New Movement in NWA

Northwest Arkansas is not just in a boom; rather, it’s undergoing a transformation. We are transforming the way we live by changing the way we move through our communities. And the way we move matters. It matters to our health, to our environment and it matters to the future of our community.

The COVID-19 “ReConnect” Challenge

Hello Spring. And Social-Distancing. There's no getting around it. COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives, keeping us stuck inside and often unable to enjoy the coming of spring in our more traditional ways. For many of us, this unprecedented global crisis has forced...

Tactical Urbanism & Stump Seats

If you ride Razorback Transit, you might have noticed some new installations around town. Seats made out of tree stumps are placed around town as a Tactical Urbanism project headed by the Office for Sustainability. The goal is to resolve some of the lack of seating at...

University of Arkansas Strikes Gold

University of Arkansas Strikes Gold   Each fall, The League of American Bicyclists evaluates applicants for its Bicycle Friendly University awards. The BFU program recognizes higher education institutions for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for...

NWA Climate Strike

This Friday, September the 27th, Fayetteville will be joining the International Earth Strike by hosting our own Northwest Arkansas Climate Strike at the Fayetteville Square. There will be a Bicycle and People’s Parade at 12:00 pm followed by a concert. This event is...

Natural State of Mind: Keeping Arkansas Clean

Summer break is here for UoA students, and it is the perfect time of year to get out and see the things that give Arkansas the title of “The Natural State.” Personally, I love nature. The scenery is more attractive with flowers and trees and plants galore. Nature is...

The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuels

Climate Change is a big problem. It is so big, in fact, that individual action—while necessary—is not enough to stop the dire predictions of a warmer world from becoming reality. According to a recent NYT article, “The United States… has contributed more than any...

Matlock Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marty Matlock, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas (UA), Executive Director, UA Office for Sustainability, and Program Director, UA Division of Agriculture Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, presented the...

The Only Practical Cure for Coal

Nuclear energy is the only option available to us at this time that can provide a carbon free source of energy all day every day.

Better World Books Drive in Conjunction with RecyleMania

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.--The University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability is kicking off the Better World Books Drive now through March 28 in conjunction with RecycleMania, a nationwide recycling competition among college campuses to emphasize the importance of...

FPS Sustainability Office Service Opportunity – 2014/2015

The following service opportunity is recommended for sustainability minor students as a capstone experience. Please contact Dr. Boss (sboss@uark.edu) if you have any questions about the capstone. The Fayetteville Public Schools Sustainability Office seeks a dynamic...
New Movement in NWA

New Movement in NWA

Northwest Arkansas is not just in a boom; rather, it’s undergoing a transformation. We are transforming the way we live by changing the way we move through our communities. And the way we move matters. It matters to our health, to our environment and it matters to the future of our community.

The COVID-19 “ReConnect” Challenge

The COVID-19 “ReConnect” Challenge

Hello Spring. And Social-Distancing. There's no getting around it. COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives, keeping us stuck inside and often unable to enjoy the coming of spring in our more traditional ways. For many of us, this unprecedented global crisis has forced...

Tactical Urbanism & Stump Seats

Tactical Urbanism & Stump Seats

If you ride Razorback Transit, you might have noticed some new installations around town. Seats made out of tree stumps are placed around town as a Tactical Urbanism project headed by the Office for Sustainability. The goal is to resolve some of the lack of seating at...

University of Arkansas Strikes Gold

University of Arkansas Strikes Gold

University of Arkansas Strikes Gold   Each fall, The League of American Bicyclists evaluates applicants for its Bicycle Friendly University awards. The BFU program recognizes higher education institutions for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for...

NWA Climate Strike

NWA Climate Strike

This Friday, September the 27th, Fayetteville will be joining the International Earth Strike by hosting our own Northwest Arkansas Climate Strike at the Fayetteville Square. There will be a Bicycle and People’s Parade at 12:00 pm followed by a concert. This event is...

Natural State of Mind: Keeping Arkansas Clean

Natural State of Mind: Keeping Arkansas Clean

Summer break is here for UoA students, and it is the perfect time of year to get out and see the things that give Arkansas the title of “The Natural State.” Personally, I love nature. The scenery is more attractive with flowers and trees and plants galore. Nature is...

The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuels

The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuels

Climate Change is a big problem. It is so big, in fact, that individual action—while necessary—is not enough to stop the dire predictions of a warmer world from becoming reality. According to a recent NYT article, “The United States… has contributed more than any...

Three Books for Winter Break

Three Books for Winter Break

With a new decade on the horizon and a stubbornly warm Christmas, now is a great time to pick up a few books, cuddle up under a (thin) blanket, and re-evaluate your understanding of sustainability. Here’s three books to take into the New Year: Farming While Black by...

NWA Climate Strike

This Friday, September the 27th, Fayetteville will be joining the International Earth Strike by hosting our own Northwest Arkansas Climate Strike at the Fayetteville Square. There will be a Bicycle and People’s Parade at 12:00 pm followed by a concert. This event is...

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In Bloom: Pollinator Plot Update and Tickseed Giveaway

Life in the OFS Pollinator Habitat has blossomed since we last did a blog post about it! The warm weather and rain have brought purple and yellow flowers out to bloom, including Coreopsis lanceolata (Tickseed)... ...and Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan...  … and...

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New Movement in NWA

Northwest Arkansas is not just in a boom; rather, it’s undergoing a transformation. We are transforming the way we live by changing the way we move through our communities. And the way we move matters. It matters to our health, to our environment and it matters to the future of our community.

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A Bucket of Worms: Vermicomposting

The Office for Sustainability recently implemented a vermicomposting system. This type of composting uses worms to decompose foods into nutrient-rich fertilizer. While various types of worms can be used for this process, OFS is using earthworms. The earthworms can eat...

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