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Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bryan McLaren
NAU Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2007

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

NAU’s strategic plan addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability by cultivating four areas of basic and applied research excellence, one of which includes the environment and sustainable systems. Another initiative involves engagement with partners to address environmental stewardship. NAU also strives to be a model of environmentally responsible and sustainable operations and education. It takes the initiative to partner with individuals, institutions, and communities to advance renewable resources and sustainable practices.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

NAU’s strategic plan addresses the social dimensions of sustainability with initiatives that promote scholarship that increases engagement with local communities and addresses key global challenges. It cultivates four areas of basic and applied research excellence which include learning and teaching, and regional social challenges. Other initiatives include using the university’s abundant cultural and artistic resources to enhance our engagement with the community and the world. The strategic plan also seeks to expand awareness of the university’s sustainability initiatives and highlight the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

NAU’s strategic plan addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability with initiatives that engage with partners to address regional economic entrepreneurship. Another initiative leverages the hotel-conference center complex partnership to promote the growth and development of the university, the city, and the region. NAU’s strategic plan also strives to enhance sustainable business practices in areas such as building construction and renovation, renewable energy, institutional purchasing, utility use, regionally grown food, fossil fuel use, carbon emissions, recycling and reduction of food and other waste, landscaping, and transportation.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

Note: Website listed here reflects the updated 2010 version of the strategic plan.

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