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History - Sustainability at Wake Forest

Sustainability at Wake Forest




Working with student leaders, Landscape Services Director, Jim Coffey, initiates a recycling collection program on campus

Fall 2007:

Philosophy professor Avram Hiller organizes meetings for faculty and staff on sustainability at the encouragement of then student, Lawrence Ngo (’08).

Campus Democrats hosts a campus forum on sustainability

April 2008:

Professor Hiller and Head of Serial Acquisitions at ZSR, Chris Burris, organize a campus Earth Day forum with the full support of Jim Alty, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Campus Management.

April 2009:

Piedmont Environmental Alliance hosts Earth Day celebration on Manchester Plaza – 7,000 attend

Wake Forest Student Environmental Action Coalition members host a forum on sustainability

July 2009:

Office of Sustainability is opened. Dedee DeLongpré Johnston serves as the office’s first director.

March 2010:

Wake Forest hosts Taking It to the Next Level: Strategies for Adaptation across the Sustainability Curriculum — a national conference on sustainability in the curriculum

April 2010:

The Office of Sustainability and loyale clothing co-host {Sustainable} Style WSNC — a runway event showcasing sustainably designed and produced fashions

Piedmont Environmental Alliance hosts their Earth Day celebration on Davis Field – 8,000 attend

August 2010:

The Office of Sustainability welcomes first-year students with a sustainability-focused pre-orientation program: Sustainability in Action

November 2010:

The Office of Sustainability and the Office of Multicultural Affairs co-host My Neighborhood Is Killing Me: Environmental Racism and a Call to Justice