Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability implements sustainability initiatives that help support the university’s 2020 Carbon Neutrality Goal.  We strive to make Northern Arizona University a global model for sustainable operations by living off the earth's income, and not its capital.

We also collaborate with local, national, and international partners to develop programs that improve our social, ecological, and economic environments.


  • To develop and implement a carbon mitigation plan that creates a trajectory for carbon neutrality by 2020 in accordance with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
  • To engage in on- and off-campus outreach as a means to educate the community about sustainability, both at Northern Arizona University and in a global context.
  • To offer hands-on learning opportunities to Northern Arizona University students interested in sustainability on campus.


If you have an idea for how to help NAU become more sustainable, contact us to see if you can turn your idea into an internship!

Resources for Office of Sustainability Employees