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‘Grow Small’ to Find Meaning in a Wounded World

2020-10-13T13:44:15-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Cultural Climate, Culture, Environmental Program, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

By Lucas Johnston ('98), Director of the Wake Forest Undergraduate Environmental Program I teach courses on religions and environmental issues, with values and ethics always at the forefront of our conversations. We are a meaning-making species, or so we are told. We find faces in the clouds, we look up to the “man in the moon” [...]

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Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors

2020-09-23T22:07:02-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Environmental Program, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing|

Finding Peace in Nature During a Pandemic By Lauren Berryman ('21) Explore the full photo essay, "Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors" here.  "When the future is full of uncertainty and dread, where can you find peace and comfort except in the present moment?" – Rev. Tim Auman Returning to campus this semester has made students [...]

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Environmental Program Celebrates 25 Years with a Permanent Home in Palmer Hall

2020-09-08T10:17:45-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Campus, Environmental Program, Home Stories|

Not only does the undergraduate Environmental (ENV) Program have two new majors in environment and sustainability available to students starting this fall -- it now has a place to call to call home. For 25 years, the program has existed in various spaces around campus, typically calling home base the office of the program's current [...]

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How to Engage Your Students in the Age of Social Distancing

2020-07-20T09:22:58-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Campus As Lab, Environmental Program, Get Involved - Faculty, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Are you a faculty member seeking ways to engage your students in course material from a safe, social distance this fall? Take advantage of our Campus as Lab program and email us at sustainability@wfu.edu to see how you might incorporate CaL opportunities into your teaching.      

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Community Cohesion in the Face of Disruption – Our Thoughts on COVID-19

2020-03-17T14:32:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Culture, Events, Get Involved|

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, we are reminded of Raj Patel’s words to us: "You have never been just one person -- you have always been a part of a community."  Know that even as we take critically important social distancing measures, you are not alone. Just as we are committed to community [...]

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Environmental Majors are Approved

2020-02-05T09:39:22-05:00January 31st, 2020|Categories: Academics, Environmental Program, Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Beginning with the class of 2021, students can graduate with sustainability degrees. By: Caroline Walker ('22), Graphic Design Assistant for the Office of Sustainability. Find the original publication of this article in the Old Gold & Black. Though the university has offered minors in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science for 25 years, the possibility of making an [...]

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Campus Garden Sows Seeds of Sustainability

2019-12-10T15:57:12-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Climate Action, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Think Green Thursday|

By: Maggie Burns ('20), TPA for the Sustainability Theme House As the sweet potatoes and green beans are being harvested in preparation for the coming of icy winter, the crisp fall air can be felt in the Campus Garden. This is a place where volunteers and community members, all part of the local university community, come [...]

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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 and Recycling|

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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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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Magnolias Project 2019 Application Period Now Open

2019-04-11T09:47:28-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

To All Wake Forest Faculty: We invite you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Curriculum Project May 15-16, 2019 on the Wake Forest campus.  No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome. [...]

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