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Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition

The Arkansas Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Arkansas Clean Cities coalition

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Patti Springs
Chet Howland
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Clean Cities Coordinators

Patti Springs
Chet Howland
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Patti L. Springs is no stranger to work in the public service sector. For two years, she has served as an Energy Efficiency Arkansas (EEA) Facilitator for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's (AEDC) Energy Office. Prior to that, she worked for the Arkansas State Medical Board as a Quality Assurance Coordinator and in another capacity with AEDC to support program mangers during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program administration.

In her role as the EEA Facilitator, Springs served as support staff for the Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition (ACCC) Coordinator. She has been involved in the planning and execution of events for the ACCC, which include alternative fuel forums, managing and/or assisting with alternative fuel station development and vehicle conversion rebate programs, and has been instrumental in pulling together local dealerships to participate in Ride and Drive events throughout the State of Arkansas. She has also assisted with preparing and presenting the ACCC Redesignation, and preparing the annual and operating reports for ACCC. Springs was appointed co-coordinator of ACCC in May, 2015.

Springs's civic involvement includes, but is not limited to, being a charter member of Arkansas Women in Power, Arkansas's first and only non-profit organization dedicated to educating women and the general public about the benefits of a career in the energy industry, being a member of the Arkansas Association of Energy Engineers, in addition to being a former member of Ditch the Keys Program, a public awareness campaign that encourages Arkansans to commit to cleaner air in Central Arkansas by using alternate modes of transportation. She is also a member of the Saline Green Committee that increases awareness of the importance of reducing Saline County's carbon footprint.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission - Energy Office
900 West Capitol Ave, Ste 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Arkansas Clean Cities coalition Statistics
Population: 2,959,373
Area: 53,179 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Entire state of Arkansas
Designated: October 25, 1995   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 4
   Natural Gas: 16
   Ethanol (E85): 49
   Electric: 63
   Propane: 49
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Total GHG
by AFV
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 212,377 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 1,225 tons of CO2
See the GHG by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based greenhouse gas savings.
Annual petroleum savings by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 125,276 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 294 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics