• Events,  Food,  Uncategorized

    Kind Wine Competition and Tasting

    Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3-6pm 1899’s Grand Ballroom on NAU’s Flagstaff campus NAU is hosting the first and only sustainable packaging wine competition in the world. Wineries are jumping on the bandwagon as the growing trend for premium or even super premium, appellation-specific, vintage dated, boxed wines increase in availability. You be the judge, and vote for your favorite “People’s Choice Award.” The public tasting follows the sustainable packaging wine competition which will have a panel of professional judges as well as student and alumni participants.   The wine industry is becoming more involved in developing packaging systems that minimize carbon emissions, with recyclable, reusable, and compostable containers. Wines must…

  • Awards,  Earth Week,  Events,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Congratulations Sustainability 2015 Award Winners!

    The purpose of the campus sustainability awards is to recognize those who have enhanced the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus and surrounding community. For the Environmental Caucus, sustainability means increasing the health of our community and our planet through actions to enhance the stability, resilience, and diversity of our intertwined natural, social, economic, and cultural systems. Congratulations to our 2015 Sustainability Award winners! Special thanks to Dr. Laura Huenneke for presenting the awards, to Scott Perelstein for being the Master of Ceremonies, and to Kristina Aksenova and the Environmental Caucus for organizing the event. Hooper Sustainability Award Kristina Aksenova – Graduate Kristina is a student in the Sustainable Communities Masters Program. She…

  • Awards,  Earth Week,  Events,  Student Opportuniites,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Living,  Uncategorized

    Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show is Back for 2014!

    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…