NAU Earth Week Calendar- 2017

NAU’s Earth Month celebration is coming up fast! Join us for an entire month's worth of events to celebrate this exciting holiday and all the fantastic, sustainable things NAU has to offer! We hope to see you there!

For information on green events happening year-round, check out the Green NAU calendar.

All Week:

From April 17-21, NAU Campus dining will be hosting SLOW Food lunch menus at the Hot Spot, which will include local, organic, whole foods.

--NAU Campus Dining

Friday, April 7

7:30-9:00pm, Green is the New Black Eco-Fashion Show //Ashurst Auditorium

We all have the ability to be creative and think about new ways to reuse and transform items that may typically be considered waste, so come get inspired, support our designers, and help teach the community about sustainability!

--NAU Housing and Residence Life, Eco-Reps 

Monday, April 10

6:00-8:30pm, SEED Film Screening // Cline Auditorium, MAYBE The Orpheum

More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of seeds is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For more information on the film, and to watch the trailer, view this webpage.

--NAU First Year Seminar Program

Thursday, April 13

5:00-7:00pm, Sustainability Leadership Awards // Native American Cultural Center
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. Learn more about the awards.
--NAU Environmental Caucus 

Tuesday, April 18

6:30-8:00pm, Agriculture to Appetites: A Community Roundtable on Sustaining Working Landscapes in Changing Arizona
Agriculture to Appetites is a free roundtable community discussion about the sustainability of regional agriculture in the face of a warming climate, rising land prices, and other challenges. Hear local experts on sustainable agriculture, then discuss and brainstorm with neighbors. The event is for growers, cooks, and eaters! Check out their FaceBook event here
--NAU Sustainable Communities Master’s Program
6:00-7:00pm, Weekly Green Jacks Meeting. Kaibab Room in the Union's Fieldhouse

Green Jacks, also known as the Student Environmental Caucus, seek to create a culture of sustainability on campus. As an organization, the Green Jacks respond to the interests of its members. 

--NAU Green Jacks

7:00-8:00pm, Northern AZ Audubon Society Meeting // Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church

A powerful combination of science, education, and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife, and the resources that sustain us all—in the U.S. and across the Americas.

--NAZ Audubon Society

Wednesday, April 19

10:30-12:00pm, Boiler Tour, meet by the east entrance to Adele Mathematics 

Join us for this really cool, educational experience! Come check out where all your hot water on campus comes from, and more!

--NAU Facility Services, Utility Department

11:00-3:00pm, Open Air Market // NAU Campus Pedway

We will highlight fresh, seasonal produce grown in Arizona as well as local hand-crafted artisan foods and crafts from NAU and northern Arizona. 

--NAU Campus Dining

1:00-2:15pm, Environmental Caucus State of Sustainability Address // ARD Large Pod

We will be discussing the state of sustainability at NAU and exploring possible ways to incorporate environmentally conscious practices in the future. 

--NAU Environmental Caucus 

Thursday, April 20

8:15-9:30am, CoCoSus Meeting // ARD Large Pod

CoCoSus works to provide the president and the President’s Cabinet with recommendations on strategic directions in the area of campus sustainability and advance sustainability initiatives across the university divisions and departments.
*Note: This is a closed meeting, but the group reserves 5 minutes at the beginning of each meeting to hear public comments from students, faculty, staff, and community members regarding any issue pertaining to sustainability on campus.

--Coordinating Committee for Campus Sustainability

Friday, April 21

9:30-10:30am, Transportation Action Team Meeting // ARD Large Pod

This action team focuses on transportation issues on and around the NAU campus in relation to sustainability efforts.

--Environmental Caucus

3:00-8:00pm, Earth Jam! // NAU Central Quad

Earth Jam is an engaging festival where students, student groups and student performers will celebrate sustainability on campus through solidarity. Performances TBA.

--NAU Green Jacks

5:00-7:00pm, Food Symposium // Kinsey Elementary School

Students from food classes across campus will be showcasing their research and work over the semester, local non-profit food groups will be there, and students will be pitching community-based projects for funding.

--NAU First Year Seminar Program 

EARTH DAY, Saturday, April 22

9:00-10:30am, Community Clean Up // Heritage Square

As the kick-off for the city’s Earth Day Celebration, Flagstaff will be hosting a community clean up to pick up trash and make our town even more beautiful. Participants will return to Heritage Square by 10:30am.

--City of Flagstaff

11:00-2:00pm, City of Flagstaff Earth Day Celebration // Heritage Square

Local organizations and vendors will be hosting interactive and engaging tabling events to help educate the public, in addition to the free workshops on the County Courthouse Front Lawn.  These workshops include Organic Bee Keeping, Backyard Chicken Keeping and Backyard Goat Keeping. Enjoy the live entertainment on the square! Samatuque will kick our entertainment off at 11:00 am, with other performances TBA.

--City of Flagstaff

Monday, April 24

7:00-9:00pm, Earth Month Keynote - A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction // Ardrey Auditorium

This hour-long performance about climate change, based on Moore's recently published powerful book, Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Uncertainty, combines spoken word with Rachmaninoff's haunting Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Tickets can be picked up at the Central Ticketing Office and are free. 

--NAU First Year Seminar Program, Sustainable Citizen Program

Tuesday, April 25

12:00-1:30pm Sustainable Communities Brownbag: The Azulita Project // SBS West Lounge

Lainie Giovale and Maria Campbell will show a short film, "Plastico," and discuss the formation of the Azulita Project, an innovative community-based effort to clean up ocean pollution along beaches in Guerrero, Mexico. 

--NAU Sustainable Communities Master’s Program

6:00-8:00pm, Better World Seminar Series Debate // International Pavilion

Come join us for a fascinating debate on an important environmental issue! Topic TBA.

--NAU Green Jacks

Wednesday, April 26

11:00-3:00pm, Last Spring 2017 Open Air Market // NAU Campus Pedway

We will highlight fresh, seasonal produce grown in Arizona as well as local hand-crafted artisan foods and crafts from NAU and northern Arizona. 

--NAU Campus Dining

Friday, April 28

noon-1:00pm, ARBOR DAY!! Arboretum Walk, NAU North Quad

Join Greenhouse manager Phil Patterson with a tour of North Campus' Arboretum. Meet outside Old Main at noon.

--NAU Greenhouses