Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
What can you do to slow the pace of climate change? What will it take to mitigate the threats it poses? Join us for a discussion on how innovation, leadership, and positive impact ideas can have a revolutionary effect on our future.
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of Drawdown, will lead a conversation on 80 global solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and how you can play your part.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer, Suzy Mullins
What if I told you that climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions could be drawn down using technologies, practices, and commitments already in place today? As humans, we play a considerable role in influencing the changing climate, and it is up to us to take responsibility in order to keep planet Earth livable. One may ask, “What does it take to slow the pace of global warming? What can I do to play a part?”
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
On September 30, 2017, Wake Forest University will be making the transition from Zimride to ShareTheRideNC. ShareTheRideNC is a statewide ride-matching service sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).
Friday, July 21, 2017
Students today are more concerned than ever about the environment, but college move-in days typically produce huge piles of trash outside residence halls. To combat this, the Office of Sustainability offers these simple moving hacks to achieve an eco-friendly Move-In Day:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
On Saturday, July 22, a Willow Oak in front of Kirby Hall and across the street from the Sutton Center will be removed. This Willow Oak, with extensive decay and a lack of root support on both the East and West sides, is at a high risk for failure under normal weather conditions.
During the tree removal, a portion of Wingate Road will be closed.
For a list of campus tree removals and justifications, click here.
Friday, June 9, 2017
On Monday, June 12, a Willow Oak was removed at the west entrance of the Scales Fine Arts Center after being in decline year many years. Another Willow Oak will be planted in its place.
For up-to-date news on campus tree removals, interested individuals can view a list of all tree removals and justifications on the Office of Sustainability’s website.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses.
During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives from their own fields of study.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Starting on June 8, Wake Forest’s Landscape Services team began removing a Willow Oak in Parking Lot P, across from Farrell Hall. According to University Arborist Jim Mussetter, this Willow Oak has extensive root decay and has been in decline for many years. Previous efforts to aid the survival of the Willow Oak resulted in a 50 percent reduction of the tree’s canopy.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
As the 2016-2017 academic year comes to an end, the Office of Sustainability celebrates and congratulates its interns who are graduating and beginning their professional careers: Leigh Fountain, Eric Gorzeman, Julie Kanter, Akua Maat, and Emily McMullen. These five students have been integral members of the Sustainability staff and have contributed greatly to the development and execution of several campus sustainability initiatives and endeavors.
This year, over 200 members of the Class of 2017 signed the Green Graduation Pledge, an indication of their desire to continue their commitment to sustainability after college. The pledge reads: I pledge to take into account the social and environmental consequences of any future endeavors and to work to improve the sustainability of the communities in which I work, live and play.