Require sidewalks on all streets so that people can walk places.
people should have the option of getting recycled goods picked up like the trash to make recycling easier. so more people will be willing to recycle
Protect watersheds for potable water sources
adding more bike lanes on the roads is a great way to increase activity, cut gas usage and air pollution and make lr a more inviting city for healthy people.
Use solar power and wind power. Most of Europe is way ahead of the US and using both. Iceland has cars that run on hydrogen. Use rain water to flush toilets and water the yards. Many Europeans routinely do both. There are underground storage tanks and rain barrels to collect the water. When people shop, they use carts and load their groceries into collapsible containers or baskets. Very few plastic bags are used ...more »
Let's build energy-efficiency measures into affordable housing - so that not only can folks achieve home ownership, but they can stay in their homes without choking on their energy bills! Weatherstripping, efficient appliances, and greener insulation materials are all important solutions that we should make commonplace.
At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: teach awareness and encourage healthy lifestyles at an early age (definitely by elementary school)
We should listen to the ideas presented by the youth of the region because they tend to ignore all the obstacles and financial hurdles that seem to discourage the rest of us from taking action.
Help get the word out about companies like Go Green Box. We are based in Little Rock and help keep cardboard out of our landfills by renting reusable moving boxes. We also carry biodegradable packing supplies that can be thrown in your garden after you unpack and will fertilize the soil. All for about 1/2 the cost of new cardboard boxes.
LR needs better planning for contractors that just go in and cut every tree down to put in a new neighborhood. Also consider the big shopping centers and even the big box churches--just drive around west little rock and look around.
At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: encourage people to take personal action because lots of peoplex small change= big results. turn off lights, open windows, walk/bike, use power strips
One of the people that stopped by our table at the Little Rock Zoo Earth Day Celebration suggested: Sherwood should recycle and offer curbside recycling.