Thousand Oaks High School


TOHS started to recycle many years ago.  It was started around campus through the environmental student clubs.  Initially, the students wanted to help their environment while raising money for their club. Since then, through environmental education, the school’s annual Sustainability Summit, Science classes, and the AP Environmental class TOHS has increased student’s awareness of the world around them and the importance of recycling.

The CVUSD Recycles program helped keep the recycling spirit alive on campus and helped to expand recycling efforts to the entire campus rather than just inside the classrooms.

Interest in recycling and other environmental issues and careers has blossomed all over campus. The recycling initially was just done in the classrooms for cans and bottles. More recently paper has been added to the recycle program. The effort on campus is still run by the environmental student clubs and their advisors, as well as a few other helpful teachers and their students around campus.

Recycling takes place every Thursday during 5th period and lunch.  An announcement is made to have the teachers place their recycling outside their doors for pickup.  Students then make rounds around campus to collect the paper and cans/bottles from the recycling containers in each classroom and around campus.

The school is in the process of data collection. Plans for the future include rolling out campus wide recycling outdoors.

Contact details: Heather Farrell, 805-495-7491 x1404,