Waste Reduction

We’ll Do the Dirty Work

2018-09-15T17:47:56+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

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 at [...]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

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

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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Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2017-10-06T12:17:29+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Transportation, Waste Reduction|

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+00:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

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+00:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

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+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Campus, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|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+00:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Waste Reduction|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+00:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Internships, Waste Reduction|

"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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Wake Forest University Partners with UpcycleLife

2015-03-10T13:11:04+00:00August 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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Deacons Divert 11 Tons of Waste

2014-07-10T14:07:13+00:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

Demon Deacons rallied together this May to divert over 22,500 pounds -- over 11 tons -- of discarded goods from the landfill as part of Deacs Donate, an end-of-year move-out waste reduction campaign. Residence Life and Housing, Facilities and Campus Services, and the Office of Sustainability each played an important role in educating residents about the [...]

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