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Wake Forest Student-Led #ClimateStrike Unites Students, Faculty and Staff

2019-10-04T16:32:44-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Cultural Climate, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

By: Isabella Kornitsky ('20), Athletics Fan Engagement intern with the Office of Sustainability While climate change has served as a polarizing issue in American politics, young people on campus and around the world united to express urgent demand for action during the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike. Climate Strike WFU was one of thousands of [...]

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Spreading Hope with Science: Madre de Dios’ Plan to Save the Amazon Rainforest

2019-10-04T16:44:46-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Home Stories|

By Juliana Marino ('19) The air is hot and sticky. Roots a foot high protrude across the trail. Above, a maze of leaves comprises the rainforest canopy. After trudging two hours through muddy streams and overgrown trails in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, Wake Forest undergraduate students reach an impasse. In front, a mesh of intertwining [...]

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Congratulations Class of 2019 Sustainability Interns and Assistants!

2019-06-18T09:47:50-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Where are they now?|

Congratulations to all of our current and former intern and assistant graduates from the class of 2019. From implementing environmental education in Winston-Salem schools to creating videos that tell the story of sustainability at Wake Forest and everything in between, these passionate students have been integral in our sustainability efforts. Peter Schlachte graduated summa cum laude [...]

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The Road to Reducing Climate Impact Starts Here

2019-04-26T13:20:36-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, STARS, Strategic Plan Update|

All climate actions plans, from universities to transnational corporations, start in the same place: building and plant efficiency. Wake Forest’s investments in energy efficiency started, in earnest, in 2007. This is the baseline year from which all greenhouse gas reductions on campus are measured. A task force at Wake Forest is engaged in the process of [...]

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Move Out 101: Move Out, Don’t Throw Out

2019-04-26T16:59:42-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

Q: How can I divert waste from the landfill as I prepare to move out of my residence hall in the spring? A: Challenge yourself to make this a zero-landfill move out by following these 3 simple steps: 1) Plan ahead! A minute of planning saves 10 minutes of execution. 2) Sort out which items you [...]

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Students Celebrate Earth Week on Campus

2019-06-27T09:48:01-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|

By: Caroline Walker ('22) Content Assistant for the Office of Sustainability This year’s Earth Week celebration, which is themed “Food for Thought,” centers on an environmental justice approach to the issues of food access and insecurity. The Office of Sustainability partnered with 13 different student organizations and campus offices to organize the nearly 15 different events [...]

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Magnolias Project 2019 Application Period Now Open

2019-04-11T09:47:28-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

To All Wake Forest Faculty: We invite you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Curriculum Project May 15-16, 2019 on the Wake Forest campus.  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. [...]

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Eight Campus Leaders Recognized at Sixth Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

2019-04-10T13:33:36-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Over 70 students, faculty and staff gathered on Monday, April 1 to celebrate the start of Earth Week 2019 and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact campus sustainability. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam presented awards to four students, faculty and staff who [...]

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Earth Week 2019 Banner Painting Party

2019-04-05T15:05:30-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home Stories|

It was sunny and 75 for our first-ever Earth Week Banner Painting Party. Over 60 people from 18 organizations and campus offices joined us in Tribble Courtyard to paint their artistic expressions of Earth Week's meaning to them. The banners were hung by members of the Facilities and Campus Services Team on Monday, April 1 on [...]

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