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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 a student find a better fit.
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 access to the list of classes that serve as an educational tool about that issue and offers diverse strategies of addressing it. The introduction of this course listing system is a great step towards creating a culture of sustainability in the Northern Arizona University, bringing a better understanding of the need for a more environmentally responsible behavior to its students.
The list of classes is constantly being updated so make sure to check back regularly!
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 Leave Green program started in 2010, students have donated over 130,000 pounds of items. Last year was our biggest year ever with over 44,000 pounds of donations!
It is that time of year again… grant proposal time! The NAU Green Fund is now accepting applications for projects for the 2013-2014 school year! For those of you who don’t know, each student at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus pay a five-dollar Green Fee towards what is known as the Green Fund. That money can be allocated for environmental and sustainability based projects on-campus created by students likes you!
In order to apply for a Green Fund grant, you must come to one proposal workshop. We will be holding numerous ones through the school year in Cline Library, Room 200. See below for dates and times.
September 18- Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, Room 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
September 19-Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 2 –Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 3- Proposal Work in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)
October 9-1st round of GF Applications due
October 30- Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (6:00-7:00 pm)
November 6-2nd round of GF applications due
I hope you all consider applying for a Green Fund grant and thank you for doing your part in creating a culture of sustainability on-campus!