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Energy Efficiency, Energy Source. Tell us your ideas about how we can use our energy in a more efficient way and make better use of energy resources in our region.

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Encourage energy efficient buildings

Modify the building codes to encourage or require energy efficient buildings in our region. This could start with all public buildings

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Energy-Efficiency in Affordable Housing

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.

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Take personal action

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

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More solar and wind electric capability

More solar and wind electric power. Small solar panels can produce a lot of power.

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More Incentives to Green

Increase Economic Incentives for businesses and homeowners to 'green' their home and business

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Design more efficient buildings

At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: design and encourage the construction of energy efficienct buildings (Energy Star certification, LEED)

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Use natural light

At the AR Earth Day Festival someone suggested we: Open blinds and doors in place of light bulbs to lighten rooms.

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Use natural energy

One of the people that stopped by our table at the Little Rock Zoo Earth Day Celebration suggests: we use natural energy (solar, wind, etc.). It just makes sense.

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Utilize local resources

At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: make use of resources specific to the area like methane gas from landfills, hydro-electric, solar, wind, biofuels (switchgrass)

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Energy efficient retrofit of downtown buildings

Invest in retrofitting buildings in downtowns like Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, etc. to make them energy efficient. This would create jobs and encourage more investment downtowns.

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Offer Economic incentives

At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: incentivize energy efficiency with tools like net metering, tax rebates, or revolving loans

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Natural Energy and Accessibility

Invest in natural energy (wind, solar, hydro-electric, biofuels), and make roadways more accessible to biking and walking.

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