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Environmental Caucus Actions Teams

Making a Difference

Our Action Teams share our mission, promote sustainable solutions, and work to reduce waste and climate impact at NAU.

Each Action Team has a distinct purpose with a common goal: to increase sustainability awareness and implement eco-friendly solutions.


Communications Action Team To activate the Communications Action Team tab, press your spacebar.

Our mission is to engage the community by spreading awareness and understanding of sustainability-related organizations and initiatives on campus. Our work often overlaps with Green NAU, as our strategies align towards advancing a culture of sustainability. Meetings are held once per month and are open to the public. Please contact one of our co-chairs listed below for more information.

Caitlyn Burford Ann-Marie deWees

Energy Action Team To activate the Energy Action Team tab, press your spacebar.

Committed to decreasing our climate impact, we think creatively about options for reducing our emissions. As our student population, gross square footage, and faculty and staff numbers increase, conservation and energy efficiency are key to reducing NAU’s impact. NAU has pledged to strive for climate neutrality, and over the past few years, NAU has made significant investments to reach this goal.

In our monthly meetings, we discuss future projects, creative financing strategies, and ways to develop partnerships for large-scale renewable energy development across Northern Arizona. Please contact one of our co-chairs listed below for more information.

Karin Wadsack Jon Heitzinger

Sustainable Landscaping To activate the Sustainable Landscaping tab, press your spacebar.

This team strives to make the NAU campus better for students, faculty, staff, and the greater Flagstaff community by eliminating the health risks associated with synthetic herbicides. Through research and actions, we hope to conserve resources and protect the environment through the use of more sustainable methods of lawn care. The Sustainable Landscaping Action Team’s newest project is the Northern Arizona Pollinator Habitat Initiative (NAZPHI) which seeks to promote the creation, protection, and registration, of pollinator habitats across Northern Arizona.

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Transportation Action Team To activate the Transportation Action Team tab, press your spacebar.

The focus for us is evaluating, supporting, promoting, and improving sustainable transportation alternatives at NAU. We meet every other Friday from 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. at the Applied Research and Development building (#56). Explore the options available to students below, including campus biking options and bus schedules. To get involved with our team, please contact Cori Cusker.

Transportation Initiatives

Waste Minimization Action Team To activate the Waste Minimization Action Team tab, press your spacebar.

This committee works to promote the university’s ongoing commitment to sustainability in areas of unnecessary waste. We do this by developing infrastructure and processes to efficiently and effectively minimize all facets of waste generated on or by the NAU campus.

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