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...
2019 Earth Day Block Party

2019 Earth Day Block Party

Join the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability and University Programs as we celebrate Earth-centered events, kicking off with the Earth Day Block Party on April 22 at 11 am in the Union Mall. Earth Day is the annual international demonstration of support...

How You Can Improve Recycling

As it stands today, the University of Arkansas is on track with our current diversion goals for zero-waste, which sounds great! But what exactly is diversion? Diversion is actually the redirection of recyclables that would have been previously wasted… aka, re-using...

2019 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard Launch

The University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability is launching the 2019 Greek Life Sustainability Scorecard. This is the second year that the program has been in place, and we would like to commend the sororities and fraternities that are participating.  The...

Fighting Back Against Invasive Species: When Beauty Becomes the Beast

The good news: We can fight back. How? By identifying, removing, and replacing them. Invasive species can be physically removed, but it is hard work and requires year-round vigilance. However, the work is worth it, and there are wonderful native alternatives for every invasive species.  

Greedy Goats Pop-Up Petting Zoo Lunch & Learn

Greedy Goats Return to Campus! September is National Honey Month and the Office for Sustainability is celebrating as part of our commitment to being a certified Bee Campus USA.   Help us celebrate by dropping by and visiting with the Greedy Goat crew on Thursday,...