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January 2024 Newsletter




Happy New Year from The Sustainability Alliance


Happy New Year! As we ring in 2024, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for being a part of The Sustainability Alliance community. Your commitment to sustainability and shared values have made a significant impact on our collective journey toward a better world. 

 

At The Sustainability Alliance, our vision is a world that embraces and chooses sustainable practices every day. We provide education, tools, and resources to inform and engage businesses and individuals in the three crucial areas of sustainability: social responsibility, economic vitality, and environmental stewardship — people, profit, planet. 

 

As we step into the New Year, we reflect on the impact we've made together and the positive changes we've contributed to. The Sustainability Alliance remains committed to the resiliency of our communities, the success of our business members, and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. 

 

May the coming year bring forth new opportunities for sustainable practices, continued growth, and a shared dedication to creating a world where sustainability is not just a choice but a

way of life. 

 

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year filled with prosperity, joy, and a deep sense of purpose. Thank you for being an essential part of our mission. 


Warm regards,

Corey Wren Williams

Executive Director


SUSTAINABLE TIP OF THE MONTH

LEVEL UP YOUR GOALS

Make 2024 the Year of Eco-Awesomeness


Envision your life in 10 years: no plastic bags, locally sourced produce, a plant-based diet, electric transportation, and renewable energy. Achieving personal environmental sustainability can be as intentional as career or fitness goals. Set your eco-friendly aspirations and actively work towards them. Let's make sustainable living a conscious part of our future. 

 

Begin by assessing your current activities and their environmental impact. Here are some tips to kickstart your journey towards sustainable goals:


  • Have a Competition: Compete for the lowest energy bill, whether with friends or yourself, utilizing a smart thermostat to gauge your performance against neighbors and simultaneously reducing emissions and saving money.


  • Save: Establish a dedicated savings account for green investments, such as solar panels or electric cars, setting a timeline and monthly savings goals to turn your vision into reality. 


  • Meal Prep: Embrace meal prep and vegetarian/vegan meals for a portion of the week, supporting local farmers through farmers' markets or online ordering to reduce carbon associated with transport. 


  • Food Storage: Swap plastic food storage for glass containers, mason jars, silicon bags, and beeswax cloths, reducing plastic waste and investing in reusable, durable alternatives. 


  • Personal Hygiene: Adopt a plastic and chemical-free shower routine with "naked products" like shampoo and conditioner bars, local soaps, and DIY body scrubs to promote personal hygiene without environmental impact. 


  • Set Personal Guidelines: Make rules for yourself, such as using a reusable mug for coffee shop visits or carrying reusable bags for grocery shopping, enforcing eco-conscious practices in your daily life. 


  • Volunteer: Volunteer at a local nature center, contributing to environmental education, invasive species fieldwork, or other initiatives aligned with your interests and skills. 


  • Reduce Food Waste: Compost all food scraps, explore suitable composting options based on your living situation, whether municipal programs, backyard composters, or vermicomposting.

 

  • Get Educated: Stay informed about local environmental policies by committing to read one reliable article per week, enabling you to advocate for or vote in support of environmentally responsible legislation. 


  • Download our TerraScore App: Download the app to log your sustainable actions, participate in challenges and earn points, be inspired by others in your community and reach goals.

 

EVENTS THIS MONTH

JANUARY 4, 2024 | FIRST THURSDAY

Sustainability & Community Partnerships

Working with partners to grow food equity in Tulsa


Join us at Heirloom Rustic Ales for a conversation and Q/A with Tulsa River Guardians founder Jake Miller, Biologist Josh Johnston and investigative journalist Molly Bullock about why attention to the preservation of the river is critical to ecology, wildlife and human health and safety. 


Date: December 7, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Heirloom Rustic Ales | 2113 E. Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74106




 

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