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Compost Crew Minimizes Food Waste

2018-09-15T17:46:05+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

By Julia Haines, Editor-in-chief of the Old Gold & Black  Originally published in the September 6 issue of the Old Gold & Black  Many of the freshmen orientation events on move-in weekend were heavily policed by the Office of Sustainability’s Compost Crew, a group of students dedicated to ensuring food waste on campus is dealt with responsibly. [...]

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Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

2018-06-28T15:52:40+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: CEES, Home Stories|

Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from the sun, research has shown that some compounds found in many [...]

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We’ll Do the Dirty Work

2018-09-15T17:47:56+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some don tan shirts and rubber gloves and call themselves the Compost Crew. The Compost Crew is a student-initiated group committed to diverting waste on campus. As their name indicates, the group’s primary focus is collecting food waste for composting. Their work is part of a broader commitment at [...]

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Over 300 Members of the Class of 2018 pledge to be Green Grads

2018-06-04T15:33:42+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Over 300 members of the Wake Forest Class of 2018 made an enduring commitment to sustainability by signing the Green Graduation pledge, an opportunity that over 100 other colleges and universities offer their graduates. All signatories received a reusable travel mug to reinforce sustainable habits after leaving the Forest.  The mugs are printed with Wake Forest’s [...]

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Infusing Sustainability across the Curriculum

2018-06-04T15:53:09+00:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Where is sustainability in your field? How does incorporating sustainability bolster what you’re already teaching? These are a few of the question 10 Wake Forest faculty members explored during the seventh annual Magnolias Curriculum Project on May 17-18, 2018. Each year, this two-day curriculum workshop aims to develop innovative course components that inspire systems thinking and [...]

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Congratulations 2018 Sustainability Intern Graduates

2018-05-22T12:49:10+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Stories|

The Office of Sustainability congratulates our current and former graduating interns, all of whom have been integral in Wake Forest’s campus sustainability efforts. […]

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Temporary Relocation of Zipcars

2018-05-11T10:18:01+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories, Transportation|

Due to on-campus road construction and paving as well as Commencement, the locations of several Zipcars on campus will be temporarily relocated. From May 11 - June 1, 2018, Zipcars currently in Lot N will be moved to parking Lot W1. Additionally, the Zipcars located on Gulley Drive will be relocated to Lot J. For reference, [...]

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Class of 2018 Invited to Sign the Green Grad Pledge

2018-06-04T15:54:09+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|

Class of 2018 – Make the pledge to be a Green Grad! Continue your commitment to sustainability after you leave campus and join thousands of graduates from all over the world in a commitment to making environmentally and socially responsible decisions. By signing the Green Graduation Pledge, you agree to “take into account the social and [...]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2018-06-04T16:00:28+00:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

Move-Out is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning. Students are encouraged to donate unwanted books, furniture, clothing, and other materials when they move out this spring. Doing so will benefit the local community and allow them to serve as stewards of our environment by reducing waste. […]

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Magnolias Curriculum Project

2018-04-16T14:37:56+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories|

We invite all WFU faculty to enhance teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the 2018 Magnolias Curriculum Project. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome! We will accept applications for the May 2018 workshop through Wednesday, April 25, [...]

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