Ozark Natural Foods plans events to commemorate America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Ozark Natural Foods is planning a series of events this week to commemorate the occasion.

For those who aren’t familiar, America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. The event is observered annually on or around Nov. 15, and is a program facilitated by Keep America Beautiful.

Ozark Natural Foods is partnering with several local organizations to promote sustainability here in Fayetteville with a week’s work of America Recycles events, including a rain barrel workshop, a tour of the City of Fayetteville’s recycling center, among others beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 14

A full list of planned events is below. Happy recycling.

Wednesday, November 14, 4:30-6 p.m.: Make your own rain barrel workshop at the Co-op (put on by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service). The cost is $15 and that covers all the materials provided. Sign up at the Owner Services Desk at ONF to reserve your spot (there are only 20 total spots available.)

Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: America Recycles Day – Tour of the City of Fayetteville’s Recycling Center.

Thursday, November 15, 12-6 p.m.: America Recycles Day – Recycling drop off at Ozark Natural Foods’ R3 Recycling Center. Representatives from the University of Arkansas’ Office of Sustainability will be at the Co-op to help unload recycling from your car and into the R3 Recycling Center.

Friday, November 16, 2-6 p.m.: Local sustainable organizations including Greenovation Builders Construction Group, Pack Rat, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Fayetteville will be at the Co-op to talk about sustainability and their organizations’ work to reduce Northwest Arkansas’ carbon footprint. There will also be a truck outside the Co-op that will be accepting old building materials to be recycled by Habitat for Humanity and ReStore.

Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: The Co-op show the film The Lorax at the Ozark Natural Foods’ Conference Center. The center will also host a craft project for kids to make things out of recycled materials.