Sustainability-related student groups
provide leadership experience and learning opportunities across campus.
Environmental Caucus Action Teams
Northern Arizona University’s Campus and Community-Based Action Research Teams (ARTs) are changing the way our students participate in the classroom and with the community. The ARTs create dynamic intergenerational active learning communities, bringing first year seminar students, returning undergraduates, masters students in the Sustainable Communities program and community partners into a collaborative relationship. We seek to foster sustainable communities through activism, hands-on work and educational activities that bring a greater understanding and awareness across a wide spectrum of issues. Since the ARTs began working with the First Year Seminar program in the fall of 2011, we have grown to include over 12 Action Research Teams involving over 350 undergraduate and 20 graduate students participating both on and off campus in the areas of social, environmental, and economic justice every semester. This includes water rights, food justice, alternative business models, voting, gay rights, engaged democratic learning, health and much more. The ARTs are growing and expanding each and every semester, and we would love to see this continue. You do not have to be a freshman to be a part of the ARTs, but if you are, we offer FYSeminar courses such as Living the Good Life, Food for Thought, The Great Immigration Debate, Western and Alternative Medicine, and In the Business of Change. These options grow each semester as well, and we often have openings for peer teaching assistant jobs for upper-classmen. Get engaged, take action and join the ARTs today!
The Action Research Teams (ARTs)
- Public Achievement
- Weatherization and Community Building Action Team (WACBAT)
- Action Group for Water Advocacy (AGWA)
- Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening (SSLUG)
- Flagstaff Foodlink: Community Gardens
- Flagstaff Foodlink: School Gardens
- Health Education About Lifestyles and Therapies Holístico (H.E.A.L.T.H.)
- Art Through all Mediums (ATAM)
- Queer and Ally (Q&A)
- New Economy Northern Arizona (NENAU)
- Students Nurturing Alternatives in Landscaping (SNAIL)
Residence Life has developed on-campus communities where like-minded students live and study together.