NAU Earth Week Calendar- 2016

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.

Tuesday, April 5

7:00pm - 8:30pm / Global Warming Demystified: A night with Jeffrey Bennett / Prochnow
Jeffrey Bennett, an award winning astrophysicist, is coming to NAU to speak about the science behind and solutions to global warming.

Wednesday, April 6

6:00pm - 8:00pm / Debate for a Better World: Solution to Our Energy Crisis / International Pavilion
Resolution: The replacement of fossil fuels as an energy source is best left to free market processes rather than government policy.

Thursday, April 7

8:00am - 9:00am / Energy Action Team / ARD Large Pod
NAU's Director of Utilities will be explaining the ins-and-outs of NAU's utility systems (electricity, natural gas, water) 

Wednesday, April 13

6:30-7:30pm / Citizens' Climate Lobby / Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Elm and Beaver
Plan, learn and practice new skills to be effective climate advocates.

Thursday, April 14

12:00 - 1:15pm  / Environmental Caucus meeting - State of Sustainability Address presented by John Morris, AVP of Facility Services / ARD Pod
 
5:00 - 7:00pm / Sustainability Leadership Awards / Native American Cultural Center
An event to recognize those who have enhanced the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus and surrounding community.

Friday, April 15

4:00pm - 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.
Featuring performances by local artists Sol Drop and Ryan & Kendra. More performers TBA.
 
5:00pm - 8:00pm / Smart Cycling Course – Part I / Montoya Center
A fast-paced and wide-ranging course teaches cyclists the principles of vehicular cycling and is designed to give cyclists the confidence to ride skillfully and safely in any traffic condition at any time. The course is divided into two parts: classroom instruction on Friday evening, and on-bike skills practice on Saturday morning.

Saturday, April 16

8:00am - 12:00pm / Smart Cycling Course -  Part II / Flagstaff Police Department
This fast-paced and wide-ranging course teaches cyclists the principles of vehicular cycling and is designed to give cyclists the confidence to ride skillfully and safely in any traffic condition at any time. The course is divided into two parts: classroom instruction on Friday evening, and on-bike skills practice on Saturday morning.

Monday, April 18

NAU Green Jacks Meeting Cancelled - Everyone go to the Eco Fashion Show!!
 
7:30 - 9:00pm / Eco Fashion Show / DuBois Center Ballroom

 The Eco-Fashion Show promotes sustinable shopping and encourages people to make their own clothes and embrace creativity. Come support our designers and help teach the community about sustainability!

Tuesday, April 19

3:00 - 4:00pm / Boiler Tour / Central campus, meet at east entrance to Adel
 Join us for this really cool, educational experience! Come check out where all your hot water on campus comes from, and more!
 
5:00 - 8:00pm / Careers With Impact / Union Fieldhouse, Kaibab Room
 At Careers with Impact students and community members will mix and talk with professionals who work in every sector (private, public, and non-profit) writers to researchers, teachers to entrepreneurs, managers and scientists to activists. What do they all have in common: They are all serving the community, making an impact on our environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Whether they have a job in the corporate world, education, government or non-profits, they are all working to make the world a better place. These people are excited about what they do and care about what you want to do next!

Wednesday, April 20

11:00 - 3:00pm / Real Food, Real People Open Air Market / NAU Pedway (in front of Starbucks)
 We will highlight fresh, seasonal produce grown in Arizona as well as local hand-crafted artisan foods from NAU and northern Arizona. In addition, NAU students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to showcase their talents with both still art displays as well as music/performances.
 
4:00 - 5:00pm / School of Forestry Seminar / Southwest Forest Science Complex, Room 017
 Maik Vest speaks about restoration and ecosystem development in the drylands of Germany - from biocrusts to forests.

Thursday, April 21

6:30 - 7:30pm / Science on Tap / Flagstaff Green Room
 Monthly presentations on different topics within the scientific field.

EARTH DAY, Friday, April 22

12:00 - 1:00pm / Arboretum Tour & Arbor Day Celebration / North Quad (in front of Old Main)
Join Greenhouse manager Phil Patterson with a tour of North Campus' Arboretum. NAU became a Tree Campus USA in 2016 and we're proud to celebrate Arbor Day as part of that Tree Campus commitment (actual Arbor Day is on the 29th but we're celebrating on Earth Day).
 
6:00 - 7:30 / Earth Day Keynote - Chad Pregracke / Cline Library Auditorium
NAU's Green Fund and Environmental Caucus sponsor this year's Earth Day Speaker.

Saturday, April 23

9:00 - 11:00 / Community Clean-up / Heritage Square
Coordinated by Arizona Conservation Corps. We will provide supplies and a map. Please ring a hat and water. All participants will be entered into a prize drawing!

11:00 - 4:00 / Flagstaff’s Earth Day Celebration / Heritage Square & Downtown Flagstaff
The local Flagstaff community is celebrating Earth Day all day long, and everyone is welcome! Come check out booths from environmentally conscious organizations, workshops, and performances!
10:30 - 12:00 Backyard Goat Keeping
12:00 - 1:30 Backyard Chicken Keeping
1:30 pm - 3:00 Organic Backyard Bee Keeping

Monday, April 25

6:30 - 8pm / Climate Science & Solutions Public Discussion / DuBois Center, 306 E. Pine Knoll Dr
The Utility Death Spiral and Rooftop Solar in Arizona: A Discussion of the Future Costs, Resilience, and Reliability of Electricity

Wednesday, April 27

7:00 - 9:00pm / Amy Goodman Presentation / Cline Library Auditorium
Amy Goodman, host of the national, daily, independent, award-winning news program Democracy Now!, will be making a public presentation at NAU in April.

Thursday, April 28

9:30am-3:00pm / Camp Navajo Earth Day Celebration / Arizona Army National Guard Training Center, 1 Hughes Ave., Bellemont AZ
Join Camp Navajo for opening ceremonies, family activities including arts & crafts, historical guided tours and eco-friendly displays & vendors