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OCU’s Meinders School of Business to Host Eco Forum
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will host Live Earth Oklahoma’s corporate forum, focusing on greening initiatives and eco-centered topics, March 31. The Eco Forum will feature topics that are relevant to Oklahoma, municipalities, businesses and individuals. From 8:45 to 11:45, the morning event will feature three breakout sessions aimed at helping businesses and individuals gain awareness about green initiatives and the tools to help them implement programs. Oklahoma Secretary of Environment J.D. Strong will kick-off the event with an overview of eco-resources in Oklahoma, followed by the first breakout session “The State of the State of Water Resources.” Dianne Wilkins from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will present the “Greening Your Business 101”, and The City of Norman will present “A Look at City Planning from a Sustainable Viewpoint”. The corporate forum is part of the Live Earth Oklahoma eco-festival that will be held April 16-18, in the OKC Adventure District. “I wanted to provide the State of Oklahoma, its residents and companies, the opportunity to showcase themselves by having an eco-forum, festival and village,” said Executive Director Jeffrey Kidder. “Our goal is to show that Oklahoma belongs in the national and international conversations when it comes to resource management, becoming more eco-friendly and addressing other substantial environmental issues, like clean energy.” Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. and the seminars begin at 8:45 a.m. at the OCU Meinders School of Business, located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley. The cost to attend is $15 and includes a mid-morning snack. To register, go to www.okcu.edu/business/events. For more information about Live Earth Oklahoma, visit www.liveearthoklahoma.com or contact Kidder at (405) 517-9667 or Chris Moler at (405) 517-5106. Live Earth Oklahoma is the largest festival of its kind to be showcased in Oklahoma. The focus of the festival is to bring awareness and educate Oklahomans on how to make small steps towards becoming more “green” or environmentally conscious. The festival will feature events at several venues in the OKC Adventure District, including Remington Park, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Softball Hall of Fame. The Live Earth 6K Run for Water will also provide a specific focus on how precious our natural resources are, especially water, and enlighten the public on ways that we as individuals and corporations can help solve the water crisis. A portion of the proceeds from the Live Earth Oklahoma “Run for Water” will go to a local Oklahoma-based water resource organization, Water 4 Foundation.