Culture

Eight Campus Leaders Recognized at Sixth Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

2019-04-10T13:33:36-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Over 70 students, faculty and staff gathered on Monday, April 1 to celebrate the start of Earth Week 2019 and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact campus sustainability. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam presented awards to four students, faculty and staff who [...]

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Nominate a Champion of Change

2019-03-04T12:20:11-05:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories|

Do you know an individual who has made an impact on campus sustainability at Wake Forest? Nominate them for a 2019 Champions of Change Award. This year’s winners will be recognized at the sixth annual Campus Sustainability Awards ceremony on Monday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Reynolda Hall. All are welcome [...]

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Reusable Luminaries Line the Quad this Holiday Season, Updating a Wake Forest Tradition

2018-12-05T17:10:00-05:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Creative, Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Each year Wake Forest University Advancement creates luminaries to honor donors that have contributed to the Wake Forest Fund leading up to the annual Lovefeast. This year, the team said goodbye to traditional white paper bags and hello to over 4,000 reusable luminaries that can be stored and used for the years to come. "We've seen [...]

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Over 300 Members of the Class of 2018 pledge to be Green Grads

2018-06-04T15:33:42-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Over 300 members of the Wake Forest Class of 2018 made an enduring commitment to sustainability by signing the Green Graduation pledge, an opportunity that over 100 other colleges and universities offer their graduates. All signatories received a reusable travel mug to reinforce sustainable habits after leaving the Forest.  The mugs are printed with Wake Forest’s [...]

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Green Team Captain Spotlight: Hilary Floyd and Michelle Ford

2018-03-26T12:12:30-04:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Green Team Network, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) The Green Team Network allows members of WFU faculty and staff to learn and collaborate across campus in efforts of integrating sustainability into the workplace. While the initiative provides Green Team captains with resources and leadership training, each captain implements their skills in ways which best support [...]

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Keynote and Dialogue with Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter

2018-03-13T15:34:44-04:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, will lead a conversation on Community as a Corporation and how talent-retention strategies can be used to mitigate fears of displacement in re-urbanizing America. The event will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, in the Brendle Recital Hall. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Admission is free [...]

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Working for the World We Want: 2018 Earth Week at Wake Forest

2018-03-11T21:29:59-04:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting our annual Earth Week celebration March 18-24. This week-long celebration will focus on environmental (in)justice, with a focal community lecture by Majora Carter. Other events will include the annual Champions of Change campus sustainability awards program, a campus beautification service project, and student-curated public art experiences. Follow the Office of [...]

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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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Winter Break Energy Conservation

2017-12-14T13:26:27-05:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will implement our annual temperature setback program for academic and administrative buildings starting Friday, December 22 at approximately 5pm. The setback program will maintain building temperatures at a minimum of 55°F during the holiday period. Facilities & Campus Services intends to have all buildings at [...]

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Author Offers New Approach To Climate Change

2017-10-23T14:49:27-04:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Events, Home Stories|

by Anna Conte Typically, electric bikes and household recycling are not perceived to be major climate change solutions. However, according to Katharine Wilkinson, these two examples serve as viable mechanisms to reverse the impact of climate change. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of The New York Times’ bestseller Drawdown, presented her book to an auditorium full of [...]

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