Working Together to Build Civic Commitment for Climate Action & Justice
Empowering individual civic engagement for climate and racial equity solutions takes hard work, education, and funding. That's why we created Arkansas Citizens' Climate League (ARKCCL, the League) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
ARKCCL’s major funding activities include our signature Arkansas Climate Accord in the spring and the Climate Change Costume Challenge in the fall. These activities provide the resources to fulfill our mission.
ARKCCL facilitates dialogue with communities and individuals in southern Arkansas to hear concerns about the detrimental impacts of environmental and climate changes. ARKCCL partners with the chapters of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby in Arkansas to provide the necessary resources for community outreach & educational and training opportunities for emerging climate action leaders.
ARKCCL works with PACE (Police and Community Engagement) to ensure communities of color have a voice in their community.
ARKCCL provides administrative assistance to the Arkansas for Container Deposit Law campaign.
This effort works towards place a deposit on all beverage containers in the stare. Reducing production of these containers not only solves a litter problem but reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Board of Directors
The legal governing body for the League is made up of volunteers from across Arkansas.
Soniyyah "Sonna" Bkey, Fort Smith
Fay Knox, Deer
Charles Sisco, Springdale
Keaton Smith, Fayetteville
Chris Balos, Springdale
Jean Larson, Batesville
Paulette Ann Meikle, Forth Smith
Zac Owens, West Fork
Robert McAfee, Hackett
Chris McNamara, Fayetteville
Bob Brown, Bella Vista
Nancy Brown, Bella Vista
Shelley Buonaiuto, Fayetteville
Bernadette Devone, Willingboro, NJ
Christina May, Fort Smith
Jan Schaper, Russellville
Community Resources Coordinator
Ashton Eley, Little Rock