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Sad to report the passing of Bob Willis, founder of Sunrise Alternative Energy, sustainable energy advocate, and a great guy

Beloved OREC Board Member and Friend Passage
It is with a heavy heart that the OREC Board informs the OREC Membership about the passage of Bob Willis our dear friend and colleague. Bob lost his battle with brain cancer early this week and he will be dearly missed. Please see below his obituary as posted from Matthews Funeral Home. Services…

Oklahoma’s New Normal: Drought Adaptation via StateImpact Oklahoma

Water Forum Centers On Drought Adaptation
Drought — and how to deal with it — was the central theme of the annual governor’s water conference last week in Oklahoma City.

The Boy Scouts say that sustainability goes hand in hand with being a good scout. Today is the first of their 4-day Sustainability Summit.


Green to deep green
The Boy Scouts of America has always been green, but we're upping our game. See how at http://greentodeepgreen.org/ #sustainability

NPR looks at what it takes to be a wind turbine mechanic

Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands
Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.

Super efficient locomotive reducing air pollutants in Roff, Oklahoma

Railserve Locomotive Uses 50% Less Diesel
Fairmount Santrol has deployed a Railserve Leaf Gen-Set locomotive at its Roff, Oklahoma, resin-coating plants. The locomotive uses 50 percent less diesel fuel in less time to move six times the number of railcars around the two Roff property plants, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) <a href=http…

Companies and tourism industry concerned about water supply

Oklahoma's dwindling water supply takes economic toll on state, officials say
Several years of drought and rapidly dropping reservoir levels are beginning to take their toll on the state’s economy, state officials said Thursday. Corporations are beginning to demand a reliable supply of water before they expand into Oklahoma, and drought-related crop failures have spelled bill…

Volunteers needed for The M.e.t. household pollutant event


Oklahoma rises up two spots in American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy national energy efficiency rankings

ACEEE | The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard
Oklahoma ties for 35th in the 2014 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, rising two spots compared to 2012. The state scores 12.5 points out of a possible 50, a half point more than it earned in 2013.