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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

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Students and locals gather at the Campus Gardens and participate in a variety of activities on Sunday March 24th during the evening in celebration of the Spring Equinox.

Winston-Salem blooms at the Spring Equinox celebration

Towne Moores, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

As you’ve likely noticed from the blooming flowers around campus and herds of students sunbathing on the Quad, spring has arrived! On Sunday, March 24, the Office of Sustainability celebrated its arrival...

Stop playing it safe and visit the bins

Stop playing it safe and visit the bins

Beza Zelalem, Staff Columnist April 3, 2024

Hello my thrifty friends! For those of you tuning in this week, I feel the need to make a quick PSA. I’ve heard throughout my time at Wake Forest that many people think thrifting is dirty and unsanitary....

Four scholar-activist justice panelists joined: Arielle King, José Saucedo, Leah Thomas and Alexis Raeana. (Courtesy of Wake Forest University)

Climate panel opens up environmental discussions

Ella Klein and Addison Schmidt April 3, 2024

Editor’s note: This conversation was edited for brevity and clarity. On Friday, March 22, the Environment and Sustainability Studies program hosted a Climate Justice Panel Discussion. Four scholar-activist...

Greenwashing is the term for a marketing strategy that companies 
often use to seem more sustainable than they are. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock)

Unraveling the threads of greenwashing

Anna Beim, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

Even amidst the climate crisis, consumerism is at an all-time high. Fast fashion companies have given rise to mass-produced, inhumanely produced, cheap clothing –– harming the environment and the...

Secondhand stories

Secondhand stories

Beza Zelalem, Senior Columist March 7, 2024

Hello again, my fellow sustainable fashion lovers! I hope you got a chance to visit Happy Hour and Major Tomms –– this week I have an exciting new thrift store ready for you all. The next vintage...

Sustainable investments are increasingly generating returns that outperform traditional alternatives. (Courtesy of the Harvard Business School)

Making sustainability sustainable for businesses

Nick Lambrinos, Contributing Writer March 3, 2024

In November 2021, Toyota announced the creation of a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Liberty, NC to expand its supply of electrified and hybrid vehicles.  The investment will total $13.9 billion...

The Office of Sustainability hosted prolific science writer David Quammen as their annual keynote speaker on Feb. 13.

David Quammen: Humanizing science

Lambert Li, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

David Quammen, an eminent journalist and writer who focuses on nature and epidemiology, visited Wake Forest on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The author gave a speech on his childhood, his coming-of-age story and his...

Underserved block groups are represented by the pink blocks, while hazardous waste sites are represented by the green stars. The Weaver fertilizer fire sits next to two underserved block groups. (Courtesy of NC DEQ)

Underserved communities face the lasting effects of the Weaver fire

Ella Klein, Environment Editor February 23, 2024

In February 2022, a fire ignited at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant, causing Wake Forest students and Winston-Salem residents within one mile to evacuate from the area. Two years later, the city is still feeling...

David Quammen discusses his move to Montana following the completion of his master’s degree at Oxford University during a lecture in Brendle Recital Hall.

Q&A: David Quammen discusses his career path and provides advice to students

Ella Klein, Environment Editor February 23, 2024

David Quammen is a former novelist and journalist, turned prolific science writer. Quammen hails from Ohio and completed his education at Yale and Oxford, publishing his first novel immediately after graduating....

Secondhand stories

Secondhand stories

Beza Zelalem, Senior Writer February 23, 2024

Sustainable fashion isn’t a trend, it’s always in. One of the best ways to explore your college town is via their thrift stores — you get a sense of the local taste and get to escape campus.   Although...

Nothing else says true love like a unique gift made by willing, environmentally conscious participants!

The commercial cupid: Don’t get struck!

Mia Springer, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

As the season of love approaches, a decision must be made. What is near to your heart — buying your partner a bouquet of “fresh” roses, a mass-produced teddy bear or intentional, sustainable gift-giving...

Although companies like Spotify are taking steps to reduce environmental effects, it has yet to be shown to solve the issue.

Sustainable sounds: is music more eco-friendly now?

Towne Moores, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Every day, people stream music. Music is streamed at the gym, when walking to class, during homework and even (some might argue especially) when taking a shower.  Listening to music, an experience...

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