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Contact(s):John McClure
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LRSustainabilitySummit@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, September 14, 2009

LITTLE ROCK SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT



WHAT: The first annual Little Rock Sustainability Summit will be held on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th, 2009, sessions will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
All sessions are free and open to the public

The purpose of the Summit is to encourage and educate city leaders and citizens from both large and small cities across Arkansas on actions they can take to make our communities more environmentally sustainable. These actions include: recycling, land use/planning, green building, energy efficiency, water quality, green economies, transportation, faith, food, etc....


WHO: Mayor Mark Stodola
Little Rock Sustainability committee
Keynote: Mayor Bob Dixson, City of Greensburg, Kansas

WHEN: Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th, 2009
(See below for session agendas)
Friday’s sessions are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday’s sessions starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m.,
The Exhibition Hall will be open from 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.,


*Little Rock Green Drinks Hospitality Hour from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


WHERE: Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
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*the hospitality hour is a networking event.
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Little Rock Sustainability Summit Schedule
Friday, September 25, 2009
(Sessions 1-4)


11:00AM – 1:00PM Registration Begins

11:00AM – 5:00PM Sustainability Expo Hall, Governor’s Hall IV

1:05PM – 1:10PM City of Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola Opening
Remarks

1:10PM – 2:00PM Session 1: Topic 1: Urban Revitalization

Topic 2: Clean Energy

2:10PM – 3:00PM Session 2: Topic 3: Water Issues

Topic 4: Wind Energy

Topic 5: Food

3:10PM – 4:00PM Session 3: Topic 6: HEAL Arkansas

Topic 7: Ecotourism

4:10PM – 5:00PM Session 4: Topic 8: Green Building Tour
(USGBC, tour stops TBA)

Topic 9: Economic Development and
Green Jobs



Little Rock Sustainability Summit Schedule
Saturday, September 26, 2009
(Sessions 5-9)


9:00AM – 5:30PM Sustainability Expo Hall, Governor’s Hall IV

9:30AM – 9:50AM Session 5: Topic 10: City of Little Rock Mayor Mark
Stodola Opening Remarks
10:00AM – 10:50AM Session 6: Topic 11: Green 101: What is Green?

Topic 12: Recycling

Topic 13: Environmental Education

11:00AM – 11:50AM Session 7: Topic 14: Faith Community Response to
Environmental Situation
Topic 15: New and Existing Homes

Topic 16: Transportation

12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch in Governor’s Hall IV
• Arkansas Green Restaurant Alliance offers samples of local and organic foods in the expo hall

1:30PM – 2:20PM Session 8: Keynote: The Greensburg Story
• Moderator:
• Mayor Bob Dixson (City of Greensburg, Kansas)

2:30PM – 3:20PM Session 9: Topic 17: Health & the Environment

Topic 18: Recycling – Opportunities and
Economy
Topic 19: Food

3:30PM – 5:30PM Networking Hour, Governor’s Hall IV
• Little Rock Green Drinks offers entertainment, snacks and drinks



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