Every member of the Duke community can play a role in the Climate Commitment. Check out the menu of options below for just a few of the ways you can get involved.
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Be a part of a community committed to researching and addressing climate change. Explore a broad range of opportunities to be a part of the commitment and help make our future brighter.
- Immerse yourself in a climate course. Climate- and sustainability-related courses can be found all across campus. There are many courses available to build your knowledge and become climate- and sustainability-fluent. Learn more from the Fall 2023 Climate & Sustainability Course List. If you’re not sure where to start, UNIV 102: Let’s Talk About Climate Change is a great introduction to all things climate!
- Major or minor in climate-related topics, or earn a certificate. Check out the full listing of climate- and sustainability-related undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates, or specialize in climate and sustainability topics through a variety of graduate programs.
- Join a climate-related student club. Climate and sustainability student groups abound on Duke’s campus. Check out Duke Groups for the complete listing of all student groups and find the climate and sustainability student group that is right for you.
- Tackle a Campus as Lab project. Sustainable Duke’s Campus as Lab program gives students the opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice, using the Duke campus as a living laboratory. Check out the Campus as Lab project database for a list of past, future and ongoing projects.
- Scope out climate and sustainability internships and careers. Check out the Science and Sustainability Community on the Duke Career Hub and begin planning your next career move in a climate- and sustainability-related field.
- Green your dorm. Get your Green Dorm Room Certification through Sustainable Duke (first-year students only).
- Asian/Pacific Studies Institute postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) and its partner, Global Asia Initiative (GAI), work to highlight programs on environment and climate change to the wider Duke community and the world. APSI and GAI seek a postdoctoral associate researching environmental and climate studies in Asia for one year, renewable for another, starting in Fall 2023. Candidates should be researching an aspect of contemporary environmental and/or climate change in East or Southeast Asia. Applications will be entertained from both the social sciences and humanities fields.
Faculty & Staff
- Build your climate and sustainability fluency, and infuse it into your course curriculum. The North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program provides educators at all levels with the opportunity to build their knowledge of environmental issues and put their knowledge into practice in the classroom and beyond.
- Get Green Certified by Sustainable Duke. Reduce the environmental impact of your courses, classrooms, labs, workspaces, and events by following Sustainable Duke’s checklists for Green Certification.
- Watch the Duke Forever Learning Institute’s webinar series. The Duke Forever Learning Institute provides lifelong learning opportunities for alumni. Catch the playbacks of Spring 2022’s seminar series, including sessions on sustainable materials and water, and stay tuned for future climate-related webinar topics.
- Take a Coursera for Duke course. Duke alumni have free access to Coursera for Duke courses. Check out courses on environmental and climate-related topics, such as renewable energy or conservation.
- Take part in a Climate Fresk workshop. The Climate Fresk is a collaborative workshop that teaches participants about climate change. If you want to better understand the scientific basis for climate change, the Fresk is a great place to start.
- Follow Duke social media for Climate Commitment updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and TikTok to find out more about the Climate Commitment’s work as new updates become available.