Sustainability Announcements

Weekly Sustainability Announcements

February 8, 2016




From the Newswire

  • Mullins Creek Cleanup
  • NCAT Seeks Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator
  • SARE 2016 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals
  • 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

Fayetteville Seeks Survey Participation in Strategic Plan

U of A to Co-Host National Food Waste & Hunger Summit

Volunteer Opportunities


Mullins Creek Cleanup


Help us clean up Mullins Creek at the UA Fayetteville campus! We need your help to remove trash from this stream which flows into Town Branch and eventually into Beaver Lake! All cleanup supplies including gloves and trash bags will be provided for volunteers.The cleanup will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Volunteers will meet at lot 56 on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Razorback Rd. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jenny Long at (479) 750-8007 or


2:00 – 4:00 Pm

Wednesday, February 10th

Lot 56, Fayetteville, AR 72701


Job Opportunities


NCAT Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator


The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking an Agriculture Specialist/Outreach Coordinator who can create and distribute outreach communications for communities in the Southeast and the Gulf States regions to assist them to be healthier and profitable by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, while helping to improve environmental conditions for all. NCAT is a private non-profit corporation whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy such as ATTRA, the national sustainable agriculture information service and the LIHEAP Clearinghouse. The position may be located in either NCAT’s office in Jackson, Mississippi or the office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.



Grant Opportunities


SARE 2016 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals


The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released the 2016 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Graduate Student Grants are one of the few sustainable agriculture research funding opportunities open to Ph.D. and Master’s students at accredited institutions in the Southern region.

Research projects that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the Southern region are eligible for submission. Maximum funds awarded for projects are $11,000 for up to three years work on the student’s project.




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



9:00 Am – 1:00 Pm

Every Wednesday

505 E. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR 72764



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