NAU celebrates Earth Month with tours, community cleanups, awards and Earth Jam!

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Northern Arizona University is celebrating campus sustainability and awareness with a month of events in honor of Earth Month.

The festivities kicked off on April 1 with several events, including the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Sustainable Citizen Program Workshop and the Green is the New Black Eco-Fashion Show. The celebration continues throughout the month with a variety of lectures, tours and activities.

For a complete listing of events, visit Green NAU’s website.

Sustainability Leadership Awards

5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Native American Cultural Center

The purpose of the campus sustainability awards is to recognize those who have enhanced the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus and surrounding community.

Agriculture to Appetites: A Community Roundtable on Sustaining Working Landscapes in Changing Arizona

6:30-8 p.m. April 18 in the Ashurst Auditorium

Agriculture to Appetites is a free roundtable community discussion about the sustainability of regional agriculture in the face of a warming climate, rising land prices, and other challenges. Hear local experts on sustainable agriculture, then discuss and brainstorm with neighbors.

Boiler Tour

10:30 a.m. to noon April 19; Meet at the east entrance to Adele Mathematics

Discover where all your hot water on campus comes from.

Earth Jam!

3-8 p.m. April 21 at NAU Central Quad

Earth Jam is an engaging festival where students, student groups and student performers will celebrate sustainability on campus through solidarity. Performers include Nice Trip, Vagabond, Sol Drop, Tiny Bird, Dub and Down w/ the Blues and A Band Called Sports.

Food Symposium

5-7 p.m. April 21 at Kinsey Elementary School, 1601 S. Lonetree Road

Students from culinary classes across campus will showcase their research and work from the semester, local nonprofit food groups will be there, and students will pitch community-based projects for funding.

Community Clean Up

9-10:30 a.m. April 22 at Heritage Square

As the kick-off for the city’s Earth Day Celebration, Flagstaff will host a community clean-up to pick up trash.

City of Flagstaff Earth Day Celebration

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at Heritage Square & County Courthouse Front Lawn

Local organizations and vendors will host interactive tabling events and live entertainment in Heritage Square and free workshops on the County Courthouse Front Lawn. These workshops include organic beekeeping, backyard chicken keeping and backyard goat keeping.

Earth Month Keynote

7-9 p.m. April 24 at Ardrey Auditorium

This performance about climate change, based on Kathleen Moore’s recently published book, “Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Uncertainty,” combines spoken word with Rachmaninoff’s haunting “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” Free tickets can be picked up at the Central Ticketing Office.

Arbor Day Arboretum Walk

Noon to 1 p.m. April 28 at Old Main

Join greenhouse manager Phil Patterson with a tour of North Campus’ Arboretum.



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