Sustainability

Sustainability at Wake Forest

Sustainability is simply a part of who we are.

Pro Humanitate (“For Humanity”) is Wake Forest’s motto and a driving force behind all we do. Your generation’s impact on humanity will be defined through sustainability and the collective response to the need for climate justice. With a goal of climate neutrality by 2040, a commitment to sustainability education, and an emphasis on developing emerging leaders, sustainability is simply a part of who we are.

Here at Wake, you will have the opportunity to learn, connect, engage, and shape your own sustainability contribution to the world. The Environmental Program offers two majors and two minors where students experience real-world learning through our Campus as Lab. And you may engage in global projects and research, such as rainforest conservation in the Peruvian Amazon, exploring coral reefs in Belize, or writing about climate change in Alaska. Students can also become a peer leader for sustainability, connect and cultivate in the Campus Garden, or volunteer with a sustainability student or community organization.

We hope you will join us in the Wake Forest commitment to minimize our environmental footprint through LEED-certified construction, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and diversion, alternative transportation, landscaping and tree care, and more.

Did You Know?  

There are 200 bottle refill stations across campus to keep you hydrated and to prevent waste.

Wake Forest first-year students in the SPARC pre-orientation group work in the campus garden.
You can help us minimize our environmental footprint through LEED-certified construction, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and diversion, alternative transportation, landscaping and tree care, and more.
Your generation’s impact on humanity will be defined through sustainability and the collective response to the need for climate justice.
Eat at our campus table, where 30% of the delicious food meets third-party sustainability standards and chefs create plant-forward dishes.
Become a leader for sustainability, cultivate in the Campus Garden, or volunteer with a sustainability student or community organization.

What’s Next?

Keep Exploring

Exciting things happen at Wake Forest every day! Check out additional topics to discover your niche and where you’ll leave your mark as a Demon Deacon.

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Learn more about how to enroll and make your deposit.

Attend a Virtual Event

The Wake Forest admissions office will be hosting several virtual events in March and April for accepted students.

Connect with Students and Faculty

Start a conversation with a current Wake Forest student or faculty member. Email us at classof2025@wfu.edu, and we’ll make it happen!

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Useful Resources

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Although campus is closed to visitors, you can take a virtual campus tour to get to know our campus better.

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Contact usQuestions?

Reach out to your regional dean, who will be more than happy to answer them.