Campus Sustainability Committee

The Duke University Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC), a standing committee appointed by the President, is responsible for making recommendations to guide campus sustainability policies, championing these sustainability initiatives and communicating them to each member's respective constituencies to foster a more sustainable campus community.

For the 2015-16 academic year, the CSC will continue to expand the current Climate Action Plan (CAP) to a broader Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP), which includes targets and policies regarding many elements of sustainability such as water, procurement, food and natural resources. The CSC will continue to monitor and report progress on emissions reductions and other CAP milestones, as well as take steps to engage the Duke community in these efforts.

Subcommittees for the CSC for 2015-16 are listed below and are open to students, faculty, and staff.  Materials Management and Sustainable Investment are the only subcommittees meeting actively this year.  Please contact if you are interested in participating in a subcommittee.

2015-16 Subcommittees

Materials Management (Active)
Sustainable Investment (Active)
Energy & Water
Carbon Offsets
Natural Resources

2015-16 CSC Membership

Faculty (9)
Tim Profeta, Director of Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Sanford (Co-Chair)
Charlotte Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment
Jack Soll, Fuqua School of Business
William Pizer, Sanford School of Public Policy
Mike Bergin, Pratt School of Engineering
Gunther Peck, History & Sanford School of Public Policy
Megan Mullin, Nicholas School of the Environment
Svati Shah, Cardiology
Ryke Longest, Law, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Administrators (11)
Tallman Trask, Executive Vice President (Co-chair)
Tavey Capps, Environmental Sustainability Director
John Noonan, Associate Vice President of Facilities
Joe Gonzalez, Acting Director of Residential Life and Housing Services
Leanora Minai, Director of Communications, Office of Communication Services   
Charles Adair, Program Manager, Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative
Casey Roe, Environmental Sustainability Assistant Director
Mark Hough, Campus Landscape Architect
Carl DePinto, Director Parking and Transportation
Jane Pleasants, Assistant Vice President Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Anne Light, Project Manager, Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations

Students (8)
Jeff Feng, Environmental Alliance
Kelly Shen, Environmental Alliance
Greg Cooper, Duke University Greening Initiative
Alex Klonick, Duke University Greening Initiative
Olivia Cap, GPSC representative
Allison Killius, GPSC representative
Michael Norwalk, DSG representative
Moses Wayne, DSG representative