Who is an Energy Mentor?
Faculty or staff member who is passionate about sustainability and has volunteered to support the culture of sustainability at NAU by pledging to adopt and encourage key energy saving behaviors. Energy Mentors are all over campus! The graph below shows which major departments have Energy Mentors.
Watch Video: GNEI Faculty & Staff Behaviors Video
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Are you interested in helping NAU reduce its environmental impact? Become an Energy Mentor! This will give you the opportunity to join other passionate members of the NAU community who are striving to build a campus-wide culture of energy efficiency and sustainability.
If your office needs more Energy Mentor resources, they are available for download on the resources webpage.
What do Energy Mentors do?
Energy Mentors are leaders who encourage other members of the campus community to reduce NAU’s environmental impact.
- Encourage fellow faculty and staff members to adopt key energy saving behaviors
- Facilitate the distribution of information involving energy conservation
- Attend and support Energy Mentor or other sustainability events
- Incorporate the 3 pillars of sustainability into daily operations
We’ll teach you how to help conserve energy by adopting two key sustainability behaviors yourself and by learning how to communicate these practices to friends and coworkers:
- Turn off and unplug electronic devices, or
- Use a power strip and turn it off after devices have been shut down
- Avoid the use of space heaters by dressing in layers.
- Use devices in common areas (coffee pot, mini-fridge, microwave, etc.).
- Turn off lights when leaving your office or unoccupied common areas (copy room, break room, etc.).
- Use natural light when possible.
- Turn off task lighting (desk lamps, standing lamps, etc.) when not in use.
How do I become an Energy Mentor?
Email Sustainability@nau.edu to schedule a training for you or your entire staff!
Are you interested in creating a program like this at your institution? Download the Energy Mentor Guide.