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...

Earth Day Update

Earth Day 2014 Vendor Fair Update Spring is finally here, and the Office for Sustainability is gearing up for the big Earth Day celebration, next week on April 22nd, 10am-2:00pm on the Union Mall! The Earth Day Vendor Fair is now completely booked for vendors. We’re...

Sustainability Announcements, Week of 3/14/16

Weekly Sustainability Announcements March 14, 2016 Permalink Contents From the Newswire National Ag Day Flint and Lead: The Water-Public Health Connection Meth Waste Awareness Class Lifesource Volunteers War Eagle Creek Cleanup CARS Travel Scholarships Part Time...

Earth Week – Students Minoring in Sustainability Display Capstone Experience Projects

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Students completing a minor in Foundations of Sustainability will display their capstone experience projects in the Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge April 20-21. About 50 posters will be in the Union exhibiting the student’s...

Sustainability Announcements for the Week of 3/23/15

Events “Putting Green To Work” Lunch Fayetteville’s efforts to restore four streams will be the focus of the next Putting Green to Work lunch sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Carole Jones, a park planner with the City of Fayetteville,...
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.

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...

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....

read more

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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