Food is the most important energy on the planet, yet many people take it for granted. OUr Earth is currently working to obtain space on campus for a community garden to help remind people where their food comes from, teach the OU community about sustainable agriculture, inspire future gardeners and offer the OU community a place to garden. Anyone from the OU community will be welcome to work or eat from the garden.
For more info or to become involved, please contact Chris Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a couple of links to other universities around the nation’s efforts:
You can also join the OU Community Garden facebook group. This will be a good portal to receive updates. CLICK HERE
Gameday Recycling Program
Our Earth members and anyone else who wishes to participate will hand out recycling bags prior to home OU football games to tailgaters. To be a part of this contact Aislinn Mcleod at email@example.com.
Crimson & Green Commitment
The Crimson and Green Commitment is an opportunity for OU students, faculty and staff to make a personal pledge toward sustainability.
Between now and December 18, 2009, each commitment signed will be matched by OU with a $2 contribution toward a campus sustainability project. Because of student feedback, this year’s project will focus on expanding the University recycling program. Every commitment submitted will result in an additional $2 for campus recycling. You’ll see the results in Spring 2010.
Power Shift is a national campaign through the Energy Action Coalition which is comprised of over 30 environmental organizations from across the country. OUr Earth has participated in their national campaigns including Campus Climate Challenge, Power Vote, and now Power Shift. This is a movement being built from the ground up through campus organizations like OUr Earth. Four OU students went to Washington D.C. February 28th through March 2nd, 2009 along with two fellow students from OSU. They took part in a rally outside the U.S. Capitol building along with meeting with staff from different Representatives about our energy issues and how they pertain to the State of Oklahoma. OUr Earth plans on staying involved with this national campaign and pushing OU and our community to pursue a sustainable future.
Re Energize Oklahoma
November 21st, 2009 in the Science lab building on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.
The ReEnergize Oklahoma Summit, statewide youth gathering on clean energy, sustainability and climate change. A day of inspiration, learning and networking with other students from around the state.
At the summit you’ll learn grassroots organizing skills that will help you become an even better leader on your campus and in your community. We’ll have some of Oklahoma’s most influential experts, thinkers, and doers on energy and the environment that can answer your questions, and help you take ideas back to your campus and communities.
With your help, the summit will lead to a better organized and energized network of Oklahoma energy and environmental organizers, activists, and advocates that can affect change on a larger scale.
If you would like to help or attend please sign up free of charge.
For more information contact Eric Pollard, 405.844.3226, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer at ReEnergize Oklahoma 2009 here.