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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Carbon Offset Expert at Wake Forest: Dr. Rebecca Dickson

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

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, Stories, Tree Care Updates, Water and Landscaping|

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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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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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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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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