Archive for the activism Category

Commercial Recycling: Good for Business, Good for our Future

Commercial Recycling: Good for Business, Good for our Future In advance of our Recycling Rock Show at the Opolis tonight, we would like to share with the community some of the facts we found about commercial recycling… Commercial Recycling generates new job growth: in recycling collection, support, supervisory and management roles. The cost-effectiveness of community recycling […]

A Growin’ Garden and Other Musings

I really love this garden; and I mean that with all sincerity. I love it so much so that I’ve had to ask myself ‘why?’. Why has this had such a profound effect on me? Like all introspective inquiries, its difficult to answer objectively, however I think that one of the primary reasons is because the ‘garden’ is a […]

Growth in Norman: Ending Urban Sprawl and Developing High Density Living

With the recent passage of the $43 million transportation bond package in Norman – a proposal that I personally supported – the topic of urban sprawl has been thrust into the spotlight for community discussion. Over the decades since World War II, most cities in the United States have encouraged and even mandated growth that […]

Evan’s Front-Yard Fall Garden

As anyone who has ever put a shovel in the soil knows, gardening is hard work. I recently attended a Fall Gardening class at the Cleveland County Extension on 601 E. Robinson and the info that they provided motivated me to take advantage of the window of opportunity to get some more gardening in. Everyone […]

Green Drinks and Blog Posts!

The Norman Sustainability Network has been working hard this summer on our Commercial Recycling Petition – so we’ve decided to treat ourselves with another Green Drinks get-together!  On Sunday, August 19th, from 6pm to 8pm we will be hosting a gathering at The Earth Cafe (746 Asp. Ave) that will be open to anyone interested in creating […]