Officially named a Tree City USA city, Thousand Oaks has throughout the years shown a commitment to trees in general and oaks in particular. Which leads the city to once again celebrate Arbor/Earth Day 2018 with an impressive program.
This year the program will be on April 28, and it will feature sustainability related classes and other activities throughout the month, hosted by both the City and its partners. Most of the Activities will be on Saturday, April 28th at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks.
According to the city’s website, the day will include:
- “Tree Care: Ask An Arborist! – City Arborist Garrett Crawford covers the most frequent questions the public asks about their trees, the rules and policies related to city trees, and the oak tree ordinance. Q&A at the end. Audience members are encouraged to bring pictures of their trees to assist in describing any issues or concerns. Garrett will be available afterwards to discuss individual concerns or issues.”
- “Home Energy Workshop: Learn about all the latest trends and technologies in clean energy at the Home Energy Workshop. The workshop will feature displays, demos, a presentation, and a discussion session to provide an inside look at solar, battery, and energy efficiency solutions for your home. This workshop will be hosted by Pick My Solar, an online solar marketplace platform.”
- “Eco-Hero show – Kid friendly show targeted to elementary school students, but fun for all ages. An EcoHero will teach dances or call and response to music videos. Kids and Parents will dance! In between songs, we introduce different eco topics through storytelling and explain how students can make an impact at home and at school. Topics reinforced through songs can include not littering, recycling, food waste, and using reusable items.”
- “Drought in Thousand Oaks (film) – David Grannis, CLU Professor presents his documentary on drought and its local impact”
- “Fire and drought (presentation) – Dr. Glen MacDonald, UCLA Professor and former Directors of UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability presents current research in this field.”
Mark your calendar and come join the festivities!