Academics

“Campus as Lab” Pilot Program Engages Students With a Hands-On Approach to Sustainability

2018-11-29T11:37:42-04:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Academics, Campus As Lab, Campus Garden, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The Campus as Lab Pilot Program engages faculty from all disciplines, inviting students to apply what they learn and solve problems creatively. By Adam Tomasi The undergraduate campus at Wake Forest stands out for its iconic architecture and beautiful landscapes. Right off Polo Road, a few-minute’s walk from the North Campus residences, you will find an [...]

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Did You Know? Fast Facts from Wake Forest’s Recent STARS Gold Report

2018-11-27T10:18:17-04:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Academics, Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, STARS, Stories|

Wake Forest recently received its first STARS Gold Rating for sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This rating reflects important strides across the campus in areas from energy consumption to curriculum, campus dining and more. Check out our "Did You Knows" for fast facts that highlight a few [...]

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Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

2018-06-28T15:52:40-04:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: CEES, Home Stories|

Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from the sun, research has shown that some compounds found in many [...]

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Infusing Sustainability across the Curriculum

2018-06-04T15:53:09-04:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Where is sustainability in your field? How does incorporating sustainability bolster what you’re already teaching? These are a few of the question 10 Wake Forest faculty members explored during the seventh annual Magnolias Curriculum Project on May 17-18, 2018. Each year, this two-day curriculum workshop aims to develop innovative course components that inspire systems thinking and [...]

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Project Drawdown: Your Comprehensive Guide to Carbon Reduction and Climate Protection

2017-09-28T09:00:10-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Campus, CEES, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer, Suzy Mullins (’18) What if I told you that climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions could be drawn down using technologies, practices, and commitments already in place today? As humans, we play a considerable role in influencing the changing climate, and it is up to us to take responsibility in order to keep [...]

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Sustainability across the Curriculum

2017-06-09T16:48:36-04:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Academics, CEES, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The sixth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together 14 faculty members on May 10-11, 2017, to develop innovative course components that will inspire systems thinking in students and empower an understanding of sustainability through a variety of lenses. During this two-day workshop, participants discussed sustainability literature, developed learning objectives for their students, and shared perspectives from [...]

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Apply to Participate in the 2017 Magnolias Project

2017-04-11T15:44:07-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

We invite all Wake Forest faculty to enhance their teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 10-11, 2017 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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Finding A Place In The Open Space Of Democracy

2017-02-26T10:05:48-04:00February 11th, 2017|Categories: CEES, Home Stories, Stories|

by Meghan Hurley For citizen writer Terry Tempest Williams, the spiritual power of literature and storytelling has allowed her to resist prevalent social and environmental issues such as land deprivation. Williams, a Guggenheim Fellow, traveled to Wake Forest for the week of Feb. 6 through 9. Throughout her stay, she has conducted a writing workshop entitled [...]

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From Piano Keys to Georgia Trees

2016-11-16T09:05:47-04:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: CEES, Events, Home Stories|

One of the most respected keyboardists in the world of rock’n’roll visits Wake Forest to speak about environmental stewardship and conservation When you think of living a double life, the action-packed escapades of professional spies, secret agents and undercover cops come to mind. For Chuck Leavell, living a double life is simply a way to combine [...]

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Sustainability course offerings continue to grow

2016-08-29T12:10:10-04:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: Academics, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

The fifth annual Magnolias Curriculum Project brought together ten faculty members on May 11-12, 2016, to explore extending sustainability education across disciplines. Ron Von Burg, assistant professor in the Department of Communications, and Luke Johnston, associate professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, facilitated this year’s workshop. The workshop aims to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated [...]

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