Thinking Green


Thursday, March 6th 2008, 9:09 am
By: News On 6


The Tulsa Garden Center was the place to be Wednesday to learn how to make your Green Country home or business even greener. 

Newson6.com anchor Margaret stokes reports how becoming environmentally-friendly is more affordable than you might think. 

From gardening to recycling the Tulsa County Conservation District wants home and business owners to know just how easy it is to go green, without a lot of extra work or cost. 

The 24th annual day-long seminar called "Going Greener With Low Impact Development" focused on the critical need to reduce flooding and improve water quality. 

Simple changes in landscape, and architecture, as well as home design have the potential to reduce the chance of flooding as well as the ability to cut down on pollution.   The whole idea is to lessen your carbon footprint on the environment.  Some architects are encouraging homeowners to add more greenery to their property by adding foliage to their roof. 

About 100 people attended the seminar Wednesday including Sand Springs storm water manager Carla Hayes. 

"When you make a place beautiful and you make it green and you make it comfortable you make it so people want to live there and they want to be a part of that process," said Carla Hayes. 

For easy steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint in Oklahoma, check out these web sites.

Tulsa County Conservation District

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Low Impact Living