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Naropa Sustainability Council

The Naropa Sustainability Council (NSC) is an open and inclusive gathering for all members of Naropa University. This is a space that gives life to ideas and initiatives toward sustainable and regenerative living. NSC is focused on increasing ecological literacy and reducing our carbon footprint. Sustainability is a core value of Naropa’s mission, and the NSC is a vehicle to put this value into action. This involves proposing and implementing projects, programs, events and initiatives, as well as providing strategic input on sustainability goals and planning. NSC acts as a liaison for the student body to make an impact on the university as a whole.

Seed bombs

Students making native seed bombs at Earth Justice Day 2019.


To cultivate knowledge, skills and leadership for a more just, sustainable and holistic society.


The Mission of the NSC is to support the university in its endeavors as stated in Naropa’s Sustainability Statement and outlined in Naropa’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). The NSC plans and hosts Earth Justice Week during Spring semester and Community Resilience Day in Fall. Through this work, the NSC activates and inspires students by providing opportunities for their leadership vision.

Join Us. Activate. Inspire.

The NSC is involved in a number of sustainability issues on campus and is open to all students. In the past, the NSC has consisted of several subcommittees focused on such issues as:

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.