Archive for October 2008

Rail group criticizes ODOT

From The Norman Transcript: Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials were criticized for their tactics at a Monday press conference at the state Capitol. The criticism comes from a group that has been promoting a 200-foot shift of the Interstate-40 Crosstown Expressway to preserve the Union Station railyard and central Oklahoma’s future intermodal hub opportunities. Oklahomans […]

Buy Fresh, Buy Local & Union Station Events

We have a couple events coming up this week. Buy Fresh, Buy Local is meeting Tuesday, Oct 28th at 6:30pm in OKC at the Oklahoma Food co-op sorting site. We will be meeting in committees and developing strategies for supporting local farmers and customers.  If you would like to carpool contact Kara Joy at [email protected] […]

Community garden brings plentiful result

From The Norman Transcript: Kara McKee remembers the reaction when she first proposed planting a community garden in front of Food and Shelter for Friends on James Garner Avenue just south of Main Street. “Everybody said, ‘People are going to come steal your vegetables,’” said McKee, who began working at FSFF in April. “I said, […]

Reinhild Meissler obituary

Below is an obituary for Reinhild Meissler, a founding member and great friend of the Norman Sustainability Network.  We benefited greatly from her dedication to sustainability, and she will be dearly missed. Reinhild (middle) at NSN’s winter local foods feast in 2006. Reinhild Emilie Meissler, Dipl. Rel.; Ph.D. passed away Thursday October 2nd after a […]

Student Congress hopes for local rail system

From The OU Daily: Normanites addressed the Oklahoma City Metro area’s lack of public transportation at the University of Oklahoma Undergraduate Congress Tuesday night in Adams Hall. Eric Pollard of the Norman Sustainability Network and OnTrac, an organization focusing on transportation opportunities for Oklahoma, said the state has a terrible record concerning public transportation. “Oklahoma […]