Energy Conservation and Climate Change

Measuring Climate Change

2015-03-24T15:34:58-04:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

On March 6th, assistant professor of mathematics, Dr. Rob Erhardt, addressed a full room of eager listeners on the topic of global climate disruption.  His talk, sponsored by the Math Club and titled Measuring Climate Change, drew a crowd from across campus, including Dr. Erhardt’s fellow Mathematics faculty, students, and staff members from the Office of [...]

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Competition Motivates Students to Conserve

2013-12-12T16:18:57-04:00March 13th, 2013|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Get ready, get set, reduce!  This spring, students can join their peers around the nation in cutting down their electricity and water consumption during the Campus Conservation Nationals. With about 200 participating campuses, students compete against one another on each campus, and between campuses nationally. Starting on March 18, at the kick-off event, students can sign [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Sarah Mason

2013-12-12T16:21:04-04:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Dr. Sarah Mason wanted answers to her questions about sustainability.  A mathematician by profession, it felt obvious to think about her questions mathematically. As she began to examine questions about life-cycle analysis and resource efficiency, she says “I realized…to get a sense of what’s going on, you can use fairly simple math.  I decided that would [...]

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EcoReps lead change at Wake Forest

2013-04-14T14:11:07-04:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Peer education, long a well-loved tool in the field of public health, has inspired curiosity from sustainability advocates in recent years.  As research in psychology and marketing continues to affirm that environmental awareness alone does not result in environmentally preferable behavior changes, those seeking to foster sustainable behaviors hope to tap into the power of peer [...]

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Recap: Energy Bowl 2012

2013-09-17T16:37:23-04:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

This month Wake Forest competed with Notre Dame in Energy Bowl 2012 – Lights Off, Lights Out, an energy-reduction competition between the residence halls at the two universities. The competition ran November 1st to 14th —the two weeks leading up to the football game on the 17th. At the end of the competition, the results were [...]

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Halfway to victory? It’s up to You.

2013-12-12T16:37:37-04:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

On November 1st we kicked off a residence hall energy conservation competition against Notre Dame -- Energy Bowl 2012: Lights Off, Lights Out.  We’re now at the halfway point of the competition, which wraps up on November 14th. The first half of the competition has been a successful exercise in cross-campus collaboration.  Facilities and Campus Services [...]

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Energy Bowl: Lights Off, Lights Out

2013-12-12T16:39:56-04:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , |

This November, Wake Forest and Notre Dame will be competing not only on the gridiron but on the grid in an energy-reduction competition. The Energy Bowl competition between Notre Dame and Wake Forest will be held in conjunction with the football game on November 17. The competition is sponsored by the  Office of Energy Management. Each campus will [...]

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The Barn earns LEED Silver certification

2012-05-03T13:50:07-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|

The on-campus student social venue, known as The Barn, was awarded LEED Silver certification for new construction on April 19, 2012. The building, designed to host parties and events on campus, is located in the woods near Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls and is surrounded by wildlife habitat. There is no parking directly outside the venue, [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Thursday, April 26

2012-06-27T10:53:09-04:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Buildings, Campus, Cultural Climate, Culture, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate the energy and water saving success of our South Campus residence halls. Campus Conservation Nationals award ceremony South Campus residents showed that small changes can make a big difference during the Campus Conservation Nationals in April. From March 30 to April 20, the students in the six first-year residence halls (Bostwick, Johnson, Luter, Collins, South, [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Wednesday, April 25

2012-06-01T14:21:51-04:00April 24th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Cultural Climate, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|

Was your interest piqued by the Gasland screening? Celebrate Earth Day at Z. Smith Reynolds Library with further discussion of hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”) Panel When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 4th Floor Auditorium This year’s Earth Day panel will focus on the complex social, environmental and economic ramifications of hydrofracturing (“fracking”), a [...]

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