Weekly Sustainability Announcements, 01/30/17

Sustainability Announcements

Weekly Sustainability Announcements

January 30, 2017




From the Newswire

  • Students Involved in Sustaining Their Arkansas (SISTA) Project
  • Fossil Cove Brewing Frost Fest 2017 to Benefit Apple Seeds
  • Lifesource Food Basket Volunteer 2017
  • Razorback Food Recovery Volunteers
  • Tri Cycle Farms Volunteers
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant

Maurice Cox, Detroit Planning Director, to Present ‘The Big Payback’ Lecture on Jan. 30

Razorback Transit Donates Two Buses to Ozark Regional Transit

NEA Grant to Fund Design Development of Conway Town Square as Rain Terrain

Capstone Opportunities


Students Involved in Sustaining Their Arkansas (SISTA) Project


Students Involved in Sustaining Their Arkansas (SISTA) is in search of four mentors to work with high school grant writing projects that will revitalize or sustain Arkansas communities. Mentors will read and help high school mentees revise each section of the grant. The mentorship will run from January 2017 through June 2017. Undergraduate mentors can use the project for their capstone.


January 2017 through June 2017

Deadline to apply:

January 31, 2017


Volunteer Opportunities


Fossil Cove Brewing Frost Fest 2017 to Benefit Apple Seeds


Frost Festival is Arkansas’ winter beer festival, hosted by Fossil Cove Brewing Company.The festival features breweries from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and more. Crescent City Combo and Me Like Bees will perform for your musical enjoyment and there will be local food trucks, artists and vendors for you to browse!
In exchange for your efforts as a volunteer, you will gain access into the festival as well as the exclusive brewery after party at Fossil Cove.


3:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, February 4th

2463 N. McConnell Ave, Fayetteville, AR



Lifesource Food Basket Volunteer 2017


Once a month the Yvonne Richardson Community Center helps to host Lifesource Food Basket where families receive a free meal and a bag of groceries. We need volunteers to help us break down this event and clean up the gym. INCENTIVE: Earn double hours by assisting with this event.


7:00pm – 8:30pm

Monday, January 30th

240 E Rock St, Fayetteville, AR 72701


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Razorback Food Recovery Volunteers


It is estimated that colleges throw away 22 millions pounds of extra food every year. The purpose of Food Recovery is to recover this extra, wholesome food that would otherwise be wasted and donate it to hungry people. Razorback Food Recovery volunteers work with Chartwells Dining Service employees to recover the surplus food on a daily basis.


Various Shifts


A643 Arkansas Union, Fayetteville, AR 72701




Tri Cycle Farms Volunteers


Tri Cycle Farms is a nonprofit urban farm that is growing “community through soil” by sharing, teaching, and farming! While farming produce, chickens, and bees in the center of the city, we also strive to promote holistic education by hosting gardening and natural health workshops, as well as annual events, including the Pesto Fest, Make A Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and the Fayetteville Seed Exchange. We use a collaborative, inclusive, “barn-raising” approach, and always have fun. Volunteers, particularly student volunteers, have been vital in making Tri Cycle the beautiful place that it is. Come get involved in the garden and help us grow community through soil!


Various Shifts

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

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


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