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Register now for Energy, Jobs and the Economy
in West Memphis!

July 31, 2014


Register Now! for the July 31 or August 7 Energy, Jobs and the Economy workshops.  

NOTE:  Southern Arkansas workshop cancelled.  Please consider West Memphis or Little Rock workshops. 

The Applied Sustainability Center, along with the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation and the Arkansas Energy Office, will present the Energy, Jobs and the Economy workshops in West Memphis and Little Rock. Legislators and candidates from Northwest Arkansas will hear from industry leaders in the Alternative Fuels, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy sectors about how Arkansas can create jobs, attract economic investment, keep our intellectual talent here in Arkansas, and help Arkansas retain wealth through sustainable initiatives.

Presenters at the workshop include:

Energy Efficiency:

John Coleman, Viridian
Alan Hope, Powers of Arkansas
Jerry McCormick, NextGen Illumination

Renewable Energy:

Matt Kisber, Silicon Solar Ranch
Pam Speraw, Sun City Solar
Doug Hutchings, Picasolar

Alternative Fuels:

Rich Byers, FutureFuel Chemical Company
Jared Tomlinson, CNG Conversion
Ines Polonius, alt.Consulting

Three other workshops will be held in convenient locations around the state.  To register, please click here.

Eastern Arkansas- Tuesday, July 31st, Mid-South Community College in West Memphis

Central Arkansas- Thursday, August 7th, Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock



 Sustainable Arkansas

The Sustainable Arkansas model proposed by the Applied Sustainability Center has received strong support from several Arkansas cites as well as the Arkansas Municipal League.  Center Director Michele Halsell spoke to the City of Fort Smith on May 27 and received their support for the initiative.  Click on the link below to see more information about the Fort Smith presentation.

Fort Smith Leaders Interested in "Sustainable" program - Times Record Online Edition, May 28, 2014

Fort Smith officials urged to join municipal sustainability program - The City; May 27, 2014



Strong Towns Workshop in the News

For more information on Strong Towns, go to

Other news articles about the Chuck Marohn workshop are at these links:

Log Cabin Democrat

The City Wire

Arkansas Planner


In its second year, the Sustainable Cities Program of the UA's Applied Sustainability Center expanded to include seven more diverse Arkansas cities.  Listen as Michele Halsell discusses the program on Ozarks at Large on KUAF radio! 



Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit 2013


The 2nd Annual Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit took place in North Little Rock, Ark., on October 16th (plenary and breakouts) and 17th (Workshops and Field Trips).  Based on post-summit survey responses, the summit scored well with attendees.  

 Thank you to our 2013 Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit Sponsors






Applied Sustainability Center
Willard J. Walker Hall 537
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-3044  p