In It for Life

Activating every facet of our institution to create a model for educating and deploying a generation of climate- and sustainability-fluent change makers.

The Duke Climate Commitment is a university-wide, impact-oriented initiative to address the climate crisis by creating sustainable and equitable solutions that place society on the path toward a resilient, flourishing, carbon-neutral world. Through education, research, external engagement and campus operations, the Duke Climate Commitment seeks to imagine, design and implement a sustainable future for all.

Now accepting proposals:
The Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP)

Duke faculty and staff, accelerate your research on sustainable, equitable solutions to address the climate crisis. Research Awards (up to $100,000) and Ideation Awards (up to $20,000) are available. First-round proposals due by February 20, 2023, 5 PM ET.

Now accepting proposals:
The Climate and Sustainability Teaching Fellows Program

We invite instructors of 2023-24 Duke undergraduate courses that do not currently include climate and sustainability content to apply for support and resources to infuse these topics into existing courses. Proposals due February 28, 2023, 5 PM ET.

What We're Doing

Through the years we’ve woven climate and sustainability through most aspects of Duke to address the climate crisis in novel ways and create sustainable and equitable solutions, seeking knowledge in education, research, sustainable operations, external engagement and community partnerships.

A Timeline of Climate at Duke

Get Involved

Engaging the entire Duke community is a critically important facet of our commitment to address the climate crisis. Find out how you can get involved.

The Announcement

Look back at the announcement that gave a singular name to all of our efforts and experience the inspiring talks from members across the Duke community.