Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Fire Pit Outside Farrell Hall

2017-11-07T13:45:25+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 April 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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FAQ: Water Refill Station Filter Replacement

2017-08-20T10:35:56+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: The water bottle refill station I frequent is indicating that the filter needs to be replaced. What should I do? A: Do not fear; Wake Forest custodial staff members are constantly checking filter status of all bottle refill stations around campus. When the filter's status indicates it is time for a change, a member of the [...]

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FAQ: Paper Cup Recycling

2017-08-20T10:36:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Q: I often grab a to-go cup of coffee or beverage before heading to class or work in the morning. Can I recycle the paper cup the beverage is served in? A: The problem with to-go beverage cups is that the cups are made of paper with a thin layer of wax or plastic lining, which helps to [...]

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