Events

Students Celebrate Earth Week on Campus

2019-04-15T10:57:43-04:00April 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,” will center 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 [...]

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Eight Campus Leaders Recognized at Sixth Annual Campus Sustainability Awards

2019-04-10T13:33:36-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories, Stewardship|

Over 70 students, faculty and staff gathered on Monday, April 1 to celebrate the start of Earth Week 2019 and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact campus sustainability. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam presented awards to four students, faculty and staff who [...]

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Nominate a Champion of Change

2019-03-04T12:20:11-04:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Champions of Change, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories|

Do you know an individual who has made an impact on campus sustainability at Wake Forest? Nominate them for a 2019 Champions of Change Award. This year’s winners will be recognized at the sixth annual Campus Sustainability Awards ceremony on Monday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Green Room in Reynolda Hall. All are welcome [...]

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Writing Beyond Words: Perspectives on Earth and Humanity with Carl Safina

2019-02-28T11:05:29-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Stories|

Award-winning author and conservationist Carl Safina drew laughs from an audience of nearly 200 students, staff, and community members gathered in Kulynych Auditorium when an image of his fluffy, grey dog looking at the camera appeared on the screen behind him.   He opened his public lecture, "Writing Beyond Words: Perspectives on Earth and Humanity" with [...]

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Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter Gives WFU Earth Week Address

2018-08-21T16:10:01-04:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Home Stories, Stories|

It seems like low-status communities are designed to bleed talent. When dirty industries come in and jobs have no promise of advancement, the goal of many young people is to get out. Sustainable South Bronx founder and economic development guru Majora Carter champions a different philosophy. When she says, "You don't have to move out of [...]

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Over 100 Team Up for Earth Week Service Project

2018-06-12T14:32:02-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

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 project to give back to the campus and to celebrate Wake [...]

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Sustainability Champions Recognized at Fifth Campus Sustainability Awards

2018-03-28T14:56:38-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Champions of Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

Each year, the Office of Sustainability recognizes campus change agents who work to create a more adaptable and resilient Wake Forest community as “Champions of Change.” This year’s fifth annual Campus Sustainability Awards celebration took place on March 21 during the Office of Sustainability’s week-long celebration of the Earth. Wake Forest University Provost Rogan Kersh and [...]

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Tree Tags on Campus Mark 2018 Earth Week Celebration

2018-03-14T16:35:55-04:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Home Stories, Tree Care Updates|

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. Others are quotes collected from authors and figureheads about the incalculable [...]

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Keynote and Dialogue with Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter

2018-03-13T15:34:44-04:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories, Service and Outreach|

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 21, in the Brendle Recital Hall. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Admission is free [...]

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

2018-03-11T21:29:59-04:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories|

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting our annual Earth Week celebration March 18-24. 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 beautification service project, and student-curated public art experiences. Follow the Office of [...]

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