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May 2024 Newsletter

Greening Your Spring Cleaning

Declutter and spruce up your home with these eco-friendly tips:


Conduct a Waste Audit. We don't know what we don't measure! A great way to reduce your household waste is to audit what you dispose of. This activity entails a little mess, but a mighty reward. Dump out the contents of your trash bin once it is full, and inventory what you find. Are there cardboard packages, #1 and #2 plastics, glass bottles, or food waste that could have been recycled, repurposed, or composted instead? Which kinds of products or materials make up the bulk of your waste? Identify these items and consider ways to reduce them when you go shopping next. Check out this item in our app, TerraScore for resources and more in-depth how-to's.


Try "buy nothing". Buy Nothing groups exist in almost every community. Anything you might want to toss out may be ripe for a second life instead! Join a group and post pictures of your pesky junk pile to clear out your clutter sustainably. It's easy, efficient, and fascinating! You might be surprised how many people will find your trash as their treasure.


Make DIY cleaning products. From soaps of all kinds to degreasers, window cleaners, and more-- there is an easy and affordable DIY option! Turn it into an activity to share with family or friends and get cleaned up in a healthier way for yourself and the planet. Check out this link for some recipes to get you started!


Ditch those paper towels. Have you ever finished cleaning, only to find you've used half a roll of paper towels to make it happen? Take a note from grandma and try using cloth rags instead this month. Cut up old shirts and repurpose them for rags, if you want to avoid buying new ones! Rinse and reuse for light messes or throw in the wash when used for more intense cleaning jobs. Consider compostable dishcloths like these if you want to dip your toes into this greener clean-up method. 



MAY 9, 2024 | 10:00AM-12:00PM

Hamm Insititute for American Energy OSU

300 NE 9th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 In-person and live-streamed

Join us for a conversation with Oklahoma's Secretary of Energy and Environment, Ken McQueen, to discuss the current goals and activities of the Secretary’s office. Secretary McQueen will update the business community on EPA funding opportunities and upcoming rules and how they may affect your business. The event includes a light breakfast and morning refreshments, business member booths, and networking after the program.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2024

RECHARGE is The Sustainability Alliance's primary source of support for our programming and impact throughout the year. It is a highly anticipated event that unites individuals, businesses, and communities committed to sustainability. By attending RECHARGE, you'll not only enjoy a memorable experience but also contribute to building a sustainable future.


This month we are highlighting events in the OKC metro area in support of International Compost Awareness Week!

OCASA (Oklahoma Compost and Sustainability Association) is hosting a full week of activities to raise awareness about composting, culminating in the Oklahoma Compost Festival at Scissortail Park Farmers Market on Saturday, May 11th.


Compost Festival, May 11th: This year’s festival will be located at OKC’s Scissortail Park (415 S. Robinson Ave., Love’s Travel Stop Great Stage and lawn) and will include:

  • 9:00am-1:00pm, Compost Vendor and Activity Tabling

  • 9:00-9:50am, Yoga with Amber Ramjak at the Feather Sculpture

  • 10:00-10:50am, Compost as a Community Climate Solution

  • 11:00-11:50am, Vermicomposting Workshop

  • 12:00-12:50pm, Green Voices Unite: Leading the Eco Revolution pane

Check out activities happening throughout the week like a virtual compost facility tour, vermicomposting workshop, and social happy hour by viewing the schedule here.





For Earth Month, we held a TerraScore challenge focused on pollinator habitats! Congrats to our First Place winner, Michelle Winsor! Our challenge winner helped a neighbor plant marigolds, planted native plants and milkweed, created and maintained pollinator habitat, and utilized compost and rain barrels to assist with her gardening activities. Way to go, Michelle! 


If you want to participate in our challenges, download the app today! You’ll receive notifications when challenges are available and helpful reminders to stay active and opportunities to get involved.

Download the TerraScore App today!



Scor3card® Cycle

The 23-24 Scor3card Cycle has officially concluded! Over 30 organizations participated over the last nine months, championing the triple bottom line at their facilities and through employee and community engagement. Stay tuned for your invitation to join us at our celebration event this July, where we will share their successes and gain inspiration from the innovations they’ve made. 


If your organization is ready to start saving money and resources while benefiting the planet, reach out to Morgan Fehrle to schedule a demo or sign up for the 24-25 cohort today!



It’s time to sign up for First Steps! First Steps is our community programming specifically designed to assist the sustainability efforts of three distinct cohorts: nonprofits, schools and faith communities.


To learn more, click the button below to fill out an information request form or reach out to to connect.

Do you belong to a church or religious group? We want to better understand how your community of faith values environmental stewardship! To help us better serve Tulsa’s faith-based program, take this quick 2-question survey.



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