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We’re Hiring: Sustainability Communications & Event Coordinator

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wake Forest University seeks a Communications & Events Coordinator who will work jointly with the Office of Sustainability and the university’s Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES). Responsibilities include developing and executing communications and social media strategies, as well as planning and implementing campus-wide events. The successful candidate will have experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Candidates who are interested in joining a dedicated and entrepreneurial team can apply online. To be considered, candidates must provide two 500-word writing samples, at least one of which is written for Web-based publication.

We’ll Do the Dirty Work

Friday, June 1, 2018

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some don tan shirts and rubber gloves and call themselves the Compost Crew.
The Compost Crew is a student-initiated group committed to diverting waste on campus. As their name indicates, the group’s primary focus is collecting food waste for composting. Their work is part of a broader commitment at the university to create zero-landfill initiatives across campus including event planning consultation, awareness campaigns, and recycling/repurposing efforts.

Over 300 Members of the Class of 2018 pledge to be Green Grads

Friday, June 1, 2018

Over 300 members of the Wake Forest Class of 2018 made an enduring commitment to sustainability by signing the Green Graduation pledge, an opportunity that over 100 other colleges and universities offer their graduates.
All signatories received a reusable travel mug to reinforce sustainable habits after leaving the Forest.  The mugs are printed with Wake Forest’s Green Graduation pledge: 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.

Infusing Sustainability across the Curriculum

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Where is sustainability in your field? How does incorporating sustainability bolster what you’re already teaching?
These are a few of the question 10 Wake Forest faculty members explored during the seventh annual Magnolias Curriculum Project on May 17-18, 2018. Each year, this two-day curriculum workshop aims to develop innovative course components that inspire systems thinking and result in engaged learning outcomes for sustainability.

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.