National Green Week 2015


National Green Week is an annual event that encourages and empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects, and activities, between February and the end of Earth Month (April). Created by the Green Education Foundation (GEF), National Green Week kicks off February 2nd and runs until May 1st, 2015. Participating districts, schools, classrooms, or

Happy Holidays: Recycle on!!


Hey CVUSD Recyclers, it’s time for a well deserved couple of weeks off!! We know you’ve worked hard throughout the year so far, studying for tests, reading lots of books, and getting up early, so make sure to enjoy your break spending time with family and getting a little extra sleep!  During this time of

Nature + Man = Treeman = Inspirational!

My "Treetastic" interview with Treeman.

What could a Tree and a Moon Jelly possibly have in common? I first met Treeman in October at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Halloween Costume Parade.  I volunteered and led their parade, and Treeman came to help bring awareness to the amazing efforts that Heal the Bay puts toward our ocean environment. Treeman dedicates

World Soil Day: Friday, December 5th, 2014!!


In the 1500’s, Leonardo Da Vinci said, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than we do about the soil underfoot.” Over 500 years later, not much has changed; we still know relatively little about the vast and complex world that exists underground in the soil which ultimately provides the foundation for life

Keep California Beautiful K-12 Recycling Competition – Win Prizes!!

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Hey CVUSD Recyclers, is your school ready to demonstrate its commitment to the environment, gain statewide recognition, and possibly win a CASH PRIZE for your sustainable efforts?? Now is your chance; sign up for the Keep California Beautiful K-12 Recycling Challenge, a statewide competition that promotes waste reduction and recycling, and of course, a little

Volunteers Clean Up Medea Creek on America Recycles Day!

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Bravo Eco Warriors! Your Green shined brightly through for America Recycles Day! The Medea Creek cleanup on November 15th was a huge success!! Together, we forged our way through sticky bushes, an occasional muddy patch, shooed a few bugs away, hiked some adventurous trails, shared a few laughs, and even sang a song or two. 

Fallon Rabin – Guest Contributor

Fallon Rabin, TOHS ACE Recycling Club Co-president and guest contributor to CVUSD Recycles

Introducing our newest member of the CVUSD Recycles Team, Fallon Rabin! Fallon is a Thousand Oaks High School sophomore and co-President of the TOHS Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) – Recycling Club. As the Recycling Club co-president, Fallon has been active in a variety of campus environmental initiatives, from participating in weekly recycling collection and

“50 Cans” Recycling Campaign – Enter to Win a Scholarship

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Did you know that in the U.S. we only recycle about half of the aluminum cans that we use? Did you also know that when an aluminum can is recycled it is made into a new aluminum can and back on the store shelf within 60 days! Aluminum is durable and can be recycled over