Green Country Tulsa Conserves the Environment with The MET


Special Guest Graham Brannen of the Metropolitan Environmental Trust had a great chat with Darryl Baskin, about how we as a community can help conserve and protect the environment.

The Tulsa region is known affectionally as Green Country due to the incredible natural beauty found in this part of the state. Over the last 30 years, The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The MET), has been leading the way towards providing education, solutions and accessibility in environmentally friendly practices around the Tulsa region. We’ve come a long way from the days of draining car oil or emptying paint cans into the nearby gully. As a community, we have learned about the importance of conserving the environment; as much for our natural resources as for our own families and the future. Much of our progress has come about with the support of The MET.

As the folks at The MET like to say, “Give us a call, and we’ll help you find a solution.” This idea is the cornerstone of the services this community organization provides. Through The MET, you can properly dispose of hazardous household materials such as pesticides or paint thinner. While newer lightbulbs last longer, there’s an environmental component to be aware of. Fluorescent tube lights contain mercury. If a bulb breaks, the mercury is released into the air. The Metropolitan Environmental Trust helps in the proper disposal of these bulbs, among many other items you may have lying around your home right now.

Of special note mentioned by Graham on the show, CFLs or compact fluorescent lights also contain mercury, but you can return these more commonly used bulbs to your local home improvement store such as Lowes or Home Depot. When it comes to collecting hazardous materials, The MET typically does so by appointment, or during one of their many special events planned throughout the year. Regardless of whether The MET can help dispose of the items you are ready to clear out of the garage, if you don’t know what to do, give them a call and they will help you find the right solution.

And speaking of special collection events, the next one is slated for March 24th-25th, where you can drop off household pollutants, including old smoke detectors which need to be replaced every 7-10 years, but also used tires, leftover ammunition, expired medications and more. The main facility is located at 4502 S. Galveston Ave in Tulsa. You can also give them a call to set up an appointment at a time that works for you: 918-584-0584.

Coming up April 18th, will be the 20th Annual Environmental Expo, something no one should miss. Connect with local environmental experts and organizations. Meet business and non-profits focused on sustainability within their practices and enjoy Food Truck Wednesday while you’re at it. Find all the details and get plenty of information at the Metropolitan Environmental Trust website:

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