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...

Summer Climate Fellowship

The University of New Hampshire is accepting applications for the 2014 Climate Fellowship program (formerly the Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellowships Program), now through March 17th.  There are 10 projects in the works for this summer and they need talented...

Athletics: Changing the Game for Campus Sustainability

Athletics is a powerhouse of persuasion. Collegiate teams captivate their audiences in the tens or hundreds of thousands.  They have the potential to completely shift the culture in huge swaths.  Why?  Because fans have pride in their teams and when they see their...

Environmental Education Internship/Capstone Project

Fayetteville Public Schools seeks a dynamic and outgoing individual interested in environmental education to assist with field trips at Kessler Mountain Nature Center and/or Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center. Preference will be given to University rising...

2012 GHG Emissions

Energy Related Emissions Down in the U.S. The United States’ energy-related carbon dioxide emissions for the first quarter of 2012 were reduced to levels not seen since 1992 according to a 2012 publication by the Energy Information Administration.  Emissions in the...
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...

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...

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...

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Support World Bee Day

Today is World Bee Day. WORLD Bee Day. That’s right – bees are so important to humanity that they have been given a day for the entire world to celebrate their existence. Most of us have probably heard “Bees are SO important” and even “Without bees, we...

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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....

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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...

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