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Do you have dreams of being a clothing designer or working in fashion? Does thrift shopping strike your fancy? If so, apply to be a designer or stylist for the second annual Eco Fashion Show!
Green is the New Black, the Eco Fashion Show sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, will once again kick off NAU’s Earth Week events. One of the things that make this event so special is that the designers and stylists create their runway looks completely out of reused materials. These materials can be anything from repurposed plastic bags to creating head to toe outfits via thrift store shopping. The purpose of the Eco Fashion Show is to help provide people with inspiration to think outside the box for what their wardrobe could look like and to show new and fun ways to keep unnecessary objects out of landfills. It is sure to make you look at clothing in a new way!
Learn more about the guidelines and award categories and submit an application to www.nau.edu/ecofashion by February 13th at 5pm to participate as a designer or stylist. We are looking for both men’s and women’s wear looks. Any member of the NAU community may participate. Prizes will include having the winning designs on display at the Communication School.
More of an armchair fashionista? The fashion show will be on April 21st 2014 at 7pm in the Dubois Center Ballroom. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help celebrate Earth Week and enjoy the beautiful and creative designs.
April seems far away, go to our Facebook page to see pictures and videos from last year’s show.
Here are a couple of teasers to enjoy!
2013 Best Use of Recycled Materials Winner
Congratulations to the following 2012 Campus Sustainability Awards Winners! Thank you to Dr. Laura Huenneke for presenting the awards, to Scott Perelstein for being the Master of Ceremonies, and to Liz Wiggen and the Environmental Caucus for organizing the event. It was a wonderful evening!
George Koch, Bruce Hungate and Deborah Huntzinger
Bruce Hungate and George Koch lead the effort to build the Professional Science Masters degree in Climate Science and Solutions, and Debbie does an outstanding job now as its Graduate Coordinator.
Residence Life & Dr. Richard Payne
Residence Life has quietly been at the forefront of enhancing the culture of sustainability on the campus for many years. Dr. Payne has the ability and desire to achieve pragmatic solutions to environmental challenges, provide learning opportunities, and model sustainable practices.
Lindsay Wagner is one of the most talented and dedicated employees at Northern Arizona University. For the past 15 years, she has worked her way through school and up the ranks working for the University. Currently Lindsay is the Director of Energy Services and Sustainability in Facility Services.
Student Group Award
The Green Fund
About 2 years ago a group of students went to the President of NAU with an idea. They wanted to institute a “Green Fund” like they had seen at other Universities. Now finishing their 2nd year in operation, the committee has funded many projects and even managed to exhaust the funding prior to the year’s end. The Committee include committee Chair Melody Hartke and committee members Erik Nolan, Candice Giffen, TJ Fisher, Avi Henn, Shayla Woodhouse, Lindsay Wagner (Facilities), Jacob Dolence (Faculty), and Eva Putzova (Administration). The Green Fund Advisor is Bryan McLaren, Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability.
Cori has a rich history of work with Residence Life from Southern Methodist University and is currently working as a Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities at Northern Arizona University in Residence Life. Cori is a Master’s of Sustainable Communities Graduate student and will be graduating spring of next year.
Green Jacks Leadership Award
Shelley Silbert’s contributions to Northern Arizona University focus on environmental and sustainability issues that span almost a decade and infuse every job she held at the University.
Bike Friendly University
Northern Arizona University
Derek Hansen, member of the Transportation Action Team that successfully applied for the Bike Friendly University designation, presents the Bike Friendly University Award to Laura Huenneke who accepts on behalf of Northern Arizona University.
Udall Scholarship Winner
Widely regarded as the nation’s leading scholarship for environmental or sustainability undergraduates, The Morris and Stewart Udall Foundation scholarship is awarded to roughly 10% of over 500 applicants from around the country. This year, an NAU student, for only the second time in the 20 year history of the award, has been selected. Kiersten Wilber, a junior in environmental sciences-biology emphasis joins 67 other environmental scholars from across the US.
Hooper Sustainability Award
Allison Baker – S.N.A.I.L. Garden
To further support sustainability efforts on campus the S.N.A.I.L. (Students Nurturing Alternatives In Landscaping) Garden will convert a lawn on North Campus into a space were students who are passionate about local food systems, gardening, and sustainability can express these interests.
Hooper Sustainability Award
Clint Basham – Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Criollo Latin Kitchen
It is generally accepted by the scientists of the global community that the causes of climate change are directly connected to the activities of human civilization. To help the local owner add to the sustainability practices already at work there, Clint will measure and report the emissions and provide recommendations for increasing efficiency while reducing emissions. He will also develop a general GHG Inventory framework or template and pilot test that protocol at NAU’s 1899 Grill.
Hooper Sustainability Awards
Patrick Pfeifer – Local FARE Municipal-Scale Compost Research
This proposal requests funding to support research on large-scale composting at Northern Arizona University that will result, among other outcomes, in an informed plan for continued implementation of complete and comprehensive composting of food waste on the NAU campus.