We are proud to take a proactive stance on creating a sustainable future for NAU and the Flagstaff community. Among our initiatives are conservation programs like the Green Office Certification Program through the Office of Sustainability, the Sustainability Mentor Program by Residence Life, and the Sustainable Citizen Program available to every Lumberjack. The Environmental Caucus also has five Action Teams, each with a different focus.
Each month, we feature a guest speaker to share a topic relating to our mission. If you would like to be a guest speaker at one of our upcoming meetings, please send us an email.
We are a grassroots, volunteer group—our informal structure allows flexibility in producing effective and creative results. Our Steering Committee guides our work, approving recommendations that are brought before the Caucus at monthly meetings. The Action Teams advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and help promote education, research, and projects that positively impact the environment.
Our Steering Committee serves two-year rotating terms as our official operational body. Members come from diverse backgrounds and represent various university departments. The Steering Committee meets one week before the monthly Caucus meeting to plan upcoming meetings and discuss ways to incorporate sustainable initiatives at NAU.
If you’re interested in applying to be a member of the Steering Committee, please send us an application for consideration.
The Caucus is open to the community and meets monthly to:
If you have an event we should include on our calendar, please let us know.
The Environmental Caucus works in concert with Green NAU, and we invite you to explore their mission and interests as well. Together, we can all make a difference!
As a strictly volunteer association, the Environmental Caucus is one of the few, if not the only, group on campus where students, faculty, and staff interact as peers and work actively to brainstorm, share information, and put ideas into action. Financial donations are appreciated and will help us further our work and support green causes across campus.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from August—May in the large pod at the Applied Research and Development building (#56). Everyone is invited to listen to, share, and connect with initiatives to help NAU move toward a more sustainable future.