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‘Grow Small’ to Find Meaning in a Wounded World

2020-10-13T13:44:15-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Cultural Climate, Culture, Environmental Program, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

By Lucas Johnston ('98), Director of the Wake Forest Undergraduate Environmental Program I teach courses on religions and environmental issues, with values and ethics always at the forefront of our conversations. We are a meaning-making species, or so we are told. We find faces in the clouds, we look up to the “man in the moon” [...]

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Wake Forest Athletics’ Commitment to Climate Action

2020-07-27T16:01:55-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Athletics, Climate Action, Cultural Climate, Culture, Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Stewardship, Strategic Plan Update|

Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie is one of four collegiate Athletic Directors from Power Five conferences that will showcase their school's climate action, health and wellness and equity/inclusion practices during an upcoming webinar on August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action The webinar is presented by the [...]

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How Do Environmental and Social Justice Intersect? Listen Now.

2020-06-15T09:52:06-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Cultural Climate, Home Stories|

Voices of Earth Day is a student podcast series that digs into stories of protest and passion from the very first Earth Day in 1970 and the half-century since. This audio storytelling project was done in collaboration with undergraduate students in the spring 2020 journalism class “The Art of Audio.” This episode features an [...]

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Wake Forest Student-Led #ClimateStrike Mobilizes Students, Faculty and Staff

2019-12-12T13:44:40-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Climate Action, Cultural Climate, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

By: Isabella Kornitsky ('20), Athletics Fan Engagement intern with the Office of Sustainability While climate change has served as a polarizing issue in American politics, young people on campus and around the world united to express urgent demand for action during the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike. Climate Strike WFU was one of thousands of [...]

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Transatlantic Interest in Sustainability

2014-09-04T10:11:59-04:00September 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

2013-12-12T16:25:04-05:00February 4th, 2013|Categories: Cultural Climate, Home Stories, Landscaping and Tree Care|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

2013-12-12T16:36:44-05:00November 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

2013-09-17T16:39:18-04:00October 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

2013-12-11T16:34:26-05:00September 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

2013-12-12T16:43:46-05:00September 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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