BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2/12/13 at 3:03 AM
Spring class of Master Recyclers starts tonight
The Spring 2013 Class of the Tulsa Master Recyclers starts Tuesday.
The 10-week course runs from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood.
The class teaches how to cut energy costs, shop with less packaging, keep a healthier kitchen and practice other conservation measures that can make an eco-impact in Tulsa County.
In 2008, the Tulsa Master Recyclers Association graduated a class of 15. Now, 120 Tulsans call themselves Tulsa Master Recyclers.
After graduation, members complete at least 20 hours as volunteer eco-ambassadors. They serve the community by hosting educational booths, working one-on-one with event teams and promoting, educating and helping others learn easy steps toward a greener, healthier, money-saving lifestyle.
Enrollment in the course costs $20. For more information or to enroll, contact Diana Askins at email@example.com or 918-592-1466.
- BRAVETTA HASSELL, World Staff Writer
Clean-up day for River Parks slated for Feb. 23
The River Parks Authority is sponsoring a clean-up day along the banks of the Arkansas River on Feb. 23.
"We can use as many volunteers as possible," John Graham, River Parks public events coordinator, said in a news release.
"We have over 40 miles of banks and trails that need regular upkeep, and we love to have any help the public could provide."
Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. on clean-up day at the River West Festival Park near 21st Street and Jackson Avenue on the west side of the river.
The River Parks Authority will provide gloves and trash bags, as well as drinks and snacks.
The youth of the Oklahoma Assembly of the Church of God have committed 250 volunteers to the project, Graham said.
For more information about the clean-up day, call 918-596-2001.
- KEVIN CANFIELD, World Staff Writer