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    Student Worker Position at Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions

    Are you looking for a student worker position? The Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions is hiring! Check out the job description below. ISES Student worker Assignment: Administrative support for NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions (ISES); some outreach, communication and design projects. Context: NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions, now in its fourth year, is expanding its team and its outreach efforts. These include the website (www.nau.edu/ises) and other communications materials and campaigns. ISES has a Director, Project Director and Administrative Associate managing most of its functions. ISES is seeking a student worker to help out with administrative tasks, communications, web updates, and other duties as needed. This employee will…

  • Academics,  Climate Change,  Education,  New and Announcements,  Student Opportuniites,  Sustainability

    NAU Sustainability Course Directory Has Been Launched

    The NAU Office of Sustainability is excited to introduce the NAU Sustainability Course Directory – a new online database system for all the courses from any department that are focused on sustainability or simply have a sustainability component in them. Both undergraduate and graduate students can now enjoy a constantly updated list of classes that cover a wide range of topics related to environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability. The challenge of spreading awareness about sustainability and creating an environmentally conscious behavior always comes down to nurturing eco-literacy. In order to provide a deeper understanding of the global climate change challenges we face nowadays, NAU is attempting to ease an…

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    The NAU Sustainability Course Directory Has Been Launched!

    The NAU Office of Sustainability is excited to introduce the NAU Sustainability Course Directory – a new online database system for all the courses from any department that are focused on sustainability or simply have a sustainability component in them. Both undergraduate and graduate students can now enjoy a constantly updated list of classes that cover a wide range of topics related to environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability. The courses are submitted by their instructors using a specially designated online form. After being approved by our administrator, the course appears in the online database and can be looked up using a convenient search engine that provides 3 criteria options that helps…

  • Uncategorized

    3 Environmental Stewardship Positions Are to be Filled!

    NAU Civic Service Institute is excited to announce the three full-time AmeriCorps positions that are to be filled by the beginning of August. Please see below for their brief descriptions or click on each title for a detailed information about each of the NAU’s Environmental Stewardship positions: NAU Outdoors, Bicycle Transportation Coordinator The Bicycle Program Coordinator at Northern Arizona University would be responsible for promoting transportation on campus, primarily bicycle usage, to reduce drive-alone commute trips in an effort to improve access to and mobility through campus, reduce vehicular congestion, and improve/maintain student safety. Green NAU, Waste Minimization Specialist The purpose of this position is to help the Green NAU Energy Initiative improve…

  • community,  Environment,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Living,  Uncategorized,  Waste

    It’s Time to Leave Green!

    Now that the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, many students who live in the residence halls will be moving out in a few short days. What do you do with those perfectly good items? Don’t throw them away! Donate your unwanted goods and Leave Green! Donation bins can be found in the main lobby of your building or in the clubhouse/office for the apartment areas. Make sure the food you donate has not expired. We cannot accept futon mattresses, mattress toppers, or hangers. The clothing, furniture, book, and household items donations will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The non-perishable food donations will benefit Sunshine Rescue Mission. Since the…

  • Uncategorized

    News That Goes Against the Original Paradigm

    Check out what NAU has found out! Link: http://news.nau.edu/study-finds-accelerated-soil-carbon-loss-increasing-rate-climate-change/#.U2FYOK1dV8t Article: Research published inScience found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change. Two Northern Arizona University researchers led the study, which challenges previous understanding about how carbon accumulates in soil. Increased levels of CO2accelerate plant growth, which causes more absorption of CO2 through photosynthesis. Until now, the accepted belief was that carbon is then stored in wood and soil for a long time, slowing climate change. Yet this new research suggests that the extra carbon provides fuel to microorganisms in the soil whose byproducts (such as CO2) are released into the atmosphere,…

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    NAU News Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

    Check out this article about what the students are doing on NAU’s campus! So proud to be a Lumberjack! Link: http://news.nau.edu/solar-competition-demonstrates-engineering-business-mix/#.U2FXsK1dV8t Article: In a flurry of deadline-driven design, analysis, data collection and testing, two teams of engineering and business students from vastly different perspectives converged on a straightforward idea: If you can build this, we can sell it. What the five mechanical engineering seniors have built is an ultra-low cost water heating system—a product that five MBA students are convinced “could hit the market and work.” They will present their findings as Northern Arizona University’s entry in the P3 National Sustainable Design Expoand competition this weekend in Washington, D.C. The event is…

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    NAU and Partners Bond With the Wind

    A collaboration focused on harnessing wind energy will launch in May, with support from Northern Arizona University, Utah Clean Energy and Interwest Energy Alliance. The Four Corners Wind Energy Regional Resource Center, one of six recently established by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is designed to increase wind literacy and provide support to regional policymakers engaged in decisions about the future of wind energy in the West. NAU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions will play a key role in outreach, education, consultation and delivery of research. NAU’s role in the project will focus on initiatives with Arizona’s state, county and tribal decision-makers targeting areas…

  • City of Flagstaff,  Earth Week

    Volunteer for Flagstaff Earth Day 2014

    Flagstaff Earth Day is Saturday, April 19th, 2014! The success of this year’s earth day event can’t be done without the dedication of volunteers. Set-up and tear-down volunteers are needed as well as face painters. The shift times are as follows: Face Painters: 11:30am-1:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm Set-up: 8:30am-10:30am Tear-down: 4:00pm-5:00pm If you are interested in volunteering for a shift, please contact Marty Jacobson, mjacobson@flagstaffaz.gov. All volunteers will receive a 2 for 1 Chipotle coupon.

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    Taking Earth’s Temperature!

    A compelling new film about climate change, produced by NAU’s IDEA Lab, will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Cline Library Assembly Hall. The screening of Taking Earth’s Temperature: Delving into Climate’s Past is free and open to the public. Filmmakers Dan Boone, Ryan Belnap and Peter Friedericias well as NAU researchers featured in the film—Scott Anderson, David Fortin,Debra Huntzinger, Darrell Kaufman and Nicholas McKay—will be on hand to answer questions from the audience. The one-hour documentary, with footage from both the field and laboratories in the United States and Europe, showcases scientific discoveries about climate change. Because the Earth’s climate fluctuates over vast time spans, the scientists are looking for a long-term view that transcends daily experiences. “By…