Environmental Caucus Events

Join us at the Environmental and Sustainability Internships Open House!

The Environmental Caucus is collecting a pool of internship offers in environmental and sustainability area! This event is going to be held in January, date is to be determined.
If you would like to expose your internship in NAU, please contact us with the description of your offer at environmentalcaucus@nau.edu. Please, mention Internships Open House in the subject line of your email.

Monthly Environmental Caucus Meetings 

Every meeting is a unique opportunity for everyone to hear, share, and connect about initiatives that move NAU and Flagstaff community towards a more sustainable future. By creating a gathering place to collect these ideas and projects, we hope to continue sharing and creating our culture of sustainability.

Upcoming Environmental Caucus meetings 

Where: ARD Building (56 S. Knoles Drive), Large Pod Room

Calendar for September-December 2013

September 19



October 16



November 21



December 18



Any questions? Suggestions? Want to be a guest speaker?
Contact us at environmentalcaucus@nau.edu 

Monthly Environmental Caucus Steering Committee Meetings

The Caucus has formed a Steering Committee with two year rotating terms to plan and coordinate meetings, set priorities, and support projects. The members of this committee are coming from diverse backgrounds, representing different departments of the university. This meeting precedes the Monthly Environmental Caucus Meeting and is closed to the public.

The official list of Environmental Caucus Steering Committee 2013-2014

Scott Perelstein: Chair of the Environmental Caucus, Associate Director, Residence Life

Rod Parnell: Vice Chair of the Environmental Caucus, Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

Kristina Aksenova:Graduate Assistant of the Environmental Caucus, Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities candidate

Jim Allen: Director, School of Forestry

Blase Scarnati: Director, First Year Seminar Program

Lindsay Wagner: Manager of Utilities and Infrastructure

Ellen Vaughan: Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability

Agnes Drogi: Construction Manager, Capital Assets and Services

Kimberley Curtis: Director, Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities; Professor, Criminal Justice

Eva Putzova: Director, University Policy Initiatives

Derek Hansen: Marketing Coordinator, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Sheila AndersDirector of Administrative Services in the Center for International Education

Lauren Berutich: Director of Campus and Community Action Research Teams

Abrahan Garibay: Student, Green Fund and Student Environmental Caucus representative

NAU Earth Week Planning Meetings

The Environmental Caucus is happy to announce the opportunity for everyone on campus to contribute their ideas for the Earth Week, which will take place on the week of the 21st of April. The meetings occur every 2 weeks on Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am, keep checking our Green Calendar.
Please come to these meetings with ideas about:
  • What events you’d like to see
  • Times you’d prefer for those events
  • Locations where you’d like events to be held
  • Thoughts on event budget and funding
  • Traditionally held Earth Week events: 

Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

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. A sustainability award nominee should recognize these links and undertake significant actions resulting in positive impacts to the sustainability our local community. These actions could have a major impact over a short period of time or occur over an extended period. Nominees do not have to be active members of the Environmental Caucus. Applicants must be members of the NAU or local community.
Nomination categories include:
  • Students
  • Student organizations
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Campus organizations or units
  • Flagstaff community projects
Letters of nomination should be submitted to environmentalcaucus@nau.edu and include a statement describing the nominee’s role and activities at NAU and the impact of their activities on the sustainability of our community.
Deadline for submission: 1st of March, 2014
The Awarding Ceremony will be held during the NAU Earth Week.

Environmental Caucus Social

This is a unique opportunity to build green networks while enjoying an informal atmosphere. Bring your thoughts and questions to facilitate interesting discussions with those who determine the direction of sustainable development in NAU and Flagstaff community.
The date for the next EC Social will be sent out through the Weekly Announcements.

Green NAU Calendar

Stay informed with current events dedicated to sustainability and community-building. The calendar is updated by both NAU and Flagstaff community members and serves as an integrated listing of all sustainable events in Flagstaff and its surroundings.
If you would like to have your event listed, please e-mail us.