On March 3, 2010, Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. signed into existence a new department in the city of Tulsa, Okla.: the Office of Sustainability. The department is a resource point for businesses and individuals seeking ways to be more energy efficient and environmentally aware.
City sustainability policies currently in place include: a zero idling plan; electricity usage and lighting; recycling; an ozone alert plan; "ReGreen Tulsa" - planting 20,000 trees by the end of 2010; a green traveler program; membership in Energy Star, waste-wise and water sense programs; and hybrid city vehicle usage.
Another organization that is helping Tulsa stay green is Sustainable Tulsa. This group provides the Tulsa area with educational opportunities and green strategies through their public seminars, an online Tulsa Area Green Directory, two local food events, and other non-profit functions.