Archive for September, 2013
It is that time of year again… grant proposal time! The NAU Green Fund is now accepting applications for projects for the 2013-2014 school year! For those of you who don’t know, each student at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus pay a five-dollar Green Fee towards what is known as the Green Fund. That money can be allocated for environmental and sustainability based projects on-campus created by students likes you!
In order to apply for a Green Fund grant, you must come to one proposal workshop. We will be holding numerous ones through the school year in Cline Library, Room 200. See below for dates and times.
September 18– Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, Room 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
September 19-Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 2 –Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 3– Proposal Work in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 9-1st round of GF Applications due
October 30- Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (6:00-7:00 pm)
November 6-2nd round of GF applications due
I hope you all consider applying for a Green Fund grant and thank you for doing your part in creating a culture of sustainability on-campus!
Eco-Rep peer education programs are becoming increasing popular at universities around the country. Usually, the goal of these programs is to teach students who live on campus about various issues related to sustainability and encourage them to adopt more sustainable living behaviors. This is accomplished by teaching the Eco-Reps about the various topics and training them to be effective communicators so that they can share the information they learn with their friends and neighbors in their residence hall and encourage behavior change.
The Eco-Rep program at NAU is modeled after some of the most successful and popular programs, such as the one at the University of Vermont. Most of the Eco-Reps at NAU do not have sustainability as a focus in their professional goals, but they have gained other valuable skills they know will help them in the future. The students who participate as Eco-Reps report they develop leadership and communication skills and learn a lot about sustainability and environmental issues. They have fun interacting with their peers and sharing their knowledge, and they like knowing they are making a difference.
We would love to have you join our team and help us make a difference, too! We are currently recruiting Eco-Reps for the 2013-14 year. The only requirement is that you must live in a residence hall as you must have access to the hall to complete the program requirements. Although applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, the priority deadline is September 18 so that participants don’t miss out on important trainings. Go to www.nau.edu/ecorep for additional information and the application.