Cultural Climate

Transatlantic Interest in Sustainability

2014-09-04T10:11:59+00:00September 4th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Cultural Climate, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Since 2006, Wake Forest has hosted the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship (BFTF) Summer Institute, a Department of State-funded grant that brings 45 high-school aged students—35 from across Europe and 10 from the United States—to Winston-Salem to learn about citizenship and democratic deliberative practice. The month-long summer program features classes and workshops on civic engagement and social [...]

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A new tree honors Tu B’Shevat

2013-12-12T16:25:04+00:00February 4th, 2013|Categories: Cultural Climate, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: |

Wake Forest Hillel, the Office of Sustainability, and Landscaping Services partnered for a celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees, on Friday, February 1st. Students and staff braced against the cold on the Benson Circle to plant a new willow oak in honor of the holiday, a celebration of connectedness. Shoshanna Goldin, president [...]

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Faculty Mix and Mingle over Sustainability

2013-12-12T16:36:44+00:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: CEES, Cultural Climate, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories|

Affiliates of the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) gathered on the afternoon of November 8th to meet and talk about their work in sustainability. The mission of the center, which was launched in 2010, is to “support the development of prosperous, secure, and resilient human communities that create a sustainable balance between [...]

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Exhibition of Environmental Artist Vibha Galhotra Coming to SECCA

2013-09-17T16:39:18+00:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Culture, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stories|

Environmental artist Vibha Galhotra will be coming to Winston-Salem this month from her home in Delhi, India. Galhotra will address Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff in a series of lectures taking place on October 24 and 25, before the preview of her exhibition Metropia on October 25 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The [...]

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Dream Green Dorm

2013-12-11T16:34:26+00:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|

This month, Sophomore Amanda Chou won a national contest for college students called, Project Green Dorm hosted by teensturninggreen.org. An eclectic panel of judges ranked the entries by asking each participant to construct a Pinterest board online, featuring 25-50 of the eco-friendly products that, "make up the ultimate green dorm room.” The panel of judges was [...]

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Campus Grounds Serves Locally Roasted Coffee

2013-12-12T16:43:46+00:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Campus, Cultural Climate, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|Tags: |

Returning to campus this fall, students may have noticed the university isn’t quite how they left it last spring: new faces, new blooms, and of course, new construction. A bit less visible was Campus Grounds’ decision to switch to Krankies coffee. Krankies, is a local coffee roaster/café/arts venue/small business incubator in downtown Winston-Salem. You may have [...]

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JAMAZON: September 20

2013-12-12T16:46:12+00:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Culture, Events, Home Stories, Stewardship|

This Thursday, the Wayne Shorter Jazz Quartet will be playing in Wait Chapel to help raise funds and awareness for the plight of the Amazon rainforest. The event will take place at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), in partnership with the Secrest Artist Series. This is [...]

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21st century ride sharing comes to WFU

2013-12-12T16:49:25+00:00August 21st, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Transportation|Tags: , , , |

Photo courtesy of zimride.com Wake Forest University’s alternative transportation options have expanded over the summer with the addition of Zimride, an online ride-sharing network.  Zimride works by connecting drivers who have extra seats with riders going to the same destination or somewhere else along the way.  Drivers and riders connect via Zimride’s website or [...]

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Seniors invited to sign Green Grad Pledge

2012-06-01T14:19:43+00:00May 4th, 2012|Categories: Cultural Climate, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Members of the class of 2012 are invited to sign the Green Graduation Pledge on Friday, May 18 at graduation ticket pick-up outside the University Book Store. Students who sign the pledge are committing to “take into account the social and environmental consequences of any future endeavors and to work to improve the sustainability of the communities [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Saturday, April 28

2012-06-01T14:20:28+00:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Cultural Climate, Culture, Earth Day, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Join the Piedmont Environmental Alliance for the 7th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Admission and parking are both free at this fun, family-friendly event. Know someone else on campus who wants to go?  Consider walking, biking or carpooling to the event to be kind to the Earth. Piedmont Earth Day Fair When: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 [...]

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