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Two latest LEED buildings extend NAU’s legacy of sustainability

Certifications bring total number of LEED buildings on NAU campus to 12. Continue reading

Better World Film Series free films, free food!

Film series spotlights the environment

NAU’s Environmental Caucus and the Office of Sustainability host a “Better World” film series this October. Continue reading

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Liberal Arts building earns LEED Gold

To achieve Gold status the building incorporates many resource-saving technologies. Continue reading

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NAU’s sustainability achievements rated gold

NAU continues to rank among the top institutions in the country for sustainable practices. Continue reading

Flagstaff, Arizona Go Green Earth Day Everyday

Earth Week celebrates all things green

Earth Week offers sustainable events, opportunities. Continue reading

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NAU and partners bond with the wind

The university was selected to lead the effort for one of six federally-funded regional wind resource centers. Continue reading

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Action and attitude lay groundwork for green campus

Changes in infrastructure and habits work together to save energy. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Beneath the surface of sustainability

Huenneke: Progress occurring on many fronts. Continue reading

Executive Chef Tim Cunningham using LeanPath software.

Food recovery program takes big step toward zero waste campus at NAU

NAU has signed on to participate in the EPA Food Recovery Challenge. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Sustainability: Giving credit where credit is due

Huenneke: There’s no question in my mind that NAU's Gold rating in the STARS program demonstrates the university's commitment to sustainability. Continue reading

Latest Site Activity

NAU logo NAU presents 2018-19 tuition proposal, maintains Pledge program
The interactive tuition hearing will be held in conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.
Lauren L'Ecuyer NAU student Lauren L’Ecuyer appointed to Arizona Board of Regents
L'Ecuyer, who is the ASNAU president, will serve a two-year term on the board, representing student voices and issues.
Sofia Sweeney Public invited to NAU Graduate College’s 3 Minute Research Presentations
The Graduate College is helping graduate students engage average audiences in their research achievements with the 3 Minute Research Presentation competition.
Lumberjack Technology Center to hold faculty, staff technology sale
On April 13, Northern Arizona University faculty and staff will have the opportunity to trade in their current Mac computer or iPad and purchase new products at the Apple Computer Faculty & Staff sale.
Corina Kellner and Taylor Lambrigger in forensic science lab NAU student using anthropological methods to help ID unidentified human remains (VIDEO)
Taylor Lambrigger and associate professor Corina Kellner are hoping the isotope analysis they use to learn about ancient people can translate into information on unidentified victims today.
Nominate an NAU Leader in sustainability by March 23
Nominate an NAU Leader in Sustainability by March 23! Each year, the Northern Arizona University Environmental Caucus awards outstanding efforts of students, faculty, staff and community members for their work on green initiatives.

Editor’s Picks

Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.