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    Free Landfill Day, May 20

    May 2023. Do you have waste lingering from spring cleaning? Have you stored piles of excess trash, large broken appliances or other bulky items? Do you have turf removal, trees, shrubs, and other green waste?

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    Fun for the Whole Family at the Arbor/Earth Day Celebration

    April 2023. There will be fun activities for the whole family at the Arbor/Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 15th, at Thousand Oaks Community Center. This free family event runs from 9am-1pm and will include kids’ activities, electric vehicles, plant giveaways, live music, and more.

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    Bicycles are Wheelie Fun at Arbor/Earth Day Celebration

    April 2023. Bicycles roll at this year’s Arbor/Earth Day celebration in a variety of ways! There’s a safety course (“rodeo”) and helmet giveaway for kids, collection of used bikes, and new electric bikes to see and hop on! This free event will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 9am – 1pm...

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    Almost 20% of new cars sold in CA today are EVs. It’ll be 100% by 2035!

    March 2023. The generous financial incentives for buying or leasing a new or used electric vehicle (EV) combined with the availability of new models will dramatically accelerate the transition to EVs.

  • Earth Hour

    Earth Hour 2023: Earth’s Biggest Hour

    March 2023. Earth’s biggest hour of the year is nearly upon us; Earth Hour 2023! On Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m., partake in the most unifying hour of environmental action. All you need to do to participate in this event is turn off your lights- it's as simple as that!

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    Landscaping Workshops and Giveaways

    March 2023. The City’s Arbor/Earth Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 9am – 1pm, at the Thousand Oaks Community Center located at 2525 N. Moorpark Road. This free family event will offer free landscaping workshops and plant giveaways.

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    World Water Day 2023

    March 2023. World Water Day is an annual international observance day held on March 22 that highlights the importance of fresh water, the sustainable management of freshwater resources, and raises awareness about issues like water scarcity, water pollution, and the impacts of climate change.

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    The Shift from Gas to Electric is Heating Up

    February 2023. There is a global movement gaining momentum to electrify homes, replacing natural gas appliances such as water heaters, central air heaters, clothes dryers, and cooking equipment with modern electric-powered technology such as heat pumps and induction cooktops.

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    Celebrate Arbor Earth Day at T.O. Community Center

    February 2023. The City’s Arbor Earth Day celebration returns this spring, with electric vehicles on display, a plant giveaway, and free compost available. The event will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 9am – 1pm, at the Thousand Oaks Community Center located at 2525 N. Moorpark Road...

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    Need a Temporary Waste Bin for a Construction Project?

    February 2023. Planning a construction or cleanup project this year? Will you need a dumpster or roll-off container to collect the debris? Did you know that you must select from one of four waste haulers who are authorized to provide this service in the City of Thousand Oaks?

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    Thousand Oaks Transit Moves to Electrify Transportation

    January 2023. Last month, Thousand Oaks Transit took delivery of two fully electric, 14-passenger light-duty buses to replace two compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that have been in service since 2014 and have reached the end of their useful life.

  • CA Native Plants

    It’s a Good Time to Plant a Native Garden!

    January 2023. With all the recent rains and cooler weather, now is the perfect time to plant a native garden. The mild conditions brought by late fall through early spring allow plants to get established before the heat of summer arrives.

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    Go Solar NOW

    January 2023. Early last year, we posted a blog explaining the benefit of installing solar sooner rather than later in order to qualify for the current (NEM 2.0) tariff rather than the proposed “NEM 3.0” rate. Well, it’s finally happened.

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    Holiday Waste Service Reminders

    December 2022. As we near the end of 2022, we wanted to send you a few reminders regarding holiday waste collection.

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    Backyard Composting for Beginners

    December 2022. Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic materials like leaves, grass clippings, and food scraps, into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden and plants.

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    Pharma-FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Proper Disposal of Medications, Sharps, and Inhalers

    December 2022. Residents of the Conejo Valley often contact City staff about where to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications. This is also the case for home-generated sharps such as needles, lancets, and auto-injectors. Here we provide the answers! The good news is...

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    Tips for Reducing Water Loss

    December 2022. Water conservation is the new normal. You’re already working hard to reduce consumption, so make sure you’re not wasting any through water loss.

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    City Pilots Free Home Collection of Household Hazardous Waste

    November 2022. The City is partnering with Athens to offer a free, convenient way to properly dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) materials right from your doorstep! Can’t make it to the City’s permanent HHW Facility on a Friday or Saturday? This first-in-the-County program is just for you.

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    Black Friday deal - $49 to Understand Your Water Use Now!

    November 2022. Are you having trouble figuring out how much water you’re using or where it’s going? Perhaps you simply want to check your sprinklers are running as you thought? Could you have a leak? Take advantage of the deal available now from Flume on their Flume 2 water monitoring device...

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    Reducing Holiday Waste

    November 2022. The holidays are upon us and while the season brings good cheer it also generates excessive amounts of waste which is not so joyous for the environment. This year, consider the following tips on reducing holiday waste...

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