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Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Master of Arts in Sustainability

Education for Sustainability

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Graduate Certificate

Enhance your sustainability knowledge

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Undergraduate

Undergraduate education for sustainability

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Curriculum Workshop

Developing a community of scholars

U.S. Subnationals Shoulder Climate Role in Bonn, Trump Sidelined

U.S. Subnationals Shoulder Climate Role in Bonn, Trump Sidelined

by Justin Catanoso The United States government under Donald Trump now stands alone, a rogue nation. Aligned against it at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, is every other nation in the world – all committed to meeting national emissions goals set in Paris in 2015. Completely bypassing Trump and the federal government at COP23 is the…

WFU Represented at Fifth Annual RayDay

WFU Represented at Fifth Annual RayDay

This year, the fifth annual RayDay brought people together, encouraged conversations and connections, and continued to spread the word about sustainability in honor of the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson. Anderson, chairman and CEO of Interface, a carpet tile manufacturer, had his environmental epiphany in 1994 after reading “The Ecology of Commerce” by…

The Age of Consequences – Screening & Discussion with Producer Sophie Robinson

The Age of Consequences – Screening & Discussion with Producer Sophie Robinson

Join us for a screening of The Age of Consequences, a powerful documentary that investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather,…

Keynote and Dialogue with Drawdown Senior Writer, Katharine Wilkinson

Keynote and Dialogue with Drawdown Senior Writer, Katharine Wilkinson

What can you do to slow the pace of climate change? What will it take to mitigate the threats it poses? Join us for a discussion on how innovation, leadership, and positive impact ideas can have a revolutionary effect on our future. Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, senior writer of Drawdown, will lead a conversation on 80…

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a machete, Freund shares a glimpse into being a researcher in…

Education

The Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) is proud to play a role in Wake Forest’s mission to educate the next generation of leaders.

In conjunction with the Office of Sustainability, we host a curriculum workshop for faculty interested in integrating sustainability into their classrooms, we support the efforts of the Environmental Program for undergraduate students, and we offer our own Master of Arts in Sustainability and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability.

Upcoming Events

Feb 08

David Haskell Lecture

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 PM * 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 20

App State Energy Mid-Year Summit

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM * 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 08

NC Breathe Conference

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 AM * 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 18

Earth Week at Wake Forest

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 8:00 AM * 8:00 am - Friday, March 23, 2018, 5:00 PM * 5:00 pm
Apr 06

Environmental Law Symposium

Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:00 AM * 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Subnationals Shoulder Climate Role in Bonn, Trump Sidelined

    by Justin Catanoso The United States government under Donald Trump now stands alone, a rogue nation. Aligned against it at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, is every other nation in the world – all committed to meeting national emissions goals set in Paris in 2015. Completely bypassing Trump and the federal…

  • WFU Represented at Fifth Annual RayDay

    This year, the fifth annual RayDay brought people together, encouraged conversations and connections, and continued to spread the word about sustainability in honor of the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson. Anderson, chairman and CEO of Interface, a carpet tile manufacturer, had his environmental epiphany in 1994 after reading…

  • The Age of Consequences – Screening & Discussion with Producer Sophie Robinson

    Join us for a screening of The Age of Consequences, a powerful documentary that investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and…