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Temporary Relocation of Zipcars

Friday, May 11, 2018

Due to on-campus road construction and paving as well as Commencement, the locations of several Zipcars on campus will be temporarily relocated.
From May 11 – June 1, 2018, Zipcars currently in Lot N will be moved to parking Lot W1. Additionally, the Zipcars located on Gulley Drive will be relocated to Lot J. For reference, a campus parking map can be found here
Please contact Transportation and Parking Services at 336.758.PARK (7275) or parking@wfu.edu with questions. 

Class of 2018 Invited to Sign the Green Grad Pledge

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Class of 2018 –
Make the pledge to be a Green Grad! Continue your commitment to sustainability after you leave campus and join thousands of graduates from all over the world in a commitment to making environmentally and socially responsible decisions.
By signing the Green Graduation Pledge, you agree 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 [they] work, live and play.”

Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Move-Out is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning. Students are encouraged to donate unwanted books, furniture, clothing, and other materials when they move out this spring. Doing so will benefit the local community and allow them to serve as stewards of our environment by reducing waste.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Magnolias Curriculum Project

Monday, April 2, 2018

We invite all WFU faculty to enhance teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2018 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome!
We will accept applications for the May 2018 workshop through Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  To apply, please send a short description (one paragraph maximum) of how you plan to change an existing course, or develop a new one, that will incorporate environmental and/or sustainability issues to Kim Couch at couchkm@wfu.edu. Please include your name, departmental affiliation, phone number and e-mail address.

Urban Revitalization Strategist Major Carter Gives WFU Earth Week Address

Sunday, April 1, 2018

It seems like low-status communities are designed to bleed talent. When dirty industries come in and jobs have no promise of advancement, the goal of many young people is to get out. Sustainable South Bronx founder and economic development guru Majora Carter champions a different philosophy. When she says, “You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one” she reminds us that there is always something worth investing in.

Join the Office of Sustainability’s Intern Team

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Are you a student interested in making a difference and gaining professional development experience? The following paid opportunities are available to all Wake Forest University undergraduate students. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions are with the Office of Sustainability and begin in August 2018. Pending student availability and individual evaluations at the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester, internships and assistantships may be extended to the Spring 2019 semester.

Over 100 Team Up for Earth Week Service Project

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community worked together to remove leaf litter and tree limbs from the Wake Forest cross-country trails on Friday, March 23, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration. Over 100 volunteers participated in this annual service project to give back to the campus and to celebrate Wake Forest’s designation as a Tree Campus USA.

Sustainability Champions Recognized at Fifth Campus Sustainability Awards

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Each year, the Office of Sustainability recognizes campus change agents who work to create a more adaptable and resilient Wake Forest community as “Champions of Change.” This year’s fifth annual Campus Sustainability Awards celebration took place on March 21 during the Office of Sustainability’s week-long celebration of the Earth.
Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam recognized students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated or initiated successful sustainable practices on campus in the following five categories: Teaching, Research and Engagement; Resource Conservation; Service and Social Action; Bright Ideas; and Leadership.

Green Team Captain Spotlight: Hilary Floyd and Michelle Ford

Monday, March 26, 2018

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18)
The Green Team Network allows members of WFU faculty and staff to learn and collaborate across campus in efforts of integrating sustainability into the workplace. While the initiative provides Green Team captains with resources and leadership training, each captain implements their skills in ways which best support their department or office.
There are currently 61 Green Team captains, all of whom serve as peer leaders for their office or department. Today, the spotlight is on Hilary Floyd, the Divinity School’s captain, and Michelle Ford, the captain for the Biology Department, who will share more about their Wake Forest Green Team experiences.