The new University of Arkansas Bookstore opened for business on July 26, 2010. The new bookstore
meets all of the requirements to be LEED certified, however, due to time and budget constraints the
official certification could not be secured before the start of construction.
The goals of the new Bookstore are to help reduce our carbon footprint on both the U of A campus, NWA area, and nationwide. We are working towards our sustainability goals by doing the following:
We utilize natural lighting whenever possible. Our lighting system uses a control panel that dims all Bookstore lighting as it gets brighter outside.
We strive to produce minimal waste. Business materials are reused to the furthest of their extent whenever possible.
We intentionally selected a centralized location on campus so all on campus deliveries, whenever possible, could be done on foot. This also allows for our location to be a main receiving area for the entire campus to lesson the gas used to deliver to the campus community.
Our retail bags are 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
We are the campus cell phone, printer cartridge, and battery recycling hub.
- We recycle both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, printer and toner cartridges,
and cell phones. Our bins that accept these items can be found around campus in the following
Hotz Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Mullins Library, West Foyer
Admin Building, 4th Floor Copy Room
Kimpel Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby
Facilities Management, Mail Room
- We recycle both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, printer and toner cartridges, and cell phones. Our bins that accept these items can be found around campus in the following locations: