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Buildings
Energy
Fall
2012

There is a growing role for sports in the sustainability movement. With the ability to unite people and deliver environmental messages without political motive, sports can play a key role in helping teams and universities to make great strides in reducing their energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. Duke University has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2024.

Air & Climate
Biodiversity
Water
Fall
2012

Carbon offsets are becoming a necessary tool in carbon emission reduction. The offsets obtained through sequestration in coastal wetland vegetation and sediment is referred to as blue carbon. Our client, the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative (DCOI), is currently researching blue carbon to help meet Duke University’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2024.

Air & Climate
Research
Water
Fall
2018

Global climate change will significantly alter humanity's ability to inhabit planet Earth. Just this year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that even if all carbon emissions stopped that active carbon sequestration would be needed to halt climate change (IPCC, 2018). A way to compensate for GHG emissions is carbon offsets.

Campus Engagement
Curriculum
Grounds and Landscaping
Public Engagement
Fall
2018

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens represent a unique educational opportunity for K-12 students to experience what they are taught in school. A field trip to the gardens provides a tangible and profound opportunity to augment the science and sustainability concepts K-12 students see in the classroom.

Food & Dining
Waste
Fall
2018

In the summer of 2018, Duke University implemented a disposable plastics ban in all 34 campus dining locations. The dining venues now use reusable, compostable, or recyclable materials for all of their needs. The student team was enlisted to design a multifaceted plan to promote proper waste disposal at selected campus dining locations (Red Mango and Saladelia in Sanford).