03.3.2015

Oklahoma powering the South.


Oklahoma wind now serving Alabama Power customers

Alabama Power's power purchase agreement with Chisholm View Wind Project allows the company to save its customers money and diversify its generation into new...
03.2.2015

They're serious about rainwater harvesting at the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Sill, just outside Lawton.


Army harvesting rain that falls on Fort Sill
www.swoknews.com
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to increase energy efficiency and preserve resources by harvesting rain and sunlight at Fort Sill.
03.1.2015

Toolkit for starting a food waste reduction campaign in your community


11 Tips for Running a Successful Food Waste Reduction Campaign
www.shareable.net
An estimated 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted by either being thrown away or left to rot. Considering that 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, this is a sobering statistic. Food waste also exacts an incredible toll on the environment. Food waste in landfills creates methan…
02.28.2015

How does this conversation about concentrated poverty and gentrification apply to Oklahoma?


Podcast Show 206: Joe Cortright on Gentrification
www.strongtowns.org
Joe Cortright of City Observatory talks about their report -- Lost in Place -- explaining why consistent and concentrated poverty -- not gentrification -- is America's biggest urban challenge.
02.27.2015

How sustainable are our diets?


Food ecosystem: Greening up our plates
www.capetownpartnership.co.za
100 calories of grain fed to animals gives us only about 40 new calories of milk, 22 of eggs, 12 of chicken, 10 of pork or three of beef.
02.26.2015

Congregations Practice Faith through Environmental Leadership


Religious Organizations and Green Leadership | Sustainable Cities Collective
sustainablecitiescollective.com
A growing, multi-denominational religious movement is placing environmental protection at the center of its teaching and practice. Expressed in part by the phrase "creation care," these leaders believe that protecting the earth is a religious value, and that environmental stewardship is a moral resp…
02.25.2015

Climate change will force the relocation of an Alaskan village of 400 people.


The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change
www.washingtonpost.com
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell wants to help tiny Kivalina, which is directly threatened by a warming world.
02.25.2015

In some counts, solar jobs outnumber coal mining jobs


The Solar Business Now Employs More Americans Than Coal Mining
www.slate.com
My colleague Dan Gross has a great piece on Slate about the green energy business' latest coup: Companies like Apple are now buying mass quantities of solar power, as its production costs have fallen far enough in some regions to compete economically with fossil fuels. This, of course, bodes well fo…
02.20.2015

Rail service into downtown Tulsa? City Council says Yes.


Tulsa City Council Wants Passenger Rail Into Downtown
www.newson6.com
The City of Tulsa is trying to encourage passenger rail service into downtown.
02.18.2015

Monarch butterfly population has dropped 90 percent over the last 20 years


Oklahoma Part Of National Effort to Bring Battered Butterfly Population Back
stateimpact.npr.org
Habitat loss and the use of herbicides to kill butterfly-preferred milkweed plants are causes