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Community Cohesion in the Face of Disruption – Our Thoughts on COVID-19

2020-03-17T14:32:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Culture, Events, Get Involved|

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, we are reminded of Raj Patel’s words to us: "You have never been just one person -- you have always been a part of a community."  Know that even as we take critically important social distancing measures, you are not alone. Just as we are committed to community [...]

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Carbon Offset Expert at Wake Forest: Dr. Rebecca Dickson

2020-02-28T08:56:11-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Drawdown, Earth Day, Energy Conservation and Climate Change|

Wake Forest is developing a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Dr. Rebecca Dickson’s expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and experience developing carbon offset projects with TerraCarbon LLC., helps bring a piece of this plan into focus. Dickson’s research shows that solutions for drawing down greenhouse gas emissions, like preserving peatlands and coastal wetlands [...]

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Apply for a 2020 Internship or Assistantship

2020-03-17T10:35:33-04:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Internships|

Are you a student interested in making a difference and gaining professional development experience? The following paid opportunities with the Office of Sustainability are available to all Wake Forest University undergraduate students. Please note the starting month for each position. Members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, [...]

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Wake the Arts: How Monet Beatty(’20) Breathes Sustainability into Dance

2020-02-20T16:18:26-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Culture, Earth Day, Events, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Internships, Stories, Tree Care Updates, Water and Landscaping|

When thinking about ways to educate others about environmental issues, dance probably isn’t the first way that comes to mind — but that is exactly what senior Monet Beatty ('20) hopes to do.  With a passion for dance and environmental justice, Beatty decided to combine her knowledge in both fields to create and produce a dance [...]

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Seeking Innovative, Visionary, Change-Makers: Nominate a Champion of Change Today

2020-02-05T10:56:04-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Champions of Change, Earth Day, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories|

Do you know an individual who has made an impact on campus sustainability at Wake Forest? Nominate them for a 2020 Champions of Change Award. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Seventh Annual Campus Sustainability Awards ceremony on the 50th international Earth Day, April 22 from 10:00 - 11:00am in the Green Room of [...]

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First-Years Demonstrate Sustainable Leadership

2020-02-03T10:32:03-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Sustainability Community|Tags: , |

Students in first-year residence halls can participate in a self-assessment of their sustainability efforts. By: Caroline Walker ('22), Graphic Design Assistant for the Office of Sustainability. This article was originally published in the Old Gold & Black. With the issue of climate change increasingly capturing the attention of the public, more and more first-year students arrive [...]

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Environmental Majors are Approved

2020-02-05T09:39:22-05:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Academics, Environmental Program, Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Beginning with the class of 2021, students can graduate with sustainability degrees. By: Caroline Walker ('22), Graphic Design Assistant for the Office of Sustainability. Find the original publication of this article in the Old Gold & Black. Though the university has offered minors in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science for 25 years, the possibility of making an [...]

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Student Spotlight: Olivia Etherton(’21) The Himalayas at Sunrise

2019-12-11T16:27:15-05:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Olivia Etherton ('21) is an Interdisciplinary Major with concentrations in conservation and environmental science. This semester she has been in Bhutan with the School for Field Studies (SFS), an organization that creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Read about her experience below.  At my back, a weathered stone meditation hut canted, the flutter of [...]

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Campus Garden Sows Seeds of Sustainability

2019-12-10T15:57:12-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Think Green Thursday|

By: Maggie Burns ('20), TPA for the Sustainability Theme House As the sweet potatoes and green beans are being harvested in preparation for the coming of icy winter, the crisp fall air can be felt in the Campus Garden. This is a place where volunteers and community members, all part of the local university community, come [...]

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Move Out, Don’t Throw Out Before Winter Break

2019-12-03T13:07:40-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Campus, CEES, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|

Students -- as you prepare to head home for winter break, take inventory of the things in your room. Are there clothes you no longer want? Dishes or silverware from the Pit lying around taking up space? Donate any unwanted small items and do your part to divert waste from the landfill before you leave this semester. [...]

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