Health and Wellbeing

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 [...]

Comments Off on Eating for Environmental Wellness

Collective Action & Wicked Problems

2018-06-22T15:18:34+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

By Stewart Rickert ('16) Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator of EPA Region 4 for 18 years and prominent Wake Forest alumnus, recently announced his retirement, marking the end of a 37-year career with the EPA.  He worked on a host of issues ranging from The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to public financing strategies for [...]

Comments Off on Collective Action & Wicked Problems

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 [...]

Comments Off on Toxic Drift Discussion with Pete Daniel

Faces of Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety

2013-12-12T16:24:35+00:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Staff, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

Campus sustainability efforts often begin with Environmental Health and Safety enforcement. Without first addressing the environmental and safety regulations that protect our resources and our overall health and safety, we would not be able to create sustainability goals and programs that take us beyond compliance.  The men and women of the Wake Forest Office of Environmental [...]

Comments Off on Faces of Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety

Faces of Sustainability: Rogan Kersh

2013-12-12T16:39:04+00:00October 25th, 2012|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: |

Photo courtesy of Ken Bennet As a member of the graduating class of 1986, Wake Forest’s new Provost, Dr. Rogan Kersh, is no stranger to the university.  Neither is he a stranger to sustainability, an interest he has explored for several decades, or as he quips “since before Al Gore made it cool.” Dr. [...]

Comments Off on Faces of Sustainability: Rogan Kersh

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 [...]

Comments Off on Dream Green Dorm

Wellbeing Celebrated at Nutrition Fair

2013-12-12T16:42:40+00:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Campus, Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

On September 17, Wake Forest Dining hosted the fall 2012 Nutrition Fair. The fair has been a semi-annual event, some of them coinciding with campus Earth Day celebrations in the past two years. Learning more about the issues surrounding personal health and wellbeing can often provide individuals with a window of understanding into the wellbeing of [...]

Comments Off on Wellbeing Celebrated at Nutrition Fair

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 [...]

Comments Off on 21st century ride sharing comes to WFU

10 Days Celebration: Friday, April 27

2012-06-01T14:20:55+00:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Explore local foods on and around campus by participating in a guided walk to Reynolda Village Farmers Market.  You can dine all day on local cuisine in the Reynolda Fresh Food Company and the Magnolia Room. Guided Walk to Reynolda Village farmers market When: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where: Benson University Center circle Meet a [...]

Comments Off on 10 Days Celebration: Friday, April 27

10 Days Celebration: Monday, April 23

2012-04-23T09:35:09+00:00April 22nd, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Nutrition and Wellness Fair When: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Benson 401 Join ARAMARK for the semi-annual Nutrition and Wellbeing Fair. Wrap up the semester with great health information to get your summer started! Check out just a few of the great opportunities at this free event: Yoga short course, every 15-20 minutes Free food [...]

Comments Off on 10 Days Celebration: Monday, April 23