Friday, January 17, 2014

Net Impact reflects on 21st year in newly released report

At Net Impact, we know it's critical to take time to pause and reflect. Our 21st year has been a remarkable one, thanks to the passionate involvement of the Net Impact community. Our mighty network has grown to over 40,000 strong, with more than 300 volunteer-led chapters spanning the globe, driving impact on campus and on the job. We’re pleased to share some of these successes with you in our newly released annual report.
At the heart of our net impact this year were the outstanding accomplishments of our global network of student and professional leaders. College students on 74 campuses made their first moves towards social and environmental impact through the Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge. Members of one graduate chapter created grade-A sustainability reports first for their university, then town – and will now share their findings nationally. Five professionals became finalists for our Impact at Work Award for creating breakthrough change on the job. You'll find these stories (and more) within this report's pages.
Other things you'll find within this report's pages:
    • Our ambitious 10-year strategy, including how we've piloted new initiatives and what we’ve learned
    • Profiles from our global network of student and professional leaders, and their outstanding accomplishments
    • An overview of our program areas by audience, as well as new developments to come
    We hope you’ll walk away from our annual report with a better sense of the breakthrough year we built together at Net Impact.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge- This Friday

    The Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge, hosted by UALR is only a few days away. 
    The event will take place this Friday March 8th, in the College of Business, RBUS-103 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    For the schedule of events, click here.  

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    UALR will be hosting the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge for the Mid-South Region!

    UALR Net Impact is proud to be hosting the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge for the Mid-South region. Seven other schools, in addition to UALR, will be traveling to Little Rock to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges.

    Monday, October 15, 2012


    Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center was just approved for a full time Energy Corps position.  The person needs to be selected by 10/15 and would then serve for 11 months starting in December.
    Responsibilities:  Manage garden/farm, institute energy efficiency and green practices at Ferncliff, add weatherization for low income families to the summer mission team program, assist with the construction and program development for our Eco Center — straw bale, solar powered building that will house 26 people for low carbon impact events and education, other responsibilities as negotiated based on the corps member’s skills and passions.
    Compensation:  $12,000, housing/utilities on site, insurance, and $5,000 educational award via AmeriCorps.  

    Contact:  David Gill, Ferncliff Director,

    Advanced Energy Jobs in Arkansas

    Celebrating Advanced Energy Jobs in Arkansas

    Join us!

    Celebrating Advanced Energy Jobs in Arkansas

    In Little Rock...
    Date:  October 25
    Location:  Browning's

    In Fayetteville...
    Date:  October 30
    Location:  BHK Kafe

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    The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is hosting two special receptions to celebrate the strength and vitality of the advanced energy sector in Arkansas.  AAEA members and guests are welcome.  Please join us in Little Rock on Thursday, October 25 at Browning's Mexican Grill or in Fayetteville on Tuesday, October 30 at BHK Kafe.   
    ·  Celebrate the 11,000+ advanced energy jobs in AR (see article & report here)
    ·  Enjoy free beverages and appetizers
    ·  Hear from special guests
    ·  Network with leaders in Arkansas' advanced energy sector
    ·  Meet members of the Board of Directors at AAEA and its affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF)
    ·  Learn more about the AAEA and AAEF 
    We hope to see you there!  

    (please note which reception you'll be attending in your RSVP)

    Thursday, October 25
    5:30 pm
    5805 Kavanaugh Blvd.
    Little Rock, AR

    Tuesday, October 30
    5:30 pm
    1E Center St. #160
    Fayetteville, AR

    Arkansas Advanced Energy Association

    Renewable Energy Conference

    Nov. 6, 2012
    Arkansas State University
    The College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is hosting the third annual Renewable Energy Conference on Nov. 5, 2012.

    This free conference will feature invited speakers from industry, research, outreach, and education communities in the emerging areas of renewable energy. Experts will provide overview of current efforts and challenges in various areas of renewable energy. This conference would also provide an opportunity for the researchers in different sectors of renewable energy to present their work.

    To register, or see if your work qualifies to be presented at the conference, click here.

    The deadline to submit an abstract for presentations is Oct. 11, 2012.

    Registration deadline is Oct. 22, 2012.