Sustainability Announcements

Weekly Sustainability Announcements

October 19, 2015




From the Newswire

  • Razorbacks Read
  • Fayetteville Public Library Service Project
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Howloween Spooktacular
  • Lower White River Cleanup
  • Football Game Day Recycling Volunteer
  • Tri Cycle Farms Garden Workday
  • Tri Cycle Farms’ Food Recovery/ Compost Crew
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant
  • Feed the Hungry and Homeless — House of Hope Rescue Mission

United Way Campaign at Halfway Point – Donations at Only 39 Percent of Goal



Razorbacks Read


Did you know that 14% of Arkansans are illiterate? Or that there is 1 age-appropriate book per 300 children in low-income neighborhoods in Arkansas? Here at the VAC, we didn’t know these statistics until recently. We invite you to join us as we host Razorbacks Read, a campus-wide book drive, in hopes of combating low literacy rates throughout Arkansas!

From October 21-24, the VAC, in partnership with Scholastic Books, JB Hunt, and Razorback Athletics, is hoping to collect 25,000 new and gently used books for 2,300 K-3rd grade students at 6 different schools around the state. There are multiple ways to become involved with Razorbacks Read!

1.) Bring gently used children’s books from home upon returning from Fall Break! Drop-off bins are located in each residence hall, the Union, the Honors College, AGRI building, Mullins Library, and the Fayetteville Public Library.

2.) Visit to donate a new book through Scholastic Books!

3.) Volunteer for one of the many projects happening during the week of October 21-24 for Razorbacks Read! To learn more about these projects and to sign up, visit



Volunteer Opportunities


Fayetteville Public Library Service Project


Volunteers will work on a Fall Clean-Up Project. Duties will include sweeping our parking garage and sidewalks, and raking and bagging leaves.


8:00 – 11:00 Am

Wednesday, October 21st

401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701



Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Howloween Spooktacular


Turpentine Creek Club needs volunteers for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge’s annual Howloween Spooktacular. The only night of the year you get to see the big cats at night! We will run games stands for visitors/kids.


5:00 Am – 9:00 Pm

Saturday, October 24th

239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632



Lower White River Cleanup


Help remove trash and improve water quality on the Lower White River! Meet at Bryce’s White River Marina, 20197 Boat Ramp Rd, Springdale, AR 72764. Gloves, tools, and lunch will be provided for volunteers. For more information and to volunteer, call (479) 750-8007 or email


9:00 Am – 1:00 Pm

Saturday, October 24th

20197 Boat Ramp Rd, Springdale, AR 72764



Football Game Day Recycling Volunteer


For all home football game days we will meet at the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District tent outside of Bud Walton arena (see attached map). Plan to work on recycling efforts (collection and sorting) throughout your entire shift. Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will provide food which will be followed by fun and free t-shirts.

Your time and effort helps the entire razorback community. We really appreciate your commitment to recycling with the razorbacks. The past two years, we placed 1st in the SEC and 8th in the nation in the EPA game day challenge. With your help, we hope to be the first SEC team to achieve zero waste on game days! Wooo Pig Sooie!


1:00 – 7:00 Pm

Saturday, October 24th



Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Tri Cycle Farms Garden Workday


Join us at Tri Cycle Farms every Tuesday from 3-6pm for a volunteer workday in the garden! As fall arrives we will be working in the fall garden, winterizing the summer garden and doing various other farm and garden related chores and activities. See you at the farm!


3:00 – 6:00 Pm

Every Tuesday

1705 N Garland Ave




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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