Green NAU


Student Involvement

Join NAU's Student Environmental Club the Green Jacks!

2014 Recycling Update

The Union, Castro SBS, Liberal Arts, and the Babbitt Administrative Center are participating in NAU's new Recycling Pilot. If you use these buildings, learn how you can help make the Pilot Project be a success! View the details for the University Union and the details for Castro SBS, Liberal Arts, and the Babbitt Administrative Center.

Visit our Recycling at NAU's website to learn more about how and what to recycle across campus.

    Current Internships

    Positions open until filled

    Communications Intern

    Title: Environmental Caucus Communications Intern
    Department: Office of Sustainability, Facility Services
    Supervisor: Ellen Vaughan, Manager, Office of Sustainability
    Ellen.Vaughan@nau.edu, O: (928) 523- 1791; C: (315) 472-7959

    Position Information:

    • Type of Position:  Internship/Student Worker
    • Time: 2015 fall semester with opportunities to renew
    • Compensation: $500 paid out over the semester
    • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, position open until filled. Deadline: August 20
    • Number of Hours a Week:  5 hours a week or approximately 75 hours a semester, flexible schedule

    Must be currently enrolled at NAU with a 3.0 GPA or above

    Job Description:  This person will provide logistical and promotional support to the Environmental Caucus and participate/coordinate multiple, diverse sustainable initiatives across the University and community.   

    Duties:

    • Attend most of the Environmental Caucus (EC) meetings (monthly).
    • Assist in the EC’s Communications Action Team.
    • Assist in the coordination of Earth Hour and other events.
    • Maintain and update Green NAU social media platforms and website along with creating and maintaining promotional material. Must also maintain the Green Wall at the HLC with promotional information.
    • Sustain and create liaisons between the EC and other Green NAU groups.

    Special skills required:

    • Reliable
    • Passion for environmental issues, sustainability, education, and communication
    • Excellent skills in writing and verbal communication
    • Excellent skills in teamwork
    • Preferred but not required: Design skill such as Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, etc.

    Send letter of interest and resume by email to Ellen.Vaughan@nau.edu.

    The Environmental Caucus facilitates creative and strategic communication across campus to advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and to promote education, research, and collaboration on the environment. It is primarily a group of students, faculty, and staff that meet once a month to discuss and collaborate on sustainability across campus.

    The Office of Sustainability implements sustainability initiatives that help support the university’s 2020 Carbon Neutrality Goal.  We strive to make Northern Arizona University a global model for sustainable operations by living off the Earth's income, and not its capital.

    For more information visit: http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/

    Waste Minimization Aide

    Waste Minimization Aid:

    The purpose of this position is to help Green NAU improve recycling and waste infrastructure and processes. This involves working with various university stakeholders on many facets of the recycling and waste system. The position will work to inspire and motivate campus users to recognize the importance and need for resource conservation and reduce, reuse, recycle principles.

    Position Information:

    • Type of Position:  Student Worker
    • Time: 2015 fall semester with opportunities to renew
    • Compensation: $500 paid out over the semester
    • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, position open until filled.
    • Number of Hours a Week:  5 hours a week or approximately 75 hours a semester, flexible schedule

     Must be currently enrolled at NAU with a 3.0 GPA or above

    Advisers:

    Staff Advisers:

    • Ellen Vaughan, Manager, Office of Sustainability
    • Nick Koressel, Coordinator, Green NAU Energy Initiative
    • Avi Henn, Coordinator, Green NAU Energy Initiative

     Student Intern Requirements:

    • Reliable
    • Must need credit for fieldwork
    • Passion for environmental issues, sustainability, education, and communication
    • A positive, outgoing individual with excellent skills in verbal communication
    • Preferred but not required: Design skill such as Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, etc.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties

    • Be the student leader for home football game recycling efforts (http://www2.nau.edu/green-p/index.php/2014/12/15/recycling-at-home-football-events/ )
    • Work on campus community recycling outreach
      • Table at the Union with Green NAU’s “Recycling Game” to educated students about recycling best practices
      • Create social media (predominately Facebook and Instagram) educational messages about recycling
      • Speak to classes to promote recycling education

    Interested applicants should send resume and letter of interest to: Ellen.Vaughan@nau.edu

    Green NAU Event Coordinator

    Grassroots Event Coordinator:

    Green NAU hosts a variety of events every semester to help educate and engage the student population about global and local environmental issues. For example in the fall, there’s the Better World Film Series, the Flagstaff Festival of Science, World Food Day, Campus Sustainability Day, National Food Day, and National Recycling Day. In the spring, there are even more events including Earth Hour and everything surrounding Earth Week.

    Position Information:

    • Type of Position:  Student Worker
    • Time: 2015 fall semester with opportunities to renew
    • Compensation: $500 paid out over the semester
    • Application Deadline: Apply immediately, position open until filled.
    • Number of Hours a Week:  5 hours a week or approximately 75 hours a semester, flexible schedule

    Must be currently enrolled at NAU with a 3.0 GPA or above

    Advisers:

    • Staff Adviser- Ellen Vaughan, Manager Office of Sustainability

    Student Intern Requirements:

    • Must be dependable
    • Must be sophomore or higher
    • Must need credit for fieldwork
    • Must have a passion for environmental issues, sustainability, education, and communication
    • A positive, outgoing individual with excellent skills in verbal communication
    • Preferred but not required:
      • Previous event coordination
      • Design skill such as Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, etc.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Create and disseminate promotional material for events. Including but not limited to: posters, fliers, table tents, digital signage, social media posts (predominately Facebook and Instagram), sandwich boards, bus stop posters, etc.
    • Table and/or attend classes to inform students about events.
    • Create creative incentives for student participation.
    • Liaison with community groups that may be interested in partnering or attending.
    • Regularly attend Green Jack meetings to solicit their ideas and participation.

    Interested applicants should send resume and letter of interest to: Ellen.Vaughan@nau.edu

    If you have an idea for how to help NAU become more sustainable, contact the Office of Sustainability to see if you can turn your idea into an internship!