Service and Outreach

Keynote and Dialogue with Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter

2018-03-13T15:34:44+00:00March 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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Greening the Goal

2016-09-08T14:40:17+00:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

The Wake Forest Athletic Department and the Office of Sustainability teamed up to host the University’s first carbon neutral soccer game on Sept. 6, in a match against Appalachian State University. Dr. Miles Silman, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology and director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, served as [...]

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Fourth Annual Arbor Day Celebration

2014-06-27T09:26:29+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Events, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Students and staff circled around a vibrant Japanese Maple tree at Student Apartments on April 24th to celebrate Arbor Day. Landscaping Services, Residence Life and Housing, and the Office of Sustainability co-hosted the ceremony in conjunction with a Campus Beautification Day celebration that was organized by Greeks Go Green interns. University Arborist Jim Mussetter,  presented the [...]

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From Classroom Debates to Action Abroad

2014-05-13T09:08:29+00:00May 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+00:00May 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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WAB Trips Offer Re-Connections

2014-04-02T15:51:09+00:00April 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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Diving into Conservation

2014-02-25T15:25:45+00:00February 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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Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56+00:00October 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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2013 LENS @ Wake Forest

2013-12-11T16:55:17+00:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Events, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

The Learn Experience Navigate Solve (LENS) @ Wake Forest program offered 38 rising high school juniors and seniors a three-week, hands-on opportunity to engage with peers around the 2013 theme “Sustainability – Operate locally and extend globally.” Students partnered with faculty and community leaders to examine issues, and then worked in teams to tackle real-world challenges. [...]

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Book Collection at WFU Tops 8,000 lbs

2013-12-11T16:25:59+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

As of May 2013, students, faculty, and staff on the Reynolda campus have collected and donated a cumulative 8000 pounds of books to Better World Books, an online bookstore, social enterprise, and B Corporation. Founded in 2002, Better World Books has raised nearly $15 million for global literacy projects, including $7.3 million for literacy and education [...]

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