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
2015
UA reaffirms AASHE STARS Silver
 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
UA establishes the third iteration of the Climate Action Plan
UA partners with City of Fayetteville to hire the first UA Bike/Ped Coordinator
2019
First Community Resilience Assessment is published
E-scooters are launched as another micro-mobility option for the community
UA is awarded Bicycle Friendly University Gold from the League of American Bicyclists
2020
UA creates and hires the first ever Active Transportation Coordinator

 

Campus features

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