As many of you know, just in the last six months have I really begun focusing my energies on living a greener lifestyle and searching out the resources our community has to offer in this vein.
What I have discovered is that while the “going green” and living sustainably is somewhat new to me (I was very involved as a teenager and have been relatively MIA until now), there are many individuals and organizations who have been around for a long time, the true “Arkansas Originals” and starters of this grassroots movement toward change.
For example, today I spoke with Lisa Armstrong, founder of the website Holistic Arkansas. She started the site in 2005 and is very connected with resources across the state. If you haven’t heard of her, you should definitely check out her site. She has listed resources in over 90 categories and in nearly every county in the state!
I also recently discovered the organization Faulkner County Supporters of Sustainable Communities. They are very active in promoting alternative transportation in our county, as well as many other efforts. They have several important events this out. Check them out here.
If you know of groups or resources in our state, please comment and share! I’d love to hear about them and spread the word.