Student groups

Green Jacks (Students Environmental Caucus)

The main environmental student group on campus that engages students in environmental advocacy and connects student environmental groups across campus. Student Environmental Caucus provides leadership experience and learning opportunities across campus. For more information and meeting times please click on the title. 
Contact: Leah Manak

Environmental Caucus Action Teams  

The Environmental Caucus encourages their membership to join action teams that work on individual initiatives to better the campus. The areas include energy, waste & recycling, transportation, and communications. Join a team to make a difference on campus in these key areas.

 Energy Action TeamThis 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. 
Contact: Ellen Vaughan to join listserve

Transportation Action Team - Educating and advocating for sustainable transportation alternatives at NAU.
ContactCori Cusker

Waste Minimization Action Team
 by Green NAU Energy Initiative 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.
Contact: Avi Henn or Nick Koressel

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.
Contact: Kristina Aksenova or Jessica Lazor

Campus Groups

  • Eco-Reps
  • Sustainable Energy Club
  • Connecting Higher Education Indigenously (CHEI)
  • Botany Club
  • NAU Forestry Club
  • Program in Community, Culture and Environment (CCE)
  • Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)
  • The Wildlife Society
  • Ambassadors for the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences (ACEFNS)
  • Anthropology Club
  • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
  • Astronomy Astrobiology Club
  • Hospitality and Business Sustainability Club (HBS)
  • Residence Life has developed on-campus communities where like-minded students live and study together.
    For a listing of hundreds of other NAU clubs and organizations, visit True Blue Connects

    Outdoor and Indoor Activities 

    NAU Outdoors Adventures - Learn by doing— it’s one of the most effective ways to gain new knowledge and skills. Enhance your university experience as you connect with the natural environment and fellow students and peers, while discovering yourself in the process.
    NAU Hiking Club - The oldest club on campus, since 1927 we've been logging more miles on our pedometers and odometers, and we're damn proud! This Group is FREE, just show up and chip in for gas. Feel free to invite your friends to their Facebook page who like to hike! Hikes take place just about every weekend. We're always accepting new ideas on where to hike. Anyone can suggest where they want to go or a certain hike they want to do. 
    NAU Climbing Club - The NAU climbing club strives to create and maintain a community of climbers so as to share in our love for the outdoors as well as rock climbing itself.