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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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Pedestrian Safety Improvements Under Way Across Reynolda Road

2020-08-13T16:51:58-04:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Strategic Plan Update, Transportation|

Pedestrians will soon have a safe path to cross Reynolda Road near the entrances to Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Graylyn Estate. Construction on the Reynolda Road Crosswalk began the last week of July with completed improvements to sidewalks along the side of Reynolda Road closest to Graylyn Estate.  The project, which is [...]

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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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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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Update: Dining & Food Systems

2014-01-27T15:21:40-05:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Strategic Plan Update|

What does it mean to incorporate principles of sustainability into campus dining services? Because the possibilities are so far ranging, we chose to adopt a common set of sustainability metrics developed specifically for higher education. In its version 1.2, the Sustainability Tracking Assessment Rating System (STARS) requires tracking food and beverages that meet at least one [...]

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