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Air, Water, Land, Waste. Tell us how we can improve the air and water quality of our region. How can we reduce waste and preserve our natural land?

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Recycling Must be Increased

Central Arkansas needs to deal with the lack of recycling in the downtown area and in a large number of apartments/housing units. Please, please develop some strategies to start this process of collecting recycable products from offices, restaurants and otherlocalaties. I don't believe the Clinton Library even recycles. We can and must do better. Carol Roddy

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Earth Day Events

Have more Earth Day events, and big events for the planet. And plant more trees

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Urban Gardens

Many in Little Rock would like to garden, but don't have access to land. The city should investigate using empty lots for this purpose and/or approach property owners about volunteering even very small areas of land for this purpose. Raised beds could be added to areas such as sparsely used parking lots & rooftops--raised beds are especially helpful to the elderly who enjoy gardening but have trouble bending.

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stop cutting down trees

Several children that stopped by our table at Little Rock Zoo Earth Day Celebration suggested: we should stop cutting down trees and forests

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Water Quality

I suggest you...Manage stormwater runoff on roads, all developments and parking lots to improve water quality.

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new construction

Limit new construction and encourage construction on land which has already been cleared of trees and grass. For example, instead of new offices in West Little Rock, encourage and incent businesses to build on existing empty lots in midtown or downtown.

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Recycle Old Prescriptions

Recycle prescriptions/old pills. Don't flush them down the toilet and risk polluting our water systems.

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Make more/bigger watersheds/parks.

On I30 just sw of the I430 junction, there is flooding which closes the freeway with large rains. Dredge out the creek areas between the Geyer Springs Baptist Church and CalArk Trucking and northward where it is alread just wetland. Save the water for later use. I don't know how to make muddy water potable, but I am sure that someone does. Have hiking trails around the edges similar to the work planned for the area ...more »

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Curbside electronic recycle

Have curbside electronic recycle pickup, at least once each quarter.

Also have curbside hazardous waste pickup of all kinds of batteries, and other relatively stable wastes at least once each quarter.

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Open Space

We manage open space to mitigate human development impacts on air, water and land by scientifically harnessing the free services provided by nature or in other words undeveloped land; for example vegetation absorbs carbon dioxide and other air or land borne toxins, mitigates noise and unattractive views, protects water quality, reduces flood impacts; undeveloped land can maintain or increase biological diversity, which ...more »

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Install rain gardens

At the AR Earth Day Festival someone suggested we: Install rain gardens.

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