10 schools get recycling grants
Ten Pulaski County schools will each get $1,000 grants for recycling programs.
The Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District, a state regional solid waste district that operates only in Pulaski County, awards the grants annually. The district announced the awards Tuesday.
The Little Rock winners are: Agape Academy for field trips, recycling pickup and tree planting; Forest Park Elementary School for public service announcements, education and recyclable art projects; Don Roberts Elementary School for producing a YouTube show; Episcopal Collegiate School for repurposing old school uniforms; eSTEM High School for composting; Pulaski Heights Middle School for education and mentoring; Southwest Christian Academy for a water fountain, water bottle refilling station and posters; and The Anthony School for continuing recycling and sustainability programs and for special events.
Maumelle Charter High School received funds for purchasing recycling containers and producing clothing made of recyclable materials. Sylvan Hills Middle School will buy recycling carts, organize field trips and host recycling rallies.
Panel on ecology cancels meeting
December's Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission meeting has been canceled.
The meeting, scheduled for Friday, had no items on its agenda as of Tuesday. That led chairman Doug Melton, who conferred with Administrative Law Judge Charles Moulton, to cancel it.
The monthly meetings for March, April and August this year also were canceled because of a lack of agenda items.
The commission serves as the appellate and rule-making body for the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality and meets 11 times each year, typically on the fourth Friday of the month.
The commission's next scheduled meeting is Jan. 24.
Metro on 12/02/2019