Covers revisited: March 2007 with Corey Williams
TulsaPeople featured Sustainable Tulsa Inc. Executive Director Corey Williams on its special multi-cover March 2007 green issue as one of four “green” Tulsans.
TulsaPeople featured Sustainable Tulsa Inc. Executive Director Corey Williams on its special multi-cover March 2007 green issue as one of four “green” Tulsans. The others were then-teen Afeez Ologolo, Amanda Ruyle and Micky Payne.
Back then, Williams was puttering around town in a 1993 50-miles-a-gallon Geo Metro; pushing a reel lawnmower; cooking out of one pot; and even sending postcards cut from cereal boxes.
Fast-forward 12 years, and Williams has added three “Ps”: people, profit, planet. “Sustainable Tulsa has been gradually growing since 2003,” she says, providing education, tools and resources.
Tulsans are still catching on to recycling. “We are doing better than six years ago when we added curbside recycling; however, we still have a long way to go,” she says. “I would give us a positive three out of 10.
“Simple steps are the key to making lasting changes,” says Williams, who recommends composting.
Although more people cycle to work and Tulsa has adopted e-scooters, she says more could be done to promote safer, more environmentally friendly commuting. “There are many communities around the nation and world that have successfully incorporated this mode of transportation.”