July 13, 2017 – Regular Monthly Meeting

July 13, 2017 – Shades of Gray: Water Reuse and Conservation for the Home

Speaker: Erika Droke, Environmental Program Coordinator, ADEQ

Fresh water is less than 1% of the earth’s total water volume, making potable water more rare than gold. As consumers, we can reduce the amount of potable water wasted by “reusing” water from daily activities, lowering our water bills while conserving energy and natural resources. Reused water is often called “gray water,” and as you’ll learn, there are many shades of gray! Come learn more about gray water reuse and other simple ways your household can conserve potable water and preserve natural fresh water resources. Find the right shade of gray for your home!

Erika Droke has worked with Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality since 2011, and is a member of the agency’s Public Education and Outreach team. Her primary community focus is teaching about watershed health and best practices to protect local water quality, but she is also involved in developing solid waste and air pollution education campaigns. Erika holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a North Little Rock native and has enjoyed outdoor interests since childhood; she is thrilled to now have a “grown-up” career that is centered on protecting Arkansas’s environment.
Due to renovations at Fletcher Library, this meeting will be at Audubon Arkansas at 4500 Springer Blvd in Little Rock.