Archive for October 2009

Study: State energy efficiency lags

From The Tulsa World: Oklahoma is ranked in the bottom 20 for energy efficiency in a “friendly competition” with the states, according a report released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The evaluation was based on a state’s utility sector, transportation policies, building energy codes, combined heat and power capabilities, state government […]

Recycling goes from less waste to zero waste

From The New York Times: At Yellowstone National Park, the clear soda cups and white utensils are not your typical cafe-counter garbage. Made of plant-based plastics, they dissolve magically when heated for more than a few minutes. At Ecco, a popular restaurant in Atlanta, waiters no longer scrape food scraps into the trash bin. Uneaten […]

'Green at Home' workshop, Thursday, Oct 15

“It’s Good to Be Green at Home” is the topic of a workshop scheduled 6-8 pm, Thursday, Oct. 15th, in the Norman City Council chambers, 201 W. Gray St. The workshop offers several methods, tips and suggestions on being greener. Sessions will include green cleaning, how to be a green shopper and how to conduct […]

New system cleans one-fifth of Tar Creek

From The Tulsa World: A new organic water treatment system has cleaned up one-fifth of contaminants that enter into the lead- and zinc-polluted Tar Creek stream in northern Ottawa County. Robert W. Nairn with the University of Oklahoma Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds provided a walking tour Wednesday of the $1.2 million passive […]

Norman purchases 54-acre buffer for Sutton Wilderness

From The Norman Transcript: A 54-acre chunk of land nestled between the IOOF Cemetery and the George Miksch Sutton Urban Wilderness Area that two local businessmen had hoped to turn into a housing addition has been purchased by the City of Norman for $1.4 million, city records show. […] Jud Foster, director of Parks and […]