Happy Earth Day!


Tomorrow is the 45th annual Earth Day Celebration! Earth Day is an event observed every April 22nd, where people around the globe engage in various activities and celebrations in honor of our planet, pledging to do something to help protect the environment and enhance the community. Originally, Earth Day was inspired by a devastating oil

Permaculture… What Is It?

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“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”—Bill Mollison, Ryland Lancaster, a local permaculture expert, tells us more about permanent culture, the

Know before you Throw: the Scoop on Landfills


Do you know what a landfill is; have you ever been to one? I bet your trash has. Landfills are incredibly interesting places, often overlooked for their importance in the waste management system. We’ll explore some of the important questions about what it means to be a landfill so you can ‘know before you throw.’

Be an Eco-Volunteer: City of Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day Celebration!!

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What are YOU doing next weekend, Saturday April 18th? If you’re looking for something fun, that also helps the community out, there’s still time to sign up to volunteer for the City of Thousand Oaks Arbor Earth Day Celebration! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for Eco-Volunteers to complete 3.5 hour shifts at our annual Arbor Earth

Spring Break: Recycle on!


Hey CVUSD Recyclers, Happy Spring Break! Did you know that over 75% of waste that is generated is recyclable, however currently we only recycle about 30% of it nationwide? Directly connected to recycling, source minimization and reuse are essential components of the waste hierarchy. If you have an opportunity to reduce your use, or reuse

Arbor Earth Day Celebration: April 18, 2015

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Have you signed up to volunteer at the City of Thousand Oaks’ Arbor Earth Day Celebration, yet? Each year, the City hosts this exciting environmental event with a variety of interesting vendors, performances, and workshops. This time, the City will be highlighting Biochar, and other sustainable initiatives that residents can incorporate into their homes to

Happy Spring: Going Green is in the Air!


With the official start of spring upon us, now is a great time to launch a new sustainability initiative in your life, at school, or at home! We can tell that the days are getting longer, allowing for more time to be outside, go exploring, and get involved in interesting clubs or groups on campus

Calling all Eco-Volunteers!

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Are you or someone you know interested in getting involved with the community while earning Service Learning Volunteer hours?? Then, this is a great opportunity for you! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for ‘Eco-Heroes’ to assist at our annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.  It’s an exciting day, and volunteers