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Wake Forest Athletics’ Commitment to Climate Action

2020-07-27T16:01:55-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Athletics, Climate Action, Cultural Climate, Culture, Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Stewardship, Strategic Plan Update|

Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie is one of four collegiate Athletic Directors from Power Five conferences that will showcase their school's climate action, health and wellness and equity/inclusion practices during an upcoming webinar on August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action The webinar is presented by the [...]

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Lead the Way! Apply Today for SLG ’24

2020-08-04T14:40:02-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Get Involved, Get Involved - Students|

Are you an incoming first year with a passion for the environment? We are currently accepting applications for SLG '24, the Sustainability Leadership Group for first-year students. Those selected to be part of the SLG team will work together to engage their peers in sustainable behavior change. Orchestration of a green room challenge, residence hall outreach, [...]

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How to Engage Your Students in the Age of Social Distancing

2020-07-20T09:22:58-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Campus As Lab, Environmental Program, Get Involved - Faculty, Magnolias Curriculum Project|

Are you a faculty member seeking ways to engage your students in course material from a safe, social distance this fall? Take advantage of our Campus as Lab program and email us at sustainability@wfu.edu to see how you might incorporate CaL opportunities into your teaching.      

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How Do Environmental and Social Justice Intersect? Listen Now.

2020-06-15T09:52:06-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Cultural Climate, Home Stories|

Voices of Earth Day is a student podcast series that digs into stories of protest and passion from the very first Earth Day in 1970 and the half-century since. This audio storytelling project was done in collaboration with undergraduate students in the spring 2020 journalism class “The Art of Audio.” This episode features an [...]

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Congratulations Class of 2020 Interns and Assistants!

2020-05-26T11:00:15-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Internships, Where are they now?|

We want to extend a special congratulations to all of our current and former intern and assistant graduates from the class of 2020. From leading Campus Garden volunteers in regenerative agriculture practices to telling the story of sustainability at Wake Forest and everything in between, these passionate students have been integral in our sustainability efforts. Watch [...]

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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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Climate Solutions for North Carolina

2020-04-15T16:02:00-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Home Stories|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=GwG3FqHiFM8&feature=emb_logo Although in-person events planned for Wake Forest's annual Earth Month have been cancelled, the virtual show has gone on with engaging opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to scale up solutions for climate action.  The Office of Sustainability's virtual panel and dialogue, “Climate Solutions for North Carolina,” brought nearly 150 students, faculty and community [...]

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7 Sustainable Ways to Support Your Community While Social Distancing

2020-04-24T08:33:36-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Home Stories|

Column by Alice Romanov ('20), Green Business Network Intern and Graphic Design Assistant with the Office of Sustainability. This column is part of our Virtual Earth Month at Wake Forest, where we're hosting videos, podcasts, and ways to keep you connected as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day together.  This spring has been a [...]

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Community Cohesion in the Face of Disruption – Our Thoughts on COVID-19

2020-03-17T14:32:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Culture, Events, Get Involved|

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, we are reminded of Raj Patel’s words to us: "You have never been just one person -- you have always been a part of a community."  Know that even as we take critically important social distancing measures, you are not alone. Just as we are committed to community [...]

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Carbon Offset Expert at Wake Forest: Dr. Rebecca Dickson

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

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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