Faces of Sustainability

Faces of Sustainability: Gail O’Day

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

Dean Gail O’Day spends her days at the Divinity School helping her students help others. Whether they are growing food in the campus garden to distribute to those in need or volunteering with Kids Café (a program of Second Harvest Food Bank), O’Day’s job is to make sure students have the resources they need to be [...]

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Faces of Sustainability – Abby McNeal

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00November 21st, 2011|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Staff, Home Stories, Stewardship, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , |

“I just try to leave a place better than I found it – I try to make a difference,” Athletics Turf Manager, Abby McNeal said. In McNeal’s case, that means making the world a little greener, in more ways than one. McNeal manages all of the athletic fields on campus as well as BB&T field. She [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Amanda Gambill

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00October 28th, 2011|Categories: Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Stewardship|Tags: , , , |

Junior Amanda Gambill embodies the “think globally, act locally” sustainability mantra. Gambill, a chemistry major with a biochemistry focus, currently leads the Baptist Student Union’s campaign with Charity Water, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since its inception in 2007, Charity Water has raised more than [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Miles Silman

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00August 16th, 2011|Categories: CEES, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

As a conservation biologist researching biodiversity in the Amazon Rain Forest, Professor of Biology, Miles Silman, has been a de facto part of the sustainability movement since beginning work on his doctorate nearly two decades ago. Yet he admits that he “just didn’t get it” until a confluence of events made him see his research and [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Rebecca Matteo

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

As a triathlete, Lecturer of Sociology Rebecca Matteo fuelled her body with sports drinks and power bars and pushed herself to her physical limits. Then a life-changing biking accident forced the vivacious and engaging woman to rethink everything about what it meant to be athletic, healthy and happy. “I was forced to sit and [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Jim Coffey

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Campus, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , , , |

Though his daily duties change with the seasons, one element remains constant for Director of Landscaping Services, Jim Coffey – he’s always busy. Coffey, who celebrates his 25th year with the university this year, has assembled a stellar team of landscaping gurus over the years. Together, they’ve guided the university’s evolution into the park-like landscape so [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Tim Auman

2012-06-27T05:12:53-04:00November 6th, 2010|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

When he’s not meeting with student leaders of chartered religious organizations on campus, providing pastoral care to university community members, or planning events to foster interfaith dialogue, University Chaplain Tim Auman is navigating ways to incorporate sustainability into the university’s spiritual agenda. “We try to create opportunities for people from all faith backgrounds to [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Shelley Graves

2012-06-27T05:12:54-04:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Culture, Equity, Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

Campus Kitchen coordinator, Shelley Graves, is nearly incapable of wasting food, which makes her a good fit to lead the organization on campus responsible for redistributing dining and catering waste and channeling local food resources into the hands of those most in need. “I really like to eat, and I really like food. There are a [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Wendell Hardin

2012-06-27T05:12:54-04:00June 30th, 2010|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

When asked his number one tip for sustainable living, Sustainability Program Manager for Winston-Salem, Wendell Hardin replied, “Start small” - advice he has followed with great success. Just a few years ago, Hardin was serving as the Community Planner for the City of Prescott, Arizona, a job that required his active involvement in water preservation measures [...]

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Faces of Sustainability – David Davis

2012-06-27T05:12:54-04:00May 28th, 2010|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , |

Maintaining the landscape and horticultural variety of Wake Forest’s property is a much more complex and integrated endeavor than one might suspect, as proven by David Davis, Wake’s Manager of Landscaping Services. A new administration at the university brought new and progressive views on sustainability, and a shift in the landscaping practices of old. For years [...]

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