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Sustainability Champions Recognized at Fifth Campus Sustainability Awards

2018-03-28T14:56:38-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Each year, the Office of Sustainability recognizes campus change agents who work to create a more adaptable and resilient Wake Forest community as “Champions of Change.” This year’s fifth annual Campus Sustainability Awards celebration took place on March 21 during the Office of Sustainability’s week-long celebration of the Earth. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and [...]

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Green Team Captain Spotlight: Hilary Floyd and Michelle Ford

2018-03-26T12:12:30-04:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Green Team Network, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) The Green Team Network allows members of WFU faculty and staff to learn and collaborate across campus in efforts of integrating sustainability into the workplace. While the initiative provides Green Team captains with resources and leadership training, each captain implements their skills in ways which best support [...]

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Working for the World We Want: 2018 Earth Week at Wake Forest

2018-03-11T21:29:59-04:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting our annual Earth Week celebration March 18-24. This week-long celebration will focus on environmental (in)justice, with a focal community lecture by Majora Carter. Other events will include the annual Champions of Change campus sustainability awards program, a campus beautification service project, and student-curated public art experiences. Follow the Office of [...]

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Save by Savoring with Simran Sethi

2018-01-23T12:10:42-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Simran Sethi, a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy and author of the award-winning book, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, will share insights on how the cocoa industry can, and should, be a driver for social and environmental change. The event will include a guided tasting of four distinct [...]

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Parking and Transportation Now Transportation and Parking Services

2017-11-17T16:52:35-04:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stories, Transportation|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) While Parking and Transportation may conjure anxieties about parking tickets and fees for some, the department’s new name reflects a different focus. According to WFU Transportation Manager Arian Bryant, the switch to Transportation and Parking Services highlights the importance of providing the Wake Forest community with a [...]

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Call for Spring 2018 Interns

2017-11-03T13:16:31-04:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships|

Are you a student interested in making a difference and gaining professional development experience? The following paid opportunities are available to all Wake Forest University undergraduate students. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions are with the Office of Sustainability and begin in January 2018. Pending student availability and individual evaluations at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 [...]

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The Age of Consequences – Screening & Discussion with Producer Sophie Robinson

2017-10-12T15:46:13-04:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Films and Lectures, Get Involved, Home Stories|

Join us for a screening of The Age of Consequences, a powerful documentary that investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and [...]

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Project Drawdown: Your Comprehensive Guide to Carbon Reduction and Climate Protection

2017-09-28T09:00:10-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Campus, CEES, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer, Suzy Mullins (’18) What if I told you that climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions could be drawn down using technologies, practices, and commitments already in place today? As humans, we play a considerable role in influencing the changing climate, and it is up to us to take responsibility in order to keep [...]

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Hacks for an Eco-Friendly Move

2017-08-01T11:16:15-04:00July 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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Sustainability across the Curriculum

2017-06-09T16:48:36-04:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Academics, CEES, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives from [...]

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