Sustainability audit results to be revealed


Graphic courtesy of NMU Event Calendar

Akasha Khalsa

As part of NMU’s continuing Sustainability Week 2020, the theme of which is “Facing the Future,” the results of a recent sustainability audit of NMU will be revealed. The presentation of the findings of the audit will take place on zoom at the conclusion of Sustainability week, on Friday, Oct. 16 from 12 to 12:50 p.m.

These findings come as a result of a two-year audit completed by the Sustainability Advisory Council, focusing on NMU’s efforts towards sustainability. The Sustainability Advisory Council, a group formed to advise NMU’s president as well as the sustainability coordinator, is also charged with sharing information about NMU’s environmental impact and varying sustainable initiatives to students and faculty.

NMU’s Sustainability Audit Update will be presented by co-chair of NMU’s Sustainability Advisory Council and associate professor of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Dr. Sarah Mittlefehldt. 

“This presentation will summarize key achievements and opportunities for continued improvement,” according to the NMU event calendar.

These topics will fit in with the varied environmentally-related explorations which are taking place throughout Sustainability Week 2020. Such topics include issues of indigeneity, sustainability in relation to self care and health, markets and gardens, resilient communities and NMU’s impact on the environment, according to the Sustainability week website. The week of environmental topics, lasting from Monday Oct. 12 to Friday Oct. 16, is sponsored by the student organization EcoReps, as well as the Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Northern Climate Network. It will gather students and faculty together for events in the Academic Mall, as well as through zoom meetings.
The presentation on NMU’s sustainability audit can be reached at this zoom link.