Green Resources 

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Energy Saving & Green Living Information

Green, green, green. The adjective is everywhere; the lifestyle is not. Not yet, anyway. There's much to learn, as with anything new. But it need not be a daunting task.

'Going green' means making changes to your way of life. It means pursuing knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Below are a few simple steps to help preserve the environment, reduce energy use, and help get you on the road to 'Being Green'. Please take advantage of all the information and resources on this site for more details and other ways you can make a difference.

 

Arkansas Government Resources

Arkansas Energy Office

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Energy Efficiency Arkansas

Office of State Procurement

Alternative Energy Commission

Other Resources in Arkansas

Green Central Arkansas - Green Central Arkansas is a green information clearinghouse for governments and public agencies

Keep Arkansas Beautiful - Inspiring and educating individuals to prevent litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful.

Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse - The Arkansas Energy Office, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville have created a new organization that will assist Arkansas manufacturers with energy efficiency efforts.

Alternative Energy Commission - Studies the needs and impacts of various forms of alternative energy on the economic future of Arkansas.

Recycling

Electronics Reuse and Recycling - Solid Waste Management Division - Recycling Branch, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Arkansas Recycling Coalition - The Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC) unites large and small companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in a common effort to promote reduce, reuse, and recycling education and programs.

Little Rock Recycles - Little Rock Recycles is an initiative by the City of Little Rock in partnership with Waste Management to increase residential recycling participation.

Recycle This! - Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction in your area

Keep Arkansas Beautiful - Recycling and waste reduction

Alternative Fuel

Arkansas Renewable Energy Information - Arkansas Energy Office

Biodiesel Retailers - Arkansas Bio-Fuels Enterprises LLC

Carpooling

eRideshare
This is a free service for connecting carpoolers who commute locally, as well as for longer-distance travelers going the same direction.

Metroplan (arkRide.com)
Metroplan is a joint program of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Council of Local Governments in Central Arkansas. The arkRide.com system is a free, Web-based, ride-matching service for commuters in Central Arkansas. The system matches commuters based on proximity to origin, destination, and travel route, as well as time schedules and ride-sharing preferences. In addition to carpooling, the arkRide.com system facilitates transit-, bike-, and walk-buddy matching, as well as vanpool-service requests.

State Employee VanPool
The A.S.E.A./SEBCO VanPool provides safe, economical, and convenient commuting for individuals who work in specific areas of Little Rock.

Global Warming

Governor’s Commission on Global Warming

Federal Government Resources

U.S. Department of Energy - The official Web site for the U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Savers - U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities - U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Star - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy

The White House - Energy and Environment

U.S. Green Building Council - Arkansas Chapter of the U.S. Green Building council

Earth 911 - your one-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you’ve got and recycling your trash

Green Communities - your portal to tools and information on the best strategies, programs and policies to reduce your environmental footprint

EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

UNICOR - Federal Prison Industries, Respecting the environment is just good business

Energy Information Administration - Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government

Conservatree - Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Expert advice and leadership in paper choices

Securing a Clean Energy Future - National Governor's Association