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Congratulations Class of 2020 Interns and Assistants!

2020-05-20T16:32:08-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Where are they now?|

We want to extend a special congratulations to all of our current and former intern and assistant graduates from the class of 2020. From leading Campus Garden volunteers in regenerative agriculture practices to telling the story of sustainability at Wake Forest and everything in between, these passionate students have been integral in our sustainability efforts. Watch [...]

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Office of Sustainability Engages Community in Virtual Earth Day Celebration

2020-05-11T10:45:17-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Champions of Change, Culture, Earth Day, Events|

By Melissa Cooney for the Old Gold & Black, originally posted here. Although students are unable to celebrate Earth Day in person as usual this year, the Office of Sustainability has worked hard to provide engaging virtual content to unite the university community in the spirit of appreciation for our planet during Earth Month. The Office of [...]

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Climate Solutions for North Carolina

2020-04-15T16:02:00-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Home Stories|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=GwG3FqHiFM8&feature=emb_logo Although in-person events planned for Wake Forest's annual Earth Month have been cancelled, the virtual show has gone on with engaging opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to scale up solutions for climate action.  The Office of Sustainability's virtual panel and dialogue, “Climate Solutions for North Carolina,” brought nearly 150 students, faculty and community [...]

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7 Sustainable Ways to Support Your Community While Social Distancing

2020-04-24T08:33:36-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Home Stories|

Column by Alice Romanov ('20), Green Business Network Intern and Graphic Design Assistant with the Office of Sustainability. This column is part of our Virtual Earth Month at Wake Forest, where we're hosting videos, podcasts, and ways to keep you connected as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day together.  This spring has been a [...]

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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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