Wake Forest University Partners with UpcycleLife

2015-03-10T13:11:04-04:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: Earth Day, Home Stories, Procurement, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

UpcycleLife at the WFU Earth Day Fair “Pro Humanitiate” is in action on the sustainability front at Wake Forest through a partnership with UpcycleLife. The Charlotte-based, not-for-profit produces one-of-a-kind bags and accessories by upcycling things like billboards or banners. It isn’t just that UpcycleLife is keeping vinyl out of our landfills, it’s the way [...]

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Chemical Inventory Generates Savings

2013-12-11T15:51:56-04:00December 10th, 2013|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Procurement, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

Beyond meeting regulated health and safety requirements, a new chemical inventory tracking system at Wake Forest provides a useful means of minimizing laboratory waste on campus. The system catalogs the thousands of different types of chemicals – from acetone to dimethyl sulfoxide – stored in academic buildings and laboratories, facility storerooms, and supply closets. The system [...]

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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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Waste Diversion Rate Peaks at 55%

2013-12-11T16:03:33-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Procurement, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

Over the past fifteen years the effort to reduce solid waste on campus has expanded from its humble origins as a simple recycling program to the holistic campus-wide waste reduction initiative it is today. Before 1998 the campus’s overall waste diversion rate was negligible; by 2010 it had jumped to 45% and in 2012 it had [...]

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FAQ: Sustainable T-Shirts

2014-06-27T10:48:58-04:00May 9th, 2013|Categories: Equity, Frequently Asked Questions, Get Involved - Students, Procurement|Tags: , , , |

Q: I'm a leader in several organizations and I end up making quite a few t-shirt purchases.  How should I go about making those purchases as sustainable as possible? A:  There are many factors to consider in evaluating the sustainability of a t-shirt, from where and how the cotton is grown to the labor conditions in the factory [...]

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