Math professor Sarah Mason teaches sustainability by the numbers. In her first-year seminar — “Counting on Sustainable Energy: Does it Add Up?” — students gain a greater understanding of alternative energy and learn how to critically evaluate claims about the environmental impact of fuel sources. Read more about Mason and how she combines her love of math with her passion for sustainability.
The School of Divinity’s innovative Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative will prepare religious leaders to guide congregations and religious communities in addressing food issues such as hunger, obesity and food justice.
Amanda Chou’s decision to start living healthier and an interest in Pinterest helped her win a national contest. From organic cotton bedding to book bags made of recycled plastic bottles, she has ideas for how to replace everyday items with more eco-friendly options.
Forty years from now, the world’s rainforests may be gone and with them our chance for a stable environment. Wake Forest’s JAMAZON celebrates that creative minds from biology to music to history to English can join together to find the answers.
“I’ve been on many other campuses, and I believe Wake Forest has the best-designed and intentional residential experience for students,” said Donna McGalliard, dean of Residence Life and Housing.
August 7th, 2012 | Sustainability
Imagine experiencing some of the most meaningful facets of college – such as intellectual curiosity, community living, and lasting friendships – in a trial run. Participants in LENS @ Wake Forest, a residential summer program that equips high school students to become global citizens, spent the last three weeks doing just that.
In recognition of Wake Forest’s sustainability efforts, ranging from sponsoring activities for 10 Days of Celebrating the Earth to reducing campus waste, the University has received a Silver rating from the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).
On April 20, the Arbor Day Foundation honored Wake Forest’s commitment to the care and preservation of its trees with a Tree Campus USA designation. To earn the honor, WFU achieved five core standards for sustainable campus forestry. Read more from Wake Forest Magazine.
From a cardboard boat race to a panel discussion on fracking to a food activism workshop, Wake Forest’s 10 days of celebrating the earth will engage the campus in thinking about sustainability issues April 19 through April 28. Read more from the Office of Sustainability.
March 7th, 2012 | Sustainability
Counting kilowatt-hours and gallons of water used on campus has just gotten easier with Wake Forest’s adoption of the new Building Dashboard. Now, everyone on campus can help monitor energy use and see the impact of energy reduction efforts.