The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative (DCOI) seeks to demonstrate an approach to carbon offset projects that provides research opportunities and educational value, bolsters relationships will local communities, and fosters partnerships with peer institutions. In collaboration with our peer institutions, DCOI strives to leverage academic resources to develop best practice guidance for carbon offset projects, and to improve how offsets function within higher education. Additionally, DCOI hopes to use Duke University as a testing ground for reproducible offset projects that other schools can replicate on the way to achieving their own sustainability goals.
As an office specifically focusing on carbon offsets, DCOI seeks opportunities to share its experience as a project implementer and its expertise gained from developing protocols and guidance materials within the academic community. DCOI is happy to provide support to improve outcomes for offset policies, programs, and projects at your institution - contact DCOI by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.