April 29, 2019No matter where you are in the United States, some food in your kitchen probably started its life in Fresno, California.How do you know? Vegetables, like … Read more about Data scientists mapped supply chains of every U.S. city. What it says is bigger than just where your food comes from.
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- Jesse Brookins, who graduated last week, won a Sustainable Building Program award from Coconino County for his poster, “From Trash to Treasure,” outlining a proposal to use recycled plastic to make low-cost housing materials. The project is designed to replace cinderblock and tin-roof dwellings in South African townships and poor communities in the… Read more
Within days of one another, two of the newest buildings on the Northern Arizona University campus received recognition for their exceptional sustainability features.
First, the International Pavilion earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest honor from the organization’s LEED program. The pavilion is the university’s first net-zero facility. Then the USGBC announced that the Student and Academic Services building had been certified as LEED Gold. The building had already been awarded for its… 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
Northern Arizona University earned its second consecutive gold rating in the annual Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System survey, a self-assessment program launched by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
With its gold status, NAU continues to rank among the top institutions in the country for sustainable practices.
“Achieving STARS Gold for the second year in a row is evidence of the continued collaborative efforts happening across campus,” said Ellen Vaughan from the Office of Sustainability. “We look… Read more
Northern Arizona University is celebrating campus sustainability and awareness during NAU’s Earth Week, April 19-25.
Festivities kick off off Saturday, April 19, with an afternoon of workshops and planting on Aspen Quad. Earth Week will continue with campus tours, an eco-fashion show, a special talk with author Bill McKibben and even a DIY sustainability series that highlights the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability.