2014 NAU Earth Week
iCommit Drive @ all events
Visit with volunteers who will provide the opportunity for
you to commit to reducing your environmental impact by adopting the behaviors
promoted by the Green NAU Energy Initiative. Get a pin and take a picture to
show your commitment and help build conservation as a part of our social norm.
Hosted by: Green NAU Energy Initiative and Campus Dining
Saturday, April 19th
Flagstaff ‘s Earth Day / 11am–4pm / City Hall Lawn
Join the City of Flagstaff for the 2014 Earth Day celebration.
The event this year will feature live bands, local food, free workshops, a
re-use fashion show, car seat recycling, and electronic recycling drop off, in
addition to informational booths, vendors and exhibitors.
Hosted by: City of Flagstaff
Earth Week Kickoff / 12–3pm / Aspen Quad
Join the RHA as they kick off Earth Week. Activities
include, pot painting and flower planting, water bottle decorating, music, bike
registration/safety/tips, and there will be free canvas totes and water
Hosted by: Residence Hall Association
Monday, April 21st
DIY Re-Fashion Your Wardrobe / 12 – 1 pm / Applied
Research Development (ARD) Building
Personal style and sustainable living can go
together! This workshop will provide
ideas for how to create a fashionable and unique look on a budget. You will learn simple and easy ways to update
and repair items in your current wardrobe as well as tips for how to be a
successful thrift store and consignment store shopper. This workshop will help you adopt a reuse
attitude while maintaining your style.
Hosted by: Tamara Eade, NAU Alum and Jo-Ann Fabrics employee
ARD Research Open House / Monday, April 21, 2:00-4:00 / Applied Research and
Development Building 56
Come explore cutting edge research taking place in the
Applied Research and Development Building that focuses on current environmental
and energy issues around the region, state, and nation. This event provides the
opportunity exchange ideas with experts in the fields of conservation biology,
renewable energy, land use and adaptive management. Snacks and Refreshments
will be available.
Hosted by: Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions and
Landscape Conservation Initiative
2014 Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show / 7pm / DuBois Ballroom
Hosted by: Housing and Residence Life
Tuesday, April 22nd (Earth Day)
Earth Day Expo / 11:30pm-2:00pm / Union Pedway
Come out to the pedway to learn more about the growing community of student groups, clubs, NAU departments trying to make NAU a more sustainable campus and community and how you can get involved and make a difference. Chef demo with food sampling and interactive educational games will be going on throughout the event. If inclement weather event will be inside Union Point on the second floor.
Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2014 / 3:30 - 5:00pm / Liberal Arts #120
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.
3:30-3:45pm - Socializing while having free
drinks and hors d'oeuvres offered to all the attendees.
3:45-5:00pm - The Awards Ceremony presented by the NAU President John Haeger
Hosted by: Environmental Caucus
Bill McKibben – Oil & Honey: The Education of an
Unlikely Activist / 7–9pm / High Country Conference Center
The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies
at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton
Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities; Foreign
Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important
global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was "probably America's most
Hosted by: Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, STAC,
MNA, and the NAU Green Fund
Wednesday, April 23rd
Boiler Plant Tour / 11:30am–12:30pm / Central Plant (East of
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
DIY Grow Your Own Groceries @ SSLUG / 1–4pm / SSLUG Garden
(behind SBS and SBSW)
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 by: Susan Nyoka, Students for Sustainable Living and
Urban Gardening, Roots Composting
Campus Hot Topics Cafe:
Is there a Humanitarian Crisis on the border? If so, what should be
done? / 5–6:30pm / FCB, Gardner Auditorium
Hot Topics Café creates a forum for civil discussion about
issues of contemporary concern. Join us to learn more about the issue, and more
about other people and their views.
Hosted by: Philosophy in the Public Interest and Research on
Action, Action Research Team
Better World Film Series – “Carbon Nation” / 7–9pm / FCB,
An optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are
already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to
do to prevent (or at least slow down) the impending climate crisis.
Hosted by: Office of Sustainability
Thursday, April 24th
Maintenance 101 / 4–5 pm / South side of the HLC
maintenance does not have to be intimidating, and you don’t have to be a hard
core cyclist to know how to keep your bike in top condition. It is safer for you as a cyclist, and you are
also protecting your investment. This
workshop will show you some basic things you should do or check for on a
regular basis. You will also learn more
about how the NAU Bicycle HUB can help you keep your bike well maintained. Bonus:
You can also register your bike with Parking Services while you are
Hosted by: Emily
Macri, NAU Bicycle HUB Coordinator
Youth Make a Difference: Campaign Dinner/ 5–7pm / Flagstaff Green Room (15 N. Agassi St.)
Relax to live music while you enjoy a simple and delicious, meal. Cost for this event is a suggested donation of $5 for students, children, & seniors and $10 per adult. Upon their arrival guest will be given a ballot with a list of projects. During dinner students will present on their projects and address how their project addresses a community need. You will vote for your project of choice. Proceeds from the event will be divided by percentage as indicated by voter choice. Voters may also elect to contribute more then the cost of dinner toward their projects of choice. The “winners” of this event will be announced at the end of the evening.
Hosted by: Foodlink School Gardens, Foodlink Community Gardens, HEALTH, AGWA, SNAIL, and WACBAT.
Careers with Impact, Panel Discussion and Networking Event / 6-7:30pm / Native American Cultural Center
Learn from the experiences of young professionals involved
in sustainable environmental and social careers as they discuss their passions
and the impact they have had through their organizations. Guided activities and a networking event will
follow the panel; light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by: NAU Career Services
Friday, April 25th
Green Fund @ Undergraduate Symposium / 9-11, 2-4 / NAU Sky Dome
Come see the showcased work of Green Fund Projects funded in
the 2013-2014 school year!
Hosted by: NAU Green Fund
Yourself / 11am – 2 pm / Union Outdoor Amphitheater (Rain Location - Union
to knowing how to make, grow, and fix things, it is also important to know how
to fix yourself. Living a healthy life
is an under-estimated and important aspect of living a sustainable life. This workshop will include recommended
strategies for healthy living, eating, and stress reduction. A yoga instructor will be on hand to lead you through some basic yoga moves that you can do
on your own at any time. Please bring a
towel or mat if you want to participate in the yoga.
Stress Busters 12:30–2pm
Health Promotion 1–2 pm
Hosted by: Jo
Cahill, Health Educator/Dietician; Melissa Griffin, Health Promotion Manager; HLC