Equity

Toxic Drift Discussion with Pete Daniel

2014-03-07T00:06:25+00:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: Equity, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , |

As part of the History Department’s Engagement Series, we had the pleasure of meeting Wake Forest alumnus and distinguished historian, Pete Daniel. Dr. Daniel’s work covers a panoply of important cultural and historic issues from farming to civil rights and environmental degradation. During our discussion of his book Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World [...]

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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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FAQ: Sustainable T-Shirts

2014-06-27T10:48:58+00:00May 9th, 2013|Categories: Equity, Frequently Asked Questions, Get Involved - Students, Procurement|Tags: , , , |

Q: I'm a leader in several organizations and I end up making quite a few t-shirt purchases.  How should I go about making those purchases as sustainable as possible? A:  There are many factors to consider in evaluating the sustainability of a t-shirt, from where and how the cotton is grown to the labor conditions in the factory [...]

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Recap: Good for Me, Good for Us?

2013-04-14T13:54:11+00:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Equity, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stewardship|

The tension in addressing environmental issues is always: how can we solve environmental problems without harming our economy? On a more individual level, it is often about the personal sacrifices we must make to ensure a collective sustainable world.  The panel entitled Good for Me, Good for Us? addressed this tension with three distinct speakers: Julian [...]

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Rivoli explores free trade through t-shirt

2012-02-17T13:24:15+00:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: CEES, Equity, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Pietra Rivoli, a Georgetown business professor, economist and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy,” discussed American perceptions of global trade at an hour-long talk on February 2. Rivoli spent five years tracing the path of a simple cotton T-shirt from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory to a used clothing market [...]

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Coffee film wakes up audience

2011-11-14T11:39:28+00:00November 14th, 2011|Categories: Equity, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

As the semester draws to a close, coffee purchases across campus skyrocket. Though students, faculty and staff members down mug after mug of the black stuff, few stop to think about the impact of their morning buzz on the world outside the Reynolda Campus. A small group of university community members burst the bubble and gathered [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Amanda Gambill

2012-06-27T05:12:53+00:00October 28th, 2011|Categories: Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

Junior Amanda Gambill embodies the “think globally, act locally” sustainability mantra. Gambill, a chemistry major with a biochemistry focus, currently leads the Baptist Student Union’s campaign with Charity Water, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since its inception in 2007, Charity Water has raised more than [...]

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Come to the Table Piedmont promotes hunger relief through faith and community

2011-03-14T15:58:27+00:00March 4th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Community members from across the Piedmont joined university faculty, staff, and students to explore the role communities of faith play in relieving hunger and supporting local farms, during the Piedmont North Carolina Come to the Table Conference on February 18-19 in Benson University Center. Friday workshop topics ranged from Food Production 101, to Interfaith Perspectives on [...]

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‘Tapped’ screening sparks emotional discussion

2011-02-07T15:44:24+00:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Campus, Culture, Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

Pugh Auditorium was abuzz with discussion after the closing credits of Tapped on January 25, 2011. The film screening, which officially began the university’s “Choose to Reuse” campaign, drew a diverse audience from university departments and the wider Winston-Salem community. Tapped explores the bottled water industry and brings into question the marketing campaign that [...]

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Environmental Justice Event draws diverse audience

2010-11-23T09:09:04+00:00November 18th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Equity, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: |

Annenberg Forum overflowed with university students and faculty and members of the greater Winston-Salem community on November 11 for a symposium on environmental justice.  The event, “My Neighborhood is Killing Me: Environmental Racism and a Call to Justice,” discussed the effects of toxic dumping and environmental degradation on minority and low income neighborhoods and [...]

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