• Sustainability

    How NAU Puts a Price on Trees

    NAU’s Tree Campus Advisory Committee and the City of Flagstaff’s Open Space Program and  have partnered for the #FLGTreeTags project, an educational installation aimed at raising awareness about the many values urban trees provide to our community. This installation will run from Oct. 9 – 16, 2017 and include 23 price tags in Wheeler Park and NAU’s North Quad that will describe the financial contributions these trees provide as a result of their various ecosystem services and health benefits. Trent DeBeare, a Forestry graduate student and member of NAU’s Tree Campus Advisory Committee is excited about the project, “NAU already has such a well-regarded forestry tradition. The Tree Campus USA…

  • Sustainability

    GMO’s – Where Do You Stand?

    Genetically modified organisms are a popular environmental topic, but many people are on the fence of how to feel about them. Are GMO’s bad for the planet, or are they the solution to our food- related problems? With World Food Day coming up this month, Green NAU decided now would be an excellent time to showcase this important issue. In order to help people figure out their stance, 2 of this year’s 4 Better World Film Series events will be dedicated to GMO-related films. Later in the month, the Green Jacks will be hosting a community debate about GMO’s. By learning about both sides, our hope is to promote a…

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    NAU Wins Award of Merit at Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards!

    At Arizona Forward’s 37th Environmental Excellence Awards NAU presented education awards and received the Award of Merit in the category of Innovation. NAU sponsored two education/communication awards, one for the public and private sectors and one for educators, students, and nonprofits. President Cheng presented the awards, highlighting the importance of providing recognition for innovative and successful projects in this field. To compete in the awards, NAU’s Office of Sustainability partnered with a graduate student in the Climate Science and Solutions program and the Green Fund to install an innovative Phase Change Material in the Blome building. All of these groups are constantly looking for innovative ways to help the university move towards…