Friday, April 17, 2009

Fayetteville Bulky Waste Pick Up April 18, 2009
The Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling Division would like to announce that in honor of Earth Day there will be a Spring Bulky Waste Clean up on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm at the following location: Solid Waste and Recycling Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)

Bentonville City Expo April 21, 2009 5:30-8:00 @ Bentonville Library
Curious about what is happening in Bentonville? Come join us for the City Expo! Mayor Bob McCaslin and City of Bentonville staff will be on hand to detail the City’s newest projects. Additionally, staff members from the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Bentonville, Inc. and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will be in attendance. City Council members, the City Clerk and various committee and board members will also attend.

Bentonville Earth Day on the Square Wednesday, April 22nd

A program will be presented from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. followed by Community Environmental Booths for Students from 12:15 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
R. E. Baker Elementary students are presenting their fourth Earth Day on the Square in Downtown Bentonville. The entire student body ranging from kindergarten through 4th grade will enter the Square led by a band. The students will gather to hear from our community leaders who will speak about the importance of Earth Day and will recognize the programs the students have implemented throughout the year. R. E. Baker students have earned state recognition as well as a Governor's Proclamation for their sustainability programs.
Anna will be on hand giving away 500 Northern Red Oak Seedlings!!

Northwest Arkansas Earth Day @ Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Saturday, April 25th at 10:00am to 2:00pm

FREE admission • Plant Sale featuring native plants, herbs, vegetables + favorites from BGO gardens • Learn from ‘green’ businesses and organizations displays and activities • Music by Shannon Wurst & Bayard Blain of 3 Penny Acre • Natural food vendors • Mayors’ presentations of Green Achiever School Awards

Northwest Arkansas Green Expo May 8-9 at the Benton County Fairgrounds

The Northwest Arkansas Green Expo is a two-day event that focuses on educating, informing and inspiring consumers about ways to make our environment, homes and lives safer, healthier, happier places to live. Learn to be more independent, save energy and save money! Featured vendors and seminars will range from a variety of topics including food & beverage, health & wellness, transportation, energy, green building, environmental education, recycling & conservation, lawn & garden, eco-friendly businesses, plus so much more! NYK Logistics will be providing FREE electronic recycling (limit of 5 pieces per household-see Green Expo website for accepted items). 1,000 visitors will receive a FREE reusable bag.
500 visitors will receive a FREE Northern Red Oak from Anna!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hello NWA!

Hello! My name is Anna Hope, I’m 14 and a homeschool student. I got my idea for A Little Hope after the ice storm this spring, I saw hundreds of broken trees, I, too, had lost a Redbud tree last fall due to weather and I was devastated. Seeing all the broken trees inspired me to save up money to buy 1,000 seedlings to give away. I contacted Daniel Hintz with Downtown Bentonville Inc. and Nancy Desler with the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce telling them about my project. Their businesses have generously donated the funds to purchase my trees! So, I have 1,000 trees that I will be passing out April 22nd at the Bentonville Square and May 9th at the NWA Green Expo! They will both be fun events! (See post on upcoming April events for more information)

I will use A Little Hope blog to keep you informed of the environmental events taking place in Northwest Arkansas! I will also have tips and ideas for creating a better "green" lifestyle! If you have an event you would like to see posted, a tip or idea please drop me an e-mail at I will be making updates to my blog at least twice a month.