Earth Week celebrates all things green

Flagstaff, Arizona Go Green Earth Day Everyday

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.

On Earth Day, April 22, the Environmental Caucus will host its annual Sustainability Awards where President John Haeger will be honored for his continued efforts in sustainable development at the university.

Green NAU volunteers will be on hand at each event greeting participants and handing out #iCommit pins to those who pledge to make this year’s theme “Earth Day, Everyday” part of their daily routine.

NAU’s efforts recently earned the university a place among the greenest schools in the nation. The university was profiled in Princeton Review’s fifth annual Guide to 332 Green College: 2014 Edition. Schools featured in the guide were chosen based on the “Green Rating” scores tallied for 832 schools based on a survey conducted to measure schools’ commitment to the environment and sustainability.

A full listing of Earth Week events is online.

For information, email Ellen Vaughn at or call (928) 523-1791.