Archive for April 2009

Norman sustainability news update

OU Lean Institute to extend program to private sector / The Journal Record Bike ‘n talk with the mayor / The Norman Transcript Group seeks to expand recycling push / The Norman Transcript

CART free on Earth Day

From The Norman Transcript: Cleveland Area Rapid Transit is encouraging Norman to be part of the solution by celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday by offering free fare on all routes. CART is joining Metro Transit in Oklahoma City in the initiative to promote public transportation as a more environmentally friendly way to go to work, […]

Bike and Hike to Work Week starts April 25

From The Norman Transcript: The Healthy Community Coalition, sponsored by Norman Regional Health System, is encouraging all Norman residents not only to take part on Bike to Work Day, but to make an entire week of it. April 25 through May 1 will be Bike and Hike to Work Week in Norman. One lucky citizen […]

Walkability expert critiques OKC

From The Oklahoma Gazette: A nationally recognized urban planner hired by Oklahoma City to assess its lack of walkability said two major projects are unsustainable as envisioned, unless changes are made. Jeff Speck said a massive boulevard, slated to eventually replace the Crosstown Expressway, is a colossal mistake in design that needs to be changed […]

Amnesty International Conference this Saturday

Where: Sarkey’s Energy Center, OU Campus 100 E Boyd Street Norman, OK When: Saturday, April 4 9am – 4pm Amnesty International’s 2009 Statewide Conference will feature keynote speaker Rosa Clemente, a community organizer, journalist, Hip-Hop activist, VP candidate for the Green Party in 2008, and Immigrants’ Rights campaign manager for Amnesty International USA. Attendees can […]