Green Jacks, also known as the Student Environmental Caucus, seek to create a culture of sustainability on campus. Every student, faculty, staff, and administrator at the university can be a Green Jack.
As an organization, the Green Jacks respond to the interests of its members. A few signature events include Better World Film Series, Earth Jam, and helping out with Earth Week. If you have an idea for an event please let us know.
Fall 2016 meetings will occur every Tuesday in the Kaibab Room in NAU's Fieldhouse from 6-7:30pm. First meeting is Tuesday September 6th, 2016.
Better World Seminar Series Schedule for Fall 2016
|Oct 4th||CANCELLED||TBD||6pm||International Pavilion|
|Oct 27th||The Environment in Art, Film, and Entertainment||Tom Patin, Stephen Shuster, & Sean Parson||6pm||International Pavilion|
|TBD||Eating Ethically: Debate||TBD||6pm||International Pavilion|
- Volunteer Coordination at Green Game
- Better World Seminar Series Organization
- Home Football Game Tailgate Recycling
- Reusable Cup Marketing Campaign
- Organize Earth Week
- Promote the Better World Film Series
- NAU's Annual Earth Hour
- Skydome 2013 Homecoming Waste Audit
- Sustainable Green Cup Tailgate at Homecoming (2011, 2012)
- Hot Topics Café: “Windfall”
- Partnered with the Solar Mosaic crowd-sourcing event
- Partnered with the New York Times and the American Democracy Project on “Times Talk,” which focused on water, climate change, and food issues
- Helped organize the 10/10/10 Global Day of Action
How to get involved
There are many leadership opportunities available with the Green Jacks. E-mail us to sign up for the listserv and find out information about upcoming meetings.
Resources for Green Jack chairs
I believe that as human beings, the mere fact that we have a conscious and the ability to contemplate ethics is enough to justify our moral obligation in maintaining a healthy environment. In my own opinion, awareness and information spreading is one of the best ways to activate change within a community. This is why I have involved myself in the Green Jacks with the hopes of inspiring others to pursue a life of sustainability and become more passionate about the health and well-being of the environment. With a degree in Environmental Studies I intend on becoming more involved in politics to help influence better policy and laws that take the environment into consideration. At NAU, we have seen great progress made through student advocacy and organization, and I would like to see that continue to grow.
Sustainability has been a passion of mine for around 6 years now.
Everything clicked after I went on an environmental justice mission trip to
Hawaii but I really began to get involved in the movement when I co-founded
the Sustainability Initiative club at my high school with Dylan. I love
science and am currently pursuing bachelors degrees in both Biology and
Secondary Education. I am excited to represent the Green Jacks and work
closely with Green NAU on campus. Through solidarity and hard work we can
make a real difference.