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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out Before Winter Break

2019-12-03T13:07:40-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Campus, CEES, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

Students -- as you prepare to head home for winter break, take inventory of the things in your room. Are there clothes you no longer want? Dishes or silverware from the Pit lying around taking up space? Donate any unwanted small items and do your part to divert waste from the landfill before you leave this semester. [...]

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Move Out 101: Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2019-11-07T16:08:36-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

Q: How can I divert waste from the landfill as I prepare to move out of my residence hall in the spring? A: Challenge yourself to make this a zero-landfill move out by following these 3 simple steps: 1) Plan ahead! A minute of planning saves 10 minutes of execution. 2) Sort out which items you [...]

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We’ll Do the Dirty Work

2020-05-11T16:32:15-04:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DqiuQHEwPg&t=5s Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some don tan shirts and rubber gloves and call themselves the Compost Crew. The Compost Crew is a student-initiated group committed to diverting waste on campus. As their name indicates, the group’s primary focus is collecting food waste for composting. Their work is part of a broader commitment [...]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2018-06-04T16:00:28-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

Move-Out is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning. Students are encouraged to donate unwanted books, furniture, clothing, and other materials when they move out this spring. Doing so will benefit the local community and allow them to serve as stewards of our environment by reducing waste. […]

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Drawdown Series Part 2 of 3: Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2020-01-14T09:46:20-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Transportation, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) Over the past few weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, or research 25 of the 80 solutions from Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reduce global warming.” If you missed our introduction piece or our look into the Drawdown [...]

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Hacks for an Eco-Friendly Move

2017-08-01T11:16:15-04:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

Students today are more concerned than ever about the environment, but college move-in days typically produce huge piles of trash outside residence halls.  To combat this, the Office of Sustainability offers these simple moving hacks to achieve an eco-friendly Move-In Day: […]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2017-04-11T15:41:08-04:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

Move out is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning. Students are encouraged to donate or recycle unwanted books, furniture, clothing, and other materials when they move out this spring. Doing so will benefit the local community and allow them to serve as stewards of our environment  by reducing waste. […]

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Reduce Waste at Move-Out

2016-09-08T14:36:16-04:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Campus, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction and Recycling|Tags: |

Did you know... that the big green dumpsters in front of residence halls are headed to the landfill? Help us keep all reusable or recyclable items out of the dumpsters and in the hands of those who can use them. Spread the word about these opportunities:   Deacs Donate What? Reusable housewares, clothing, small appliances, school supplies, canned/dried food and [...]

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FAQ: Recycle Bins and Totes

2017-08-20T10:38:55-04:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Waste Reduction and Recycling|Tags: , |

Q: How do I get a desk-side recycling bin for my office? A: The Reynolda campus transitioned to desk-side recycling collection for faculty and staff in the spring of 2015. Small blue bins labeled with "Paper, Cans, Bottles" stickers are available for pick-up in the Office of Sustainability. Any desk-side bin with a "Paper, Cans, Bottles" sticker [...]

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North Dining Hall Compost Campaign

2014-09-22T09:25:51-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Internships, Waste Reduction and Recycling|

"Did you know, only food and paper go in the North Dining Hall dish return? All wrappers, lids, and caps must be thrown away." Thanks to a robust outreach campaign and a great story in the Old Gold & Black, Deacons are making history with the first post-consumer composting program on campus. During the span of the nine-day [...]

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