Events

Eating for Environmental Wellness

2018-03-07T10:36:35-04:00March 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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Save by Savoring with Simran Sethi

2018-01-23T12:10:42-04:00January 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

2017-10-31T17:36:50-04:00October 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

2017-10-23T14:49:27-04:00October 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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The Age of Consequences – Screening & Discussion with Producer Sophie Robinson

2017-10-12T15:46:13-04:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Films and Lectures, Get Involved, Home Stories|

Join us for a screening of The Age of Consequences, a powerful documentary that investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and [...]

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Environmental Wellbeing: How Facilities Management Impacts Climate Change

2017-10-23T16:28:36-04:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Films and Lectures, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) This is the last installment in the Office of Sustainability’s Drawdown series. In the previous weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, and research 25 of the 80 Drawdown solutions. For a quick refresher on Project Drawdown, read our introductory article. For [...]

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Leading the Way Toward Carbon Reduction through Campus-Wide Initiatives

2017-10-06T12:17:29-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Events, Home Stories, Transportation, Waste Reduction|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer Suzy Mullins (’18) Over the past few weeks, we have examined how Wake Forest is working to adopt, demonstrate, or research 25 of the 80 solutions from Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reduce global warming.” If you missed our introduction piece or our look into the Drawdown [...]

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Project Drawdown: Your Comprehensive Guide to Carbon Reduction and Climate Protection

2019-04-10T11:43:50-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: CEES, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Events, Home Stories|

by Office of Sustainability Staff Writer, Suzy Mullins (’18) What if I told you that climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions could be drawn down using technologies, practices, and commitments already in place today? As humans, we play a considerable role in influencing the changing climate, and it is up to us to take responsibility in order to keep [...]

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Attend the March for Science in Raleigh

2017-04-13T15:25:52-04:00April 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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Sustainability Leaders Honored at Annual Campus Awards Program

2017-04-11T16:10:03-04:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: Champions of Change, Events, Home Stories|

Each year, sustainability change agents are recognized as Champions of Change for their work to create a more adaptable and resilient campus community. This year, the fourth annual Campus Sustainability Awards celebration took place on March 22 during the Office of Sustainability’s week-long celebration of the Earth. […]

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