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Redlining and Racism – the Real Roots of Food Deserts in our Communities

2020-10-27T08:40:21-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

By Lauren Berryman ('21), Content Development Assistant A staggering one in seven North Carolinians faces hunger, according to Feeding America. If you zoom in closer, you'll find that 49.7% of Black residents in Winston-Salem have low or no access to healthy food. Not only that but over 20 food deserts exist in Winston-Salem, concentrated primarily on the [...]

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‘Grow Small’ to Find Meaning in a Wounded World

2020-10-13T13:44:15-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Academics, Cultural Climate, Culture, Environmental Program, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|

By Lucas Johnston ('98), Director of the Wake Forest Undergraduate Environmental Program I teach courses on religions and environmental issues, with values and ethics always at the forefront of our conversations. We are a meaning-making species, or so we are told. We find faces in the clouds, we look up to the “man in the moon” [...]

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The Inextricable Link Between Human and Environmental Health

2020-10-13T08:34:35-04:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship, Stories|Tags: , , , , |

By Sophia Masciarelli, Content Development Assistant When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in early 2020, it upended every aspect of American life as we knew it. The presence of the virus also uncovered countless threads of inequity that run just below the surface, complexly interwoven and tangled. The pandemic, along with sweeping social revolution, [...]

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Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors

2020-09-23T22:07:02-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Environmental Program, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing|

Finding Peace in Nature During a Pandemic By Lauren Berryman ('21) Explore the full photo essay, "Hidden Gems of the Great Outdoors" here.  "When the future is full of uncertainty and dread, where can you find peace and comfort except in the present moment?" – Rev. Tim Auman Returning to campus this semester has made students [...]

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Environmental Program Celebrates 25 Years with a Permanent Home in Palmer Hall

2020-09-08T10:17:45-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Campus, Environmental Program, Home Stories|

Not only does the undergraduate Environmental (ENV) Program have two new majors in environment and sustainability available to students starting this fall -- it now has a place to call to call home. For 25 years, the program has existed in various spaces around campus, typically calling home base the office of the program's current [...]

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Pedestrian Safety Improvements Under Way Across Reynolda Road

2020-08-13T16:51:58-04:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Strategic Plan Update, Transportation|

Pedestrians will soon have a safe path to cross Reynolda Road near the entrances to Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Graylyn Estate. Construction on the Reynolda Road Crosswalk began the last week of July with completed improvements to sidewalks along the side of Reynolda Road closest to Graylyn Estate.  The project, which is [...]

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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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