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Submit a Nomination – Campus Sustainability Awards

2016-03-16T10:27:25-04:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|

Nominations for the Campus Sustainability Awards are now open! Students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated or initiated successful sustainable practices on campus are eligible. Nominate yourself or someone else as a Champion of Change in one of the following categories: Nominations for the Campus Sustainability Awards are now open! Students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated or initiated successful sustainable practices on campus are eligible. Nominate yourself or someone else as a Champion of Change in one of the following categories: Resource Conservation, Academics and Engagement, Service and Social Action, and Bright Ideas.

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Campus Sustainability Awards

2015-04-28T12:52:10-04:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

2015 Champions of Change award winners On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, change agents for sustainability across the Wake Forest campus gathered for the Champions of Change campus sustainability awards. The awards program recognizes the creativity and innovation of individuals and teams who work to integrate principles of sustainability into operations, teaching, and engagement. Dean of [...]

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Are you a Champion of Change?

2015-03-27T10:09:06-04:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Have you facilitated a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Are you teaching a sustainability-focused course or leading a research effort with sustainability-centered outcomes? We want to hear about it! On April 22, 2015 Wake Forest will host our second annual Champions of Change award ceremony. Complete this form by April 7, 2015 to nominate yourself or someone else as a Champion of Change for [...]

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Choreography: Dance & Nature

2015-03-24T15:27:10-04:00January 5th, 2015|Categories: Academics, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Dance is an increasingly popular art form for the investigation of cultural understandings of nature. Associate Professor of Dance, Christina Soriano, engaged her students in just such an investigation this semester. Soriano, who was a member of the 2014 Magnolias Curriculum Project cohort, modified her Dance Composition class to incorporate sustainability. Soriano challenged her students to [...]

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True Value Meals

2015-03-24T15:28:03-04:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: CEES, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Dr. Angela King, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry My family and I live on a 22-acre farm in Stokes County.  We are serious gardeners. I can’t remember the last time I bought a tomato at the store and I have saved my own okra and basil seeds each year for over a decade.  [...]

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Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought

2015-03-24T15:32:33-04:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

In the spring of 2012 I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Magnolias Curriculum Project. The readings and discussions in the workshop quickly revealed the big questions of sustainability: How does personal behavior and choice relate to global phenomenon? What do we hope to sustain, and who benefits? These issues are not only about [...]

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Sharing Perspectives across Disciplines

2015-03-24T15:33:06-04:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Academics, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Eleven faculty members from across the disciplinary spectrum came together on May 13-14, 2014 for the 3rd annual Magnolias Curriculum Project. This year’s workshop was co-facilitated by communications professor Ron Von Burg, an alumnus of last year’s cohort, and Dedee DeLongpré Johnston, the university’s director of sustainability. The aims of the workshop are to build a [...]

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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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Magnolias Project Application

2014-03-25T10:10:47-04:00March 25th, 2014|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories|

The Office of Sustainability and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) invite you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 13-14, 2014 on the Wake Forest campus.  No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary, and faculty at all ranks and [...]

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Sustainability through Place Values

2015-03-24T15:51:00-04:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Culture, Get Involved - Faculty, Home Stories, Magnolias Curriculum Project|Tags: , |

Photo credit: Ken Bennett Students in my fall 2013 Literature and the Environment seminar (ENG 341G) spent the semester exploring different sites of belonging through world literature. Their course work carried them through critical discussions on the anthropocene, bioregionalism, deep ecology, ecotones and general systems theory. In their final class unit, they targeted their [...]

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