Dining and Food Systems

Wake Forest Dining Makes Strides in Third-Party Verified Purchasing

2018-11-28T12:36:49+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, STARS|

Strategic changes to food and beverage purchasing at Wake Forest have made eating on campus better for consumers and the environment. By Kellie Shanaghan Wake Forest University recently earned a STARS gold rating for the first time, reflecting achievements in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability, [...]

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

2018-11-27T10:18:17+00:00November 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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Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Earth Day, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

by Nathan Peifer, M.Div. ’13 Campus Garden Manager, Campus as a Lab Pilot Manager The first time I tried to grow a garden, I learned a fundamental lesson: food is a gift from the Earth. Land, water, and air, those things we call the “environment,” are the foundation of our existence. The makings of my daily [...]

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Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2017-10-06T12:17:29+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Transportation, Waste Reduction|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) Over the past few weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, or research 25 of the 80 solutions from Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reduce global warming.” If you missed our introduction piece or our look into the Drawdown [...]

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Student-Run Coffee Shop Supports Local Food Industry, Supporting Sustainability

2016-11-05T16:04:03+00:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|

by Julia Sawchak While student’s taste buds are happy about upgrades to the Campus Grounds menu, its stomachs aren’t the only ones benefiting from these menu additions. Campus Grounds initiative to include more local products heavily reduces their carbon footprint and boosts the Winston-Salem economy. Conventional food distribution is responsible for five to 17 times more [...]

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The Pit Celebrates Local Farmers

2016-11-01T12:02:27+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|

Diners at the Fresh Food Company were treated to a taste of the local community on Tuesday, October 25, as Wake Forest Dining celebrated local farmers and suppliers.  Representatives from Henderson’s Best (Hendersonville, NC / apples and more), MicroGreen King (Boonville, NC / microgreens), and Milkco (Asheville / milk) set up displays in the Pit to [...]

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Magnolia Room Harvest Dinner

2015-01-21T13:07:07+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Forty-five students and guests enjoyed a heritage & heirloom foods dinner hosted by Wake Forest Dining on October 30 as part of the series of themed Thursday evening dinners in the Magnolia Room. The dinner was the brainchild of the sustainability team at Wake Forest in an effort to expose our campus community to heirloom and [...]

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Southern Heirloom Apple Tree Project

2015-01-21T13:07:40+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

“Ugly” is not the first word that comes to mind when considering which apple to eat. It does, however, describe the appearance of many heirloom apple varieties that have been lost since the standardization of the modern food system. The wild or “ugly” apple is known to have originated in Kazakhstan, and was brought to North [...]

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Comfortable Conservation

2014-01-28T14:10:12+00:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , , |

Spring semester is here: new classes, new students, and the highly anticipated opening of North Campus Dining Hall. The 21,000 square foot-facility was designed and constructed to LEED-silver standards. From equipment to furnishings, it showcases some unique – even one-of-a-kind – sustainable design features. John Wise, Associate Vice President of Hospitality & Auxiliary Services at WFU, [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56+00:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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