CEES

drink wine/ save the planet/ feed the hungry

2014-07-23T20:22:21-04:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: Academics, CEES, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Contributed by Elizabeth Barron                 WFU '93, Lecturer in French In the interest of sounding a little less unbearably flippant, I did change the official title of this February 2014 WFU conference to "Viticulture and the Environment," but in my head and heart it remained "drink wine/ save the planet/ [...]

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A Theological Approach to Sustainability

2014-01-29T08:15:10-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: CEES, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

When thinking about theological education, sustainability might not be the first word that comes to mind. The Wake Forest Divinity School, however, is currently adopting some changes that will influence sustainability learning outcomes for their students. At the end of the spring 2013 semester, a group of Divinity School faculty participated in a retreat centered around [...]

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Master of Arts in Sustainability

2013-12-11T15:50:08-04:00December 10th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , |

A new Master of Arts in Sustainability offered by Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) will give students and early to mid-career professionals the diverse skillset they need to carve out a place in the burgeoning global sustainability marketplace. The MA in Sustainability is a distinctive interdisciplinary one-year program that combines coursework in the social [...]

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Solving Problems across Disciplines

2013-12-11T15:52:33-04:00December 10th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , , |

Screenshots of the prototype application This past fall, undergraduate health communication and software engineering students were asked to work together to design an application that would improve accessibility around Wake Forest’s campus. From wheelchairs to long boards, students considered the unique ways people maneuver around our 340 acres each day. One student team chose [...]

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The Real Price of Gold

2013-12-11T15:55:54-04:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Photo courtesy of the CAMEP. If you take a look at your hands, your wrists, or your neck, you will likely see something special, precious even. It is quite dense, glows with an almost aura-like quality, and, as of press time, costs about $1,350 an ounce. The material – gold – is familiar to [...]

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Perspective on Religion and Ecology

2015-03-24T15:50:19-04:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Photo credit: Ken Bennett As a chemistry major with an environmental studies minor, I enjoy the chances I get to take classes that depart from the sciences. I have developed a great fondness for a course I am currently taking – Religion and Ecology, with Dr. Lucas Johnston. It has made me look beyond [...]

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For God’s Sake, Care for the Earth

2013-12-11T16:01:30-04:00October 25th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

“When you die, God will not ask you how old the earth is. He will ask you ‘what did you do with what I gave you?’” In celebration of World Food Day, the WFU Divinity School’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and the WFU Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability  hosted Richard Cizik for a [...]

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Green Roof Symposium at WFU

2013-12-11T16:05:03-04:00October 4th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Events, Home Stories|

WFU was the host site for the Piedmont Triad Green Roof & Wall Market Development Symposium in mid-September. The conference, which was organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in partnership with the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES), brought experts from around the state and across the country together to display the newest green roof [...]

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Solar Consortium Looks to Harness Energy

2013-12-11T16:59:33-04:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Rolling into the second year of the Triad Interuniversity Planning Project (TIPP) Grant, the project also entered phase two: collect sunlight in a more cost effective way, capture leftover waste heat, and convert the heat into usable energy. The Solar Consortium, a group of experts from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, N.C. A&T State University, [...]

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Measuring Climate Change

2015-03-24T15:34:58-04:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Academics, CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

On March 6th, assistant professor of mathematics, Dr. Rob Erhardt, addressed a full room of eager listeners on the topic of global climate disruption.  His talk, sponsored by the Math Club and titled Measuring Climate Change, drew a crowd from across campus, including Dr. Erhardt’s fellow Mathematics faculty, students, and staff members from the Office of [...]

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