Action Research Team

Full version ARTs Video- What is this collaborative all about?

The NAU Campus and Community Based Action Research Teams (ARTs) movement was launched in the Fall of 2009. Many collaborators came together to make this happen as issues, challenges, and visions for a sustainable campus and community environment were discussed: NAU undergrad and grad students, the Program from Community, Culture, and Environment faculty and staff, the Masters of Sustainable Communities Program (SUS), Sustainable Environments and Engaged Democracy (SEED), first year residential learning communities, and the First Year Seminar Program (FYSeminar).

There are 12 active Action Research Teams working with FYSeminar programs and Learning Communities across the NAU campus and with the city of Flagstaff. These include:

  • AGWA (Action Group for Water Advocacy)
  • Foodlink Community and School Gardens
  • Immigration
  • Q&A (Queer and Ally)
  • PA (Public Achievement)
  • SNAIL (Students Nurturing Alternatives in Landscaping)
  • SSLUG (Students for Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • VeloComposting
  • WACBAT (Weatherization and Community Based Action Team)