Northern Arizona University students,
staff, and faculty get involved in sustainability with local and regional
communities. Read below to learn more about how the university engages with the
Program in Community, Culture and Environment
The Program in Community, Culture and Environment (CCE) facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships among students, faculty, and community organizations. CCE hosts workshops, symposia, exhibitions, issue forums, and other activities that allow community leaders, cultural organizations, and citizens to interact with each other and with the environment they share.
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) supports environmental protection
of Native American natural resources. Comprised of tribal governments, research,
and technical resources at Northern Arizona University, as well as the private
sector and various federal, state, and local governments, ITEP assists tribes
in the management of their resources through Tribes and Climate Change.
Coconino County Sustainable
Economic Development Initiative
Northern Arizona University works with
the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) in a number of ways:
Coconino County Sustainable Building Program
The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program (CCSBP) is focuses on
conservation, energy efficiency, renewable, affordability, applicability, and
CCSBP provides two internship
opportunities every semester. These internships provide valuable resume-building
experiences, as well as volunteer and educational opportunities for students to
take part in local sustainability projects. Interns may be responsible for
newsletters, weekly announcements, sustainable building project management,
lecture series organization, award ceremonies, and the coordination of the
annual Sustainable Home and Building Tour.
Other opportunities include networking and
partnering with additional sustainability-focused groups in northern Arizona.
Coconino County Sustainable Building Program Manager
Friends of Flagstaff's Future
Friends of Flagstaff’s Future strives to create a healthy and
sustainable Flagstaff through advocacy, education, and community building. The
university has a Friends of Flagstaff's Future student chapter.
Student internship opportunities are available.
Flagstaff Sustainability Program
The Flagstaff Sustainability Program implements policies and projects to
achieve economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Student internship opportunities are
Phone: 928-779-7685, ext. 3208
Slow Food promotes local food and educates about
the world food system. Local projects include:
- volunteering at the Flagstaff Family Food
- organizing a food film festival
- identifying local apple varieties
- creating a space on campus that supports
local and equitable food, and provides a forum for students, staff, and
community members to discuss important issues related to sustainability
Flagstaff Green Map
The Flagstaff Green Map highlights Flagstaff’s environmental,
social, and cultural resources. Northern Arizona University students created
the project in 2006, and student interns continue to play an integral role in
Community Re-engagement for Arizona Families, Transitions, and
Community Re-engagement for Arizona Families, Transitions, and Sustainability
(CRAFTS) fosters sustainable communities.
Flagstaff Foodlink promotes local, healthy food options within the community.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Support regional growers and buy through the Flagstaff CSA and Local Market