Conservation workshop aims to help people save money, protect environment
Oklahoma City officials are helping to host a conservation workshop Wednesday at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library to help city residents save money and make environmentally conscious decisions.
Organizers of a conservation workshop set for Wednesday in Oklahoma City hope people will be interested in learning ways to save energy — and money.
If you go
To register for the workshop, call Randy Marks at 206-2883. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The city of Oklahoma City, Sustainable OKC, the Neighborhood Alliance and the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library are partnering with A Nurtured World to put on the workshop.
It is set for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 300 Park Ave.
“People need practical skills to learn how to save money and save energy,” said Randy Marks, who is helping the city organize the event. Marks owns a sustainable land use planning and design firm called Groundwork: Applied Design. “It's obviously a great situation not only for the people who are doing the saving, but for society as a whole.”
Susan Roothaan, executive director of Texas-based nonprofit A Nurtured World, said those who attend the workshop can expect to learn how to get more out of life by saving money through reducing waste and being more energy efficient.
“Our mission is to teach consumers and the public to be part of the solution in terms of environmental issues,” she said. “And the way we do that is teaching people how they can reduce their impact and save money at the same time, and increase their fulfillment from life by doing that.”
Funding for the workshop comes from federal stimulus grant money.
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