Health and Wellbeing

13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 20

2011-04-20T11:01:12-04:00April 20th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

Do you care about the health of the Earth? It starts by taking care of ourselves and our communities. Health and Wellbeing Fair When: 2:00pm-5:00pm Where: Magnolia Patio, Rain location: 1st floor Reynolda Hall Lobby Collect resources from and interface with representatives of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Campus Recreation/Outdoor Pursuits, Slow Food Piedmont and more. Get involved [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 18

2011-04-18T10:40:45-04:00April 18th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

Spend some time today relaxing, reflecting and restoring your senses on campus. Periodic breaks will help you work smarter, not harder. Various groups will be out and about on campus to support you in taking time out for you. To Hi (meditation) Garden When: April 18, 4:00pm Where: the corner of Wingate and Faculty Drives Take [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 17

2011-04-16T18:27:18-04:00April 16th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

How good is the food in public school lunch rooms? It might be worse than you thought. Lunch Line, documentary screening and reception with the filmmaker When: 7:00pm-10:00pm Where: Pugh Auditorium; Shorty’s Restaurant Campus Kitchen's Wake Up to Food Week is sponsoring a screening of the acclaimed documentary Lunch Line about the U.S. School Lunch Program. [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Rebecca Matteo

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

As a triathlete, Lecturer of Sociology Rebecca Matteo fuelled her body with sports drinks and power bars and pushed herself to her physical limits. Then a life-changing biking accident forced the vivacious and engaging woman to rethink everything about what it meant to be athletic, healthy and happy. “I was forced to sit and [...]

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

2011-03-14T15:58:27-04:00March 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

2011-02-07T15:44:24-04:00February 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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ARAMARK implements new ‘green’ cleaning program

2010-11-16T14:45:11-04:00November 12th, 2010|Categories: Campus, Dining and Food Systems, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

The university’s dining services provider, ARAMARK, has made numerous strides toward sustainability by reducing waste in the major campus dining facilities. In keeping with this commitment, campus dining began using a new cleaning method in the Reynolda Fresh Food Company that eliminates 99.9 percent of germs while cutting chemical usage by up to 65 [...]

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Environmental Justice Event set for 11/11/10

2010-11-11T10:51:52-04:00November 8th, 2010|Categories: Equity, Events, Films and Lectures, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

UPDATE: Parking for off-campus visitors is available in Lot G. To address the complex issues surrounding environmental racism, Wake Forest University will hold “My Neighborhood is Killing Me: Environmental Racism and a Call to Justice,” featuring Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux and Emmy-award winning journalist Simran Sethi. The symposium, which is free and open to the [...]

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OS1 Cleaning System Improves Air Quality in Wake Forest Facilities

2010-02-23T17:47:23-04:00February 2nd, 2010|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

Operating Systems 1 (OS1) is a standardized approach to cleaning management in housekeeping -- one that results in a safer, healthier work environment with improved air quality. By centralizing the cleaning system, upfront costs are quickly offset by long-term savings in efficiency and effective cleaning. This cleaning system is safer for both occupants and custodians, as [...]

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