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Temporary Relocation of Zipcars

2018-05-11T10:18:01-04:00May 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

2018-06-04T15:54:09-04:00May 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

2018-06-04T16:00:28-04:00April 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

2018-04-16T14:37:56-04:00April 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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Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter Gives WFU Earth Week Address

2018-08-21T16:10:01-04:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Home Stories, Stories|

It seems like low-status communities are designed to bleed talent. When dirty industries come in and jobs have no promise of advancement, the goal of many young people is to get out. Sustainable South Bronx founder and economic development guru Majora Carter champions a different philosophy. When she says, "You don't have to move out of [...]

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Join the Office of Sustainability’s Intern Team

2018-06-04T16:01:36-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: 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 August 2018. Pending student availability and individual evaluations at the conclusion of the Fall 2018 [...]

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Over 100 Team Up for Earth Week Service Project

2018-06-12T14:32:02-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

Students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community worked together to remove leaf litter and tree limbs from the Wake Forest cross-country trails on Friday, March 23, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration. Over 100 volunteers participated in this annual service project to give back to the campus and to celebrate Wake [...]

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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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Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

2018-03-14T16:35:55-04:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories, Tree Care Updates|

For the next couple of weeks, trees across the Wake Forest University campus will be sporting yellow tree tags. Some of the tags offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. Others are quotes collected from authors and figureheads about the incalculable [...]

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