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.

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...

Transforming Oil Rigs into Coral Reefs

Looking at an off-shore oil rig, just about some of the last words these mechanical colossals bring to mind is "environmental resource". But recent research performed by oceanographer Amber Jackson and marine scientist Emily Callahan has shown that oil rigs might be...

University of Arkansas Wins Commitment to Sustainability Award

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas received the Commitment to Sustainability award from the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls at the No Frills Conference, Feb. 21. The Southwest Affiliate is one of the eight regional...

The Surprising Truth of Water Conservation

Think Fast: What is the Best Way to Conserve Water? Is it taking shorter showers? Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth? Letting yellow mellow? While these are all good things, their impacts pale in comparison to one area of your life you may...

Campus Sustainability Day

Campus Sustainability Day is a day to celebrate sustainability on college campuses around the world.  The theme for the day is "Climate Adaptation: Resilient Campuses & Communities."  Join the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability on October 23, 2013....
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

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.

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...

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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