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The NAU Green Fund is Now Open For Business!

 

Green Fund Committee

 

It is that time of year again… grant proposal time! The NAU Green Fund is now accepting applications for projects for the 2013-2014 school year! For those of you who don’t know, each student at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus pay a five-dollar Green Fee towards what is known as the Green Fund. That money can be allocated for environmental and sustainability based projects on-campus created by students likes you!

In order to apply for a Green Fund grant, you must come to one proposal workshop. We will be holding numerous ones through the school year in Cline Library, Room 200. See below for dates and times.

September 18- Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, Room 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)

September 19-Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)

October 2 –Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)

October 3- Proposal Work in Cline Library, RM 200 (4:30-5:30 pm)

October 9-1st round of GF Applications due

October 30- Proposal Workshop in Cline Library, RM 200 (6:00-7:00 pm)

November 6-2nd round of GF applications due

I hope you all consider applying for a Green Fund grant and thank you for doing your part in creating a culture of sustainability on-campus!

 

 

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Wind for Schools and the NAU Green Fund Collaborate to Install Wind Turbine

The turbine was donated by Southwest Windpower, as was a 45’ tower. SWWP also had four staff members provide technical assistance for the entire day of the installation. The Facility Services department (formerly Capital Assets) at NAU did considerable work managing the project at no charge. Shaum Electric donated some of their labor. GLHN design from Tucson donated the design work including work on the electrical drawings. Time lapse footage by Christopher Ray.

The data for the turbine will be used by the Wind for Schools project, and will be uploaded to the Idaho National Labs site so schools nationwide have access to it. It will also be used locally in the Wind Energy and Renewable Energy classes in the Mechanical Engineering department, and may be used in individual student research projects.

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