energy, Energy, ENERGY

I'm not bragging or anything, but this Sustainability Coordinator position is a pretty sweet gig. Yesterday I started w/ a 7:30 meeting at the Chamber of Commerce to begin developing a green business certification program centered on energy, water and waste.

At 9 I'm sitting in FPL working with library staff on the Solar Test Bed project -- a 10 KW installation of solar panels -- funded through a grant from the International City Manager's Association.

10 a.m. a short meeting on getting this blog off the ground.

11 a.m. continue developing sustainability goals and metrics for our municipal operations. This report will be public soon.

4:30 presentation to City Council on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant - $725,000 from the Dept of Energy for efficiency and renewable energy projects in our community (Energy Block Grant - NWA Times Article).

And finally a 7:00 town hall meeting with Mayor Jordan, City staff and Fayetteville residents.

This morning I get to start all over again. There's so much happening out there right now, especially on the energy side of things, that it's hard to keep up. The great news is Fayetteville is right in the middle of it!

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