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By Katrina Miller
To celebrate the 48thanniversary of Earth Month, Green NAU is hosting a variety of events throughout April to celebrate sustainability at NAU, educate the community about environmental issues and provide ways the community can help keep NAU and Flagstaff green.
With so much still to learn about environmental sustainability and protection, Green NAU invites the community to get involved in all of the Earth Month festivities.
The NAU Environmental Caucus and NAU Career Development invites… Read more
What’s better than the satisfaction you get from helping make our community a prettier place? Getting free pizza afterward.
Green NAU and Hope Construction are teaming up with The Mayor and Citizen Pie to clean up trash in the Southside neighborhood of Flagstaff—and offering pizza as a reward. The community is encouraged to participate by helping clean up the surrounding neighborhoods from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, then join in for the fun afterward. Those interested will meet in the… Read more
April is Earth Month and Northern Arizona University is celebrating campus sustainability and awareness with a full slate of events.
The festivities kickoff with a lecture by astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett on Tuesday, April 5, and continue with an eco-fashion show, open-air market, Earth Jam, Arbor Day walk and the annual campus sustainability awards.
A new commuter vanpool service in the Mountain Line transit system is offering a cost-effective and environmentally responsible alternative to single occupant commuting.
The goal of the program is to reduce traffic and parking congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and offer a wider array of public transportation options. In addition, vanpools provide an average annual savings of $1,800 for commuters.
Vanpools can be started with as few as five people and have capacity for up to 12. The program includes all… Read more
NAU’s Environmental Caucus and the Office of Sustainability will host a “Better World” film series this October.
The series will feature documentaries that “show society’s greatest challenges and celebrate the human spirit,” said Ellen Vaughn, manager of the Office of Sustainability.
Films will be screened most Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at Firecreek Coffee Company. On Oct. 9, the series will coincide with Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s Environmental Night at the Orpheum Theater.
The films are free and open to… Read more
Northern Arizona University’s Liberal Arts building has been awarded LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Built in 1963, the building houses the departments of History and English as well as University Writing Programs. Renovations in 2011 included upgraded technology for each classroom, additional lecture rooms, a new cinema screening space, fire and safety upgrades and new HVAC and sprinkler systems.
To achieve a Gold LEED rating, the building incorporates many resource-saving technologies. The renovation used sustainable and recycled… Read more