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Redlining and Racism – the Real Roots of Food Deserts in our Communities

2020-10-27T08:40:21-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

By Lauren Berryman ('21), Content Development Assistant A staggering one in seven North Carolinians faces hunger, according to Feeding America. If you zoom in closer, you'll find that 49.7% of Black residents in Winston-Salem have low or no access to healthy food. Not only that but over 20 food deserts exist in Winston-Salem, concentrated primarily on the [...]

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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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The Inextricable Link Between Human and Environmental Health

2020-10-13T08:34:35-04:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

By Sophia Masciarelli, Content Development Assistant When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in early 2020, it upended every aspect of American life as we knew it. The presence of the virus also uncovered countless threads of inequity that run just below the surface, complexly interwoven and tangled. The pandemic, along with sweeping social revolution, [...]

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Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors

2020-09-23T22:07:02-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Environmental Program, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing|

Finding Peace in Nature During a Pandemic By Lauren Berryman ('21) Explore the full photo essay, "Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors" here.  "When the future is full of uncertainty and dread, where can you find peace and comfort except in the present moment?" – Rev. Tim Auman Returning to campus this semester has made students [...]

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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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Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35-05:00March 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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Collective Action & Wicked Problems

2018-06-22T15:18:34-04:00May 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 [...]

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Toxic Drift Discussion with Pete Daniel

2014-03-07T00:06:25-05:00March 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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Faces of Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety

2013-12-12T16:24:35-05:00February 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 [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Rogan Kersh

2013-12-12T16:39:04-05:00October 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. [...]

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