Environmental sustainability is an important part of the culture at Wingate University.

Sustainability is important to all of us at Wingate University. Students, faculty and staff practice sustainability through a number of collaborative efforts. We encourage all members of the campus community to participate in opportunities supporting an interdependent environmental, economic and socially sustainable campus community.

We continually seek opportunities to minimize energy consumption, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions, and promote the development and use of renewable energy sources. But that’s not the end of it.

We construct, renovate and operate campus buildings with high standards for efficiency in energy, water and materials intensity in a way that minimizes impacts on the local ecosystems and supports human wellbeing. All of our new facilities are constructed with LEED certification principles in mind. In fact, our Ballantyne and Hendersonville campuses are LEED-certified facilities.

We strive to develop an infrastructure that promotes walking and cycling, and we encourage all members of our campus community to help reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicular travel.

Our Student Sustainability Group

What does sustainability mean to you? It might mean turning off the lights when you leave a room. For others, it might be composting, recycling and accumulating zero waste. Still others believe it involves much more. Whatever you think sustainability is, you’ll find like-minded students to share your passion for being more efficient with our natural resources. You’ll fit right in with the environmental student group, Bulldogs into Going Green (BIGG), and you might even find a sustainability work-study position.

We’re excited about the many opportunities to go green at Wingate University. Please join us as we practice environmental sustainability in its many forms.


The bike share program on the Wingate campus is our signature green initiative. We provide 32 bikes for the Wingate University community’s use on campus. All you need to do to enjoy this environmentally friendly mode of transportation is sign up using an app on a smart phone.

Download the app

Follow these steps to download the bike share app:

  1. Search for “Movatic” in the same place you search for other apps on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Enter your contact information after you install the app.
  3. Enter the SMS code that is texted to your phone.
  4. Click Join a Private System.
  5. Enter “Wingate University.”

After you click to join Wingate University’s private system, you’ll see a message saying that administrator approval is required. You should receive notification once you’re approved.

Rent a bike

After you download the app and are approved to join the system, you’re all set to rent a bike from Wingate University’s bike share program. The app makes it a breeze. All you have to do is:

  1. Tap on the Wingate University pin on the map.
  2. Choose one of the stations on campus to rent a bike and click Rent a Bike at this Station.
  3. You’ll receive a code to enter into the bike’s key box.
  4. Enter the code into the key box to open it.
  5. Remove the key from the box and unlock the bike from the station.

When you’re ready to return the bike, open the app and click End Rental. Follow the steps to open the key box to return the key.

Please contact us if you have questions about the Movatic bike share app or about renting or returning a BIGG WHEELZ bike.


Rules for riding

  • You can rent a bike between 5:00am and 11:30pm.
  • Rental periods are limited to four hours.
  • Keys and bikes must be returned to the appropriate key box at the end of each rental period.
  • The Movatic Bike Share system works only if bikes are returned to keypads with corresponding numbers on bikes.
  • You may request to rent only one bike at a time.
  • You can report safety, damage or other issues regarding the bike through the Movatic app.
  • This is a student-run program. Please thank our sustainability work-study students and their student sustainability organization partners, Bulldogs into Going Green (BIGG).