Category Archives: Education

TOHS Students Embrace Earth Month!

By Fallon Rabin On April 21st, students at Thousand Oaks High School celebrated Earth Day with a special lunch time event on the campus quad featuring dozens of booths. The booths were setup to educate students about the human impact on our environment and how to get involved. It was an exciting day with many local

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

Permaculture… What Is It?

“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.’

FREE Climate Change Presentation

“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy…” Sharon Markenson, retired teacher and climate change educator/activist started off her Climate Change Presentation at a local high school with this age-old adage, which rings true in more ways than one. Specifically, Markenson was talking about Mother Earth, and the fact that every aspect of our world is

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!

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