1st-thursday-image-sm41st Thursday! is Sustainable Tulsa’s monthly open-to-the-public meeting offering  individuals an opportunity to network, enjoy lunch, and hear presentations from local, regional and national sustainability leaders. Meetings are free and are held on the first Thursday of every month at Foolish Things Coffee Company at 1001 S Main Street in Tulsa. Join us at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and networking, and stay from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for the presentation.

This is a great opportunity to learn about many sustainability activities in the Tulsa area and to share with others what you are working on. Join us at our next 1st Thursday!

 

Previous speakers and presentations: 

2017:

Carla Grogg, Grogg's Green Barn, "Stop! Collaborate and Transition..."

Michael Patton, Land Legacy, "Green Space Matters"

Noah Roberts, The Water Co., "Recycling Isn't the Answer"

 

2016:

Scott Phillips, Rawspace

Steve Grantham, Up With Trees, "Tulsa's Urban Forest"

Blake Ewing, City of Tulsa councilor, "Vision Tulsa Campaign"

Monarch Initiative of Tulsa, "Need More Milkweed?"

Tim Lovell, Tulsa Partners, "Resilience For All: Building a Sustainable Fortified Home"

Rebecca Butcher, The Mine, "Innovation and Solutions"

Tulsa Hub staff, "The Hub: Changing Lives Through Cycling"

Francis Renewable Energy Staff, "New Energy Economy"

INCOG & Tulsa Area Clean Cities, "Next Generation of Electric Cars"

Grant Gerondale, Sand Springs Parks & Recreation Services, "Keystone Ancient Forest"

Ric Kotarsky, Tulsa Zoo, "Tulsa Sustainability Leader!"

Eileen Bradshaw, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, "Hunger and the Triple Bottom Line: People. Profit. Planet."

 

2015:

Ann Patton, writer and consultant, "The Tulsa River"

Mellissa Gray & Kriste Shrieve, City of Tulsa, "Voluntary Low Impact lead by the City of Tulsa"

Scissortail Farms, "Scissortail Farms serving Tulsa through their aeroponic / hydroponic farm"

Nathan Pickard, The Restoration Collective, "Restoring a Balance"

Jane Ziegler, Wild About Tulsa, "Get Wild About Tulsa!"

Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition, "What do Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition and Turkey Mountain have in common?"

Crow Creek, "Revitalize our Shared Resource"

INCOG and Tulsa Area Clean Cities, "EV (electric vehicle) and U"

Sarah Kobos, "Sustainable by Design... or Not"

David Redhage, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture Oklahoma Pollinator Preservation and Education Program, "Pollinators are in Decline"

Kerry Rowland, PSO "Power Hours"

Fab Lab Tulsa, "Fabulous Green Gift Lab"

 

2014:

Graham Branin, City of Tulsa; Julie Graff, LandPlan, "First Low Impact Development  Competition in Tulsa!"

Carla Grogg, Grogg's Green Barn, "Edible Landscaping"

Claire Farr, Engineered Systems & Solutions Inc. (ES2), "Oklahoma Energy Plan 20% in 2020"

GO Plan staff, "Be the voice to connect your neighbor with the Tulsa area trail system!"

Johanna Burton, Seed Commons, "Seed Saving, Seed Sharing, and You"

Eric Swafford, Rural Development of Outreach for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), "Right to Farm?"

Eric Pollard, Tulsa Area Clean Cities, "Alternative Fuels in Tulsa"

Team B.A.M. -  Kenton Grant, Grant Consulting; Scott Pardee, Pardee Construction; TriArch; Terrell Verda, "B.A.M.!"

Community Environmental Working Group

OK Brownfields Conference

Rabbi Marc Fitzerman-Blue, B'nai Emunah - Altamont Bakery, "A Better World Through Baking"

 

2013:

John Madden, GreenBlitz & Paul Kane, Home Builders Association, "GreenBlitz and you!"

Patrick Green, Tulsa Community College NE campus and Center for Energy Excellence, "Green Jobs Training in Tulsa"

Claire Roby & Vanessa Thompson, TYPros Sustainability Crew, "Go Green in 2013"

Guy de Verges & Kristin Ruyle, de Verges & Associates Environmental Consulting, Inc., "Little Known Tricks"

James Wagner, INCOG, "Bike Trails Connectivity and Bus Rapid Transit Coming to Tulsa!"

Katie Plohocky & Scott Smith, R&G Family Grocers, "Food deserts, food security, equity and equality in Tulsa"

Lance Delk, Harley Hollan, "Un-boxing Day!"