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    Green NAU Wine of the Year Winner!

    (Don’t Bring Glass to Tailgates!!) Since last year, Green NAU has been recycling at home football game tailgate parties.  Before we started recycling, hundreds of pounds of recyclable materials and glass ended up in the landfill. NAU cannot recycle glass at these events, so we encourage everyone attending the tailgate parties to purchase beer in aluminum cans, as well as canned or boxed wine. In an effort to educate tailgate attendees about the benefits of canned or boxed wine, Green NAU partnered with Vino Loco to hold a wine tasting event to determine the best boxed/canned wine to bring to NAU’s tailgate parties. Besides being recyclable at tailgates, boxed wine…

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    NAU Employee Explains Enterprise Car Sharing Experience

    By Rachelle Berry The Enterprise Carshare program provides access to Hybrid cars for young students and staff. In the beginning of the semester I signed up for the program during a promotion for $5 and was given a card to access the car. I was able to use the Carshare program to move, do laundry, and drop off items for donation at the end of the semester. The two cars available live outside of the Union and the Dub. A few minutes before my registration time, I arrived at the shiny red Prius in front of the Union around 3:10. You can reserve your time in increments of 15 minutes…

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    NAU Wins Big at Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

    On September 12 in Phoenix Arizona, NAU’s Office of Sustainability and NAU’s Green Fund was recognized for submitting the Solar Thermal Hot Air Technology which won Arizona Forward’s award for Energy and Technology Innovation. They also took home the Award of Merit for the Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future for installing the technology on campus. In January, 2015 NAU installed the first known multi-panel solar thermal hot air system on a university’s campus in the nation. See original blog post: http://www2.nau.edu/green-p/index.php/2015/01/29/nau-installs-novel-solar-thermal/. NAU’s Office of Sustainability was attracted to the new technology because although there are many available renewable energy options like solar PV and wind that can reduce net electrical…