Author Offers New Approach To Climate Change

2017-10-23T14:49:27-04:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Events, Home Stories|

by Anna Conte Typically, electric bikes and household recycling are not perceived to be major climate change solutions. However, according to Katharine Wilkinson, these two examples serve as viable mechanisms to reverse the impact of climate change. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of The New York Times’ bestseller Drawdown, presented her book to an auditorium full of [...]

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Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2017-10-06T12:17:29-04:00October 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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Over 200 Graduates Commit to Living Green

2017-05-14T15:33:04-04:00May 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|

This year, over 200 members of the Class of 2017 signed the Green Graduation Pledge, an indication of their desire to continue their commitment to sustainability after college. The pledge reads: I pledge to take into account the social and environmental consequences of any future endeavors and to work to improve the sustainability of the communities [...]

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Greening the Goal

2016-09-08T14:40:17-04:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

The Wake Forest Athletic Department and the Office of Sustainability teamed up to host the University’s first carbon neutral soccer game on Sept. 6, in a match against Appalachian State University. Dr. Miles Silman, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology and director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, served as [...]

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Welcome New Sustainability Staff

2016-09-01T11:14:23-04:00August 27th, 2016|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories|

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to welcome Brian Cohen and Ally Hellenga, who joined the Wake Forest Sustainability team on August 1, as the Program Coordinator and Communication and Events Coordinator, respectively. “We are fortunate to have attracted such bright and accomplished individuals to our team. These two bring experience in both sustainability and higher [...]

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Stottlemyer to head Environmental Program

2016-09-29T11:34:39-04:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Academics, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories|

Dr. Eric Stottlemyer has been named director of the Wake Forest Environmental Program— adding yet another hat to his current work as an assistant teaching professor of the Writing Program and as the faculty director of the Learn, Experience, Navigate, Solve (LENS) Global Sustainability program. Stottlemyer will lead the Environmental Program as former Director Dr. Abdessadek Lachgar begins [...]

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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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Transatlantic Interest in Sustainability

2014-09-04T10:11:59-04:00September 4th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Cultural Climate, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Since 2006, Wake Forest has hosted the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) Summer Institute, a Department of State-funded grant that brings 45 high-school aged students—35 from across Europe and 10 from the United States—to Winston-Salem to learn about citizenship and democratic deliberative practice. The month-long summer program features classes and workshops on civic engagement and social [...]

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Fourth Annual Arbor Day Celebration

2014-06-27T09:26:29-04:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Events, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Students and staff circled around a vibrant Japanese Maple tree at Student Apartments on April 24th to celebrate Arbor Day. Landscaping Services, Residence Life and Housing, and the Office of Sustainability co-hosted the ceremony in conjunction with a Campus Beautification Day celebration that was organized by Greeks Go Green interns. University Arborist Jim Mussetter,  presented the [...]

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Collective Action & Wicked Problems

2018-06-22T15:18:34-04:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

By Stewart Rickert ('16) Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator of EPA Region 4 for 18 years and prominent Wake Forest alumnus, recently announced his retirement, marking the end of a 37-year career with the EPA.  He worked on a host of issues ranging from The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to public financing strategies for [...]

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