The Green and Meaningful Way to Holiday Giving

  By Fallon Rabin The holidays are a special time to spend with loved ones. But sometimes the true meaning of ‘giving’ gets lost in materialism and consumerism. This holiday season, spend time with family and friends and give back to your community in an environmentally friendly and meaningful way. For example, volunteering at schools or

America Recycles Day – November 15th

Have you heard of America Recycles Day? Since 1997, people across the country have come together every November 15th to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. Established by the National Recycling Coalition and managed by the non-profit Keep America Beautiful, the purpose of America Recycles Day is to promote

Eeek-O Friendly Halloween

Go Green This Halloween! Halloween is a fun time of year filled with ghoulish costumes, delicious candy treats, and haunting jack-o-lanterns. But with all the synthetic costumes, individually wrapped candy treats, and plastic laden Halloween decorations, comes a significant amount of needless waste that can be a scary nightmare for the environment. But being environmentally

Global Solutions for the World’s Ocean Pollution

  By Fallon Rabin Did you know that plastic is the leading cause of pollution in our oceans? According to Associate Professor Roland Geyer, PhD, UC Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, eight million tons of plastic enters the water every year. At a recent Clean Technology Council Workshop in Thousand Oaks, Geyer

ACE Recycle Club got a head start on Earth Day!

By Fallon Rabin The ACE Recycle Club of Thousand Oaks High spotted a dirty beach that was in need of a good cleaning! We contacted Heal the Bay and on Saturday morning of March 19th, Thousand Oaks High School’s ACE Recycle Club partnered with Heal the Bay for a beach cleanup. About 30 enthusiastic volunteers

Students,Take Action for “Zero Waste Week”!

    By Fallon Rabin   Get your school involved and participate in the Students for Zero Waste Week campaign! Zero Waste Week is a school-driven, week-long campaign to reduce land-based waste on school campuses and the community with the intention of moving towards zero waste. Attention is focused on reducing single-use plastic items and reducing your

Here is a Recycling Competition That Benefits Your School And The Environment!

K-12 schools compete to “Keep California Beautiful”! – By Fallon Rabin, TOHS Join the “Keep California Beautiful” recycling competition to earn money for your school and help the environment! The recycling competition runs from March 1 – 31, 2016. This friendly competition promotes waste reduction activities to students, families, faculty and staff. Participating schools will track and

City of Thousand Oaks seeks ‘Eco Heroes’ for Arbor Earth Day Event

Are you, or someone you know, interested in serving your community while earning volunteer service hours? Are you eco-minded and enjoy the outdoors? Then this is a great opportunity for you! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for ‘Eco-Heroes’ to assist at it’s annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. This year, the free environmental event will