Archive for September 2009

Environmental magazine touts Norman's eco-friendly elements

From The Norman Transcript: Touting it as “nowhere near nowheresville,” Mother Earth News, a bimonthly magazine dedicated to leading a more sustainable existence, included Norman on its annual, unscientific list of Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of. The article in the October-November issue cites Norman’s vibrant, college-town atmosphere, array of live music events, bike […]

Lawmaker proposes bottle-deposit program

From The Associated Press: A state lawmaker hopes to implement a 5-cent beverage container deposit program in Oklahoma as a way to reduce litter and provide an infusion of much-needed cash for the budget.State Rep. Ryan Kiesel and members of a House committee examined the issue this week at the state Capitol and says he […]

A tale of two chickens

Oklahoma v. Big Chicken: When he steps up —in his boots and western suit with his cowboy hat on the table–he will look U.S. District Court Judge Greg Frizzell in the eye and say something like “Your honor, may it please the court.” And with that the trial that Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has […]

Norman featured in Mother Earth News

Norman was named one of the 11 Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of by Mother Earth News. The article gives NSN too much credit for everything going on here.  We are just one out of many groups responsible. But thanks for the props! Here are some other groups doing great work for sustainability in […]

Seminar on solar power, energy audits, and how to lower your bills

Tomorrow, September 22, 2009 Norman Public Library 7pm Seminar: “Solar Energy for your home”, “Energy Audits and How to lower your bills” If you want to green your home, or just lower those electric and gas bills, this would be the seminar to attend. Organized by the Oklahoma Green Business Alliance (OGBA) as part of […]