Service and Outreach

Summer Interns Serve Winston-Salem

2015-10-15T08:49:45+00:00June 24th, 2013|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

David Hale ('15) prepares to deliver to the SECU House Summer isn’t necessarily a vacation for Wake Forest students.  From late May to early August, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest, a student-run service organization, maintains full operations, serving 154 meals per week to underserved members of the Winston-Salem community.  Unlike during the spring [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Sarah Mason

2013-12-12T16:21:04+00:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Dr. Sarah Mason wanted answers to her questions about sustainability.  A mathematician by profession, it felt obvious to think about her questions mathematically. As she began to examine questions about life-cycle analysis and resource efficiency, she says “I realized…to get a sense of what’s going on, you can use fairly simple math.  I decided that would [...]

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EcoReps lead change at Wake Forest

2013-04-14T14:11:07+00:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

Peer education, long a well-loved tool in the field of public health, has inspired curiosity from sustainability advocates in recent years.  As research in psychology and marketing continues to affirm that environmental awareness alone does not result in environmentally preferable behavior changes, those seeking to foster sustainable behaviors hope to tap into the power of peer [...]

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Call for Volunteers: Go Deacs. Go Green. campaign enters third season

2013-12-12T16:47:56+00:00August 30th, 2012|Categories: Get Involved, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , , , |

Go Deacs. Go Green., a partnership effort between Wake Forest Athletics and the Office of Sustainability, enters its third year with the kickoff of this season’s football game day recycling campaign.  Beginning this Saturday, September 1st, with Wake Forest’s game against Liberty University, volunteers will work to ensure recyclables stay out of the landfill whenever the [...]

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LENS brings sustainability into focus

2013-12-12T16:50:30+00:00August 21st, 2012|Categories: Academics, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , |

This summer thirty-two rising high school juniors and seniors participated in LENS @ Wake Forest, an annual three-week college immersion program.  For the three years since its inception, LENS @ Wake Forest has taken sustainability as a guiding theme, examining political, economic, social, and legal issues.  Learning took place both inside and outside the classroom, with [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Saturday, April 21

2012-04-20T17:01:06+00:00April 20th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , |

Join us for a day of advice, discussion, and networking focused on food activism. Food Activism Workshop When: Opening comments begin at 9:00 A.M. Morning Session: 1:00-11:30 a.m. Afternoon Session: 2:30-4:00 p.m. Where: Tribble Hall The workshop will offer participants practical advice on how to engage in the food justice movement. Local and regional food activists [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Amanda Gambill

2012-06-27T05:12:53+00:00October 28th, 2011|Categories: Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

Junior Amanda Gambill embodies the “think globally, act locally” sustainability mantra. Gambill, a chemistry major with a biochemistry focus, currently leads the Baptist Student Union’s campaign with Charity Water, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since its inception in 2007, Charity Water has raised more than [...]

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Program connects students to food

2011-09-09T15:21:37+00:00September 9th, 2011|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , , , |

In its second year connecting new students to local sustainability initiatives, five new students participated in the Sustainability in Action Pre-Orientation program from August 22 to August 25. Participants visited sites in the community where sustainability is put into practice and connected with some of the key players in the local sustainability movement. Wake Forest Fellow, [...]

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Providing desks for local students

2011-04-11T00:48:28+00:00April 8th, 2011|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: |

Freshly painted desks in bright colors and adorned with flowers, hearts, peace signs, animals and clouds lined Manchester Plaza Wednesday. Several hundred Wake Forest students welcomed about 50 elementary school students to campus to paint their very own desk during the annual D.E.S.K. project. Wake Forest students started D.E.S.K. (Discovering Education through Student Knowledge) [...]

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Students sow sustainable seeds

2011-04-06T12:00:17+00:00April 5th, 2011|Categories: Academics, Culture, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , , |

Three students in the university's Spanish language department are hard at work planting Semillas Sostenibles (sustainable seeds) into the hearts and minds of bilingual 4th and 5th graders at El Buen Pastor, a local organization dedicated to helping Latin American families adjust to life in Winston-Salem. Their four-week course teaches the children the basics about the [...]

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