Office of Sustainability
"We are Green NAU"It is the Office of Sustainability's vision to showcase a living laboratory where students study and participate in the development of social equity, economic stability, and environmental stewardship. At the Flagstaff campus, students live, learn, eat, play, make purchases, use energy, and participate in every possible aspect of life—NAU is a micro-community! As such, NAU has the opportunity to demonstrate to larger cities, the nation, and the world what a truly healthy and sustainable environment can look like.
Mission & Vision
Who We AreMeet our Office of Sustainability Staff 2019-2020
What We DoThe Office engages NAU students, employees, and community members around sustainable initiatives to fulfill our vision. The Office utilizes NAU's Sustainability Action Plan to promote environmental stewardship in the areas of Recycling and Waste Minimization, Transportation, Operations, Procurement, Water, Energy and Climate Change, Academics, and Research.
Read our brochure on Creating a Culture of Sustainability to see specific examples of how NAU is living, learning, researching, community building, and advocating for sustainability. The two main objectives of Climate Commitment that guide NAU's sustainability actions are: addressing the climate challenge by reducing global warming emissions and by integrating sustainability into their curriculum. These actions will better serve our students and meet our social mandate to help create a thriving, ethical and civil society.If you're an NAU employee and are interested in helping to make NAU more sustainable, become an Energy Mentor!