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.
Razorback Recycling program established
Innovation Center becomes first LEED-certified Building in Arkansas
UA is among the first institiutions to sign the American College & University President's Climate Commitment - pledging to become climate neutral by 2040.
Three ESPC contracts are completed, representaing an over $50 million investment in energy and cost-saving measures across campus
The first UA Climate Action Plan is ratified
The university achieves AASHE STARS Silver
UA publishes an Ingetraged Pest Management Plan. The University is named a Bicycle Friendly University - honorable mention
Combined Heat and Powere System comes online
UA is awarded Bicycle Friendly University Silver status
UA becomes Certifed Bee Campus USA
UA is named AASHE STARS Gold
City of Fayetteville composting program for dining halls is established
The University of Arkansas Resiliency Center is established within Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.
VeoRide Bike Share system is launched
First Community Resilience Assessment is published