Outside of the Clintons, you don’t hear too much about Arkansas, “the Natural State,” but this sleepy Southern state looks to be working hard to make good on its motto. Big box retailer Walmart’s headquarters can be found in Bentonville, AR, and the state’s new-found inspiration to go green has been largely fueled by the company’s stated commitment to eco-friendly business.

While there seems to be something suspect about speaking of the Walmart behemoth and sustainability in the same breadth, a recent Washington Post article outlines some interesting developments in the college town of Fayetteville, just a few country miles down the road from Bentonville.

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