Archive for March 2009

House votes yes on green jobs legislation

Legislation to build on Oklahoma’s energy heritage and create environmental “green jobs” in Oklahoma has been approved by the full House. House Bill 1682, by state Rep. Seneca Scott, would create the Green Jobs Pilot Program Act. The bill directs the State Board of Career and Technology Education to establish an energy efficiency and renewable […]

Gov. Henry makes invitation to OSN Conference

From The Edmond Sun: In Oklahoma, we are looking to the future and laying the foundation for better tomorrows. Part of that foresight is considering the impact our lives and habits have on the world around us. We each could do more, in our professional and personal lives, to protect the planet and reduce our […]

Norman Fair Trade Carnival Thursday

Norman Fair Trade (NFT) will be holding its first fundraiser on Thursday March 12 at the Deli, 309 White St., starting at 7 p.m. There will be a five-dollar cover at the door. The show’s theme is “Carnivale” and will contain costumes, fire dancing, face painting, fortune telling, door prizes, and music of many genres. […]

Volunteers needed for Food and Shelter for Friends 'Breakfast and a Brown Bag'

Food and Shelter for Friends is offering an expanded breakfast service to reach more of the Norman community. The Breakfast and a Brown Bag program aims to provide a healthy start to each day for the working poor and individuals looking for jobs. According to Executive Director Lisa Sorrells, “During the growing economic crisis more […]

Norman Blue Thumb Training, March 13-14

A Blue Thumb training session for new volunteers will be offered next weekend in Norman. Training sessions introduce participants to stream ecology, with the presenters covering pollutants, watersheds, water chemistry, monitoring, field collections, stewardship, environmental education, volunteer responsibilities, and many additional topics. Participants who complete the training sessions have the option of receiving a Blue […]