Service and Outreach

Displaced recycling bins find Homes for the Holidays

2011-02-07T15:43:52-04:00February 5th, 2011|Categories: Campus, Cultural Climate, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

Mismatched recycling bins from across campus found new homes just in time for the holidays. The displaced bins -- a result of the transition to a new recycling bin standard on campus -- were donated to schools across the county, as well as to local churches and homeless shelters. After a successful pilot program [...]

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Residence Life and Housing sponsors Rake Forest to promote community engagement

2010-10-25T21:37:45-04:00October 25th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , |

Matthew Imboden, Assistant Director of Residence Education, describes the motivation behind and success of the first ever Rake Forest event which took place on October 5, 2010: As a way to connect students, the Wake Forest value of service, and the residential neighborhoods surrounding campus, Residence Life & Housing launched the first annual “Rake [...]

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City of Winston-Salem reaches out to community through GO Expo

2010-09-30T13:46:59-04:00September 30th, 2010|Categories: Cultural Climate, Culture, Events, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , |

The Office of Sustainability participated in the first-ever GOExpo on September 25, 2010 at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Representatives from industry, education and community advocacy, from around the Piedmont, joined together to share resources and promote community education for sustainability. The event was coordinated by the City of Winston-Salem’s sustainability committee, with the [...]

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High School students view sustainability through a new LENS

2010-09-30T16:34:07-04:00September 15th, 2010|Categories: Academics, Culture, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|Tags: , , , |

Twenty-six high school students learned about sustainability through the lens of food and water systems this summer during the inaugural LENS (Learn. Experience. Navigate. Solve.) Program. Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion and the Environmental Program, Lucas Johnston and English professor Anne Boyle teamed up to lead the program, which was designed to provide high school [...]

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Fresh Market partnership saves tons of food from dumpsters

2015-10-15T08:50:36-04:00September 3rd, 2010|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

Campus Kitchen has long been known for efforts in food justice on campuses across America. The university’s branch expanded these efforts in February through a unique partnership with high-end artisanal grocery store, The Fresh Market. Through Campus Kitchen, between 400 to 650 pounds of food each week are saved from the Winston-Salem Fresh Market dumpsters and [...]

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CROP kicks off the season in the newly expanded campus garden

2010-07-07T16:16:48-04:00April 1st, 2010|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

In honor of good weather, the start of spring, and Wake Up to Food Week, Campus-Raised Organic Produce (CROP) hosted their spring kick-off event last Friday, March 19th. With over forty students in attendance, this planting party was a huge success. While last year CROP was in charge of only a few rows, their section of [...]

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Wake Up to Food Week honors local food justice action

2015-10-15T08:54:20-04:00April 1st, 2010|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

“Wake Up to Food Week,” March 15th-19th, was sponsored by Campus Kitchen to promote local and sustainable eating. The capstone events for the week were the viewing of the film FRESH, Robert Egger’s talk on “The Business of Healthy Food for All,” as well as the launch of the new season of planting in the Campus [...]

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