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The six dimensions of collective leadership that advance sustainability objectives: rethinking what it means to be an academic leader

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • Northeastern University (MA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Salisbury University (MD)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan (BC)
  • National Geographic Society (DC)
  • TREE Foundation (FL)

Solutions to our most pressing environmental problems demand the development and application of leadership skills that are not typically fostered in traditional academic programs: skills that advance new transdisciplinary approaches ...


Solar Wall - Distance Learning Facility

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

When project architect Burns Wald-Hopkins Shambach Architects started work on the new Distance Learning Facility at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, they were targeting a LEED® silver rating. In ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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163 kW Solar Field

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

NAU’s solar field on-campus was generously donated by NAU’s utility company, APS. The system was installed in 2007 to accompany the LEED Platinum certification of the Applied Research ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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Solar Thermal System

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

NAU’s first on-campus solar thermal air panel system was installed in 2014 through a Green Fund proposal. The six-panel system was installed on the south side of the Property ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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12.6 kW Solar PV Solar Hot Air and Solar PV at Construction Management

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This Green Fund proposal for $20,774 was granted to install five hot air heaters and six PV solar panels to be installed on the Construction Management Lab. This project ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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652 kW Canopy Array: San Francisco Garage

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This is a 561.6 kW array and is expected to produce over 921,858 kilowatt hours annually. The canopies are designed to provide shade to 155 parking spaces and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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2.4 kW Wind Turbines: HRM, ARD and Solar Shack

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The campus has multiple wind turbines; one 2.4 kWh in front of the Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) building, one 2.4 kWh turbine next to the Applied Research ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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35 kW Solar PV International Pavilion

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Located on the roof of the NAU International Pavilion is a 35 kw solar panel array system. The building was designed to use less electricity than what can be generated ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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561.6 kW Solar PV San Francisco Garage

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This is a 561.6 kW array and is expected to produce over 921,858 kilowatt hours annually. The canopies are designed to provide shade to 155 parking spaces and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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Creating Pro-environmental Behavior (PEB) Norms to Change Behavior

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Research has demonstrated that people can be motivated to change their behavior but that information alone does not motivate that change. Creating social norms that situate pro-environmental behavior (PEB) as ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Northern Arizona University Green Fund: Successes and Struggles

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This 40 minute session would cover how Northern Arizona University's Green Fund operates, what it has had success doing, what it has struggled with, and what it looks to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Establishing a Green Labs Certification Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The Green Labs Program is a collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety with the goal to minimize the environmental impact of laboratories on NAU campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Climate Action Planning: How to build momentum for a new plan despite missing the deadline

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University (NAU) launched an ambition Climate Action Plan in 2010 with the target date of Carbon Neutrality of 2020. This set in motion a series of efficiency upgrades ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Arizona Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from Arizona educational institutions (community colleges, high schools, and universities) to gather and explore opportunities to collaborate, including discussing a 2021 AZ Student Sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Key competencies in sustainability in higher education—toward an agreed‑upon reference framework

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Bellevue College (WA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Vechta
  • University of Auckland
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of South Dakota (SD)
  • Universite Laval (QC)
  • Rovira i Virgili University
  • UNESCO

Hundreds of sustainability programs have emerged at universities and colleges around the world over the past 2 decades. A prime question for employers, students, educators, and program administrators is what ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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Social Sustainability at NAU: Implementing Menstrual Cups on Campus

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation describes an initiative carried out in Spring of 2019 at Northern Arizona University (NAU) that made free menstrual cups available to the NAU student body. The NAU Green ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Closing the Loop on Food Waste: Leftovers From Catered Events Feed Hungry Students

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Food waste at catered events is an issue we see so often as most event planners tend to over order, while at the same time we see a growth in ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Student Food Security: Multi-Tiered Solutions to Reach all Food-Insecure Students

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Sodexo USA (MD)
  • Swipe Out Hunger (CA)

Student food insecurity is a social justice issue that University and College Boards, Administrators, and Students are looking to solve. There are no silver bullet solutions, a comprehensive, multi-faceted solution ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How to Structure Collaborations and Communicate Wins Effectively as an Office of One

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

With diversity and inclusivity at the core, we envision this session serving those who are either new to the industry or have years of experience - students and staff alike. Communication ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Empowering Energy and Resource Conservation in University Faculty and Staff

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation is an informative and engaging seminar on two of Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Conservation Programs, The Green Office Certification Program (GOC), and Energy Mentor Program (EM). These ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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NAU Green Fund

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The NAU Green Fund promotes student participation in and provides funding for projects that reduce NAU’s negative impact on the environment and create a culture of sustainability.


Pollinator Friendly Campuses: Strategies to Help You Get Your Buzz on!

  • Central Community College (NE)
  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)

This engaging and interactive panel will provide strategies from geographically diverse locations in North America to initiate or continue bee keeping and support pollinator health on your campus. Colgate University ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How to Get Reusable Dining Containers on Your Campus!

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Many campuses serve food at dining locations in single-use plastics. These plastics may be recyclable, but unfortunately, these containers are rarely cleaned. As a result, the recycling is contaminated. In ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Key Competencies in Sustainability: Curriculum and Program Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

Every year, new sustainability degree programs are launched at colleges and universities across the USA joining a global trend of sustainability degree programs offered at higher education institutions worldwide. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Key Competencies in Sustainability: Overview and Next Steps

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

The Panel-discussion is part of a nationwide process to solicit feedback on an initiative with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). The goal of the initiative is ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Northern Arizona University Sustainable Citizens Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

We have been quite concerned about the general lack of climate science and sustainability knowledge that students have when they graduate from higher education institutions. We know that climate change ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Phase Change Materials

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The phase change material is an easy solution to temperature fluctuations from the weather outside. These materials are a new way to insulate a building. The materials go into the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Lakehead University (ON)

This book explores why the concept of wild pedagogy is an essential aspect of education in these times; a re-negotiated education that acknowledges the necessity of listening to voices in ...

  • Posted July 25, 2018
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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Administration & Policy (BS)

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The environmental sciences degree uses a set of science core courses and a concentration in a natural science or social science discipline to help students develop a science-based approach to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Management (BS)

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The environmental sciences degree uses a set of science core courses and a concentration in a natural science or social science discipline to help students develop a science-based approach to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Sustainability Minor

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This minor allows students to explore climate change, the relationship between nature and culture, the ethics and politics of environmental decision-making, and how perspectives on sustainability are expressed humanistically, politically ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Arizona Tri-University Meet and Greet

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Group meeting for Arizona higher education staff and students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University to plan a future in-state student summit. This meeting not ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability in Residential Life

  • Concordia College (NY)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

Looking to build campus connections? Consider working with your institution's Residence Life Department! This session will highlight four different case studies of engagement with Residence Life, a department that ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Organizing for Sustainability: How Student Sustainability Groups Make a Difference

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • Trinity University (TX)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

From clubs to official classes, internships to independent volunteering, students are often the primary drivers of campus sustainability efforts. Yet student organizations can also face real challenges, including group continuity ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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NAU - Sustainable Campus Index - Bookstore Bag Pictures

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University’s Bookstore (operated by Follett) is the latest concessionaire to stop handing out plastic bags for retail operations, opting instead for a more environmentally friendly paper bag ...


Curricular Innovation for Sustainability: The Piedmont/ Ponderosa Model of Faculty Development

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Curricular innovation is at the center of the challenges many colleges and universities face as they seek to help students address more successfully than previous generations the complex, multi-faceted, systemic ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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Engaging Your Campus Through Eco-Reps: Evaluating the Success

  • Clark University (MA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Missouri (MO)

The goal for participants during this panel discussion will be to examine successes and challenges for peer to peer sustainability education programs. With 15 years of program history, how well ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond the Campus: Developing Students into Employable Graduates

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Recent research suggests that 87% of employers give positive weight to sustainability skills when making hiring decisions. The concept of 'green careers' continues to expand as a professional niche including ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Demystifying Residence Life: Guidance on Partnering from Sustainability Professionals within Housing

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Residence Life is often an isolated unit on campus, with a very unique culture and lots of policies. It can be difficult for sustainability professionals to partner with these units ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Northern Arizona University Energy Mentor Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This is a how-to guide for higher education institutions who wish to carry out behavior based energy conservation programs. The guide is based on a program that has been implemented ...


Creating a Health Culture at NAU: How Partnership Between Campus Dining and Health Promotion Leads to Interdepartmental Success

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, is host to 20,000 students, with over 8,900 who live on campus. To keep students involved and engaged in campus activities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What role can moral agency & collective efficacy play in college-level science education? Defining new territory

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This proposal will look at the role of moral agency and collective efficacy when thinking about environmental sustainability issues, within college-level science education. We will look at reports from scientists ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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360 Degrees of Recognition: How and Why It Matters

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Recognition is about noticing and honoring. It may encourage and support an action' (Hansen, Smith, & Hansen, 2002). Recognition can be a powerful and transformative tool for sustainability education by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Waste Reduction Strategies and Building Community Through Food Donations

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

NAU Campus Dining uses several strategies to reduce food waste; tracking with LeanPath, composting, staff training and cooking techniques. The University received an Award of Recognition from the EPA's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Step away from the soap box!!!

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

We all know the world is falling apart around us and we are scrambling just to keep up. We have a sense of urgency that burns within us and drives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Dust the Camera Off

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

Video provides a great medium for the presentation of policies, initiatives, and opportunities. The range of cinematic styles can be explored and used to communicate seemingly mundane messaging in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Breaking Down the Silos – Lessons Learned from a Campus wide Behavior Change Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

With a campus of roughly 19,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, the Green NAU Energy Initiative (GNEI) has taken on the challenge of augmenting an $18 million ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Cookbook: The Real Food Challenge Sodexo Partnership; Northern Arizona University Case Study

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national network of student leaders working to create a more just and sustainable food system. The national goal of Real Food Challenge is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Fund Implementation Guide- Campus Green Fund Collaborative

  • Butler University (IN)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Campus Green Fund Collaborative (CGFC) is a non-registered group of campus sustainability staff involved with coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. In partnership with the Association ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Communications: Tools for Your Outreach Toolbox

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

You have the content knowledge…do you know how to make that knowledge accessible to your audiences? What is your brand and how do you manage it? Communication strategies are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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