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FAQ: Electric Scooters

2018-09-11T08:54:47+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Transportation|

FAQ: I saw some Bird scooters on campus last week but they disappeared as quickly as they arrived. What happened? A: The scooters were removed by the company the same day they were delivered. There are three primary operators in the university dockless electric scooter space: Spin, Lime, and Bird. Spin and Lime have both reached out about [...]

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We’ll Do the Dirty Work

2018-09-15T17:47:56+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

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 [...]

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Temporary Relocation of Zipcars

2018-05-11T10:18:01+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories, Transportation|

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, [...]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2018-06-04T16:00:28+00:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

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. […]

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Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

2018-03-14T16:35:55+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories, Tree Care Updates|

For the next couple of weeks, trees across the Wake Forest University campus will be sporting yellow tree tags. Some of the tags offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. Others are quotes collected from authors and figureheads about the incalculable [...]

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Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Earth Day, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

by Nathan Peifer, M.Div. ’13 Campus Garden Manager, Campus as a Lab Pilot Manager The first time I tried to grow a garden, I learned a fundamental lesson: food is a gift from the Earth. Land, water, and air, those things we call the “environment,” are the foundation of our existence. The makings of my daily [...]

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Winter Break Energy Conservation

2017-12-14T13:26:27+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will implement our annual temperature setback program for academic and administrative buildings starting Friday, December 22 at approximately 5pm. The setback program will maintain building temperatures at a minimum of 55°F during the holiday period. Facilities & Campus Services intends to have all buildings at [...]

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ReCycle End of Semester Bike Return

2017-11-28T11:26:35+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Home Stories, Transportation|

Calling all ReCycle bikeshare participants! Your bike is in need of some TLC over winter break. Use this form to sign up for a time slot between December 4 - 6 to return your bike to Outdoor Pursuits (located in the Sutton Center). Please note that bikes will be distributed back to participants at the beginning of the [...]

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Parking and Transportation Now Transportation and Parking Services

2017-11-17T16:52:35+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stories, Transportation|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) While Parking and Transportation may conjure anxieties about parking tickets and fees for some, the department’s new name reflects a different focus. According to WFU Transportation Manager Arian Bryant, the switch to Transportation and Parking Services highlights the importance of providing the Wake Forest community with a [...]

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Environmental Wellbeing: How Facilities Management Impacts Climate Change

2017-10-23T16:28:36+00:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) This is the last installment in the Office of Sustainability’s Drawdown series. In the previous weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, and research 25 of the 80 Drawdown solutions. For a quick refresher on Project Drawdown, read our introductory article. For [...]

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