We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 round of Sustain the Rock awards. The Sustain the Rock Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals located in Little Rock who have made significant contributions to a more sustainable Little Rock. If you would like to nominate a worthy individual or business for the award, please review the 2018 Nominations Fact Sheet, available here.
You may send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be in writing and should include a narrative describing the nominee, summarizing their achievements in sustainability, and detailing the reasons the nominee should be recognized. The narrative must include the contact information for the nominee. References and supporting documentation are welcomed and encouraged, and self-nominations are accepted.
Mayor’s Sustainability Commission
The Mayor’s Sustainability Commission was established in 2008 to advise the City on sustainable practices. Since that time, the Commission has worked with various groups in the City to develop new sustainable policies that have positively impacted city government and the residents of Little Rock.
The Commission founded and organizes the Little Rock Sustainability Summit, which features prominent experts and elected officials who have spoken about their successes in environmental stewardship across the country. The Commission spearheaded a sustainability assessment that made eight key recommendations for the City to become more eco-friendly. In 2010, the Commission helped promote the City’s Green Building Incentive Program that provided financial incentives for residential buildings that are built to ecologically friendly standards. In 2011, the Commission drafted guidelines for expanding Farmers’ Markets throughout the City, so that fresh produce can be made available to residents in all parts of our community. In 2015, the Complete Streets Ordinance and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance were passed by the Board of Directors with the support of the Sustainability Commission. In 2015, the Sustainability Commission unveiled the City's first sustainability plan at the 2015 Sustainability Summit. The City of Little Rock sustainability plan, titled the "2020 Sustainability Roadmap," has 17 goals that the Commission is currently working to fulfill.
To view the Sustainability Commission Bylaws click here.
For more information about this commission, contact Tabitha "Faith" Mullins at (501) 371-4586 or email@example.com.
You can also stay updated with the Sustainability Commission and other things related to sustainability by liking and following the "Sustain Little Rock" facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LRSustainability/
The Sustainability Commission meets the last Friday of every month at the Willie L. Hinton Resource Center located at 3805 W. 12th Street. Meetings are open to the public. You can view meeting notes at the bottom of this page.
January 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 23rd, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 29th, the Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
May, break for Memorial Day weekend
June 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
July 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
August 24th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
September 28th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
October 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 30th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Robert Airo||Sylvia Blain|
|Rachel Furman||Neil Gillespie|
|Chris Hiryak||Ron Hope|
|Ron Hughes||Randy Pierce|
|Uta Meyer||Clint Whitley|
|Linda K. Smith||Karen Zuccardi|
Chair: Neil Gillespie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chair: Randy Pierce, email@example.com
Secretary: Linda K. Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently the Commission is working in alignment with the City of Little Rock 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. Our five committees mirror the five tenants of the Roadmap and serve to promote the goals within each tenant. If you would like to assist one of the committees in achieving the Roadmap goals please contact the committee chair, to find out the current committee meeting times and locations. To view the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap click here.
Energy: Robert Airo, email@example.com
- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program education
- Energy Efficiency of City Facilities
- Fleet Carbon Reduction
- Port Authority shingle pile solution
- LED city streetlights
Built Environment: Clint Whitley/Ron Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- New Residential Energy Label
- Promoting Green Roofs
Economic Development: Neil Gillespie, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gain new members
- Sustainable Business Recognition Program
The Natural Environment: Chris Hiryak, email@example.com
- Policy development for Banning Yard Waste Plastic Bags
- Policy development for Tree Canopy Growth and Protection
Quality of Life: Kathleen Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rain garden/barrel development
- Incentives for rain gardens
- Ideas for tactical urbanism (pop-up BikePed improvement projects)
- Stormwater regulations and policy development
January 27th: Click Here
February 24th: Click Here
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