Focus Area I
: “Green up Oklahoma!
Objective: Increase positive consumer
practices and actions
that “green up”
family finances, homes, and communities.
consumers who attend county ev
to determine how many currently access free credit
Survey OHCE members to determine how many currently access free credit reports annually.
after one year to see how much
report access has increased
ave OHCE members estimate credit scores based upon information in credit reports.
Educate OHCE members and consumers about how behaviors relate to personal savings and
spending and how simple behavioral changes can increase savings and decrease spending.
Do you Know the Score?
A program designed to help members access free credit reports,
understand what is contained in them, how to correct mistakes, and how the information is used
to determine credit scores.
Stretching Your Shopping Dollar
lesson designed to discuss tried and true techniques for
saving money by planning and preparing for shopping.
I’ll do it if
…Members will identify five behaviors they would be willing to change if they would
either increase personal savings or decrease spe
nding. At the end of the year they can assess
how well the practices have led to accomplishing goals.
Extension educators and specialists.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric.
Oklahoma Natural Gas.
Local utility companies.
Focus Area II: Environmental
To increase and promote actions of individuals, families and communities to
attractive and safe
Provide information to affect community change and increase sustainability.
Educate consumers about ways to mak
e environmental impacts in the home and
Provide lesson on Healthy Homes.
Recognize impacts that individuals may have on personal and community environments; these
impacts play a critical role in personal and community development.
OHCE clubs wil
l review the fact sheets related to fruit, vegetable, plant, and tree varieties that
grow best in Oklahoma and learn best practices for growth.
Encourage member and community efforts to plant Oklahoma proven trees and landscaping
Explore ways to encourage
community collaborations in creating planting efforts and supplying
See green, love green and save green
A program that helps individuals and communities
understand how actions affect economic development. Identify ways that communities
do” what is necessary to make the environment more attractive to new businesses and
consumers and increase sustainability.
Teach consumers no and low
cost healthy homes practices.
Fact sheets related to fruit, vegetable, plant, and t
ree varieties that grow best in Oklahoma.
Encourage community beautification.
A program that is designed to teach consumers the seven principles of healthy
housing. By maintaining a healthy home, consumers will reduce risk while maintainin
increasing well being.
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
707 North Robinson; Oklahoma City
OSU County Educators and 4
H Environmental Stewardship Team members.
Public Libraries and Internet.
US Ag Recycling Inc. 1
Goodwill Industries (for recycling).
OK Environmental Management Authority, 1505 Rock Road, (405) 262
Water Resource Board, 3800 North Classen Blvd., (405) 530
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Project
For flyers, presentations, and information (405) 521
Beautification Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT); 200 NE 21
Oklahoma City, OK 73105, (405) 521
Master Gardener programs.
Local Nurseries and Landscapers.
e Special Days
Observe National Safe Drinking Water, month of May.
Organize and/or support “Household/Farm Hazardous Waste” Collection.
Arbor Day, last full week of March.
1st, 2nd, 3rd County Award Books $20, $
1st, 2nd, 3rd Local Group Award Books $20, $15, $10
Judith Ford, NE Chair
Margaret Scott, SW Member
Madeline Kropff, NE Member
Dottie Gatz, NW Member