06.3.2015

Training to help educators teach about climate impacts on forest ecosystems forests & carbon, and more


Oklahoma's first teacher climate summit set for July 28-29
newsok.com
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In-depth climate science curriculum and activities will be showcased for Oklahoma's classroom teachers at the state's first teacher climate summit. Applications are being accepted for the summit, planned July 28-29 at the National Weather Center in Norman. Hosted by Oklahoma Mes…
06.3.2015

Enjoy an evening tour of the Kerr Center's certified organic garden/horticulture project


Twilight Garden Tour Slated for June 11 - Kerr Center
kerrcenter.com
Enjoy an evening tour of the Kerr Center’s certified organic garden/horticulture project on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30-8:30/dark. This event is free, with no advance registration required.
06.2.2015

OKC receives EPA grant to remove hazardous substances from future OKC urban park site


OKC Lands $600,000 EPA Grant to Clean Up Future Downtown Park - Oklahoma Energy Today
okenergytoday.com
Oklahoma City has been selected to receive a $600,000 cleanup grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the future MAPS 3 downtown park. The grant will be used to remove the hazardous substances left behind by the area's previous uses. Three ...
06.1.2015

Tulsa's Planning Director discusses Arkansas River development, OKC, neighborhoods, and more with Planetizen


Planners Across America: Dawn Warrick On Implementing Tulsa's Comprehensive Plan
www.planetizen.com
In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Tulsa Planning Director Dawn Warrick describes the implementation process for the PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan.
05.31.2015

Let's talk about recycling sewage for plants and soil!


Human manure: Closing the nutrient loop
www.resilience.org
Using human urine and faeces as fertiliser may seem an unappetising concept but it’s been common practice for centuries. In the sewage systems of today, which deal with millions of tonnes of domestic waste and industrial effluent, this human f
05.30.2015

Question: How do you deal with the squirrel/fruit tree menace? via Root Simple


Extreme Measures: Squirrel Proofing Your Fruit Trees
www.rootsimple.com
I've been thinking a lot about this fruit tree cage that Kelly spotted on the Theordore Payne garden tour this spring (see some more images of that lovely Altadena garden here).
05.28.2015

Rose State College in #OKC Receives EPA Job-Training Grant


Rose State College in Oklahoma City, Okla., received one of 19 grants from EPA
yosemite.epa.gov
05.27.2015

OKC ranks last among big cities for energy efficiency


Lethargic enforcement: OKC ranks last among big cities for energy efficiency
journalrecord.com
Building codes and energy conservation go hand in hand, said John Semtner, director of engineering services at ADG Inc. If building energy codes aren't enforced, however, energy efficiency can be t...
05.26.2015

Become a sustainability scorecard coach


Sustainable Tulsa ScoreCard Coaching Program
campaign.r20.constantcontact.com
Sustainable Tulsa is launching a pilot ScoreCard program this year! The ScoreCard program includes a business tool of over 100 items that will assist in measuring the baseline status of variables designed to aid in identifying best business practices, lean manufacturing and other uplifts associated…
05.21.2015

Electricity Demand Response could have saved Texans over $200 million in 2012-13


SPEER STUDY: Intelligent Energy Management
eepartnership.org
In 2015, SPEER published a Smart Energy Roadmap for Texas, a series of recommendations to make it easier for Texans to save money on their electric bills.