Archive for November 2009

Norman receives Environmental Excellence Award

From The Norman Transcript: Keep Oklahoma Beautiful presented the City of Norman the Environmental Excellence Award for local governments in Oklahoma this week. [...] Norman was recognized for its accomplishments in implementing a number of provisions of the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Some of the city’s accomplishments included increasing fuel efficiency of municipal fleet […]

OU launches Center for Social Justice

From The Journal Record: In the coming years, the University of Oklahoma may be sending more students into the work world equipped with skills to fight for people in need. The university recently launched the Center for Social Justice, part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. With a focus on internships, “activists-in-residence” and information […]

Low-impact development planned for Trailwoods

From The Norman Transcript: In a society monopolized by the idea of “greening up,” Richard McKown isn’t afraid of brown. McKown, developer for Norman-based Ideal Homes, doesn’t fertilize his yard, deeming the plant food one of the main culprits of water pollution. Despite neighborhood campaigns to convince him that he’s tarnishing the area’s green aesthetic, […]

Norman to ‘get linked’ with new bus route

From The Norman Transcript: Northwest Norman will have another option for transportation starting Monday. Cleveland Area Rapid Transit will launch its first new community transportation route in more than 16 years when it debuts the West Norman Link. [...] The West Norman Link will service Embassy Suites, as well as the Norman Regional HealthPlex, University […]

City Council unanimously adopts Storm Water Master Plan

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting and the many eloquent speakers who supported water sustainability in Norman! From The Norman Transcript: The Norman City Council discussed the Storm Water Master Plan Tuesday evening in front of a packed house of concerned citizens, business leaders and others who had varying concerns regarding the 650-page […]