There are lots of ways to make your home life more sustainable. One of the best ways to get started is to contact your utility company. Many utility companies across the country are providing financial incentives for making energy efficient changes to your home. The following tabs provide links to incentive information related to AEP-SWEPCO Electric, Ozark Electric and Source Gas.
Home Energy Lending Program (HELP) Ozarks Electric is joining with electric cooperatives across the state to offer the innovative Home Energy Lending Program (H.E.L.P.), which can help identify energy problem areas and even help finance the fix. H.E.L.P. is a comprehensive energy- and money-saving option that has no upfront costs and includes an energy assessment, low-interest financing for energy improvements and a no credit check loan with payback terms that are added to your monthly electric bill.
Source Gas Rebate and Incentive Programs : Natural Gas in America's most popular heating fuel. And thanks to efficiency gains, the average American home uses 22% less natural gas than it did in 1980. There's a lot you can do to manage your energy bills. Using energy wisely has always been the best way to control costs, so Source Gas has gathered some energy-saving tips from the Department of Energy to help you do everything you can to manage your energy use.
Naturalistic Landscape Ordinance
The City of Fayetteville promotes the installation and maintenance of naturalistic landscapes because they reduce maintenance, conserve water, soil and other elements of the natural ecosystem and often eliminate the need or pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants, promoting the City's overall goal of becoming increasingly sustainable.
Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Program
The Community Resources Division is currently offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits for qualifying low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville. The kits are intended to improve living conditions and reduce energy usage and cost by installing simple energy efficiency upgrades to dwellings. Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow faucets and several other essential energy saving items.
Americans generate 25% of the total garbage on the planet and Arkansans are well above the national average. You can make a difference by reducing waste at home and saving money in the process. The City of Fayetteville rewards people for producing less waste through its Pay-As-You-Throw and recycling programs. This website will explain how to do just that! Everything from what to look for when purchasing items at the store to using your organic waste for composting.
These short videos feature Sustainability staff and are produced by the City of Fayetteville Media Services Division. ◦Discover sustainable ways to control mosquitoes and still enjoy the great outdoors ◦ Don't grab your keys when headed for work or school; grab your bicycle helmet instead! ◦ Find Green Cleaners right inside your kitchen cabinet ◦ How to have a Green Holiday Season ◦ Learn how you can enjoy the benefits of Backyard Chickens ◦ Save money by installing a Low Flow Showerhead
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. Check out the recently created Invasive Species Educational Packet that suggests native alternatives for invasive species in Northwest Arkansas.