Oklahoma business briefcase for Jan. 24, 2020
Noble Research labs certified
Four Noble Research Institute laboratories recently participated in the My Green Lab sustainability certification program, which establishes best practices for sustainability in the U.S, officials said.
The certification program helps laboratory officials develop and use energy- and water-saving measures, ways to reduce waste and ways to minimize the use of hazardous chemicals.
Each participating laboratory spent a year identifying areas for improvement and then completed a comprehensive online assessment that provides certifications on a graded scale ranging from Green (the best) to Bronze (the minimum certification level).
Based on the results, Noble’s Functional Genomics Laboratory and Microbial Symbiology Laboratory were certified as platinum, its Molecular Plant Nutrition Laboratory was certified as gold and its Molecular Plant Microbe Laboratory was certified silver.
Comanche Nation distributes oys
Comanche Nation Entertainment distributed more than $200,000 in toys to churches, nonprofits and schools as part of its annual toy drive for the holidays, officials said.
Comanche Nation Entertainment collected toys and gifts in November at all four of its casino properties.
“Our Toy Drive is something we look forward to every year,” said Mia Tahdooahnippah, CEO of Comanche Nation Entertainment. “We are thankful for our guests that help us donate thousands of items to our local communities. Guests at all four of our properties help, and make a real difference to those in need.”