The City of Little Rock's Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit was held on March 29, 2018 at the Robinson Center, which is a LEED Gold building.

This year we shared a report card style update on the progress of the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. The Summit focused on three goals from the Roadmap: Tree Canopy Growth and Preservation, Energy Efficiency of City Facilities, and Sustain the Rock Award Recognition. Our guest speaker was Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland, Oregon. He spoke about the power of local government to promote sustainable policy making. Two breakout sessions were offered after the Summit. One session was on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce in your personal life and the second session was to learn more about our upcoming bike share program! You can watch videos of the summit below. 

This year we had an almost completely zero waste event! We donated 20 pounds of uneaten food to Potluck Food Rescue and over 20 gallons of food waste was collected for composting by the Urban Food Loop

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address 
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh1gpj_Hz5g

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address 
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V152TYxL-Kc

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address 
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVnzCgvmEHY

_______________________________________________________________________________________

The City of Little Rock's Eighth Annual Sustainability Summit was held on March 30, 2017 in the new ballroom of the renovated Robinson Center.  

This year we shared a report card style update on the progress of the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. The Summit focused on three goals from the Roadmap: the new Fresh2You Mobile Farmers Market, the City's efforts to promote green roofs, and improvements in accessible alternative transportation. Our guest speaker was Bob Perciasepe, the former Deputy Administrator of the EPA and the current President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. He spoke about the power of local government to direct positive change in our society. Thank you for Bob for the inspiring words! Two tours were offered after the summit. One was conducted by our Public Works Director and talked about the new Broadway bridge and the potential future green roof on the Old Jail behind City Hall. The second tour was of the sustainable features of the renovated Robinson. After the event, the Fresh2You mobile food market could be found outside waiting to provide fresh produce to the Summit attendees. 

You can watch a condensed video of the 2017 Sustainability Summit below or by copy and pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjYyzKcMBE

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address 
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjYyzKcMBE

2017 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address
into your browser:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8UUSpsbZOg

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The City of Little Rock's Seventh Annual Sustainability Summit was held on March 31, 2016 at the Clinton Presidential Center.

This year we shared a report card style update on the progress of the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. The Summit focused on three goals from the Roadmap: commercial organic waste recycling, the adoption of complete streets, and plans for developing the Fourche Creek as a recreational destination. Our nationally recognized guest speaker, Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters, brought passion, energy, and inspiration to our discussion about cleaning and energizing the Fourche Creek Watershed. In addition, there was an option to participate in a tour of the Fourche Creek at the State Fairgrounds.

2016 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address
into your browser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwokD71YQI8&t=5s

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The City of Little Rock's Sixth Annual Sustainability Summit was held on April 9th, 2015 at the Clinton Presidential Center.

This year we unveiled the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. The Roadmap is a strategy of various sustainability initiatives that City departments and citizens will undertake throughout the next five years. We also focused on individual empowerment and the benefits that sustainability brings to daily life. Our nationally recognized guest speaker, John Fisk of Winrock International's Wallace Center, spoke about sustainable food practices.

2015 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address
into your browser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw38iy3tLbo&t=9s

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2014 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address
into your browser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13__pP1HPm8

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2013 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address 
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHTvdb9kH8

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2012 Mayor's Video

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please copy and paste this address
into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoI7KQ-q274