Northern Arizona University is proud to say that we are creating a culture of sustainability on our campus and in our community. To learn about some of the University's most recent accomplishments, check out the Office of Sustainability's: Sustainability Presentation.
Over a decade, Northern Arizona University has worked hard to become a leader in higher education sustainability efforts. A variety of articlesare included here from both internal and external sources showcasing the university's sustainability accomplishments.
Northern Arizona University understands that greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to climate change, and the effects of climate change are already visible. In 2007, President John D. Haeger became a charter signatory to the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The University has established an Office of Sustainability to direct and coordinate the development and implementation of the university's Climate Action Plan.
As part of our commitment to Carbon Neutrality, the university has instituted a policy that all new building construction is to be LEED-certified. With nine LEED-certified buildings on campus, NAU has pushed the envelope and become a leader in "green" construction not only in higher education but also in the country. These buildings utilize both the latest sustainability technology and also incorporated design features that facilitate highly regarded educational models for collaborative and hands-on learning.