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Reusable Luminaries Line the Quad this Holiday Season, Updating a Wake Forest Tradition

2018-12-05T17:10:00+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Creative, Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Each year Wake Forest University Advancement creates luminaries to honor donors that have contributed to the Wake Forest Fund leading up to the annual Lovefeast. This year, the team said goodbye to traditional white paper bags and hello to over 4,000 reusable luminaries that can be stored and used for the years to come. "We've seen [...]

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“Campus as Lab” Pilot Program Engages Students With a Hands-On Approach to Sustainability

2018-11-29T11:37:42+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Academics, Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The Campus as Lab Pilot Program engages faculty from all disciplines, inviting students to apply what they learn and solve problems creatively. By Adam Tomasi The undergraduate campus at Wake Forest stands out for its iconic architecture and beautiful landscapes. Right off Polo Road, a few-minute’s walk from the North Campus residences, you will find an [...]

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Wake Forest Dining Makes Strides in Third-Party Verified Purchasing

2018-11-28T12:36:49+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, STARS|

Strategic changes to food and beverage purchasing at Wake Forest have made eating on campus better for consumers and the environment. By Kellie Shanaghan Wake Forest University recently earned a STARS gold rating for the first time, reflecting achievements in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability, [...]

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Did You Know? Fast Facts from Wake Forest’s Recent STARS Gold Report

2018-11-27T10:18:17+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Academics, Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, STARS, Stories|

Wake Forest recently received its first STARS Gold Rating for sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This rating reflects important strides across the campus in areas from energy consumption to curriculum, campus dining and more. Check out our "Did You Knows" for fast facts that highlight a few [...]

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Apply Now for Spring 2019 Internships and Assistantships with the Office of Sustainability

2018-11-15T12:02:23+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Stories|

Join the Office of Sustainability Team 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 students. All positions begin in January 2019. Pending student availability and individual evaluations at the conclusion of the Spring 2019 semester, internships and assistantships may [...]

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Student Choreography Piece “Reborn” Incorporates the Arts in the Environment

2018-10-25T10:32:10+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

Monet Beatty is a junior Biology major with minors in Dance and Environmental Science, she is also a Presidential Scholar in Dance. Each spring, the Wake Forest Dance Company produces a student choreographed show that brings undergraduate work to the Tedford Mainstage theater after months of planning, rehearsals and design. Last spring she choreographed a piece [...]

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Wake Forest University Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

2018-10-16T14:27:57+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

Wake Forest University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.  The Wake Forest University 2018 STARS report is publicly available here on [...]

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Shut the Sash: Do Your Part to Save Energy in Salem Hall

2018-10-30T13:37:27+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|Tags: |

By: Kellie Shanaghan The newly-renovated Salem Hall, longtime home of the Chemistry Department, has high potential for energy savings -- but only if everyone interacts with the space correctly. One critical step is shutting the glass doors, called sashes, on the fume hoods when they are not in use. “We have installed the efficient [...]

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Dr. Luke Johnston Named Environmental Program Director

2018-09-26T16:19:31+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

Undergraduates with Environmental minors can now look to Dr.Johnston from the Religion Department for advising and a sneak peak at the future of the program. By: Kellie Shanaghan Dr. Luke Johnston was recently appointed as the Director of the Environmental Program at Wake Forest University. In this role, he oversees undergraduate students pursuing minors in Environmental [...]

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Raj Patel Speaks to Campus on “The World that Food Made”

2018-09-26T15:43:58+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

Dr. Raj Patel engaged a full house at the Byrum Welcome Center with enlightening stories of agriculture, systemic inequality, and how one village in Malawi empowered people through food. By: Adam Tomasi Raj Patel, an award-winning journalist, food activist and research professor at the University of Texas, stood in front of over 200 attendees at the [...]

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