Mapping the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Duke

Spring
2021
Spring
2021
Project Theme(s): 
Air & Climate
Campus Engagement
Policy & Planning
Research
Description: 

Our project team's goal was to help map Duke University's ongoing initiatives and organizations to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), research other institutions' policies concerning the SDGs, and provide recommendations that could help Duke implement the SDGs in its operations in the future as effectively as possible. This research was conducted primarily through analysis of sustainability reports, staff interviews, and student awareness surveys. Key findings include that Duke currently addresses all 17 SDGs, but that some are more frequently represented than others. Additional conclusions related to practices at other universities and student awareness of SDGs at Duke were presented to clients.

Departments/Organizations: 
Sustainable Duke
Building/Area: 
Additional Information/Links:
Instructor: 
Charlotte Clark
Tavey Capps
Project Team: 
Jerry Fu
Chaoyi (Troy) Zha
Tiffany Yen
Elena Waechter
Queena Zhong
Meera Chakrabarti
Keyword(s): 
Campus Sustainability
student awareness
Ivy Plus peer schools
campus operations
climate action plan