Below are several student groups on campus that are active in the areas of sustainability.
Seven Community-Based Action Research Teams (ARTs) bring first year students together with graduate students, faculty, and community partners to work on issues of sustainability and democratic community organizing.
A civic agency/grassroots democracy initiative in which NAU students coach teams consisting of 4th–6th graders at a local elementary school.
A collaborative network in which students exercise leadership to weatherize local homes and cultivate community relationships and capacities for environmental stewardship.
A student group focused on maintaining a garden demonstration site and advocating for food justice on campus and in the community.
A collaborative team working to assess Flagstaff food security needs and facilitate policy changes related to the food system, hunger, and food insecurity.
This Action Research team adds fuel to the exploding school gardens movement in the Flagstaff Unified School District and across the country Students on this team work in groups of three or four at three different public elementary schools in the district.
A collaborative student team initiating the creation of a public space/café where students, faculty, and staff regularly meet for discussion, speakers, and organizing.
A student and community team working to understand the roots of water issues in Flagstaff and developing ways to resolve these issues in an inclusive, collaborative way.
A broad-based group working to enhance understanding, respect, improved relationships, and collaborations between new immigrants and American citizens.
A new program at Northern Arizona University using bicycles to collect and transport organic matter to create compost for use in gardens on campus.
For more information on these action groups, please be sure to visit the Program in Community, Culture & The Environment website.
Connecting Higher Education Indigenously (CHEI) is a student organization dedicated to working with Indigenous communities not only in Arizona, but throughout the world. CHEI members also work to promote higher education for Indigenous students through a variety of activities and programs.
NAU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA is composed of students from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, anthropology, geology, sociology, public relations, and political science, as well as professional engineering advisors.Â This student-led organization supports community-driven international development programs by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible student leaders.
The NAU Green Jacks campaign by the Student Environmental Caucus is bringing students of our university together to create an environmental collective of efficient, informed, and organized individuals and groups focused on creating a vibrant and sustainable community. Green Jacks is an informal network of students and groups that strengthen their knowledge of the NAU environmental scene by participating in team meetings and social events, and by forming multi-disciplinary committees on current sustainability issues relevant to campus.
Net Impact NAU is a Northern Arizona University chapter of Net Impact, an international organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world.