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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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FAQ: Electric Scooters

2018-09-11T08:54:47-04:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Transportation|

FAQ: I saw some Bird scooters on campus last week but they disappeared as quickly as they arrived. What happened? A: The scooters were removed by the company the same day they were delivered. There are three primary operators in the university dockless electric scooter space: Spin, Lime, and Bird. Spin and Lime have both reached out about [...]

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FAQ: Fire Pit Outside Farrell Hall

2017-11-07T13:45:25-05:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: Does the fire pit outside of Farrell Hall operate on a fixed schedule?  A: Generally, the fire pit remains on and running from October 1 - March 31 from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm. The fire pit does not operate on weekends (unless there is a special request) or during inclement weather. For the rest [...]

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FAQ: Vampire Energy

2017-10-31T09:57:46-04:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: What is vampire energy? A: Even when turned off, electronics still use energy if they’re plugged into a power outlet. It may not seem like much, but over time, it can really add up. This “vampire energy” is drained by laptop chargers, cell phone chargers, TVs, video game systems, and other electronics. You can help [...]

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FAQ: Composting at Events

2017-10-26T15:21:24-04:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: My student organization/department/office is hosting a special event and we’d like to compost. Where do I start? A: Whether it's a small or large event, composting can be accomplished. First, be sure to request compost bins by placing a work order through Facilities and Campus Services for the number of compost bins you would like. [...]

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Incentives for Using a Reusable Mug/Bottle

2017-09-29T15:18:33-04:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: Are there any places on campus that provide a discount for bringing your own mug or reusable bottle? A: Yes, Starbucks and Campus Campus Grounds on the WFU campus offer a 25 cent discount if you bring your own mug. Join other Deacons and take the pledge to #ChoosetoReuse by bringing a reusable bottle or [...]

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FAQ: Video Resources for Sustainability

2017-08-29T10:34:43-04:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: I am looking for a short video resource to visually display and teach the principles of sustainable development. Do you have any recommendations? A: One of our favorites for short videos on sustainability topics is Sustainability Illustrated which offers short engaging videos to learn about and teach the principles of sustainability. The goal of these [...]

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FAQ: Occupancy Sensors

2017-08-09T17:05:12-04:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: How does the occupancy sensor in my room operate? A: Occupancy sensors have been installed in a number of buildings to ensure that lights turn off when not in use. Many of these sensors respond to motion, while others are activated by both motion and sound. It is important to treat these light switches just [...]

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FAQ: Zagster Bike Share

2017-08-20T10:36:57-04:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Transportation|

Q: I saw that the National Cycling Center and the City of Winston Salem installed several Zagster bike share stations around town. How can I participate? A: If you haven't already, download the Zagster app and join the Winston-Salem, NC bike share. The app will help guide you through the following steps: BORROW: Get out your [...]

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FAQ: Single-Serve Coffee Makers

2017-08-20T10:37:46-04:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: My office uses a single-serve coffee maker. What is the environmental impact of these disposable plastic coffee pods? A: You have options: Lead by example. Brew an appropriately sized pot, use a reusable mug, and encourage others to do the same. Recycle your K-Cups. Branded K-cups are recyclable through specialized recycling collection of #5 plastics. You must [...]

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