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Green NAU Energy Initiative Spring 2014 Internships

The Green NAU Energy Initiative is looking for five interns for the spring semester! Below are the descriptions for each one.

Utility Dashboard Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Research manufacturers and suppliers of large-scale utility dashboards.
  • Research NAU peer institutions implementation and usage of utility dashboard as it applies to programs, education, or research.
  • Identify trends and innovation in the usage of utility dashboards.
  • Develop recommendations for moving forward with implementation of a campus wide utility dashboard at NAU.

Sustainability Purchasing Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with the Office of Sustainability, GNEI, and the NAU contracting and purchasing services to research current NAU purchasing policies and environmental purchasing policies.
  • Research market trends in environmentally preferred purchasing policies.
  • Research tools, products, and services available to aid in the development of crafting an environmentally preferable purchasing policy.
  • Develop recommendations for moving forward with crafting an environmentally preferable purchasing policy for NAU.

Landscape Irrigation Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with GNEI and Facility Services Grounds department to assess the current state of landscape irrigation at NAU.
  • Identify trends in irrigation systems at universities and larger organizations that improve water efficiency.
  • Research landscape irrigation tools, products, and services available in the market for improving water efficiency.
  • Develop recommendations for implementation of a centralized landscape irrigation system that best promotes operating efficiency and water efficiency.

Recycling Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Work with GNEI and the Waste Minimization Team to improve and expand the recycling pilot program campus wide.
  • Assess the functioning of the recycling pilot program and recommend improvements.
  • Assess needs for recycling and waste on a building-by-building basis across campus.
  • Research trends at peer institution regarding outreach and education.

Green NAU Energy Initiative Intern

Primary Duties:

  • Assist the GNEI program coordinators in promoting and managing the Sustainable Behaviors program.
  • Engage with faculty/staff energy mentors and Residence Assistants in the Residence Halls.
  • Research and investigate strategies for improvements in campus energy efficiency.
  • Assist with a variety of tasks relating to the Sustainable Behaviors program.

Qualifications

  • Must be an NAU student and able to work at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
  • Majoring in relevant degrees such as Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Climate Science and Solutions, or similar.
  • Interested and motivated to learn and work in sustainability at the university.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and initiative.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Avi Henn (Abraham.henn@nau.edu) by January 10, 2014. Please note which internship(s) you are applying for. These internships are for academic credit only.

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National Sustainability Day Recap

EcorepsNorthern Arizona University celebrated National Sustainability Day on October 23rd by engaging the campus community on several different levels of conservation behaviors on and off campus.

Dining Services conducted a waste audit to bring awareness to food waste and national hunger stats, Green NAU Energy Initiatives (GNEI) encouraged water and energy conversation with Strive for 5, 5 minute showers and Be Bold Go Cold, use the cold setting when doing your laundry to save energy. Housing and Resident Life Eco-Reps shared tips on how to have a more sustainable Halloween holiday this year.

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Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge

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Have you ever had an idea that could make NAU a more sustainable place? Well, the Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge is definitely for you. The NAU Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge, presented by the NAU International House and the Green NAU Energy Initiative, gives students the chance to propose improvements to sustainability on the NAU campus through their original ideas. The Green NAU Energy Initiative will mentor the winning student to develop a proposal.

Prizes

1st: Mentorship by the Green NAU Energy Initiative; $350 NAU Bookstore Gift Certificate

2nd: $225 NAU Bookstore Gift Certificate

3rd: $100 NAU Bookstore Gift Certificate

Contest Guidelines

Eligibility

The NAU Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge is open to all NAU undergraduate students enrolled in 12 credits or more in the fall semester. Contestants must be present for judging and the awards ceremony to collect their prizes.

To enter the competition, students must submit their entry forms and project materials by the deadline. Students may apply as individuals or in teams of up to three students. Team members must also be full-time NAU undergraduate students. If it is unclear whether or not you or your team is eligible, your team leader should contact the Program Director for the International House, Dr. Dylan Rust at Dylan.Rust@nau.edu.

By entering in the competition, you acknowledge that Northern Arizona University may use your idea on its campus.

Finalists

All proposal submissions are due by e-mail at 8am on Monday, October 14, 2013. E-mail all proposals to Dr. Dylan Rust at Dylan.Rust@nau.edu. The written proposals will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and finalists will be notified through e-mail by Wednesday, October 30, 2013 that they should prepare to make an in-person presentation on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge presentations. The event will be held in the Gardner Auditorium in the W. A. Franke College of Business from 5pm to 8pm on November 12th. At the event, students will present their idea in front of a panel of judges. The presentation will be no more than 10 minutes. Powerpoint or Prezi may be used to augment the presentation. At the end of the event, the judges will determine the winner(s) of the competition. For more information visit the Campus Sustainability Innovation Challenge website.

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