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Sustainability grad student sets example

The Master of Arts in Sustainability program, an interdisciplinary one-year program that gives students and early to mid-career professionals the diverse skillset they need to work in the global sustainability marketplace, will graduate its first students this year.

Media Advisory: Earth Day Story Ideas from Wake Forest University

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22 and this year marks the 45th anniversary of the effort to put environmental concerns front and center. Wake Forest University will hold several related events and offers great examples of sustainability in action. Wake Forest’s Director of Sustainability is available to comment on Earth Day. […]

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Looking back at science and technology in 2014

From bats to blue-footed boobies and beyond, 2014 was a memorable year for Wake Forest when it came to science and technology news.

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Building community from scratch

The busiest time of year at the Campus Kitchen is the week before Thanksgiving as students, faculty and staff come together for Turkeypalooza. Now in its 8th year, Turkeypalooza is a week-long event in which more than 150 volunteers cook locally-sourced Thanksgiving dinners for food-insecure Triad-area residents.

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Focus on food in the forest

Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability. One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – food justice, food quality, food politics – can be found everywhere, woven into the fabric of students’ lives through their course work, extra-curricular activities and service learning opportunities.

Campus Kitchen executive board members and volunteers prepare meals for local residents in its new space in Kitchin Residence Hall.

A new home for Campus Kitchen

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University will hold a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.

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A way to save the Amazon?

A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.

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Welcome to college (almost)

From lectures to team building to serving in the community, 51 students from 15 states get a taste of college life at LENS@Wake Forest, a three-week pre-college sustainability program.

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Research at the Forest

From improving the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases to turning waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity, Wake Forest researchers raised the bar of scientific excellence yet again during the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Tomorrow’s tomatoes look to the past

The key to developing drought-resistant tomatoes may be hidden in the genes of their ancestors. Rising junior Kathleen DiNapoli is on a hunt to find it.