Environmental Justice Archive

Tohi Talks @ Wake Forest

Tohi Talks, a facilitated, contemplative dialogue series set in the classroom space of the Tohi Garden, returned to campus for Native American Heritage Month. Each talk highlights Indigenous leadership and knowledge along with interdisciplinary subjects like environmental justice, gender equality, and protecting the futures of Indigenous communities. This year, four separate talks were developed in […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Rooting & Remembering

The Intercultural Center and Office of Sustainability welcomed both Native and non-Native members of the Wake Forest community to the newly cultivated Three Sisters Garden in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a reclamation of Columbus Day. “Today, we get to gather here and celebrate the resilience of our people against the forces of colonialism, and […]

Fungi: An Unexpected Guide to Amazon Rainforest Conservation

written by Office of Sustainability intern, Una Wilson (’24) Una is a biology major specializing in studies of fungi, and a journalism and environmental studies minor, spent the summer in Peru alongside Wake Forest faculty researchers and CINCIA. Wilson shares her experience in Peru, and documents her research focused on mycorrhizal fungi in recently mined […]

Wake Forest University welcomes Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk as Environmental Program Director

Wake Forest University welcomed Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk as the new director of the undergraduate Environmental Program this year. She comes to ​​Wake Forest from the University of Georgia, where she was an Associate Professor of Anthropology. Dr. Velásquez Runk completed her undergraduate studies at Grinnell College as a major in biology and minor Latin […]