• Composting,  Food,  Student Groups and Organizations,  Waste

    (Sustainable) Food for Thought

      Why are trays and trash cans absent in the NAU dining halls? And what is this stunning machine pictured below? Both are indicators of how Dining Services is making leaps and bounds when it comes to sustainability.     How much do we waste? Meal production, from planning to cleanup, can have big impacts on the environment. Estimates put food waste in America at 30-40%. That means ordering a pizza and immediately throwing away two delicious cheesy hot slices. Painful, no? And there’s a resource-rich history behind each of those pizza slices. Energy, water, animal feed, fertilizer, pesticides, transportation – these are all parts of food production. By reducing…

  • 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…