rebates Available for the Purchase of Electric Landscape Equipment

    July 2023. If you’re a small business or a sole proprietor of a professional landscape services company, there is a State incentive program available to help you purchase qualifying zero-emission equipment (ZEE).

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