Earlier this week we celebrated the 43rd annual Earth Day. There were many wonderful events all over the state. Many cities had trash clean-ups, there were festivals, farmer’s markets and so much more. It’s a fun way to celebrate the earth, but to have a lasting impact we need to treat everyday like Earth Day. One way Oklahomans can do this is to check out the web site Green Oklahoma.
I decide to start Green Oklahoma after having been greening my own live and blogging about it on my blog Retro Housewife Goes Green for a few years. As a native Oklahoman, I knew Oklahoma had a lot of great green things to offer but it was often hard to find the information I needed. Knowing I had struggled to find this information I assumed other Oklahomans were also struggling. So I decide to put all of this information on one easy to use web site.
Over the last three years Green Oklahoma has built a green business directory that includes everything from natural grocery stores to green maid service. You will also find a calendar with local green events. As well as a lot of links to other resources in the state.
Green Oklahoma is currently a team of myself, the founder and editor-in-chief, seven contributing writers, and an editor. In addition to the things mentioned above, you will find articles on just about every green topic you can think of, everything from cloth diapering, recipes, local news, alternative energy, events, to water conservation.
We continue to grow and hope to add even more feature in the near future. We also love to hear suggestions from Oklahomans. We want this site to the go-to-resource for Oklahomans trying to go green.
Lisa Sharp is an environmental activist, freelance writer, and blogger. She has been an avid recycler since she was just a toddler telling her dad, “no daddy, we cycle” if he tried to throw something in the trash. She now serves on the board for her local recycling coalition and helped bring curbside recycling to her town. She also is big supporter of local natural food and a proud member of the Oklahoma Food Coop. When she is not trying to green the world you will find her on Pinterest pinning far too many desserts for her other passion of baking. You can follow her on her blog Retro Housewife Goes Green, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.