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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is the transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities hosted through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). In Fall 2018, Wake Forest received a Gold Rating for sustainability achievements across campus. The first STARS assessment for the campus was facilitated by the Office of Sustainability in 2011. The resulting Silver rating served as a baseline for the first campus-wide strategic plan for sustainability.
Our sustainability plans and studies provide recommendations gathered from stakeholder interviews, reported data, and other sources to build a more sustainable campus and surrounding community. Examples include the WFU Sustainability Strategic Plan; a Bicycle, Pedestrian, & Transit Study for the WFU Area; a WFU Bicycle & Pedestrian Infrastructure Study; and the WFU Tree Care Plan.
Our handy how-to guides are here to help you reduce your environmental footprint the next time you need to dispose of an item, plan and event, or order swag for your organization or department. Conduct any of our sustainability outreach games around campus to educate your peers about the climate impact of our food choices, what you can and cannot recycle at Wake Forest, the best solutions to reduce food waste, and more. If you’re a resident advisor hoping to engage with your residents, look no further. We’ve got you covered with sustainability bulletin board kits designed to help you encourage your peers to lead sustainably.
Being a global leader starts with building a more sustainable community where you live. We are proud to partner closely with organizations like Piedmont Environmental Alliance and Island CultureZ that advocate for both the environment and marginalized communities who are most affected by climate impacts.
Over the past 10 years we have documented everything from alumni profiles to stories about the implementation of Drawdown solutions on campus. Check out our news stories archive to find our most recent articles. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Type in keywords using the search function in our navigation bar.