• Sustainable Living

    Sustainable Snow Day

    8 Sustainable Things to Do On a Snow Day   Curl up with a blanket and watch the snow By using blankets instead of turning on your heater, you could a lot of electricity and money. Even heated blankets use less electricity than conventional heaters in your home. So, grab a fuzzy blanket and watch the snow fall. Watch a documentary There are so many amazing documentaries about environmentalism, climate change, and sustainability on Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube. Check out this list here for a list of some top environmental documentaries. Get a hot chocolate at Starbucks using your reusable mug Did you know that the on-campus Starbucks at Northern…

  • 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…

  • community,  Environment,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Living,  Uncategorized,  Waste

    It’s Time to Leave Green!

    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…

  • 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…

  • Food,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Living

    Summer Book Review: Karl Weber’s “Food, Inc.”

    Gaining infamy in 2008, the film Food, Inc. exposed the dark secrets of the American Food Industry. Director Robert Kenner showcases first hand accounts of animal cruelty, environmental degradation, food-borne illness, and public health concerns via the testimonies of farmers, industry workers, consumers advocates, and people like you. Working with Kenner, author and editor Karl Weber released the participant guide Food, Inc. This film to book companion became a New York Times Best Seller including contributions from experts like Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Anna Lappe, and many more.

  • Call for Papers,  Conference,  Sustainable Living,  Traditional Agriculture

    Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference.

    CALL FOR PAPERS! OCTOBER 12 &13, 2012 Submission Guidelines: We are accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference till September 21, 2012 at Northern New Mexico College. We are soliciting papers in all areas where traditional practices are aligned with the concept of sustainability. Presentations should be focused on activities and research on the traditional aspects of sustainability through: · natural organic farming practices · seed saving · education in traditional foods and medicines, · developing markets for surplus crops, · value added production, and · helping communities maintain or return to their traditional cultural lifestyles. In this conference, we are interested in fostering discussion…