The Arkansas Alumni Association is pleased to announce an exciting effort to allow Razorback fans to show their team spirit while practicing sustainability. The Hog Wild habitote® will debut at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium where 50,000 totes will be handed out free to Hog fans prior to the Arkansas vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

The distribution of these 50,000 Hog Wild totes will allow University of Arkansas alumni and Razorback fans to show their team spirit while reducing their community’s carbon footprint on the environment.  Using these 50,000 totes just four times will replace 800,000 plastic shopping bags.  The production of these 50,000 habitotes® will also remove 250,000 plastic water bottles from the world’s waste stream.  In addition to these environmental benefits, all habitotes® products are durable and washable.  They last 100 times longer than plastic shopping bags and allow shoppers to hold up to four times as much.

As a sponsor of the program, the Association will gain awareness through our logo presence on these fashionable symbols of Razorback and University of Arkansas pride. The Association is also committed to sustainability through its support of the University’s sustainability efforts, certification as GreeNWAy certified business by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and its pending certification as a Green Nonprofit. Participating in this program is a visible sign of sustainability in action among the University of Arkansas family.

habitotes® is a Northwest Arkansas-based company which markets reusable totes made with material comprised of 80% recycled water bottles. Their mission is to help reduce our use of plastic bags – most of which are not recyclable – and create a solution for the huge number of grocery bags that already litter our environment.  The Hog Wild habitote® is modeled after a very successful program conducted last December in which 50,000 habitotes® were distributed with the support of the City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Public Schools , the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau.

Alumni and friends are invited to like habitotes® on Facebook and become a follower on Twitter to get the latest details on this program and to participate in giveaway promotions surrounding the distribution of the Hog Wild tote.

The Association invites alumni and Razorback fans to also join the Razorback habitotes® program. Please visit or contact Greg Sparrow at 479-236-2268 or to learn how your organization can show its strong support of the environment and the Razorbacks.