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March 2024 Newsletter



Spring Break is approaching fast! Gearing up to make it your most sustainable one yet! It's important to acknowledge that tourism is a significant contributor to climate change, with potential impacts including resource depletion, pollution, and increased water usage.


We've compiled tips to help you make your break as eco-friendly as possible. Wherever your destination, strive to leave it better than you found it!


  • Support local businesses: While traveling, choose locally sourced food, shop at artisan markets, and carry a reusable bag to support the local economy and discover authentic experiences. 


  • Reduce plastic use: Opt for reusable alternatives like water bottles, metal straws, and bamboo silverware to minimize plastic waste and protect our oceans. 


  • Protect delicate ecosystems: Be mindful of your location and its Ecosystem. For example, if you're somewhere tropical, use reef-safe sunscreen to prevent coral bleaching.


  • Eco-friendly transportation: Carpool, book non-stop flights, use electric/hybrid rental cars, and utilize public transportation to reduce carbon emissions. 


  • Stay in green accommodations: Look for sustainable hotels or consider options like Airbnb, staying with friends, or camping to lower your carbon footprint.


  • Practice cleanliness: Clean up after yourself and others to leave the environment better than you found it. 


  • Choose eco-friendly activities: Opt for low-impact activities like hiking, biking, swimming, or paddle boarding to enjoy nature responsibly. 


  • Embrace staycations: If you plan to stay home, explore your city's museums, local shops, and parks instead of indoor activities, prioritizing outdoor experiences.


  • Consider alternative spring breaks: Volunteer with local organizations to make a positive impact on your community and being more sustainable. 


MARCH 7, 2024



In-person and live-streamed

At our December First Thursday event, we learned that water quality, public safety and ecosystem threats surrounding the Zink Lake and Dam project were serious concerns. Tulsa's biologists, journalists and conservationists raised the questions and city and state officials are responding. This panel will host our municipal and state representatives to bring to light clarity, response and the way forward for citizen concerns. 


Join us to learn about test results, monitoring system implementation and strategies for how to restore health to the river by joining community engagement and public policy. 

MARCH 28, 2024


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Creating sustainable organizations starts with our people. Hear from our local leaders about current research and actions that demonstrate how employee health (mental and physical) is essential to the health of company culture and the bottom line. Learn how companies are making strides and implementing innovative practices that result in less attrition and more engagement.


APRIL 4, 2024



11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for April's First Thursday! Our guest speaker, Jennifer Holt with Deloitte will be presenting on her team's research understanding the intersection of climate change and social issues.


Tulsa International Airport is an active member of The Sustainability Alliance’s Scor3card program. Since joining Scor3card in 2018, the airport has undertaken ambitious sustainability goals, resulting in significant achievements. 


To reduce electricity consumption, the airport replaced all light fixtures with energy-efficient LEDs and integrated sensors into the ceiling and fixtures. This innovative system adjusts lighting based on natural ambient light, resulting in a remarkable 7.7% reduction in electricity consumption. 


Additionally, the airport set a goal to increase recycled materials by 5%. Through strategic

efforts, they surpassed expectations, achieving an impressive 148% increase in recycled materials. Recycling bins conveniently placed throughout the premises and employee commitment to recycling have significantly contributed to this success. 


One of the most notable accomplishments has been the airport's remarkable 66.1% reduction

in natural gas consumption since 2018. By replacing inefficient steam boilers with condensing boilers and introducing temperature-regulating flat plates, the airport has optimized temperature

regulation processes and domestic water heating. 


The dedication to sustainability extends beyond infrastructure improvements. Airport employees actively embrace sustainability year-round, as demonstrated by their recent Earth Day celebration focused on cleaning up trash around the airport perimeter. Their commitment to maintaining a sustainable environment shines through every initiative. 


Thanks to Scor3card, Tulsa International Airport now has a systematic way to consolidate and showcase their ongoing sustainability efforts, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to creating a more sustainable world. 





We are delighted to announce the progress of Terrascore's Celebrate Black History Month Challenge, which aims to honor the contributions of Black individuals in the sustainability industry. Throughout February, the challenge has highlighted the intersectionality of sustainability and social justice, fostering a deeper understanding of the historical and ongoing efforts of Black leaders in the community. This initiative has not only celebrated the achievements of Black individuals but has also sparked meaningful conversations and inspired action within the community. As we continue to highlight Black history, The Sustainability Alliance encourages everyone to:

  • Amplify Black voices within your community by sharing their stories and achievements.

  • Support Black-led organizations and initiatives that promote social and sustainable justice.

  • Promote educational initiatives that foster understanding and awareness of these issues.

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Scor3card® Cycle

March 6th is the mid-cycle cornerstone review deadline for Scor3card members! Organizations have been working hard this cycle to improve the triple bottom line for their operations and their community.


The first round of data will be reviewed after cornerstones are marked as “complete” in the tool following this upcoming deadline. Reach out to our Programs and Communications Manager, Morgan Fehrle, for questions or interest in enrolling in Scor3card!



After a successful First Steps pilot program in 2023, we are launching our first cohort for September 2024. If your team is interested in participating in a service project, implementing new sustainability practices, learning more about environmental justice, or going all the way toward a carbon-neutral facility, we want you to be a part of our team. We will launch 3 cohorts this fall: Faith-based communities, nonprofits, and schools.

To learn more, reach out to to make a connection.



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