2020 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard Launch

  The University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability has launched the 2020 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard! This is the third year that the Office for Sustainability has facilitated the program, and we are incredibly happy to see so many chapters furthering...

Planet Love: 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

Welcome to the 50th Annual Earth Week! The first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species Acts, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were...

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...

Law Gives Cycling New Momentum in Arkansas

The bicycle is the most energy efficient mode of transportation ever devised. With an input of about enough energy to power a lightbulb, a bicycle and an adult rider can get going about 10 mph on flat ground. But bikes stay this efficient only if you keep moving....

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.

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...

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...

Global Warming’s Six Americas

A study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication The Global Warming's Six Americas study surveyed the American public about global warming beliefs, behaviors, and policy preferences...

Bike Fix-it Stations

The University of Arkansas has installed its first of two Bike Fix-it stations.  Cyclists can now visit the Arkansas Union at the heart of campus to pump up tires and do basic bike repair such as change or pump tires, adjust brakes or chains and tighten loose nuts and...

Dead Day Opportunities to Clear Out Your Space

It's the end of the semester, and who wants to come back in January to an office full of clutter and unwanted stuff? This Friday it will be easier than ever to clear out some of those old files and electronics without overflowing your tiny trash bin. Unwanted...

Coming Together to Divert Food Waste

By Jennifer McArthur, Agricultural Communications Experiential Learning Lab Reporter In the movement to establish a more sustainable campus, cooperation between University of Arkansas organizations has made a significant impact by supporting the use of Earth Tubs to...
2020 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard Launch

2020 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard Launch

  The University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability has launched the 2020 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard! This is the third year that the Office for Sustainability has facilitated the program, and we are incredibly happy to see so many chapters furthering...

Planet Love: 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

Planet Love: 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

Welcome to the 50th Annual Earth Week! The first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species Acts, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were...

3 Reasons We Are Still Using Fossil Fuels

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...

Law Gives Cycling New Momentum in Arkansas

The bicycle is the most energy efficient mode of transportation ever devised. With an input of about enough energy to power a lightbulb, a bicycle and an adult rider can get going about 10 mph on flat ground. But bikes stay this efficient only if you keep moving....

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.

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...

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...

RSO Highlight: Net Impact

RSO Highlight: Net Impact

We’ll be highlighting RSO’s from the RSO Sustainability Coalition. If you’re interested in joining one of these organizations, be sure to check out their social media and HogSync page! Policy, leadership, and powerful connections--that's Net Impact. Net Impact at the...

RSO Highlight: Recyclebacks

RSO Highlight: Recyclebacks

We'll be highlighting RSO's from the RSO Sustainability Coalition. If you're interested in joining one of these organizations, be sure to check out their social media and HogSync page! Meet the Recyclebacks, an RSO dedicated to keeping our community clean, primarily...

Planet Love: 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

Welcome to the 50th Annual Earth Week! The first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water, Endangered Species Acts, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were...

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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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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...

read more

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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