Events Archive

Save the Date! An Evening with Science Writer David Quammen

February 13, 2024 In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, how do the relationships between humans, non-human animals, and landscapes influence public health? Join Wake Forest’s Office of Sustainability and co-sponsoring departments on Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30pm in Brendle Recital Hall for an evening with award-winning […]

Tohi Talks

The Cherokee Garden Project began in 2008 with a goal of transforming a stormwater management system into a haven for native plants, especially those important to the Cherokee. The garden was opened in 2010 with a Native American blessing of the space. Upon entering, the […]

Wake the Arts: How Monet Beatty(’20) Breathes Sustainability into Dance

When thinking about ways to educate others about environmental issues, dance probably isn’t the first way that comes to mind — but that is exactly what senior Monet Beatty (’20) hopes to do.  With a passion for dance and environmental justice, Beatty decided to combine […]

How Can Alarm Motivate Us to Take Climate Action?

Are you alarmed about climate change? Good. According to David Wallace-Wells, you should be.  On Wednesday, Oct. 16 the award-winning author and deputy editor of New York Magazine shared this message with a crowd of nearly 600 students, faculty, staff, and community members in Brendle […]

Students Celebrate Earth Week on Campus

By: Caroline Walker (’22) Content Assistant for the Office of Sustainability This year’s Earth Week celebration, which is themed “Food for Thought,” centers on an environmental justice approach to the issues of food access and insecurity. The Office of Sustainability partnered with 13 different […]

Raj Patel Speaks to Campus on “The World that Food Made”

Dr. Raj Patel engaged a full house at the Byrum Welcome Center with enlightening stories of agriculture, systemic inequality, and how one village in Malawi empowered people through food. By: Adam Tomasi Raj Patel, an award-winning journalist, food activist and research professor […]

Over 100 Team Up for Earth Week Service Project

Students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community worked together to remove leaf litter and tree limbs from the Wake Forest cross-country trails on Friday, March 23, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration. Over 100 volunteers participated in this annual service […]

Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

For the next couple of weeks, trees across the Wake Forest University campus will be sporting yellow tree tags. Some of the tags offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. […]

Keynote and Dialogue with Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter

Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, will lead a conversation on Community as a Corporation and how talent-retention strategies can be used to mitigate fears of displacement in re-urbanizing America. The event will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March […]

Working for the World We Want: 2018 Earth Week at Wake Forest

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting our annual Earth Week celebration March 18-24, 2018. This week-long celebration will focus on environmental (in)justice, with a focal community lecture by Majora Carter. Other events will include the annual Champions of Change campus sustainability awards program, a campus […]

Eating for Environmental Wellness

by Nathan Peifer, M.Div. ’13Campus Garden Manager, Campus as a Lab Pilot Manager The first time I tried to grow a garden, I learned a fundamental lesson: food is a gift from the Earth. Land, water, and air, those things we call the “environment,” are […]

Save by Savoring with Simran Sethi

Simran Sethi, a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy and author of the award-winning book, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, will share insights on how the cocoa industry can, and should, be a driver for social and environmental […]

Take Action to Draw Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson spoke at Wake Forest University on October 5, 2017 on the 80 solutions to reversing global warming. We are already experiencing the effects of climate change— temperatures are rising, precipitation patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events are occurring around the […]