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Oklahoma City recycling seminar, Oct. 13

Oklahoma Recycling Seminar

“Recycling Across Oklahoma: Urban, Suburban and Rural” will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Stillwater. The full day conference, hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA), will feature a keynote presentation about Walmart’s Zero Waste Program.

Additional topics include Future Trends in Recycling; Master Recyclers Programs; Rural Recycling Collections; E-waste recycling; Tire Collections; Household Hazardous Waste Events; and Backyard and Municipal-scale Composting Programs, among others.

Oklahoma Recycling seminar sponsors to date are Greenstar Recycling, ODEQ, OEMA, OGE and the Indian Nations Chapter of SWANA. For registration fees and more information about the seminar, as well as sponsor and exhibitor information, visit: Registration includes all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and parking.

Please share this notice with others who may be interested and include it in your local newsletter or announcements list.

OKRA Seminar Committee

Welcome to our new web site

We’re very excited to have a new site with a number of new features. We’ve got RSS, we’ve got a Facebook badge, we’ve got comments, we’ve got, well, we don’t even know what all we have yet — it’s that new. Please help us get up to speed by offering your feedback and suggestions about our new online presence. We want to hear from you — and now there are all sorts of ways that we can. We hope you will find something you inspire you to join or rejoin the peaceworkers and justice advocates in central Oklahoma.


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Panel Will Discuss Sustainability at Oklahoma City University, Thursday, Sept. 8th

OKLAHOMA CITY – A panel discussion entitled “Sustainability” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8th, at 7 pm, in Oklahoma City University’s Bishop Angie Smith Chapel, on NW 23rd St., just east of Indiana St. Attendance at the event is free and open to the public.

Panel participants will deal with three aspects of sustainability that affect people everywhere, organizers say. Issues to be addressed include the global economy, environmental sustainability, and U.S. military global commitments, including the current conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. » Continue reading “Panel Will Discuss Sustainability at Oklahoma City University, Thursday, Sept. 8th”

Institute of Interfaith Dialog to present panel on Abrahamic Faiths, 9/11

The Institute of Interfaith Dialog cordially invites you to the Panel Forum

Abrahamic Faiths Post 9/11: Building Peaceful Community in a Violent World

September 11th, 2011, 4 pm. – 6 pm.

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Boyd, Director of Outreach Adjunct AssistantProfessor, Religious Studies, OU

Panelist: Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Panelist: Rev. Mitch Randall, Senior Pastor, North Haven Church

Panelist: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi, President of Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City

Address: Nancy O’ Brian Center for the Performing Arts

1809 Stubbeman Ave, Norman OK

( Adjacent to Norman North High School)

FMI contact:

Panel on Sustainability set for Setember 8 at OCU

Please save the date! And help spread the word (download flyer below).

SUSTAINABILITY: A panel on the Economy, the Environment, War & Peace

7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 8th

Oklahoma City University
Bishop Angie Smith Chapel
(NW 23rd St., just east of Indiana St.)

A panel of experts will examine three systems impacting humanity that cry for new priorities.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Stan G. Duncan, Development Economist,
Author of “The Greatest Story Oversold: Understanding Economic Globalization

Robert Waldrop, Environmentalist, Local Foods Expert, Permaculture Designer

Col. Katherine Scheirman, MD, USAF ret. Served as Chief of Air Force Medical Operations, Ramstein AFB

Nathaniel Batchelder, Director, The Peace House
Dr. Robin Meyers, Professor of Rhetoric, OCU, Senior Pastor, Mayflower UCC Church

Sponsored by

The Peace House, OIKOS Scholars Program of Oklahoma City University, Mayflower Congregational Church, and generous donors

9.8.11 Sustainability poster – download, print and distribute freely
For more info, see our Press Release

Permaculture Design Course, Oklahoma City (Drought Solutions)

Essay, video, and details about DROUGHT SOLUTIONS and the benefits of PERMACULTURE:
This Permaculture Design Course is organized by Transition OKC and taught by internationally renowned permaculturist, Scott Pittman of the Permaculture Institute, Santa Fe, N.M.

Full details on registering for the course, payment, dates, times, location,
syllabus and other pertinent details can be found online here.

The course starts on Thursday, August 4th
Join this 4-weekend (12-day) class to learn ins and outs of permaculture design and sustainable living. The class meets over a period of several months, in Oklahoma City, OK

Deadline for enrolling in the course is Tues., Aug. 2. Shawna Struby writes, “Two of my Oklahoma City colleagues and friends have taken the Permaculture Design Course and are much more articulate than I am about describing permaculture’s promise for Oklahoma and the talents of Pittman as a teacher. Randy Marks, principal, Groundwork: Applied Designsays this:

“Scott Pittman is one of the most gifted teachers I have encountered. He has a long history of putting permaculture into practice and he knows how to convey what he has learned. Additionally, he is a great storyteller and has tales of his worldwide travels as a teacher and practitioner. He has a huge heart and is altogether a wonderful human being.”


Join a Noon Tuesday visit to Rep. James Lankford: Raise Debt Ceiling, Etc.,

Join me, Tuesday, July 26th, for a Noon visit to Rep. James Lankford’s office,
to deliver personal letters and appeals that Congress raise the debt ceiling
and NOT crash the U.S. government, damaging the world economy.

Of course, there will be other suggestions supporting revenue enhancement
and protecting programs serving America’s most vulnerable.

Address is 1015 N. Broadway, 3rd floor, Suite 310.
We should meet in the lobby by 11:45, ready to go upstairs. 

I will print off and hand-carry messages responding to this announcement.
Include your address for a response from Rep. Lankford.
Nasty notes will not be used.

At 5pm-6:30pm,
AFL-CIO, Change Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, invite others to visit
Lankford’s office with similar messages including, “Where Are the Jobs?”
and protesting his support of the Ryan Bill.

Calls from national organizations spurred this spontaneous opportunity.
I called Lankford’s office for a Noon appointment, so they know at least one person is coming.

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