• City of Flagstaff,  Food

    Can Flagstaff Go Straw-Free?

    NAU is officially plastic straw-free! Flagstaff is on its way, too! As of the start of the Fall 2018 semester, Norther Arizona University has eliminated plastic straws across campus. Any blended drinks purchased at campus dining facilities are served with compostable straws. Compostable straws are given upon request, rather than automatically with every drink order. Currently, NAU Campus Dining is in the process of changing the drink lids across campus for easier “sipping” with a peel-back tab. Want to do more? Go lid-less! Beyond Campus Straw Free Flag is a collaborative campaign between Green NAU, The Azulita Project, The City of Flagstaff, and other community partners. The ultimate goal of…

  • Bicycle HUB,  Parking and Shuttle Services,  Transportation

    Flagstaff’s New Bike Share

    Northern Arizona University in conjunction with the City of Flagstaff, Arizona launched a new bicycle share program. The city saw a need for a bike program as vehicles produce the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in Flagstaff. By creating a bike share program, car traffic and pollution could significantly be reduced. City officials placed 300 bikes around the city and on the college campus. The six-month bike share program launched last month through a company called Spin. The city did not pay for the program or any problems with the bikes. Instead, Spin allows cities to test the bike share program for free and even pays for any accidents, malfunctions,…

  • Sustainable Living

    Sustainable Snow Day

    8 Sustainable Things to Do On a Snow Day   Curl up with a blanket and watch the snow By using blankets instead of turning on your heater, you could a lot of electricity and money. Even heated blankets use less electricity than conventional heaters in your home. So, grab a fuzzy blanket and watch the snow fall. Watch a documentary There are so many amazing documentaries about environmentalism, climate change, and sustainability on Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube. Check out this list here for a list of some top environmental documentaries. Get a hot chocolate at Starbucks using your reusable mug Did you know that the on-campus Starbucks at Northern…