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What You Can Do?
Here is a list of actions you can take to live more sustainably.
Weatherization Assistance Available
The Office of Human Concern (OHC) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) can provide energy conservation resources to reduce energy costs for low-income families in Benton, Carroll, and Madison and Washington counties. Details are available at the Office of Human Concern, Inc. website http://www.eohc.org/energy-conservation
For more information contact the Office of Human Concern Weatherization Office in Rogers at (479) 636-4194. You can also request an application by mail: OHC, Attn: WX, P.O. Box 778, Rogers, AR 72757.
Download Income Guidelines
Save Energy, Save $$ - Compare your home’s energy efficiency to others in the region and then follow some of the simple steps at the EPA Energy Star Yardstick website. It includes information on:
- Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency
- Eligible Tax Credits and Rebates for Improvements
- Local qualified professionals that can do the work for you
Protect Watersheds, Save $$ - Half of the rain that falls in Fayetteville eventually flows to Beaver Lake; our source of drinking water. You can make a difference in preserving the Lake and save money by following some of these simple steps at your home or business.
Reduce Waste, Save $$ - Americans generate 25 percent of total garbage on the planet and Arkansans are well above the national average. You can make a difference by reducing waste at home and save money in the process. The City of Fayetteville rewards people for producing less waste through its “Pay-As-You-Throw” and recycling programs and this EPA website will explain how to do just that! Everything from what to look for when purchasing items at the store (is the packaging recyclable?) to using organics for composting. Take a look!
Native Plants Save $$ - Whether it’s supporting pollinators like bees or providing unique beauty to our region; native habitat exists for a reason. Native species use less water to survive and provide all kinds of benefits to the local ecosystem.
OpenEco.org is a global on-line community that provides free, easy-to-use tools to help participants assess, track, and compare energy performance, share proven best practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and encourage sustainable innovation.