About Us

NSN members help construct a strawbale house.

The Norman Sustainability Network is a local chapter of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network.

NSN seeks to promote our community’s shared responsibility for the future.

We are people of all ages and backgrounds, out of the many talented individuals working in Norman and surrounding areas. Rather than become another isolated group among many, we hope to network these diverse efforts toward our common goals:

  • To preserve and improve the economic, social, and environmental resources of Norman, for ourselves and future generations.
  • To foster a people-centered community respecting the principles of cooperation, balance, and diversity.
  • To bring together new friends and allies.


  1. Laura

    I would love to see some educational data on water conservation in the home put up on this site. The county of James City, Virginia has a great site that is packed full of water conservation information. Their site is http://www.bewatersmart.org

  2. Evan

    Hey Laura,
    I don’t know if you’re still following NSN, but I wanted to say thanks for the info. I also just posted a document made by the City of Norman to the NSN Facebook page that addresses a lot about same concepts present in the link you provided

  3. Glenn Lane

    Given that up to 16 pounds of grain are needed to get 1 pound of beef, does the sustainability network promote a plant based diet?

  4. NSN

    Hi Glenn, you make a great point. The food system and the meat industry does, have what some people would argue are caloric inefficiencies, however I don’t know if I’d say that NSN ‘promotes’ a plant-based diet. The data seems to speak for itself. The production of meat (even our own) requires more calories of plant inputs and thus results in a significant amount of calories that could have been devoted to human consumption that are lost as metabolized animal waste. That is to say nothing of the research done on the health benefits of reducing consumption of meat significantly or the treatment of the animals. It’s a personal decision, but the information definitely seems to indicate that a plant-based diet is both healthier and more ecologically ethical. :-)

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