A couple of years ago OG&E began energy efficiency programs in Oklahoma. The goal was to reduce overall use and shift demand from peak periods (2-7 pm in the summer months) to other times during the day. If the goal is reached, Oklahoma ratepayers can avoid the costly and litiguous process of siting and building a new coal or gas-fired power plant. Power plants of any kind take years to site, burn more energy not less and the ratepayers bear all the cost through their bills. Not a good deal but you can do something about it.
To find out more, read Sustainable Shawnee's "Sprouts" blog on the Shawnee News-Star's website.
POSTPONED! Monday, May 20th City Council Meeting on Curbside Recycling in Shawnee City Hall - Downtown 6:30pm
The city of Shawnee is considering a curbside recycling program for our community and is seeking input from citizens. If you want curbside recycling in Shawnee, this is your one and only time to say so. Come to the meeting in overwhelming numbers to make your collective voices heard!
Tuesday, May 28th Get to Know the Garden Meeting for Summer Caretakers 6:30 pm Shawnee Community Garden - Wall and Park Streets (2 blks. North of Independence)
Prof. Timothy McCollum will lead a short demonstration of the water system and give other information on how to care for the garden this summer. We will be signing teams up for each week in June, July and August so please don't miss this meeting. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't be present with your week preferences.
We invite everyone who is interested in sustainable living to join us today!
Dues are $25 a year due at the January meeting or whenever you join.
We meet on the 2nd Thursday bi-monthly from 7-8 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Broadway & Highland.
During months where business meetings are not held, we have more informal "Green Chats" to discuss interesting topics of the day. Locations to be announced.