Get Involved – Staff

Campus Sustainability Awards

2015-04-28T12:52:10-04:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

2015 Champions of Change award winners On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, change agents for sustainability across the Wake Forest campus gathered for the Champions of Change campus sustainability awards. The awards program recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability into operations, teaching, and engagement. Dean of [...]

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Are you a Champion of Change?

2015-03-27T10:09:06-04:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Have you facilitated a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Are you teaching a sustainability-focused course or leading a research effort with sustainability-centered outcomes? We want to hear about it! On April 22, 2015 Wake Forest will host our second annual Champions of Change award ceremony. Complete this form by April 7, 2015 to nominate yourself or someone else as a Champion of Change for [...]

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Shiva at the Forest: In Review

2014-11-19T11:15:40-05:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Events, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|

Molly Dutmers/Old Gold & Black I was introduced to the work of Vandana Shiva only a year ago.  It was a hot, spring day in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Pro Humanitate Institute’s Shelley Sizemore and I were unwinding with other Wake Alternative Break participants after a day on an urban farm.  Needless to say, [...]

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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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Inaugural Champions of Change Awards

2015-03-04T09:18:58-05:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Champions of Change, Earth Day, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|

Wake Forest’s celebration of Earth Day this year included the announcement of Champions of Change award winners. This was the first year of the program, which recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability across campus. Provost Rogan Kersh and Sr. VP/CFO Hof Milam presented the awards. Click to [...]

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Case Study: Wake the Library

2014-04-01T15:25:31-04:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

If you are a Wake Forest University student or a member of the alumni body, you may be familiar with the “Wake the Library” program hosted at midnight in ZSR throughout the week of finals every semester. You may be less familiar, however, with the work of ZSR Green Team captains Mary Scanlon and Peter Romanov, [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Alan Winkler

2014-01-17T11:27:03-05:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Stewardship, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

From lamps to pianos, if you have moved or discarded furnishings on campus in the past few years, chances are you have met Alan Winkler, Surplus Coordinator for Wake Forest University. With a passion for keeping anything reusable out of the landfill, Winkler collects, catalogs, stores, and delivers myriad furnishings and recyclable waste streams across campus. [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56-05:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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Green Team Gets Ergonomics Lesson

2013-12-11T17:01:46-05:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Staff, Green Team Network, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Image from blog.scad.edu Laughter abounded at last month’s Green Team Quarterly meeting, as Bridget Marrs playfully briefed the Green Team captains on the dos and don’ts of workplace ergonomics.  The Green Team, a network of staff and faculty who advocate for the integration of sustainability into their departments’ daily operations, listened closely to Marrs, [...]

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University Corporate Center Plugs In

2013-12-11T17:04:22-05:00June 19th, 2013|Categories: Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , |

The University Corporate Center now has three parking spaces dedicated to electric vehicles.  Parking and Transportation installed outlets at these spaces, allowing Wake Forest staff to charge up during the work day.  Alex Crist, the director of Parking and Transportation, explains “the decision to dedicate three spaces was instrumental in a couple employees making the decision [...]

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