• Sustainability

    NAU Offers Free Menstrual Cups To The Students

    Janice Baldwin-Rowe In Spring of 2019, NAU made a groundbreaking stride forward in sustainability and women’s health advocacy by offering 1,200 free menstrual cups to the student body. This project, spearheaded by the Green Fund, was an ongoing collaboration between NAU’s Health Promotion Office, the Honors College, and Dot International. Dot International is a company that produces menstrual cups with the purpose of empowering women around the world. For every Dot cup purchased, the company will donate another Dot cup to a woman who lacks easy access to feminine hygiene products. Providing free menstrual products has been an idea that many universities around the country have implemented. However, offering free…

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    Sustainable Leadership Awards 2019

      The Environmental Caucus Sustainable Leadership award nomination for 2019 is now open! Annually, the Environmental Caucus, a monthly gathering of students, faculty, staff, and community recognizes outstanding sustainability leadership and initiatives throughout the campus and Flagstaff community. The initiatives should contribute to the advancement of Sustainability at NAU, the community, and the environment. They can include energy, transportation, agriculture, climate change, food waste, recycling, water, waste minimization, etc. We are proud to have a positive impact on the environment in and around Flagstaff and enjoy recognizing those key individuals who make a difference but often go unrecognized! To the Environmental Caucus, sustainability means increasing the health of our community…

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    10 Places on Campus to Recycle Glass

    Not being able to recycle your glass in your bin at home is not something unique to Flagstaff. This is the case within many cities, however, NAU has taken steps to reduce campus waste, tens steps to be exact. There are now ten bins placed in various locations around campus that are dedicated specifically to glass recycling. These bins are located near residential buildings as well as common campus buildings. Locations include by the dumpsters on the south end of the HLC, behind the bookstore, in between the Social and Behavioral Science building and the Engineering building, behind the Applied Research and Development building, the South Commuter parking lot, in…

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    Praxis Plastics

    As cities such as Flagstaff struggle to keep plastics out of the landfill, second-year Sustainable Communities graduate student Tyler Linner has been diving in with a recycling final project. But instead of looking for ways to get more waste into the blue bin, he is building a DIY recycling workshop in his garage. Until recently a large portion of the world’s plastic waste was shipped to China for recycling. Since 1992, 45% of global plastic waste was exported there until the Chinese government grew tired of dirty recycling imports, effectively banning almost all plastic recycling imports in January 2018’s National Sword Policy. This threw most global recycling markets out of…

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    How NAU students and faculty can help implement the Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

    The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (the Plan) was approved via resolution by City Council on November 20, 2018. The Plan has been over a year in the making and was developed through a collaborative process among City staff, community partners, and Flagstaff residents. Now the work really begins to make the Plan happen, which will require action and support from the entire Flagstaff community, including NAU. This document outlines the multiple ways NAU students and faculty can help implement the Plan. We encourage students and faculty to turn applicable implementation actions into class projects for the spring 2019 semester and beyond! This document is organized by Plan section,…