Friday, June 25, 2010

Shawnee's Native Plants Park is Looking Good!

Sustainable Shawnee's own Tom Terry and Shawna Turner have been working hard to promote the use of low-water use plants and drip irrigation in Shawnee. Direct Colors Inc., a local decorative concrete company, acid stained the concrete pathway in the park and later Tom Terry with the Garden Clubs of Shawnee followed with additional plantings.

The park was created by the City of Shawnee and the Garden Clubs of Shawnee in 2009. Sustainable Shawnee with the assistance of the Oklahoma Water Conservation Grant program purchased the drip irrigation equipment in 2010.

The Native Plants Park is located on the corner of Main and Broadway. Come on by!

Top 10 U.S. Air Polluters: Do They Live Near You?

The Toxic 100 Air Polluters index identifies the top U.S. air polluters among the world's largest corporations. The index relies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI), which assesses the chronic human health risk from industrial toxic releases. The underlying data for RSEI is the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), in which facilities across the U.S. report their releases of toxic chemicals. In addition to the amount of toxic chemicals released, RSEI also includes the degree of toxicity and population exposure. For the complete Top 100 air pollution emitters, visit

Top 10 U.S. Air Polluters:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Local Food Week in Oklahoma!

June 13-20th

Local food is a valuable economic asset for the state of Oklahoma.
Any Oklahoman can celebrate Local Food Week in some simple way – by shopping at a farmers’ market or including locally grown food in the family’s meals during the week. A menu of many other ideas forcelebrating local foods is also available at
A full schedule of Local Food Week events. is available at