Climate Action Plan for the Nicholas School of the Environment

Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Project Theme(s): 
Air & Climate
Buildings
Campus Engagement
Energy
Policy & Planning
Description: 

It has been nearly 10 years since Duke University's formal commitment to climate action via the creation of the first campus-wide climate action plan, "Growing Green: Becoming a Climate Neutral Campus". As the Duke Office of Sustainability, looks to continue its journey towards carbon neutrality, they are exploring additional avenues to create change. At the same time, the Duke University Marine Lab, based in Beaufort, North Carolina, also has sights set on reducing their campus carbon emission. This study investigates the feasibility of each school creating their own specific Climate Action Plans to supplement the university-wide plan. Furthermore, this study will provide insights into the feasibility of school-specific climate action plans at the university at large as well as provide recommendations for the Nicholas School and the Duke Marine Lab. The results provide an assessment of the greenhouse gas footprint of the Nicholas School and the Duke Marine Lab both long and short recommendations to drive the campus towards carbon neutrality.

Departments/Organizations: 
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University Marine Lab
Sustainable Duke
Additional Information/Links:
Instructor: 
James Hench
Charlotte Clark
Tavey Capps
Project Team: 
Minho Dominic Lee
Yige Liu
Taylor Price
Keyword(s): 
climate action plan
GHG emissions