• Accomplishments,  Energy,  Student Groups and Organizations

    Wind for Schools and the NAU Green Fund Collaborate to Install Wind Turbine

    The turbine was donated by Southwest Windpower, as was a 45’ tower. SWWP also had four staff members provide technical assistance for the entire day of the installation. The Facility Services department (formerly Capital Assets) at NAU did considerable work managing the project at no charge. Shaum Electric donated some of their labor. GLHN design from Tucson donated the design work including work on the electrical drawings. Time lapse footage by Christopher Ray. The data for the turbine will be used by the Wind for Schools project, and will be uploaded to the Idaho National Labs site so schools nationwide have access to it. It will also be used locally in…

  • Accomplishments

    SUS Student Named a GreenFaith Fellow

    We are always happy to pass along information about the exciting things that Sustainable Communities students are working on. Recently, Shelley Dennis—a current SUS student living in Boston—was named a GreenFaith Fellow and will join the 2012 Class of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program. From the Press Release: The Fellowship Program is the only US comprehensive education and training program to prepare lay and ordained leaders from diverse religious traditions for environmental leadership.  “We’re thrilled to welcome Shelley Dennis to the Program,” said Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith’s Executive Director.  “We look forward to working with her to support her growth as a religious-environmental leader.” Through three residential retreats, monthly webinars, and…

  • Transportation

    Take advantage of the Yellow Bikes at NAU!

    NAU Yellow Bike Program Northern Arizona University’s Yellow Bike Program (YBP) has undergone some changes this year. It is still a free community bike program but now with a more secure and reliable checkout system in place. To check out a yellow bike, visit the Du Bois Center, the University Union, or the new Health & Learning Center to fill out a liability waiver, and present your NAU ID. You will be provided a bike, a lock, and key, and a helmet (upon request). Hours are 7:30 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday. Bikes (including lock, key, and helmet) must be returned within seven days. If there is not a…

  • Transportation

    Join the Environmental Caucus Transportation Action Team!

    Do you have an interest in transportation issues at NAU? Come to this week’s Transportation Action Team Meeting! The Transportation Action Team (TransAT) focuses on evaluating, supporting, promoting and improving sustainable transportation alternatives at NAU. The group’s cross-campus discussions bring more awareness to the initiatives and ideas that can provide direction for the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. This includes making connections across the Campus Master Plan, the NAU Strategic Plan and the Climate Action Plan. All interested individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Please contact Kristen Bullard for more information! The following are upcoming Transportation Action Team meetings for 2012: Jan 20 (ARD Large Pod) Feb 3…

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    Dr. Rod Parnell sabbatical talk: “NAU and Sustainability”

    Download Dr. Parnell’s Presentation NAU and Sustainability Rod Parnell, SESES and Environmental Caucus How are we doing compared to other institutions? What could we be learning from other institutions? A fall, 2010 sabbatical leave exploration of sustainability practices at selected peer institutions and national leaders in sustainability education and practice and its application to NAU Objectives: discover effective practices by examining other campus’ sustainability There aren’t a whole lot of other peer institutions because we are already doing many of the things that other universities are doing NAU is one of the more highly regarded institutions in sustainability but we need to continue to move forward in that regardInstitutional support…