Weekly Sustainability Announcements, 02/06/2017

Sustainability Announcements

Weekly Sustainability Announcements

February 6, 2017




From the Newswire

  • Free On-Campus Bike Maintenance Clinic
  • Free Screening of Bikes vs Cars Documentary
  • Invasive Plant Removal at Kessler Mountain Regional Park
  • Spout Spring Cleanup
  • Essential Oil Distillation Internship at Yerba Buena Farm, Jamaica
  • Jamaican Sustainable Beekeeping Internship
  • Razorback Food Recovery Volunteers
  • Tri Cycle Farms Volunteers
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant

Gena Wirth to Present ‘Toward an Urban Ecology’ Lecture on Feb. 6

Documentary Film ‘Bikes vs Cars’ at Faulkner Center

Razorbacks Lead SEC in Diversion Rate



Free On-Campus Bike Maintenance Clinic


Join UREC on Tuesday, February 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the HPER for a free drop-in class on basic bicycle maintenance. This clinic is an installment of the bicycle clinics hosted by UREC. Topics will rotate monthly, and cover all the most important skills to keeping your bike ready to ride. Bring your own bike or practice on one of ours.


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 7th

UREC Outdoors in the HPER



Free Screening of Bikes vs Cars Documentary


Please join us for a FREE screening of documentary film Bikes vs Cars by Fredrik Gertten. In addition to the film, the evening will include networking and discussion before and after the event and refreshments. We kindly ask that you RSVP for this event.


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with film starting at 7PM

Thursday, February 9th

Faulkner Performing Arts Center


Volunteer Opportunities


Invasive Plant Removal at Kessler Mountain Regional Park


Come out to Kessler Regional Park and help us remove invasive plants from a riparian forest! Invasives such as bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet outcompete native plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife.


1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Thursday, February 9th

Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Fayetteville, AR



Spout Spring Cleanup


Come help cleanup Spout Spring Branch, a neighborhood stream that flows to Town Branch, and eventually reaches Beaver Lake. Outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended for this event, all supplies will be provided including gloves, trash bags, trash grabbers, water and snacks.


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, February 11th

Yvonne Richardson Center, 240 E. Rock St. Fayetteville, AR 72701



Internship Opportunities


Essential Oil Distillation Internship at Yerba Buena Farm, Jamaica


We have long been interested in the medicinal use of our Jamaican herbs. We plan to sensitively harvest the local aromatic plants, distill them and get the essential oil tested to find out what components make up the plants. Our essential oil project’s results will provide much needed information on how to effectively use Jamaican medicinal and aromatic herbs for health. We need interns for this project! Come wildcraft herbs, distill, swim in our beach, write, research, work, and enjoy!





Jamaican Sustainable Beekeeping Internship


“On our farm, you will do everything related to the management of top bar hives, including building hives of different materials, sizes and uses; pollen traps; queen cages; and more. We host a Bee Club based at the local primary school. You will help run the Bee Club activities – they meet every two weeks at our farm. If we are in a honey flow during your internship period, you will raise queens. You will help us manage the hives in our apiaries, and work with us to keep excellent records.”



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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