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Sustainability Update #4 – What’s Next

Tour of Recycle America When the Sustainability Committee toured the campus recycling facilities last fall, we learned that WFU diverts tons of material from the landfill through recycling. In fact, the university gets paid for recycling certain materials.Thus, recycling contributes to sustainability in several ways: it helps the landfill by lessening the tonnage we dump,... more

Sustainability Update #3 – Forsyth Futures

This is my 3rd installment in a series of updates about sustainable activities on campus and in town. Forsyth Futures (http://www.forsythfutures.org/) is a non-profit organization that gathers community indicators to monitor the county’s position and progress on initiatives.On May 24th, Forsyth Futures held a two-hour meeting called “Thinking for the Future: Sustainability Initiatives in Forsyth... more

Sustainability Update #2 – Green Team

Green Team Dedee deLongpre Johnston, Director of Sustainability at WFU, has invited each operating unit on campus to establish a Green Team Captain to join her campus-wide council. Peter and I serve as co-captains from ZSR since Peter’s schedule prevents him from attending most of the events. The Green Team Captains meet quarterly with Dedee... more

Sustainability Update #1 – Earth Day

Sustainability Updates This spring has been a busy one for sustainability advocates; I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been doing in a short series covering Earth Day, the Green Team, and a recent county-wide meeting called by Forsyth Futures. Earth Day Earth Day 2011 was a smashing success. It was held in the... more