Check out this new course brought to you by the Department of Politics and International Affairs! Starting this upcoming Fall 2013 semester, Environmental Injustice through Film will be available for students to take. Taught by Dr. John Hultgren, this course looks will consider complex questions through films that highlight different aspects of the human/nature relationship, and readings that will help us critically engage with the films. Some issues that may be covered in this course include:
- Agriculture and migrant workers
- Indigeneity and “wilderness”
- Colonialism and natural resource extraction
- Toxic chemicals and race
- The enclosure of the commons
- Industrial food production and animal rights
Films used to demonstrate these issues will include: Avatar, The Milagro Beanfield War, Fast Food Nation, There Will Be Blood, and Men with Guns (among other fiction and non-fiction works)
The course will be offered Mon/Wed 9:10-10:25am and film screenings will be on Fridays online.
Seats need to be filled! Sign up now!
If you have any questions, please contact John Hultgren at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, and running survey crews.
- Completing ARC GIS mapping of plant and wildlife monitoring projects.
- Developing perspective sketches and rendering of designs.
- Assist with completing monitoring and grant reports.
- Assist with office management as needed.
All applicants must have the following qualifications:
- A degree in Landscape Architecture, Ecological Restoration, Environmental Engineering or similar.
- Experience in ecological restoration.
- Must have strong graphic design and writing skills.
- Must be able to work independently in a challenging work environment.
- Must be proficient in AutoCAD, ADOBE CS and Microsoft Office. GIS experience is preferred.
- Must have own transportation and be willing to travel.
- Must be willing and able to work in challenging field conditions. Some outdoor guiding/field experience is preferred.
Fred Phillips Consulting offers sick and annual leave, maternity leave, bi-annual bonuses, medical stipend, 401k plan, and more. Start date is immediately with salary D.O.E.
All qualified applicants can send their resume, portfolio and references to email@example.com
This job opening will be open and available only through the month of August, so send in your resume, portfolio, and references immediately!
After a couple of weeks of hard work, our brand new video is available for your viewing pleasure! The GNEI Overview Video is a short promo featuring the Green NAU Energy Initiative. Check out what we are up to!
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.
Annie’s is proud to support the next generation of farmers by offering $100,000 in funds to students studying sustainable agriculture.
Applications are not due until October 1, 2013 to December 15, 2013.
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Northern Arizona University’s Housing and Residence Life’s partnership with Mac-Gray Campus Solutions has resulted in NAU becoming become one of the first colleges in the state of Arizona and in the Southwest to have a carbon neutral laundry program. NAU is one of about 47 colleges and universities in 17 states that are participating in The “Lighten Our Load” initiative which provides for the installation of water and energy efficient laundry machines and a 100% offset of the calculated 787,655 pounds of carbon dioxide annually produced by NAU residents.
Mac-Gray Campus Solutions partners with Carbonfund.org for their offset projects using the guidelines set forth by the November 2008 ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offsets Protocol. To ensure compatibility with ACUPCC protocols, only projects that represent absolute and immediate GHG reductions are chosen for funding.
Housing and Residence Life has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability with ongoing facilities upgrades and retrofits and by providing residential programs that include the Eco-House Learning Community and Eco-Rep peer educators. “We have adopted sustainability as a department-wide value and are looking through that lens in everything that Housing and Residence Life does. Implementing a carbon neutral laundry program is yet another innovative strategy for us in our endeavor to make all of our practices more sustainable,” Scott Perelstein, Associate Director for Facilities.
Catch the buzz this summertime in Flagstaff. Learn how to work with a gentle colony of honeybees in a backyard top restore the health of the amazing honeybee.
Practicing organic, holistic principles, we will explore the relationships between:
* the queen, workers, and drones.
* flowering plants, pollen, nectar, beeswax, and honey.
* eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults.
* humans and the rest of nature.
Each of the four classes in this course will be held on a Saturday at a private
residence in southwest Flagstaff, with local field trips to Mountain Meadow
Permaculture Farm and Flagstaff EcoRanch.
Dates: June 8; July 13; August 17; and September 14
To register or for more information, visit www.honeybeeteacher.com
or call Patrick Pynes at (928) 600-1193
“Northern Arizona University’s rating improved to STARS Gold after its second report was submitted in October 2012. Areas of strength in the latest report included the Co-Curricular
Education and Purchasing subcategories:
- The Community-Based Action Research Teams bring first-year students together with graduate students, faculty, and community partners to work on issues of sustainability and community organizing (ER 1)
- Since 2011, a new purchasing policy was adopted requiring that computers be purchased at EPEAT Gold or higher. A new vendor code of conduct was also adopted (OP 10, OP 13).”