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Reflecting on an Evening with Joy Harjo: The Arts as a Catalyst for Conversations on Environmental Justice & Sustainability

2022-02-09T14:29:46-05:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Academics, Campus, Creative, Culture, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Written by Sophia Masciarelli (’22) On January 26th, 2022, partners across the Wake Forest University community had the honor of hosting Joy Har­jo, the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States, for an evening of poetry and reflection. Harjo is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hick­o­ry Ground). She is [...]

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Tohi Talks

2021-11-15T11:56:55-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Cultural Climate, Culture, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

Entrance to Tohi Garden 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 Cherokee phrase Nvwotohiyada awisvni is [...]

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Champions of Change Recognized at Eighth Campus Sustainability Awards

2021-04-28T12:06:24-04:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Champions of Change, Culture, Earth Day, Home Stories|

Written by Sophia Masciarelli, ('22) Each year, the Office of Sustainability recognizes campus change agents who work as “Champions of Change” to create a more adaptable and resilient Wake Forest community. This year’s eighth annual Campus Sustainability Awards took place on April 19 during the Office of Sustainability’s month-long celebration of the earth, comprising more than [...]

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Office of Sustainability Engages Community in Virtual Earth Day Celebration

2020-05-11T10:45:17-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Champions of Change, Culture, Earth Day, Events|

By Melissa Cooney for the Old Gold & Black, originally posted here. Although students are unable to celebrate Earth Day in person as usual this year, the Office of Sustainability has worked hard to provide engaging virtual content to unite the university community in the spirit of appreciation for our planet during Earth Month. The Office of [...]

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Community Cohesion in the Face of Disruption – Our Thoughts on COVID-19

2020-03-17T14:32:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Culture, Events, Get Involved|

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, we are reminded of Raj Patel’s words to us: "You have never been just one person -- you have always been a part of a community."  Know that even as we take critically important social distancing measures, you are not alone. Just as we are committed to community [...]

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Carbon Offset Expert at Wake Forest: Dr. Rebecca Dickson

2020-02-28T08:56:11-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Climate Action, Drawdown, Earth Day|

Wake Forest is developing a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Dr. Rebecca Dickson’s expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and experience developing carbon offset projects with TerraCarbon LLC., helps bring a piece of this plan into focus. Dickson’s research shows that solutions for drawing down greenhouse gas emissions, like preserving peatlands and coastal wetlands [...]

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

2020-02-20T16:18:26-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Culture, Earth Day, Events, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved, Get Involved - Students, Internships, Landscaping and Tree Care, Stories, Tree Care Updates|

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 her knowledge in both fields to create and produce a dance [...]

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Seeking Innovative, Visionary, Change-Makers: Nominate a Champion of Change Today

2020-02-05T10:56:04-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Champions of Change, Earth Day, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories|

Do you know an individual who has made an impact on campus sustainability at Wake Forest? Nominate them for a 2020 Champions of Change Award. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Seventh Annual Campus Sustainability Awards ceremony on the 50th international Earth Day, April 22 from 10:00 - 11:00am in the Green Room of [...]

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How can alarm motivate us to take action for the changing climate?

2020-09-08T16:17:50-04:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Climate Action, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

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 Recital Hall. Much like in his 2019 New York Times bestselling book, [...]

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Students Celebrate Earth Week on Campus

2019-06-27T09:48:01-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories|

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 student organizations and campus offices to organize the nearly 15 different events [...]

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