Energy Conservation and Climate Change

Faces of Sustainability: John Shenette

2014-11-13T13:30:58-04:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

Strike up a conversation with John Shenette, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Campus Services, and along with that genuine smile and deep Bostonian accent you will find a wealth of knowledge and passion about the role of facilities in higher education. Shenette joined Wake Forest University in March and has been a prominent figure on campus [...]

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Inaugural Champions of Change Awards

2015-03-04T09:18:58-04:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Champions of Change, Earth Day, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|

Wake Forest’s celebration of Earth Day this year included the announcement of Champions of Change award winners. This was the first year of the program, which recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability across campus. Provost Rogan Kersh and Sr. VP/CFO Hof Milam presented the awards. Click to [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56-04:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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Success in Campus Conservation Nationals

2013-12-12T15:56:46-04:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Final results are in for Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a competition to reduce energy and water consumption in residence halls in the US and Canada.  Between February 4th and April 26th participating colleges and universities selected a three-week period for students to take direct action towards increasing sustainability on their campuses. Wake Forest’s own competition began on [...]

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Reynolda Gardens’ Greenhouses Go Green

2013-12-12T16:00:05-04:00April 12th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , |

It only seems appropriate to mark the anniversary of the Reynolda Gardens’ greenhouses and conservatory with a modern addition. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds set out over a hundred years ago to use Reynolda Gardens as a model of self-sufficiency for local gardeners and, even more,for the community. These values are similarly shared with the larger community of Wake [...]

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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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