Events

Urban Revitalization Strategist Major Carter Gives WFU Earth Week Address

2018-06-11T16:54:08+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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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Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Earth Day, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

by Nathan Peifer, M.Div. ’13 Campus 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 the foundation of our existence. The makings of my daily [...]

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Save by Savoring with Simran Sethi

2018-01-23T12:10:42+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

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 change. The event will include a guided tasting of four distinct [...]

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Take Action to Draw Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2017-10-31T17:36:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Events, Home Stories|

Inspired by a talk given by Drawdown senior writer, Katharine Wilkinson 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 globe. These changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. The [...]

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Author Offers New Approach To Climate Change

2017-10-23T14:49:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Events, Home Stories|

by Anna Conte Typically, electric bikes and household recycling are not perceived to be major climate change solutions. However, according to Katharine Wilkinson, these two examples serve as viable mechanisms to reverse the impact of climate change. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of The New York Times’ bestseller Drawdown, presented her book to an auditorium full of [...]

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