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How your trash affects the environment

How your trash affects the environment

Did you know the average Arkansan generates over 8 pounds of trash a day?  That is just one of the many statistics impacting our environment that you can hear in more detail as the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) continues its statewide informational tour.

The next stop will be in Forrest City on July 27 at the East Arkansas Community College in the Learning Resource Center Room B129.  The college is located at 1700 Newcastle Road.

The tour is designed to give Arkansans a chance to see a multi-media presentation and learn more about ADEQ.  Guests are invited to ask questions and offer feedback.

Everyone is welcome and it is free of cost.  The presentation begins at noon. Guests are invited to bring a sack lunch.

EPA to power plants: Clean up your act

EPA to power plants: Clean up your act

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on power plant pollution in 27 states, including Arkansas, that contributes to unhealthy air downwind.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced on Thursday a plan to reduce smokestack pollution causing smog and soot in downwind states - where it combines with local air contaminants, making it impossible for those states to meet air quality standards on their own.

The rule differs from one proposed by the Obama administration in July.

ADEQ selects finalists for environmental award

ADEQ selects finalists for environmental award

One of five finalists will be chosen later this month to receive the 2011 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award (“ENVY Award”), presented by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to recognize efforts to enhance and protect Arkansas’ natural resources. The winning entry will be announced during the April 22 meeting of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (APC&EC) at the ADEQ headquarters building, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, as one of the featured events during the agency’s annual Earth Week observance.

The “ENVY Award” was established by the ADEQ in 2005 to honor a major contribution by an individual or organization involving environmental stewardship activities in Arkansas.

"Grow a Film" competition seeks entries

"Grow a Film" competition seeks entries

Filmmakers are invited to create a 5-12 minute film exploring the theme Nature as the Third Place (along with the home and the workplace) for the Walton Arts Center and Seedling Film Association's Grow a Film Project.

FexEx exec to address Ark. aerospace industry

FexEx exec to address Ark. aerospace industry

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- FedEx Executive Gregory Hall will address the Governor’s Aerospace Summit on Tuesday, March 29 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Summit will bring together nearly 200 industry leaders, government officials and educators to discuss the progress and needs of the aviation and aerospace industry in Arkansas. The Summit is organized by the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) Aerospace Training Consortium.

Hall is Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for Memphis-based FedEx Express.

Turn your electronic trash to cash for BAAC

Turn your electronic trash to cash for BAAC

Donate your old ink jet cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, and iPods to the Batesville Area Arts Council. We are able to get money back for recycling these items. The "green" dollars that we earn go to helping us fund our programs in the community.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.