Environmental Caucus Action Teams
Detailed description and contact information of the Action Research Teams
Energy Action Team -
This action team is to proactively investigate opportunities, build relationships, and let key stakeholders across the country know that NAU is serious about its commitment to decreasing its climate impact.
Transportation Action Team – Educating and advocating for sustainable transportation alternatives at NAU.
Contact: Cori Cusker or Derek Hansen
Waste Minimization Action Team by Facility Services- Pursuant to President Haeger’s goal for Northern Arizona University to reach carbon neutrality by 2020 and the University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, they develop infrastructure and processes that efficiently and effectively minimize all facets of waste generated on or by the NAU campus.
WMT Aversion Team - Create and implement an aversion plan for all materials coming onto campus that will be required to be disposed of through landfill, recycling, compositing, etc.
WMT Diversion Team - Create and implement programs that divert all waste stream materials from the Landfill.
WMT Reuse Team - Create and implement programs that promote reuse of campus materials.
Contact: Avi Henn or Nick Koressel
Sustainable Environmental Practices Action Team - Eliminating the use of toxic herbicides, pesticides and other hazardous materials on the NAU campus, facilitating land-based practices that demonstrate sustainable methods.
Contact: Paul Gazda
Communication Action Team
- Spreading awareness and understanding about the structure and purpose of the main sustainability-related organizations on campus: Office of Sustainability, Green NAU, and the Environmental Caucus.
Energy Mentors Program by Facility Services
- Become an NAU Energy Mentor! Learn about what the University is doing to reach its carbon neutrality goals and how to engage fellow faculty and staff to help them reduce energy waste. Contact: Avi Henn
or Nick Koressel
Eco-Reps Program by Residence Life
- The role of the Eco-Rep is to provide peer to peer education on how to live more sustainably in NAU residential communities. Eco-Reps serve as a resource and role model to promote environmentally conscious behavior within their residential community/area.Contact: Cori Cusker
Academic Action Teams
Ponderosa Group (Curriculum Action Team) – An interdisciplinary faculty team exploring the promise and possibilities of deepening sustainability at NAU, in Flagstaff, and the Colorado Plateau region.
Contact: Rod Parnell, Blase Scarnati, Rom Coles, or Janine Schipper