Friday, April 27, 2007

Norman Chamber of Commerce Endorses Curbside Recycling

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Of the Board of Directors of the Norman Chamber of Commerce
In Support of the Norman Curbside Recycling Proposition
To be considered by the voters on May 8, 2007

WHEREAS, the Norman Chamber of Commerce cultivates, promotes, and supports economic opportunities and community enrichment by providing leadership and services to its members and the community; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Board of Directors of the Norman Chamber of Commerce believe that Norman is and should be a progressive community that provides amenities and the best possible quality of life to its citizens; and

WHEREAS, recycling helps to protect the environment, which is increasingly recognized as important by people worldwide; and

WHEREAS, according to a community survey, the availability of curbside recycling would result in a much higher rate of recycling in Norman, thereby reducing the amount of waste placed in landfills; and

WHEREAS, recycling reduces energy use, e.g producing a can from recycled aluminum requires only 5% as much energy a manufacturing one from raw materials; and

WHEREAS, the City of Norman is able to offer curbside recycling service in urbanized areas for only $3 per month or merely a dime a day, although not all material currently recyclable at the City of Norman collection centers will be included in the curbside program,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of the Norman Chamber of Commerce supports the establishment of curbside recycling in the City of Norman and encourages Norman citizens to vote “YES” on May 8, 2007.

Approved this sixteenth day of April, Two Thousand and Seven.

Steve Corley, President
Norman Chamber of Commerce

Sean Rieger, Secretary-Treasurer
Norman Chamber of Commerce