Weekly Sustainability Announcements

August 24, 2015




From the Newswire

  • Welcome Back!
  • Community Forum on Water Quality
  • Find it Fresh Luncheon
  • Welcome Back Garden Workday at Tri Cycle Farms
  • Tri Cycle Farms’ Food Recovery/ Compost Crew
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant
  • Feed the Hungry and Homeless — House of Hope Rescue Mission

Sustainability Student One of Four Awarded ASG Presidents’ Council Scholarship

Welcome Back!


The Office for Sustainability and Sustainabiloty Academic Programs is thrilled to be kicking off a brand new school year! We hope you are enjoying this lovely weather as you make your way to classes this morning. If this is your first time receiving an email like this one, expect to see the Weekly Sustainability Announcements in your inbox every Monday morning, keeping you up to date on all things sustainability, including events, volunteer opportunities, job and internship opportunities, and other announcements.


The Volunteer Action Center is now using a platform called GivePulse to manage volunteer opportunities for the U of A campus. Service hours for SUST 2103 this semester will be logged exclusively through GivePulse. If you haven’t signed in yet, you can simply use your UARK credentials, and if you ever volunteered through the VAC in the past, all of your information will be imported.


If you know of an announcement that is sustainability-related and would be of interest to your fellow sustainability students, pass it along. Likewise, if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. You can reply to these emails, or use the following information:


Cassandra Gronendyke
Administrative Specialist
Sustainability Academic Programs
Sustainability House, 238 Harmon Ave.




Community Forum on Water Quality


The UA Division of Agriculture Public Policy Center is hosting an upcoming Community Forum for the Beaver Lake Watershed on August 25th in Clifty. The forum will take place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Clifty Community Center, located at 182 Madison 8248, Huntsville. The purpose of the forum is to allow watershed stakeholders to discuss water quality concerns and connect with groups currently working to address nonpoint source pollution in the watershed.


8:30 Am – 12:30 Pm

Tuesday August 25th

Clifty Community Center, 182 Madison 8248, Huntsville, AR 72740




Find it Fresh Luncheon


The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual ‘Find it Fresh’ Luncheon on Friday August 28th from 11:30-1:00 pm at the Farm Bureau Building in Fayetteville. This luncheon is an interactive, educational and delicious experience, designed to create awareness about edible responsibility; in terms of consumers buying local products and the benefits of that practice. The meal will include all locally fresh food from vendors at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Tickets are $25. Proceeds from the dinner will be given as scholarships to students in the Dale Bumpers school of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas. Join us and support your local farmers with this farm to table luncheon!


11:30 Am – 1:00 Pm

Friday August 28th

Farm Bureau Building, 1165 N Meadowlands Dr,
Fayetteville, AR 72704


Volunteer Opportunities


Welcome Back Garden Workday at Tri Cycle Farms


Welcome back, students!! We are so excited to have students back in town and back at Tri Cycle Farms. Come join us for a Saturday morning of gardening! We’ll be working on the start of our fall garden and beautifying the farm in preparation for our upcoming Pesto Fest. Bring a water bottle and a friend, and come see how much the garden has grown!


8:00 Am – 11:00am

Saturday, August 29th

1705 N Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703



Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Tri Cycle Farms’ Food Recovery/ Compost Crew


Every Thursday, we gather at Tri Cycle to sort through boxes of expired produce from Ozark Natural Foods, a local health food coop. We sort and weigh the food, feed some to our sweet chickens, and then add the rest to the compost. There is also usually plenty of still-good-looking, organic produce to share amongst ourselves! If you like veggies, chickens, or compost, come join us for a chill, fun volunteer opportunity while helping to prevent food waste in our community. Just meet outside the community house at the farm (1705 N Garland Ave) at 3:30pm on Thursdays!


3:30 Pm

Every Thursday

1705 N Garland Ave



Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant


Customer service is the primary focus for our ReStore Volunteers. Our ReStore staff will assign jobs as needed. Below are examples of the types of jobs you will be asked to do. Greet and assist customers as needed. Assist in cleaning, pricing, and organizing merchandise. Arrange items on display shelves and sales floor. Hang pictures and create decorative displays when needed. Rearrange furniture and other merchandise in all departments to ensure displays remain visually stimulating. Arrange special promotion displays as needed. Help keep aisles clean and safe. Assist with donation pickups if necessary. Light cleaning. Please dress appropriately for the weather. This is a warehouse environment with limited climate control. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. The Habitat ReStore is family friendly so please no short, shorts or inappropriate t-shirts.


Multiple Shifts Available

1421 E. 15th St., Fayetteville, AR 72701



Feed the Hungry and Homeless — House of Hope Rescue Mission


The House of Hope Rescue Mission is a “Day Center” for the homeless and needy. Our goal is to provide a place where people can come for shelter from the cold or heat, receive snacks, water and a hot meal while at our facility, get help with life skills and job searches. We provide showers, a place for clients to do their laundry free of charge, and a place they can receive mail. Clients can receive clothing and food from our pantry monthly.

There are multiple ways to volunteer at the House of Hope:

  • Be a Greeter
  • Work in the Food Pantry: Stock shelves, prepare food bags
  • Help clients with laundry
  • Prepare meals to serve
  • Serve meals to clients
  • Clean up after lunch
  • Assist clients in finding needed clothing for day to day wear or job interviews
  • Assist clients on computers (as available) to search for jobs
  • Come to socialize with clients and be a friendly face
  • Offer to assist with Bible studies
  • Be available in the children’s room to play and read



Multiple Shifts Available

Every Wednesday and Friday

505 E. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR 72764



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