The Office for Sustainability works on a number of projects each month. As projects are completed, they are stored here for public display.
Our most up to date and comprehensive publications are the annual reports. Click on the cover sheets to view the entire document.
The Office for Sustainability Publication Series is divided into four categories:
Annual reports provide an overview of the Office for Sustainability's activities and accomplishments on an annual basis.
|2016 Office for Sustainability Annual Report||January 2017|
|2015 Office for Sustainability Annual Report||January 2016|
|2014 Office for Sustainability Annual Report||January 2015|
Major reports have been reviewed and adopted by the UA Sustainability Council.
Grounds Crew Goes Green
Tree Mitigation Alternatives for the City of Fayetteville
Project Clean Plate
Gamer 4 Good
For the past eight years, the U of A has hosted an Ecological Research Experience for Undergraduates (EcoREU) program. The program focuses on sustainable agricultural systems, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and sustainable management and assessment of ecosystem services, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This summer, the EcoREU undertook a project in partnership with the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) to meet the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC)'s request for help in their Whitmore Food Hub. The agricultural facility in Whitmore, Oahu aims to transform the former Dole plantation facility into a high-tech facility to support local farmers. The EcoREU students laid a foundation which the UACDC has used to develop a Master Plan for the transformation of the Whitmore facility.
Hawaii Aquaculture Project
We are studying the animal agriculture in Hawaii and creating possible indicators for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to use when making their system more sustainable. We are also creating a life cycle assessment for aquaculture, aquaponics, and hydroponics so that these systems can be proposed to the Department of Agriculture in Hawaii
Residence Hall Recycling Pilot
The OFS is planning a pilot to test methods of increasing the recycling rates in resident halls. Convenience, bin placement, and incentives are some of the factors that will be examined. The pilot will be implemented in Fall 2016.
Greek Life Recycling Initiative
We are engaged with fraternities and sororities to make recycling the standard at events and in the houses. Each Panhellenic house now has a designated Sustainability Liason who coordinates recycling for their house. Questions on this project can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Project reports include key performance indicators, research papers, and student intern project reports. These reports are often reviewed by the UA Sustainability Council Workgroups