Sustainability News

The Edmond Bicycle Committee has several events coming up for the 2018 Bike Month Celebration! Join in on the fun!

Sunday, May 6 Edmond Family Bike Ride Partnered with the Oklahoma Flyers Awareness Event, 1 - 5 p.m., Edmond Park at Arcadia Lake 
Thursday, May 10 Flat Tire Repair Clinic 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Flat Tire Burgers
Monday, May 14  City Council Proclamation for Bike Month 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 20 S. Littler
Thursday, May 17 Bicycle-Pedestrian Counting Project 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18 Bike to Work Day Celebration 7:30 a.m. at the Festival Marketplace in Downtown Edmond
Saturday, May 19 Bicycle-Pedestrian Counting Project 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 Heard on Hurd / Family Group Bike Ride Downtown Edmond, HoH: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Ride at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 Bike to Church Day  Everyone is encouraged to ride a bicycle to the church of your choice

 

Residents Offered Free Trees Through Energy Saving Trees Program

Edmond Electric partnering with Arbor Day Foundation to give away free trees

 

Edmond Electric and The Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up again to bring our community the Energy-Saving Trees Program. This program offers free trees along with an easy-to-use online mapping tool to take the guesswork out of tree planting. By entering simple information about your home and yard, the tool calculates where to strategically plant trees for the greatest energy-and money-saving benefits. To date, Edmond Electric has given out 481 free trees to residents which results in a 645,000 kWh reduction*.

“Edmond Electric recognizes the importance of trees for health and quality of life, and they can also help lower energy costs,” said Community Relations Coordinator, Jessica Lyle. “Planting the right tree in the right place will not only lower energy costs, but will provide comfort for families for years to come.”

Residents will be able to reserve a free tree beginning Monday, April 9, by visiting www.arborday.org/edmondelectric. There will be 150 trees available to Edmond Electric customers only.

Trees will be available for pickup at Mitch Park from 3pm – 6pm on Friday, April 13, or 9am – 12pm on Saturday, April 14.  Residents who took advantage of this program in October 2017 will need to wait at least one distribution before reserving another tree. 

Available species include Princeton Elm, Tulip Tree, Sun Valley Maple, Sweetbay Magnolia, London Planetree. (one tree per customer/household)

For additional information, or help with website difficulties, please call 1-855-234-3801.

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*Numbers are estimated by the Arbor Day Foundation.