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Chelsey Cope (Anna Lee / provided)

Indigo Fest music and camping festival promotes spiritual and environmental consciousness in eastern Oklahoma

Indigo Fest music and camping festival promotes spiritual and environmental consciousness in eastern Oklahoma

The first-year festival runs Sept. 22-24 at Blue Doors at Tenkiller near Gore.

The OKC zoo and The Nature Conservancy are working together to preserve Oklahoma habitats and wildlife, including butterflies. | Photo Bill Adams / The Nature Conservancy / provided

OKC Zoo and Nature Conservancy create research partnership

Current studies are researching fires, surveying mammals and monitoring amphibians for diseases.

Dino Lalli and Jenifer Reynolds, hosts of Discover Oklahoma, cohosted our awards ceremony last year. Dino now serves as one of KOB's board members. |Photo Keep Oklahoma Beautiful / provided

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Environmental Excellence Competition returns

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is accepting nominations for its annual Environmental Excellence Competition.

Green is good

Brian DeShazo and Chris Buerger Photo by Mark Hancock “There is no way that on a busy Friday night, a bartender is going to be putting their glass in the right containers,” Buerger said. They created Project Green Plate (PGP), an initiative to support and empower local restaurants to go green. Green initiatives have recently

Waste not

“We just didn’t have any recycling options out at the festival,” said Angela Cozby, the festival’s director. For the past six years, festival officials have worked to create a completely trash-free event. This year, that goal will be reached. “The carbon footprint at [the Festival of the Arts] is pretty large and negative, so we

Crushed plans

The council approved a rezoning request Nov. 5 that will allow USA Metal Recycling to set up shop at 100 N. Morgan Road near Interstate 40. The approval changes the area’s rezoning from moderate industrial to a 23.5- acre planned unit development (PUD). The unanimous decision was reached despite written and verbal protests from area

A little blue

Mark Jordan Mark Hancock  Municipal and waste workers are trying to raise that participation rate, in the meantime sorting through thousands of tons of materials every year. Ninety-two percent of Oklahoma City residences are eligible for curbside recycling pick-up, said Debbie Ragan, city utilities spokeswoman. That amounts to approximately 175,000 homes. The people who don’t

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