2015 NAU Earth Week


Earth Week is almost here! WIN Prizes for going to EVENTS!

The Office of Sustainability has bought prizes for students who go to four or more events. The way you show your attendance is by going to an event taking a selfie and tagging yourself with #greennau. Post on either Instagram or FB. There will also be stamp cards available at all events. Stamp cards will be collected at the events Tuesday through Friday. All stamp cards must be collected Friday the 24th by 5pm.

Prizes include reusable bags, water bottles, mushroom gardening kit, Eaarth by Bill Mckibben, and other great products.

Tuesday, April 14th

NAU's Energy Future: Progress and Opportunities Toward Our Climate Commitment/ 4:00-5:30pm / Ashurst Hall

Join us for the second part of the open, community discussion about energy at NAU and the challenges of achieving carbon neutrality.
Hosted by Climate Science & Solutions and The College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences

Thursday, April 16th


Activists Jesse Fruhwirth and Rachel Carter are visiting NAU to share their message and discuss the challenge of climate change activism 

Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2015 / Native American Cultural Center / 5:30 - 6:30pm

Join Environmental Caucus in recognizing and celebrating the incredible efforts of students, faculty, staff and community members that have enhanced the culture of sustainability at Northern Arizona University. 

Hosted by: Environmental Caucus 

Friday, April 17th

Earth Jam / South Quad Outside of DuBois / 2:30 - 7pm

Green Jacks is hosting a day in the sun on the south quad with music and games by the Du Bois center. Invite friends on the FB Event.

Hosted by Green Jacks 

Recycling Center Tour / Norton Environmental Materials Recovery Facility-1800 E. Butler Avenue / 3-4pm

Join Willow Bend for a FREE tour of Flagstaff's Recycling Center in honor of Earth Day. It will be from 3-4pm on April 17th! The tour will take place at Norton Environmental Materials Recovery Facility-1800 E. Butler Avenue.

RSVP is Required: Space is limited; so please sign up here or by calling the Willow Bend office at 928-779-1745!!
Hosted by Willow Bend

Saturday, April 18th

City of Flagstaff's Earth Day / Heritage Square / 9am - 4pm

Join the City of Flagstaff for the 2015 Earth Day celebration. The event this year will be a clean-up crew meeting at Wheeler park at 9am. After there will be live bands, local food, free workshops, a re-use fashion show, car seat recycling, and electronic recycling in addition workshopsvendorsand exhibitors.

Check out the event Facebook

Sign-up for the workshops

Hosted by: City of Flagstaff

Monday, April 20th

Climate Change and Vulnerable Populations / Native American Cultural Center / 8:30am - 4:30pm

Lutheran Campus Ministry presents a 2-day conference about climate change and its effects on vulnerable people. There will be 5 different sessions over Monday and Tuesday.

Check out the event website for more information.

Hosted by Lutheran Campus Ministry 

Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show / DuBois Ballroom / 6:30pm 

Come see students fashionable creations of upcycled materials. 

Check out the event website for more information. 

Hosted by Environmental Caucus

Tuesday, April 21st

Climate Change and Vulnerable Populations / Native American Cultural Center / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lutheran Campus Ministry presents a 2-day conference about climate change and its effects on vulnerable people. There will be 5 different sessions over Monday and Tuesday.

Check out the event website for more information.

Hosted by Lutheran Campus Ministry

Boiler Plant Tour/ Central Plant (East of Adel Mathematics) / 1- 2pm

Pop the hood of the NAU campus and explore the boilers, chillers, and tunnels that keep campus heated and cooled.

Hosted by: Green NAU Energy Initiative and Facility Services

Careers with Impact / Firecreek / 5:30 - 8:30pm

Join us for networking opportunities and a panel discussion on careers with impact. 

More information on Careers with Impact.

Hosted by: NAU Career Development, Environmental Caucus, Delta Epsilon Iota, and NAU Alumni Association

EARTH DAY, Wednesday, April 22nd 

Real Food, Real People Open-Air Market / Pedway outside of the Union / 11am - 3pm

Outdoor Market filled with local food from the CSA 

Hosted by Dining Services

Earth Day Yoga / North Quad Lawn / 12:10-1:00pm

Join us for yoga on the lawn

What to bring: A Yoga Mat or a beach towel
Don’t have one? No problem, campus recreation has a limited number for use, first come first serve

PIH Engage Strides for Solidarity/ Anthropology building & Campus Police Department/3pm 

Join NAU's Partners In Health (PIH) Engage student organization and the Anthropology Department for a walk in solidarity as a compassionate community in support of environmental health and health as a human right! 

Hosted by Partners In Health 

Joe Romm What You Don't know Can Hurt You/ Prochnow Auditorium/ 7pm 

Dr. Romm is the founding editor of Climate Progress, named “the indispensable blog” by the New York Times.  He is also a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and the Chief Science Advisor for the Emmy-winning TV series, “Years of Living Dangerously.”  Time magazine has named him a “Hero of the Environment” and “The Web’s most influential climate-change blogger”.  The event is free but ticketed.  Tickets will be made available at the door and at the Central Ticket Office on campus.

Hosted by: Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

Thursday, April 23rd

DIY Grow Your Own Groceries  / SSLUGSLUGG Garden (behind SBS and SBSW) / 10am-12pm

Join us in the SSLUG Garden for an open house featuring an informal gardening Q & A with the Campus Organic Gardener, tips on the ins and outs of composting with Roots Composting & the City of Flagstaff, and informational tabling by Real Food Challenge, SHAC (Student Health Advisory Committee), Velo-Composting, Total Liberation and folks involved with the AZ GMO labeling initiative. 

Hosted Students for Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening

Friday, April 24th

Arbor Day: Tree Walk/ North Campus Quad (in front of old main) / 12-1pm

Help NAU become a tree campus by joining us for a walk with an Arborist of the different tree walks on-campus

Check out the poster for the event

Hosted by NAU Greenhouse

Wednesday, April 29th

Environmental Caucus Meeting / ARD Large Pod / 1pm -2:15pm

Join us at the monthly meeting of the sustainability leaders in the campus and community. Come to this meeting to learn about what is going on around the campus and the community. 

Hosted by Environmental Caucus

Sustainability Action Plan Town Hall/ Franke School of Business, Gardner Auditorium / 4-5:30pm

Come learn about NAU’s new Sustainability Action Plan!
We’d like your input on how NAU should manage its Water, Waste, Transportation, Operations, Procurement, Energy, and Academics & Research. Join us and take part in creating a culture of sustainability. 

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Coordinating Committee for Campus Sustainability