Refuse, Reduce, Reuse – and then Recycle
Recycling is good, but refusing that bag, single-use plastic, take-out napkins/cutlery/condiments is even better. Reducing our carbon footprint can come in many forms – and it’s not difficult. Find out how you can do better before you recycle. The Little Rock Sustainability Office will show you how!
About Melinda Glasgow
Melinda Glasgow is the Sustainability Officer for the City of Little Rock, since 2012. She began her career at the City as the Recycling Coordinator in December 2008. She also serves as the Executive Director of Keep Little Rock Beautiful.
As the City’s Sustainability Officer, Melinda has developed and coordinates several ongoing programs and events that promote sustainability within the City of Little Rock often through community partnerships.
One of her first accomplishments was the launching of LRecycles, a program identifying and promoting the City’s recycling efforts involving curbside recycling. She was also instrumental in establishing the City’s first residential single-stream recycling program in 2012, named Recycling on a Roll! Featuring yellow-top recycling carts that residents can conveniently roll to the curb.
In recognizing the need for public awareness, she shares best practices that engage, inform and encourage citizens to participate in their own individual recycling and sustainability efforts.
About Lennie Massanelli
Lennie Massanelli is the Recycling and Sustainability Program Educator for the City of Little Rock, since October 2019.
As the City’s Sustainability Educator, Lennie is dedicated to helping create and facilitate programs, projects, and policies that promote sustainability within the City of Little Rock and across the broader community.
Her position is within the Little Rock Sustainability Office and they work closely with the Little Rock Sustainability Commission and its five committees on issues involving Energy, Transportation, Education and Community Outreach, Waste and Reduction, and Environment, Health & Wellness.
Presently, in this COVID-19 pandemic, Lennie is focused on new ways that city residents can relate to sustainability efforts, and feel empowered to improve the quality of their lives and feel connected to each other and their shared environment.