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commercial trash missing from Norman recycling programs

From Voices of Oklahoma: Norman residents have shown they care what happens to their trash. Seventy-two percent of Normanites voted for curbside recycling, and the percentage of participating households  has been unusually high since the program began last year. However, a large gap remains in the waste being recycled in Norman. While businesses are able […]

Events to mark fair trade week

From The Norman Transcript: Starting Saturday, a slew of activities centered around products made with fair labor practices will encourage Norman residents to buy fair trade certified products. Local group Norman Fair Trade will host seven events in nine days to celebrate the first-ever Fair Trade Awareness Week in Norman. “We encourage people to come […]

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 […]