• Awards,  Earth Week,  Events,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Congratulations Sustainability 2015 Award Winners!

    The purpose of the campus sustainability awards is to recognize those who have enhanced the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus and surrounding community. For the Environmental Caucus, sustainability means increasing the health of our community and our planet through actions to enhance the stability, resilience, and diversity of our intertwined natural, social, economic, and cultural systems. Congratulations to our 2015 Sustainability Award winners! Special thanks to Dr. Laura Huenneke for presenting the awards, to Scott Perelstein for being the Master of Ceremonies, and to Kristina Aksenova and the Environmental Caucus for organizing the event. Hooper Sustainability Award Kristina Aksenova – Graduate Kristina is a student in the Sustainable Communities Masters Program. She…

  • City of Flagstaff,  Earth Week

    Volunteer for Flagstaff Earth Day 2014

    Flagstaff Earth Day is Saturday, April 19th, 2014! The success of this year’s earth day event can’t be done without the dedication of volunteers. Set-up and tear-down volunteers are needed as well as face painters. The shift times are as follows: Face Painters: 11:30am-1:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm Set-up: 8:30am-10:30am Tear-down: 4:00pm-5:00pm If you are interested in volunteering for a shift, please contact Marty Jacobson, mjacobson@flagstaffaz.gov. All volunteers will receive a 2 for 1 Chipotle coupon.

  • 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…

  • Earth Week,  Student Groups and Organizations,  Sustainability Student Diary

    Creating a Full Spectrum of Sustainability

    Who is participating in the switch to sustainability?  In the fall of last semester, the Student Environmental Caucus changed their identity to the “Green Jacks” in hopes of framing sustainability in a way that inspires school spirit (NAU Lumberjacks) and expands the spectrum of sustainability at NAU.  The group went to tailgates and sporting events wearing our Earth Week T-shirts while handing out sustainably produced wine and recycling literature to the student and alumni tailgaters.  Along with WACBAT (the Weatherization and Community Building Action Team), we hosted a solar panel crowd-funding event for the local Murdoc Community Center, which communicated the relationships between renewable energy and the liberty of Flagstaff as a community.  So,…

  • Earth Week

    Earth Week Planning–Be a Part of it!

    Are you interested in being a part of the conversation for planning this year’s Earth Week? We would like you to contribute! Facilitated by the Student Environmental Caucus, these planning sessions will be every Friday from 2:30-3:00pm at HLC, room 2407. Everyone is welcome! Help us make this year’s Earth Week meaningful for everyone. Please note: Friday, February 24th we will meet at 2:00pm instead of 3:00pm at HLC, room 2407. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Nolan Bade.