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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Earth Day

Earth Day, y’all!

The City of OKC is hosting green events

Show of hands: Who recycles?

Not to be a Lecturing Liza or anything, but there is no excuse for not recycling. Seriously. I once worked with a guy who said it was much too hard on his dainty hands to crush pop cans, so he tossed everything in the break room trash. Yeah, that’s what we’d call a crap excuse.

The 41st annual Earth Day is next Friday, and it’s a great time to look at what we’re each doing to make this planet a better place to live. That not only means recycling, but also using less energy, being kind to the environment and basically taking a second to think about others. I could go on about the type of people who aren’t good stewards of the planet, but I’m going to keep this positive.

So! Earth Day!

Through the month of April, the City of Oklahoma City has offered planet-friendly activities, and things ramp up this week in preparation for Earth Day. This Thursday, the city will lead a free downtown nature hike. The hike steps off at noon on the east steps of City Hall and will lead participants around downtown for 45 minutes. Register by calling 297-2578.

On Saturday, Martin Park Nature Center is hosting EarthFest, a free festival of crafts, seminars and even an alternative-fuel car show. Kids are encouraged to bring pop cans to stomp, as long as their feet aren’t too dainty. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On April 22 — actual Earth Day — the city is offering free rides on Metro Transit to try out alternative modes of transportation. Plus, visitors to the Downtown Transit Center get a free reusable shopping tote.

For more on green services, visit the city’s

by Jenny Coon Peterson 04.12.2011 3 years ago
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Lush life


Jenn Scott
Do you enjoy your adult beverages?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Go Green

Green & Grilled keeps it light, healthy and full of flavor.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Green & Grilled
8547 N. Rockwell

What works:
pork and chicken entrees, spinach rice and bacon spinach salad.
What needs work:
A little more salt would be nice, but you can add that yourself.
You can email your order in, but remember to call and confirm. Great for take-out.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Conserve verve


Alyssa Grimley
Earth Fest at Martin Park
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Martin Park
500 W. Memorial

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Litter be gone


Rachael Cervenka
Litterbugs, beware!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It’s a gas

A metro builder hopes buyers will warm to his natural gas concept.


Dean Anderson
Dan Reeves’ new custom-built concept home in Norman features 15 uses for clean, cheap natural gas.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spokie dokie

A downtown bike share program offers free one-month memberships to celebrate Earth Day.


Louis Fowler
More motorists than bicyclists is a problem that Downtown OKC Inc. has been trying to rectify. Since the 2011 launch of the Spokies bike share program, which provides downtown residents, employees and visitors a healthy and economical way to get around the area, the number of people who are taking advantage of it continues to grow, according to Jill Brown DeLozier, marketing director at DOKC.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kynd duds

A local company creates clothing and accessories using bamboo, a truly sustainable resource.

Devon Green
At Twisted Root Gallery, 3012 N. Walker Ave., in the historic Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma City, tucked into a space next to several paintings on display for sale, is an unassuming display of sunglasses that looks like it might be another piece of art itself. The ingenious frames with reflective, opaque lenses are so striking that they are at home there.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014