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Archives for September 2014

Celebrate National Coffee Day in Oklahoma

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Today is National Coffee Day. It may surprise you but there are several great coffees roasted right here in Oklahoma. Here are just a few of the great locally roasted coffees available in Oklahoma.


PrimaCafe is roasted in Oklahoma City. They offer a wide range of organic and Fair Trade coffees.

mariposa coffee

Mariposa Coffee Roastery is located in Norman. They are committed to fighting social injustice and helping bring clean water to those in need.

KAF Roasters

KAF Roasters is located in Tulsa. They produce organic and Fair Trade coffee.

These locally roasted coffees not only taste great they are environmental friendly, support the local community, and help to end some of the social injustices in the coffee industry.

They are available at many natural and local grocery stores and online. You can also buy KAF and Mariposa through the Oklahoma Food Cooperative. Check the the roasters websites for more information on where to buy these great coffees.

What’s your favorite locally roasted coffee? Share in the comments below or join the conversation on our Facebook page

People’s Climate March to Take Place in Oklahoma

People's Climate MarchUnited Nations leaders are preparing to have an emergency climate summit on Sept. 23rd in New York City. The summit was called by UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon. The goal of the summit is to reach a global climate deal and develop emission reduction commitments.

Before the summit people are gearing up to march to bring awareness to climate change. The People’s Climate March will take place on Sept. 21st with the main march in New York City. The march is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history.

“Everything our children depend on for survival — clean air, adequate water, food security, peace and stability, and protection from extreme weather events — is threatened by rapidly approaching tipping points that, if reached, will spin the life-support systems of this planet irrevocably out of control,” said Linda Hutchins-Knowles, in an article about why she is marching.

Other marches are planned all over the world, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Miami.

The Oklahoma City march begins at 2:00 p.m. on the east lawn of municipal building at 201 N. Hudson, at Park Avenue. The march will be one mile. Concerned citizens will speak about climate change and its impacts on the planet.

The Tulsa march begins at 3:00 p.m. It will start at the River Parks East Trail at the 41st Street Plaza. The event will include speakers, information booths, and kite making.

The Miami march begins at 4:00 p.m. at Northeastern A&M College at 200 I St. NE. The march will be apart of the 16th annual National Environment Conference at Tar Creek.

You can register for the Tulsa event online: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=64715 Registration is required by Sept. 21st.

Register for the Oklahoma City event at this address: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=64677 Registration is required by Sept. 21st.

For information on registering for the Miami event, call 918-542-9399.

Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool to the events to reduce their carbon footprint. Signs are also encouraged.

For more information on the People’s Climate March visit http://peoplesclimate.org or http://oklahoma2.sierraclub.org