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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

2019-11-19T16:13:21-05:00November 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 [...]

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

2019-11-07T17:01:06-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

Are you alarmed about climate change? Good. You should be.  That's what David Wallace-Wells would say, at least. 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 [...]

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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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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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