10 Easy Steps to Make your Semester more Sustainable

And We're Back. The first week of classes has come and gone, leaving us students with the task of reestablishing routine. As you start integrating yourself into your new schedule (and begin the search for that elusive timetable that will allow you to study, eat,...

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.

7 Ways to Be Sustainable During Finals Week

During finals week priorities fly out the window. It’s a vital time when school comes first, many late night study sessions turn into all-nighters. However, a sustainable lifestyle is still achievable on two and a half hours of sleep and eight cups of coffee – see...

5 Apps To Make Your Life More Sustainable

Download, click, save the world As spring arrives in Fayetteville and our beautiful campus comes back to life, many of us find ourselves desiring to switch to more earth-friendly habits.  But, if you are anything like me, despite your warm and fuzzy feelings towards...

3 Reasons We Are Still Using Fossil Fuels

Say the words "fossil fuel" to most environmentally conscious people and you will conjure up images of smoggy air, oil spills, and melting ice caps. Fossil fuels, including coal, petroleum, and natural gas, are the go-to boogeyman of the green movement—and with good...

Sustainability and Social Justice

As someone who works in the field of sustainability, I am occasionally asked how issues of social justice and inequality have anything to do with sustainability or the environment. Since most of us have been taught to compartmentalize the various "issues" that we care...

The Gentle Bee

The Gentle Bee Just like us bees can be social or solitary beings. Honeybees are very social insects as evidenced by their hive mentality and division of work by gender. This means that queens rule the roost, female worker bees forage for pollen and nectar, clean the...

The OFS is Hiring!

Are you interested in joining the OFS team? We are currently searching for someone to be our new Sustainability Program Assistant. This position supports all aspects of the Sustainability Office’s day-to-day operations. From events, to communications & outreach, to...

Goats on Campus: OFS Hires the Herd to fight Invasive Plants

The OFS has declared war. Our campus has been invaded by a crafty and destructive enemy. Invasive plant species, such as bush honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle, and Chinese privet have taken root in our natural zones, crowding out native species and threatening the...

7 Tips for a Sustainable Finals Week

During finals week, some priorities fly out the window. It’s a vital time when school comes first and late night study sessions turn into all-nighters. However, you can still live a sustainable lifestyle on two hours of sleep and eight cups of coffee. Read on to see...