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Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Food & Dining
Transportation
Waste
Water
Spring
2020

Duke University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading care and research centers. Prioritizing patient experience with innovative and comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, Duke Hospital (DH) provides a regional emergency/trauma center, over 51 operating rooms, an endo-surgery center, and extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology areas.

Air & Climate
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Personal Wellbeing
Purchasing and Procurement
Research
Spring
2020

Studies estimate that 37% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are from the food system with food production accounting for 25% of all GHG emissions. In order to reduce the impact of the food eaten at Duke University, Duke Dining proposed this project with the goal of answering the following questions:

Biodiversity
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Policy & Planning
Purchasing and Procurement
Spring
2020

Our project team investigated the feasibility of bringing livestock (chickens) to the Duke Campus Farm. This included researching zoning policy, interviewing stakeholders, benchmarking with other universities and organizations at Duke that work with animals, and distributing a survey to explore student awareness of and interest in the farm.

Investment & Finance
Purchasing and Procurement
Fall
2015

Since President Brodhead signed the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment in 2007, Duke University has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2024. After developing a Climate Action Plan to achieve this goal, the Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) chose to move beyond greenhouse gas emissions and work on larger campus sustainability issues.

Curriculum
Food & Dining
Fall
2012

The goal of this study was to create a guide that aids individuals and institutions develop educational programs about sustainability for their farms. Interest in such programs is increasing and relatively few guides are available. The Duke Campus Farm is the intended first audience.