Living Sustainably Every Day

Sustainable Living Factsheet


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What You Can Do:  Actions you can take to live more sustainably.

Weatherize Your Home- 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, 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 Application
Download Income Guidelines



Save Energy, Save Money

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:

    1. Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency
    2. Eligible Tax Credits and Rebates for Improvements
    3. Local qualified professionals that can do the work for you

Energy Star Yardstick

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

 

Protect Watersheds, Save Money

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.

Beaver Water District - tips



Reduce Waste, Save Money  

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!

Waste Reduction and Recycling In Your Home - EPA



Go Native with your Plants! 

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.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Ozark Friendly Landscape - Using Native Plants for Beauty and Biodiversity

 

GHG Calculators

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.