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

2019-04-10T11:43:50-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, 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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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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Professors attend Paris climate talks

2015-12-07T16:06:31-04:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: CEES, Events, Home Stories|

This article was originally published by the WFU News Center.   Knox and Catanoso lay out Road to Paris – Photo by Ann Nguyen Wake Forest University Professors John Knox and Justin Catanoso are attending the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris, as representatives from more than 190 countries seek to work out a new international agreement [...]

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Goodstein Introduces the Power Dialog

2015-11-11T20:51:15-04:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: CEES, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Anticipated speaker Dr. Eban Goodstein of Bard College found himself travel-locked in D.C. on November 10, unable to make his long-awaited appearance at Wake Forest. The upshot? Goodstein still managed to deliver his message to students loud and clear: it’s now or never for college students to stake their claim in the national climate change conversation. [...]

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A Lesson about Values

2015-03-30T15:49:31-04:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Academics, CEES, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photo by Scott McCullough, MA’15 This February graduate students in the Applied Sustainability class visited TS Designs, a Certified Benefit Corporation making t-shirts in Burlington, North Carolina. The students spent the morning with company President, Eric Henry, who aims to create the "highest quality, most sustainable, printed apparel," measuring success against the triple bottom [...]

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PRO+ECT Event Increases Awareness

2015-01-29T12:51:38-04:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: CEES, EcoReps, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Click to view more photos from the event For a conservation event with potentially apocalyptic connotations, Thursday’s “Pledging Responsibility for Oceans and Environmental Change Today” in Brendle Recital Hall was frank, optimistic and self-aware: panelist and scientist Nancy Knowlton even pledged to keep audience members “not utterly depressed,” to noticeable titters. The panel, an [...]

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True Value Meals

2015-03-24T15:28:03-04:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: CEES, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Dr. Angela King, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry My family and I live on a 22-acre farm in Stokes County.  We are serious gardeners. I can’t remember the last time I bought a tomato at the store and I have saved my own okra and basil seeds each year for over a decade.  [...]

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