Weekly Sustainability Announcements, 02/13/17

Sustainability Announcements

Weekly Sustainability Announcements

February 13, 2017




From the Newswire

  • Sustainability-Related Film Screening in the Union
  • Richland Creek Cleanup
  • Gregory Park Trail Project
  • Lake Fayetteville Cleanup
  • Razorback Food Recovery Volunteers
  • Tri Cycle Farms Volunteers
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Assistant

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Sustainability-Related Film Screening in the Union


Pandora’s Promise explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who led the charge against it. How do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it? Free food will be provided at the event.


5:00 pm

Wednesday, February 22nd

UP Theatre, 4th floor of Student Union


Volunteer Opportunities


Richland Creek Cleanup


Come help clean up litter along Richland Creek to improve water quality and wildlife habitat! Volunteer check in begins at 9:00 am and the event will end at 1:00 pm with lunch and prizes. Tools, gloves, lunch and water will be provided for volunteers.


9:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday, February 18th

Goshen, AR (About 20 minutes outside Fayetteville)



Gregory Park Trail Project


Please join the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists and fellow trail advocates for a volunteer opportunity at Gregory Park in Fayetteville. We’ll be continuing the construction of a new multi-use loop that when completed will be a mile long recreational opportunity for cyclists, hikers, trail runners and dog walkers right in the middle of Fayetteville! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and a water bottle. We’ll provide the tools, a snack, and hydration.


9:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday, February 18th

Fayetteville, AR



Lake Fayetteville Cleanup


We will walk the trails at Lake Fayetteville and pick up any waste that we see. Trash/recycling bags will be provided, bring gloves and water.


1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sunday, February 19th

1330 E. Lake Fayetteville Road, 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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