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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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Green Team Captains Recognized for Empowering Colleagues

2019-12-12T14:52:33-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Enrollment assistance isn't the only benefit we see to the annual Benefits Fair. For us, it is a special opportunity to recognize our colleagues for their strides in sustainability leadership. This year we asked faculty and staff to identify the ways in which their office or department's Green Team captain empowers them to lead the [...]

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How can alarm motivate us to take climate action? Lessons from journalist David Wallace-Wells

2019-12-13T14:32:20-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

Are you alarmed about climate change? Good. According to David Wallace-Wells, you should be.  On Wednesday, Oct. 16 the award-winning author and deputy editor of New York Magazine shared this message with a crowd of nearly 600 students, faculty, staff, and community members in Brendle Recital Hall. Much like in his 2019 New York Times bestselling book, [...]

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Apply Today to Join the Spring 2020 Intern and Assistant Team

2019-11-05T11:13:12-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, 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. All positions will begin in January 2020 and continue through at least the Spring 2020 semester. Members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. [...]

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Here’s what Wake Forest sustainability has in store for you, future Deacs!

2019-11-01T09:40:12-04:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Academics, Campus Garden, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Service and Outreach, Stewardship, Stories, Think Green Thursday|

Dear Future Deac, I’m Haleigh Schultz, a senior biology and environmental studies student from Centennial, Colorado. I traded the Rockies for the Appalachians to pursue an education in the sciences at Wake Forest.  When I’m not in class, I spend much of my time 400 steps away from the edge of campus harvesting vegetables, planting cover [...]

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Where are they now? Olivia Taldone (’13)

2019-10-30T14:29:14-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Where are they now?|

By: Caroline Walker ('22), Graphic Design Assistant with the Office of Sustainability Olivia Taldone graduated from Wake Forest University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and minors in economics and environmental science. She earned her Master's of Science in green technologies and engineering at the University of Southern California. She now works as [...]

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Where are they now? Philip Hunsucker (BA ’15) (MA Sustainability ’16)

2019-10-30T14:26:06-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Home Stories, Where are they now?|

By: Kate Redding ('20), Content Development Assistant with the Office of Sustainability Philip Hunsucker (‘15, MASus ‘16) has a knack for bridging gaps. His transition from Wake Forest undergraduate to Masters in Sustainability graduate student to his successful career in sustainability with HanesBrands has moved seamlessly, driven by his ability to make thoughtful connections between his [...]

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Where are they now? Sebastian Irby (’18)

2019-10-30T14:30:15-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Home Stories, Where are they now?|

By Kat Boulton ('20), Content Development Assistant with the Office of Sustainability Sebastian Irby graduated from Wake Forest in 2019 with a degree in Sustainability Studies. She was the first Wake Forest undergraduate student to create an interdisciplinary major focusing on sustainability. She was also an intern with the Office of Sustainability. Sebastian now works as [...]

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