Kelsey Zalimeni made a dress out of discarded fast-food paper as part of an exhibit of “green” art at the START gallery. Zalimeni is a recipient of the Karyn Dingledine Scholarship in Art and is pictured with (from left) Trustee Tom and Karyn Dingledine and her mother, Lori. [Video]
April 22nd, 2011 | Sustainability
Are we any closer to finding strategies for combining sustainable principles with everyday decision-making? Starting with simple changes is the first step to tackling more complex challenges.
At Wake Forest, one day to celebrate the Earth is not enough. From April 14-26, 13 Days of Celebrating the Earth will offer nearly two weeks of activities, and informational and motivational events around Earth Day.
With concern for healthier eating, community gardens are experiencing unprecedented growth. Experts offer insights into the benefits of sharing the work and the food.
Creation narratives from Genesis are sometimes interpreted as giving humans domination over the earth. But what if instead that language has implications for stewardship rather than control? Questions like this and others related to feminism and the environment will be explored during the Phyllis Trible Lecture Series to be held March 1 and 2 on the Reynolda Campus.
In recognition of sustainability efforts, Wake Forest has received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
This month, Wake Forest is launching a green team initiative. The program encourages departments to select a green team “captain” to evaluate sustainable practices in the office and make suggestions for ways to improve. Ideas might be simple, such as purchasing copy paper with recycled content, or more impactful, like eliminating mini-fridges in individual offices.
During the summer of 2010, a study was conducted by Wake Forest’s Translational Science Institute to assess the role of community gardens and farmers markets in Forsyth County. The research was done to better understand the role that gardens and markets may play in providing healthy food across the county.
Senior Frannie Speer, along with the Office of Sustainability, wants to educate campus about the bottled water industry’s effects on health, pollution and climate change. She is launching the “Choose to Reuse” campaign with a screening of “Tapped,” an award-winning documentary.
Wake Forest students have taken the holiday to those most in need. Volunteers cooked traditional Thanksgiving day meals on campus and delivered them to local agencies as part of Turkeypalooza.