• Academics,  Climate Change,  Education,  New and Announcements,  Student Opportuniites,  Sustainability

    NAU Sustainability Course Directory Has Been Launched

    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 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…

  • Academics,  Accomplishments,  Climate Change,  community,  Education,  Energy,  Environment,  New and Announcements,  Renewable Energy,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Landscapes,  Sustainable Living,  Uncategorized,  Waste,  Water

    The NAU Sustainability Course Directory Has Been Launched!

    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…

  • New and Announcements

    Community Job Posting

      Fred Phillips Consulting — a local watershed and ecological restoration firm — is looking for a full time (two years commitment) Landscape Architecture/Restoration Practitioner for their Flagstaff office located in downtown Flagstaff. Fred Phillips Consulting specializes award winning designs including ecological restoration, parks, trails, wetland delineation, and environmental monitoring and compliance. Duties for the Landscape Architecture/Restoration Practitioner include (but not limited to): Completing design concepts and construction documents for wetland and riparian restoration, trails, and parks. Managing design and restoration construction projects. Performing site analysis on restoration sites including wetland delineation, soil salinity surveys, and vegetation mapping. Assist with project management including acquisition of plant materials, managing field staff,…

  • Accomplishments,  Energy,  New and Announcements

    ABOR Approves $18 Million in Campus Energy Retrofits

    In the latest example of Northern Arizona University’s commitment to Sustainability, the Arizona Board of Regents has just approved an $18,000,000 performance contract between Northern Arizona University and the energy services company NORESCO. This contract will allow NAU to save approximately $1,500,000 a year in utility costs and will reduce NAU’s green house gas emissions to below 1990 levels by 2014. The construction will begin in late May and will take approximately 22 months to complete. This contract represents Phase 1 of the campus audit and retrofit with the Phase 2 audit taking place in the Fall. Lindsay Wagner, the Director of Sustainability and Energy Services for NAU Facility Services…

  • Jobs and Internships,  New and Announcements

    Velo Composting Compost Technician Summer Job

    If this isn’t the coolest job on campus then I don’t know what is. Velo Composting—a new Action Research Team—is hiring a student compost technician for the summer and it could be you! The main responsibilities of the position include the following: Work with a partner to pick up and deliver loads of food waste from NAU Dining Locations to the compost facility on South campus in a timely manner (~1 hour per day). Loads of food waste will be picked up via bicycle and trailer and/or pickup truck. Operate hand tools and monitoring equipment to monitor, and assist with maintenance of a large-scale compost system at the new NAU…

  • Food,  New and Announcements,  Transportation

    Spring Break Ride for School Gardens

    Sam Hagler and Tim McKinley—two Graduate students in the Sustainable Communities program—have decided to throw the traditional spring break to the wind and participate in a worthy cause instead. According to their facebook page their mission is to: bicycle 250 miles in Northern California, to raise awareness for the importance of school gardens as supplementary educational tools. With your help, we hope to raise $5,000 to support the schools’ independent gardening programs. The money they raise will be used to fund school garden projects in the Flagstaff area in coordination with the Foodlink and School Gardens Aciton Research Teams (ARTs) on campus. Currently, they have raised $375 of their $5,000…

  • New and Announcements,  Student Groups and Organizations

    Medicinal Plants Study Group

    Interested in learning about Medicinal Plants? Check out the Medicinal Plants Study Group brought to you by the Applied Indigenous Studies and Sustainable Communities programs. This study group is for dedicated and serious students to learn and share knowledge of medicinal plants, their healing properties, and native traditional recipes and stories. Each session we will focus on a different plant. both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join! Where: SBS West Room 9 When: Every other Friday starting Jan. 27th from 1 – 3:30pm For further information, please contact: Marina Vasquez, Traditional Knowledge Scholar, marina.vasquez@nau.edu Martha James, SUS Graduate ARTs co-coordinator, mej53@nau.edu Katherine Golfinopoulos, SUS Graduate ARTs co-coordinator, kag247@nau.edu