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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

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Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session NAU hosts representatives of Arizona’s Native nation, First Nations from Canada for executive training
More than 60 directors and managers representing Native nations in Arizona and First Nations in Canada participated in a Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session at NAU.
Snorkeling Share your #NAUsummer adventures
Whether you’re taking in the quiet of campus, working on a new project, checking off a bucket list item or exploring our great state and beyond—we want to see it!
Illustration of boreal forest NAU scientists publish first estimate of carbon emissions from 2014 mega-fires in Canada’s boreal forests
Xanthe Walker, Michelle Mack and Ted Schuur of Ecoss collaborated with Scott Goetz from SICCS for the study, which quantifies how much carbon a boreal forest fire can release.
Sarah Haffly Graduate Sarah Haffly: Breaking the cycle of drug abuse and dysfunction motivated grad student to become her family’s success story
Haffly, whose childhood included drug-addicted parents, poverty and even a brief period of homelessness, is earning her MBA before starting a job at accounting firm PwC.
Kynan Kawai Graduate Kynan Kawai: How struggling through college 3,000 miles from home helped him find his cultural identity
Like many college students, Hawaiian native Kawai was forced to work two, sometimes three jobs to be able to afford tuition, rent and life's necessities. He was homesick, lost motivation and fell behind in school, then he found the HAPA Hawaiian Club.

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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.