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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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Change policy

At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: work to change policies that may encourage our bad energy habits.

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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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energy evaluation of public buildings

At the AR Earth Day Festival someone suggested we: Do an energy evaluation of government buildings and schools.

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more wind turbines

One of the people that stopped by our table at the Little Rock Zoo Earth Day Celebration suggested: we should have more wind turbines

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Install surge protectors in all public buildings

The Green Energy Surge Protection and Energy Reducer has been installed in the Mayflower Municipal Building and has reduced energy use by 25%. We should install this type of system in all public buildings in central Arkansas.

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Unplug electronics

At the AR Earth Day Festival someone suggested we: Unplug electronics when they are not being used.

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Make cellulose insulation in Arkansas

Build a plant to recycle waste paper into cellulose insulation. Here's how it is made:

 

We should make it in Arkansas instead of shipping our waste paper to China.

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Add energy audit to home sale inspections

Add an energy audit to the required inspections when you sell a house. Repairs would not be required, but at least the new owners would know how they could improve the efficiency of the building. They did this in Austin and it created a whole new demand for energy auditors (green jobs!).

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Use electric lawnmowers.

Using an electric lawnmower does just as good a job as gas mowers without the use of fossil fuels.

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Tighten up thermostats at home

At the AR Earth Day Festival someone suggested we: Be more conservative when setting the thermostat in your home.

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Decentralize power generation

Massively decentralize electric power generation with neighborhood solar coops

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Decentralization of the grid

At the Grass Roots Youth Summit our community youth suggested we: decentralize the electric grid so that we are more energy independent and do not have to rely on one power source.

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