Driving Au Naturale

April 20, 2023


Trailblazers Working To Make Northwest Arkansas A Fun & Healthy Community

NWA Daily

Northwest Arkansas has become a world-class destination for cycling, exemplified by the U.S. World Cup drawing some of the nation's best bikers to Fayetteville last week. Local nonprofit Trailblazers has had much to do with transforming the area into such a bike-friendly mecca.

  • Leading the way: Trailblazers has contributed to the design and development of many hard and soft trails throughout NWA and provided community outreach and advocacy like adult first rides, getting bikes in schools, and promoting accessibility for those who are differently-abled.
  • Join the ride: May is Bike Month, and Trailblazers is calling all of Northwest Arkansas to participate in the National Bike Month Challenge, where individuals and businesses can rack up points for minutes spent riding and win amazing prizes.

Get involved with Trailblazers' volunteer opportunities or Adopt a Trail program HERE.

Sponsored by Ozark Compost & Swap

Begin Your Sustainability Journey With Ozark Compost & Swap

Ozark Compost & Swap

Celebrate Earth Week with Ozark Compost & Swap and make a positive environmental impact with the convenience of doorstep service. With over 70,000 lbs of food waste already diverted from local landfills, join the hundreds of homes and businesses making big impacts with Ozark Compost.

  • Convenient composting: With easy-to-follow compost guides, customer support, and text notifications, composting could not be easier. Fill up your 5-gal bucket with compostable items, and OCS will pick it up and deliver a clean one weekly or bi-weekly. You can even receive givebacks for garden use.
  • Conscious consumption: Include a subscription for ground or whole-bean Airship coffee with your deliveries, and find eco-friendly, zero-waste products on Ozark Compost's online shop.

The first 10 NWA Daily readers to sign up will receive a free month of bi-weekly pickups and a one-gallon bag of worm castings using the code NWADAILY or by clicking HERE.


Walmart Debuts Renewable Natural Gas Engine Truck


This week, Walmart is taking a big step toward its goal to be emission-free by 2040 by putting its new compressed natural gas engine truck on the road for the first time, one of five to be incorporated into Walmart's private fleet and the first of its kind in North America.

  • On the road: Outfitted with a Cummins X15N™ CNG engine fueled by Chevron with compressed natural gas, the Walmart truck will make its inaugural trip from Indiana to California, where it will be featured at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Anaheim on May 1-4.
  • Naturally gassy: Walmart's fleet emissions will be dramatically reduced by this move away from diesel fuel toward renewable natural gas, which is produced by capturing and processing biomethane gases released by decomposing waste.

Learn more about Walmart's sustainability goals HERE.


XNA On Pace For Its Best Year After Record-Setting March

NWA Daily

Spring break trips packed out Northwest Arkansas National Airport last month, leading to the busiest March in the airport's nearly 25-year history and setting the pace to make 2023 a record-breaking year for XNA.

  • Big jump: A total of 80,742 passengers boarded planes at XNA in March this year, blowing well past the previous March record set in 2019 at 70,463 enplanements.
  • Growing: Nearly 84% of all seats offered by carriers were filled last month, with American Airlines flying 41,884, or 51.9%, of the travelers.

Take off with FareFlightNWA for more information HERE


Don't Miss Out On Best Friends Pet Resource Center's Free Services

Best Friends Animal Society

Protect your furry friends while saving money using the convenient services at the new Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville.

  • The dogtor's office: Every Wednesday, they host free vaccine clinics and microchipping services; walk-ins are welcome from 9a-1p or schedule an appointment. Microchips are free, but a suggested $10 donation is appreciated.
  • Making friends: See what fostering pets is like on a short-term basis every weekend with "Foster Fridays," where you can provide a temporary home for an adoptable animal over the weekend.

Get involved with Best Friends Pet Resource Center HERE.

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