Earth Day

Tree Tags on Campus Mark Arbor Day Celebration

2016-04-14T16:21:09-04:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: Earth Day|

How valuable are trees to you? Some of the yellow tree tags you’ve seen around campus offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. Still others offer sentiments from treasured authors about the inestimable value of our beloved trees. The WFU Arbor Day [...]

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Wake Forest University Partners with UpcycleLife

2015-03-10T13:11:04-04:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: Earth Day, Home Stories, Procurement, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

UpcycleLife at the WFU Earth Day Fair “Pro Humanitiate” is in action on the sustainability front at Wake Forest through a partnership with UpcycleLife. The Charlotte-based, not-for-profit produces one-of-a-kind bags and accessories by upcycling things like billboards or banners. It isn’t just that UpcycleLife is keeping vinyl out of our landfills, it’s the way [...]

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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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Wake a Forest

2013-12-12T15:57:39-04:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|Tags: |

Did you get a chance to see those artsy trees on the Mag Quad for Earth Day? If you did, you witnessed Wake a Forest, a play on the United Nations’ Make a Forest campaign. In 2011, the UN proclaimed that year to be dedicated to the forest. Their aim was to highlight the forestry industry while shedding light [...]

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Food for Thought 2013 Recap

2013-12-12T15:58:41-04:00May 6th, 2013|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|Tags: |

Food For Thought 2013, the Office of Sustainability's Earth Day Celebration, was a great success. The fair was held on Manchester Plaza on April 20th. Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day full of live music, live animals, educational booths on sustainable practices, and great food and drink. The [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Saturday, April 28

2012-06-01T14:20:28-04:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Cultural Climate, Culture, Earth Day, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Join the Piedmont Environmental Alliance for the 7th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Admission and parking are both free at this fun, family-friendly event. Know someone else on campus who wants to go?  Consider walking, biking or carpooling to the event to be kind to the Earth. Piedmont Earth Day Fair When: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 [...]

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Call for Volunteers: Earth Day Fair

2011-03-17T14:41:12-04:00March 17th, 2011|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

The Piedmont Earth Day Fair is right around the corner. Have you signed up to volunteer? Volunteers are especially needed for Parking, Zero Waste, Exhibitor Assistance, and Clean-up after the Fair.  So, grab some friends and plan to enjoy the Fair and also spend a few hours giving back. You must be at least [...]

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Earth Day celebration encourages action

2010-07-09T11:23:31-04:00May 30th, 2010|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|Tags: , |

The 5th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair,sponsored by the Piedmont Environmental Alliance, was held on Davis Field on April 17. Nearly 8,000 people attended the fair themed around the idea “Day of Action.” More than 100 exhibitors demonstrated a variety of ways to reduce your impact on the planet from switching to sustainable commuting methods, to [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day on Campus

2010-07-09T11:22:36-04:00April 17th, 2010|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|

Thursday, April 22nd All Day – B-EARTH-day Celebration at the Fresh Food Company The Pit, Benson Patio, Shorty’s, the Sundry Store Enjoy activities and opportunities to celebrate Earth Day all day in campus dining locations. See posters in these facilities for ways to get involved. 11:00 am – Ceremonial Healing Garden Blessing Wingate and Faculty Drive [...]

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