Mission

The mission of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability (OFS) is to motivate, facilitate, and coordinate innovation and change through partnerships with faculty, students, and staff across administrative units to create a culture of sustainability.

The OFS uses the campus as a living laboratory for innovation by overseeing the implementation of the University of Arkansas Sustainability Goals. The OFS works with the community to share best practices, evaluate policies, and recommend programs to build a more resilient Fayetteville. Together, we work to inspire students and future leaders as we facilitate coordination of research initiatives to expand our knowledge of sustainability solutions.

Recognition

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Sustainability timeline

1992

Razorback Recycling program established

2004

Innovation Center becomes first LEED-certified Building in Arkansas

2007

UA is among the first institutions to sign the American College & University President's Climate Commitment - pledging to become climate neutral by 2040.

2008-2011

Three ESPC contracts are completed, representing an over $50 million investment in energy and cost-saving measures across campus

2009

The first UA Climate Action Plan is ratified

2011

The university achieves AASHE STARS Silver

2014

UA publishes the Integrated Pest Management Plan.

The UA is named a Bicycle Friendly University - honorable mention

2016

Combined Heat and Power System comes online

UA is awarded Bicycle Friendly University - Silver status

2017

UA becomes Certified Bee Campus USA

UA is awarded AASHE STARS Gold

A composting program for all dining halls is established

2018

The University of Arkansas Resiliency Center is established within Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design.

VeoRide Bike Share system is launched

2019

First Community Resilience Assessment is published

 

Campus features

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