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We Are Still In: University Commitment to GHG Reduction Grows Despite National Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

2020-12-04T15:13:51-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Campus, Climate Action, Energy and Water Conservation, Home Stories, Strategic Plan Update|

By Sophia Masciarelli ('22), Content Development Assistant In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted and signed by 195 nations around the world as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It signaled a landmark of a new global commitment aimed at limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The [...]

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Wake Forest Athletics’ Commitment to Climate Action

2020-07-27T16:01:55-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Athletics, Climate Action, Cultural Climate, Culture, Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Stewardship, Strategic Plan Update|

Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie is one of four collegiate Athletic Directors from Power Five conferences that will showcase their school's climate action, health and wellness and equity/inclusion practices during an upcoming webinar on August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action The webinar is presented by the [...]

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Carbon Offset Expert at Wake Forest: Dr. Rebecca Dickson

2020-02-28T08:56:11-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Climate Action, Drawdown, Earth Day|

Wake Forest is developing a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Dr. Rebecca Dickson’s expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and experience developing carbon offset projects with TerraCarbon LLC., helps bring a piece of this plan into focus. Dickson’s research shows that solutions for drawing down greenhouse gas emissions, like preserving peatlands and coastal wetlands [...]

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Campus Garden Sows Seeds of Sustainability

2019-12-10T15:57:12-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Climate Action, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Think Green Thursday|

By: Maggie Burns ('20), TPA for the Sustainability Theme House As the sweet potatoes and green beans are being harvested in preparation for the coming of icy winter, the crisp fall air can be felt in the Campus Garden. This is a place where volunteers and community members, all part of the local university community, come [...]

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How can alarm motivate us to take action for the changing climate?

2020-09-08T16:17:50-04:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Climate Action, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

Are you alarmed about climate change? Good. According to David Wallace-Wells, you should be.  On Wednesday, Oct. 16 the award-winning author and deputy editor of New York Magazine shared this message with a crowd of nearly 600 students, faculty, staff, and community members in Brendle Recital Hall. Much like in his 2019 New York Times bestselling book, [...]

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Wake Forest Student-Led #ClimateStrike Mobilizes Students, Faculty and Staff

2019-12-12T13:44:40-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Climate Action, Cultural Climate, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

By: Isabella Kornitsky ('20), Athletics Fan Engagement intern with the Office of Sustainability While climate change has served as a polarizing issue in American politics, young people on campus and around the world united to express urgent demand for action during the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike. Climate Strike WFU was one of thousands of [...]

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The Road to Reducing Climate Impact Starts Here

2019-04-26T13:20:36-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Climate Action, Home Stories, STARS, Strategic Plan Update|

All climate actions plans, from universities to transnational corporations, start in the same place: building and plant efficiency. Wake Forest’s investments in energy efficiency started, in earnest, in 2007. This is the baseline year from which all greenhouse gas reductions on campus are measured. A task force at Wake Forest is engaged in the process of [...]

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Eight Campus Leaders Recognized at Sixth Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

2019-04-10T13:33:36-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Climate Action, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Over 70 students, faculty and staff gathered on Monday, April 1 to celebrate the start of Earth Week 2019 and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact campus sustainability. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam presented awards to four students, faculty and staff who [...]

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WFU measures carbon footprint, first step in Climate Action Planning

2019-05-21T13:06:17-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Campus, Climate Action, Energy and Water Conservation, Home Stories, STARS|

The University’s publicly available carbon inventory measures the greenhouse gas emissions of our campus -- and the trajectory is headed in the right direction. Contributor: Adam Tomasi ‘19, Office of Sustainability Content Assistant Did you know that South Hall uses solar-thermal energy for hot water and Reynolds Gym uses it to reheat the pool water? Or that [...]

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