Green Jacks

Also known as the Student Environmental Caucus, the Green Jacks help create a culture of sustainability on campus. Every student, faculty, staff, and administrator at the university can be a Green Jack.

As an organization, the Green Jacks respond to the interests of its members. While there are still a few signature events, members determine the bulk of the projects.

Meetings are held every Monday: 6pm at the Health and Learning Center (HLC), room 2405.

"Green Jacks is a student-run organization that works to identify issues on campus and create projects that promote the sustainable community at NAU. Anyone can become a member by contacting one of us via emails mentioned above.

Currently, we’re striving to reduce the amount of waste create by one time use paper coffee cups by raising awareness of reusable mugs and tumblers. This means bringing your own cup to Starbucks, and other dining locations, and getting that 50 cent discount. As a member of Green Jacks, you can brainstorm your own projects as well, and work with the club to kick start them. You will have the chance to network with faculty and staff and gain valuable experienceWe also want to branch out to the community, supporting sustainable efforts in Flagstaff. We’re planning trips to the Farmer’s Market (mornings on Sundays) and a tour to the local recycling facility. We plan on getting outdoors a lot as well, as Flagstaff is close to amazing hiking spots, such as Sedona. This is going to be an awesome year! 
This club is what you make of it; learn a little, or commit a lot. Either way, it’s awesome to have you! We'll see you on Monday!"

Leah Manak, Elizabeth Harrington and Kristina Aksenova

Project highlights

  • Reusable cup marketing campaign
  • Organize Earth Week 
  • Promote the Better World Film Series
  • NAU's Inaugural Earth Hour (2014)
  • Skydome 2013 Homecoming Waste Audit
  • Sustainable Green Cup Tailgate at Homecoming (2011, 2012)
  • Hot Topics Café: “Windfall”
  • Partnered with the Solar Mosaic crowd-sourcing event
  • Partnered with the New York Times and the American Democracy Project on “Times Talk,” which focused on water, climate change, and food issues
  • Helped organize the 10/10/10 Global Day of Action

How to get involved

There are many leadership opportunities available with the Green Jacks. E-mail us to sign up for the listserv and find out information about upcoming meetings.