Another local outdoor shop makes the news. Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Northwest Arkansas is greener than we thought.
While lounging at a picnic table outside of Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I’m distracted by a woman tossing out a garbage bag. When I ask the store’s Sustainability Director, Faebyan Whittle, if it’s the day’s trash, she replies, “No, that’s the recycling; the bag of trash was half that size.” Curious, I wander over and peer into the near-empty dumpster. The day’s haul—generated from a bustling 15,000-square-foot outdoor shop—is no larger than the one lining my bathroom bin back home. “ (more)