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Sustainability Council

The AWC Sustainability Council was made a Presidential Committee in the Spring of 2011. The Council is made up of AWC and NAU-Yuma faculty, students and staff . The Council is open to members and meets bi-weekly. The current co-chairs are Shara Roberts and Professor Melissa Behunin.

COME JOIN US! Let us know if you'd like to participate in our activities, meetings or events throughout the year!

2014-15 events & plans

  • Sustainability Fair - April 16, 2015
  • Blog about Sustainability at AWC
  • Expand the desk-side recycling
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Encourage more bulk water use on campus
  • Install solar installation kiosk boards for self-guided tour

2013-14 Accomplishments

  • Bulk Water Dispensers
  • Desk-side recycling piloted
  • Desk-side recycling spread
  • Facilities installed Bin Buddies outside around campus
  • Recycling became the norm at all campus events
  • $5 fee each semester allows all students to ride YCAT public busses (in Yuma County only)
  • Installed energy meters on all buildings to track consumption
  • Sustainability Fair - stand-alone event
  • Turn-it Off Campaign for energy conservation
  • Sustainability Awards

Solar at AWC

2012-13 Accomplishments

  • Supported curb side recycling in City of Yuma
  • Invited community to recycle on campus
  • Installed directional signs to our recycling dumpster
  • Partnered with Science Club for recycling bins
  • Partnered with Campus Life on Sustainability Fair
  • Gave away Sustainability Awards

2011-12 Accomplishments

  • Established council
  • Included students and NAU staff
  • Hosted film series in Eatery
  • Partnered with Campus Life on Sustainability Fair
  • Gave away Sustainability Awards
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