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Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Sustainability Clinic

Helping communities reach sustainability goals

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Research Opportunities

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Land Rights, Forests, Food Systems Central to Limiting Global Warming: Report

Land Rights, Forests, Food Systems Central to Limiting Global Warming: Report

By Justin Catanoso In the wake of the dire, just released UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, a climate advocacy group known as CLARA (Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance) has published a separate report proposing that the world’s nations put far more effort into land sector measures to store carbon and reduce greenhouse…

Gold Mining in Madre de Dios Causes Deforestation Rates and Mercury Levels to Climb, CINCIA Studies Show

Gold Mining in Madre de Dios Causes Deforestation Rates and Mercury Levels to Climb, CINCIA Studies Show

Wake Forest’s Centro de Innovación Cientifica Amazónica (CINCIA) has published research briefs showing how illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios has contributed to increased deforestation and contaminated waterways. By Adam Tomasi In August 2018, Wake Forest’s Centro de Innovación Cientifica Amazónica (CINCIA) published a study with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the…

CEES Spotlight: Tropical Ecologist Cassie Freund Breaks Ground in the Andes

CEES Spotlight: Tropical Ecologist Cassie Freund Breaks Ground in the Andes

  Cassie Freund is a tropical forest ecologist and a third-year Ph.D. student at Wake Forest. She currently studies the disturbance ecology of tropical montane forests. Her work is important for understanding the structure, composition, and functioning of these dynamic forest ecosystems. By: Kat Boulton Q: What did you study as an undergrad at Wake Forest?…

Where Science Meets Storytelling: Wake Forest Students Explore Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Journalism

Where Science Meets Storytelling: Wake Forest Students Explore Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Journalism

While journeying down river in the Madre de Dios region of Peru this June, nine Wake Forest students saw Peruvians that looked a lot like them. They were young. They smiled and waved. But the same hands that greeted the students were the ones that sifted through the soil for gold – an illegal practice…

Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from the sun, research has shown that some compounds found in…

Engagement

The Center for the Energy, Environment & Sustainability engages with partners across disciplines and industries to further progress in the fields of energy and environment.

Affiliates
Interdisciplinary thinking is vital as we adapt to a changing world and CEES continues to both formally and informally encourage cross-pollination among its affiliates. Browse our list of current CEES affiliates here. CEES affiliates gain access to information on funding, events, CEES developments, and, most importantly, each other. Contact us if you would like more information on becoming a CEES affiliate.

Sustainability Clinic
In addition to working on a global scale, CEES also collaborates with the Winston-Salem community. Browse our past events to learn more about CEES’s community partnerships and read more about our community-based research in biofuels.

CEES members and their students have skill sets applicable to real-world problems. The Sustainability Clinic acts as a bridge between our considerable human capital and those in the local, regional, and international communities who would benefit from our expertise.

Students
Students are an integral part of our work at CEES.  Read more about research opportunities here.

  • Land Rights, Forests, Food Systems Central to Limiting Global Warming: Report

    By Justin Catanoso In the wake of the dire, just released UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, a climate advocacy group known as CLARA (Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance) has published a separate report proposing that the world’s nations put far more effort into land sector measures to…

  • Gold Mining in Madre de Dios Causes Deforestation Rates and Mercury Levels to Climb, CINCIA Studies Show

    Wake Forest’s Centro de Innovación Cientifica Amazónica (CINCIA) has published research briefs showing how illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios has contributed to increased deforestation and contaminated waterways. By Adam Tomasi In August 2018, Wake Forest’s Centro de Innovación Cientifica Amazónica (CINCIA) published a study with the United States Agency for…

  • CEES Spotlight: Tropical Ecologist Cassie Freund Breaks Ground in the Andes

      Cassie Freund is a tropical forest ecologist and a third-year Ph.D. student at Wake Forest. She currently studies the disturbance ecology of tropical montane forests. Her work is important for understanding the structure, composition, and functioning of these dynamic forest ecosystems. By: Kat Boulton Q: What did you study as…