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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 environmentally green policies that have positively impacted city government and the residents of Little Rock.

The Commission founded and organized the Little Rock Sustainability Summit, which has featured prominent experts and elected officials who have spoken about their successes in environmental stewardship across the country. The Commission has 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.

The Commission also has developed a sustainable purchasing policy, laying out guidelines for how the city can make purchases in the most eco-friendly ways. 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.

For more information about this commission, contact Melinda Glasgow at (501) 371-4646.

Mayor's Car-Free Challenge 2013

The Mayor's Car-Free Challenge will commence with a Safety and Learning Fair at the River Market Pavilions from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, and will culminate with a drawing for prizes at the Bernice Garden on South Main Street at 11:00 AM on Sunday, October 13, 2013.  Individuals can participate each day by walking, biking, utilizing public transportation or carpooling.

Participants can download a scorecard at the link below and turn it in at Bernice Garden to enter the drawing. In addition, participants can register their participation by discussing their participation in the event on Twitter using #CarFreeLR.

Mayors Challenge 2013 Scorecard.doc


Ben Brenner, Secretary            Tremaine Williams

Ron Hughes                             Greg Jones

Mark A. Robertson                   Jonathan Rogers

Ben Thielemier, Chair               Ellen Fennell

Charles Vann                           Ann Woker

Christopher Hiryak                   Ron Hope

Acadia Roher, Vice Chair          Chris Franke

Neil Gillespie                            Ellen Fennell

Click below for information on other commissions:  

Little Rock Sustainability Commission

Bicycle Friendly Community Committee

Sister Cities Commission

Mayor's Tourism Committee 










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