Earth Day

Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter Gives WFU Earth Week Address

2018-08-21T16:10:01+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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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Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35+00:00March 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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Attend the March for Science in Raleigh

2017-04-13T15:25:52+00:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Earth Day, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|

The Wake Forest Office of Sustainability will be chartering a bus to the March for Science in Raleigh. The bus will depart from the flagpole at the Benson University Center at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, and will return to campus around 4:30 p.m. that same day. […]

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How Valuable are Trees to You?

2017-03-11T16:32:12+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Earth Day, 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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Beauty in the World We Find

2017-03-21T11:42:44+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Earth Day, Events, Get Involved, Home Stories|

Celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest. Inspired by Terry Tempest Williams’ quote “finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find,” this week-long celebration will take place March 19-25 with a variety of events to connect the Wake Forest community to actions [...]

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Tree Tags on Campus Mark Arbor Day Celebration

2016-04-14T16:21:09+00:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: Earth Day|

How valuable are trees to you? Some of the yellow tree tags you’ve seen around campus offer the calculated value of ecosystem services that the trees provide. Others offer the general positive benefits of trees in our landscape. Still others offer sentiments from treasured authors about the inestimable value of our beloved trees. The WFU Arbor Day [...]

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