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OKG Newsletter

Topic: sustainability

You call that green?

Letters to the Editor

Tom Furlong
“Green Issue,” my ass.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pedal power

Get on that bike and ride! Around downtown, that is.


Clifton Adcock
As Queen’s Freddie Mercury once put it, if Jaws was never your scene and you don’t like Star Wars ... there’s always the option of riding a bicycle in downtown Oklahoma City, which is going to get a little easier after Friday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On rotation

New construction at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation includes on-site power generation.


Peter Wright
The medical significance of the helix can’t be lost on anyone who knows about DNA, but the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is putting the shape to use in an unusual way.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Getting scrappy

Take care of your planet and have the best yard in town!


Christina Nihira
Matt Zitterkob and Terry Craghead take waste and turn it into a valuable soil amendment for plants.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Adopt an acre

City dwellers can sponsor eco-friendly farming practices for as little as $5.


Sarah Lobban
Earth Day might be well behind us, but Oklahoma’s ECOpass is helping ensure that the state’s future still looks green.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sun and shade


Kevan Goff-Parker
Visitors at Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center can’t miss it: A massive, gray and black solar-panel system now looms over half of the parking lot, providing both shade and power for the medical facility and the more than 225,000 veterans it serves.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The road not taken


Dr. Ed Shadid
The most critical lesson of the downtown boulevard debate is that diversity of thought (itself a function of the sum total of our experiences) through maximum public participation, along with the utmost transparency to aid in deliberations, leads to better decision-making.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Green power


Gazette staff
Oklahoma State University loves its orange and black, but it looks like there’s also room for a fair amount of green. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which named OSU fifth in the nation for green-power purchasing among colleges and universities.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013


As if the drought isn’t enough, Oklahoma’s climate-change scientists warn of more extreme weather.


Shauna Lawyer Struby
Oklahomans tend toward the folksy and poetic when talking about the mercurial qualities of the state’s terrain, weather and geography. It’s a relationship forged living amid volatile weather in a place that, per square mile, boasts the most ecosystems in the nation, where ecological disasters of epic proportions, such as The Dust Bowl, take place.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013