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2007 - Visionary Leadership Award - Oklahoma Sustainability Network

Kim Cooper-Hart (Oklahoma City), current OSN president and Seneca Scott (Tulsa), a fouding member of OSN, accept the Visionary Leadership Award
What could be more visionary than an organization dedicated to Oklahoma!s sustainability in the areas of economy,
ecology and equity?  Oklahoma Sustainability Network, or OSN, started eight years ago as a simple Internet listserv.  It already
has grown into a major statewide non-pro?t organization with nine chapters, conferences attended by hundreds of people, and
a huge web-based resource guide.

The mission and accomplishments of OSN relate directly to small-town Oklahoma – our conference theme -- because
it has reached communities large and small with its reasonable, attainable goals.  With three areas of special focus for the next
few years – Land Use/Smart Growth, Transportation, and Energy – OSN!s outreach will only grow stronger.

Lt. Governor Jeri Askins (left) and Jennifer Wasinger (right), KOB board president, honor current OSN president Kim Cooper-Hart 
In the meantime, the organization already has fostered the development of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, the
Oklahoma Chapter of the U.S. Building Council, and increased visibility of wind power in the state.  There!s no doubt that a
growing number of Oklahomans are incorporating positive changes at home and at work in the areas of transportation, design
and food consumption.