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 bottles.

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 important environmentalist."

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 Adel Mathematics)

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, Gardener Auditorium

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

DIY Bike Maintenance 101 / 4–5 pm / South side of the HLC

Basic bike 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 there!

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 Gathering Room

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

DIY Sustain Yourself / 11am – 2 pm / Union Outdoor Amphitheater (Rain Location - Union Point upstairs)

In addition 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. 

Yoga 11am–12pm
Stress Busters 12:30–2pm
Health Promotion  1–2 pm

Hosted by: Jo Cahill, Health Educator/Dietician; Melissa Griffin, Health Promotion Manager; HLC Yoga Instructor