Culture

From Classroom Debates to Action Abroad

2014-05-13T09:08:29-04:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship, Where are they now?|

Contributed by Munje Foh (JD '08) The Sierra Leone Watershed Project Foundation (SLWPF) was born out of a series of conversations in a criminal procedure course taught by Vice Provost and professor of law Jennifer Collins. As students, Adam Chapman and I were vocal contributors to the course discussion and we often found ourselves on different [...]

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Inaugural Champions of Change Awards

2015-03-04T09:18:58-04:00May 6th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Champions of Change, Earth Day, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|

Wake Forest’s celebration of Earth Day this year included the announcement of Champions of Change award winners. This was the first year of the program, which recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability across campus. Provost Rogan Kersh and Sr. VP/CFO Hof Milam presented the awards. Click to [...]

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Love the World You’re With – Earth Day 2014

2014-04-29T15:53:04-04:00April 29th, 2014|Categories: Earth Day, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Care for self, care for community, and care for all life on the planet: this year’s WFU Earth Day Fair offered opportunities to explore connections and find inspiration to make a difference. Before the fair officially began, we celebrated a unique group of change agents. At the inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony, Provost Rogan Kersh [...]

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WAB Trips Offer Re-Connections

2014-04-02T15:51:09-04:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: EcoReps, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Contributed by Alyshah Aziz ('16) As a sophomore minoring in Environmental Studies, caring for the environment is something that has always been near and dear to my heart. Participating in the Knoxville, TN Wake Alternative Break trip served as an opportunity to reground my beliefs. Often, in our fast-moving technology-centered world, I have found myself becoming [...]

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Toxic Drift Discussion with Pete Daniel

2014-03-07T00:06:25-04:00March 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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Diving into Conservation

2014-02-25T15:25:45-04:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|

Contributed by Pam Denish ('15) Last fall, I studied abroad in Bonaire, a small island in the southern Caribbean. The program focused on coral reef ecology and tropical marine conservation. I chose the program because I have always been passionate about marine biology and conservation, and I knew it would give me first-hand research experience in [...]

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A Theological Approach to Sustainability

2014-01-29T08:15:10-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: CEES, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

When thinking about theological education, sustainability might not be the first word that comes to mind. The Wake Forest Divinity School, however, is currently adopting some changes that will influence sustainability learning outcomes for their students. At the end of the spring 2013 semester, a group of Divinity School faculty participated in a retreat centered around [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Alan Winkler

2014-01-17T11:27:03-04:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Stewardship, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

From lamps to pianos, if you have moved or discarded furnishings on campus in the past few years, chances are you have met Alan Winkler, Surplus Coordinator for Wake Forest University. With a passion for keeping anything reusable out of the landfill, Winkler collects, catalogs, stores, and delivers myriad furnishings and recyclable waste streams across campus. [...]

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Sustainability through Place Values

2015-03-24T15:51:00-04:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Culture, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Photo credit: Ken Bennett Students in my fall 2013 Literature and the Environment seminar (ENG 341G) spent the semester exploring different sites of belonging through world literature. Their course work carried them through critical discussions on the anthropocene, bioregionalism, deep ecology, ecotones and general systems theory. In their final class unit, they targeted their [...]

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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56-04:00October 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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