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Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

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Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
Presentations -2014 NC Sustainable Energy Conference, "Sustainability 101 for Universities", Tavey Capps, Raleigh, NC, April-14 -2014 Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference, "Culture of Sustainability: The Power of Gaming, Rewards & Social Norms", Casey Roe, Baltimore, MD, Mar-14 - 2013 AASHE Conference Presentation, "Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Local Food in the Carolinas Program: Campuses to Communities", Tavey Capps, Nashville, TN, Oct-13 - 2013 NC APPA, "Working Together to Find Solutions", Tavey Capps, Arwen Buchholz, Greensboro, NC, Apr-13 -2013 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Casey Roe - "Inspiring Behavior Change with Competition ", Bethesda, MD, April 2013. -2012 AASHE Conference Presentation, Casey Roe - "Campus as a Training Ground for Careers in Sustainability", Los Angeles, CA, October 2012. -2012 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Casey Roe, Emily Sloss - "The Duke Campus Farm as a Learning Laboratory", College Park, MD, April 2012. - 2012 AASHE Conference Presentation, "Sustainability Offices 2.0", Tavey Capps, Los Angeles, CA, Oct-12 - Greening the Campus 2012, "Bridging the Operation and Academic Sustainability Gap – Lessons Learned through Collaboration at Duke University", Tavey Capps, Charlotte Clark, Muncie, ID, Mar-12 - 2012 Academic Facilities Council Annual meeting, "Duke's Sustainability Efforts and DCOI", Tavey Capps, Tanja Vujic, Durham, NC, Apr-12 - 2011 Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference, "Public Sustainability Commitments", Tavey Capps, College Park, MD, Apr-11 - 2011 NCSU Net Impact, "University Sustainability Panel", Tavey Capps, Raleigh, NC, Sep-11 - 2010 Smart Sustainable Campus Conference, "Change Behavior – Change Climate: Effective Transportation Demand Management Strategies in Reducing Campus Carbon Emissions", Tavey Capps, College Park, MD, Mar-10 - 2010 Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference Plenary Session, "The Rewarding, Bold and Sometimes Bumpy Road to Climate Neutral", Tavey Capps, College Park, MD, Mar-10 -2010 AASHE Conference Presentation, Casey Roe –“Doing More with Less: Tapping Campus Partnerships and Online Resources”, Denver, CO, October 2010. -2010 AASHE Conference Presentation, Casey Roe—“Measuring and managing sustainability using SAS at Duke University”, Denver, CO, October 2010. -2010 Ivy Plus Sustainability Meeting, Casey Roe—“ Green Marketing and Outreach in Athletics”, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010. -2010 AASHE Conference Presentation, Heather Hosterman – “Local Carbon Offset Projects lessons from Duke University”, Denver, CO, October 2010. -The Duke Endowment, Tatjana Vujic & Heather Hosterman – “The Duke Endowment Campus Sustainability Summit” (an update on the offset initiative with a focus on energy), Davidson College, Davidson, NC, September 14-15, 2010. -Climate Action Reserve: Special Topics Series, Tatjana Vujic & Heather Hosterman – “The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative”, webinar, August 26, 2010. Documents -Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative & Nicholas Institute – "A Spatial-Economic Optimization Study of Swine-Waste Derived Biogas Infrastructure Design in North Carolina", April 2013 (see http://www.hr.duke.edu/media/sustainability/SwineBiogas.pdf) -National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Case Study— "Duke Waste Reduction 2012" -National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Case Study—“DukeEngage Carbon Offsets Pilot Project at Duke University” -2010 AASHE Case Study—“DukeEngage Carbon Offsets Pilot Project at Duke University” -US EPA, Duke University, Environmental Defense Fund—“Facilitating Carbon Offset Projects on North Carolina Swine Farms to Encourage Greenhouse Gas Emission and Other Pollution Reductions” (see http://sustainability.duke.edu/documents/dukeoffsets.pdf) -Sustainable Duke & Nicholas Institute – “The Role of Offsets in Meeting Duke University’s Commitment to ‘Climate Neutrality’: A Feasibility Study”, November 2008 (see http://sustainability.duke.edu/images/OffsetsFeasibilityStudy.png) -Swine Carbon Offset Estimator (see http://sustainability.duke.edu/carbon_offsets/swine.php) -"Growing Green: Becoming a Carbon Neutral Campus", October 2009 (see http://sustainability.duke.edu/climate_action/Duke%20Climate%20Action%20Plan.pdf)

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
-Ivy Plus sustainability group -Southeast Sustainability Network -Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education -The Duke Endowment (partnership on sustainability with Davidson College, Johnson C. Smith University, & Furman University) -Triangle Area Sustainability Coordinators group -Triangle Area Sustainability Outreach Coordinators group -Southeast Eco-Reps Conference

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
The sustainability staff at Duke University collaborate regularly with other campuses to advance sustainability in higher education as a whole. We regularly participate in and contribute to discussions and questions on the Green Schools listserv. We take part in monthly calls focused on sustainability and annual meetings with the Ivy Plus schools and with the SE Sustainability Network Schools. Additionally, our sustainability director and outreach coordinator periodically meet with their peers from local triangle universities and cities. We also organize and coordinate events with other schools on an ad-hoc basis. For instance, in May of 2010, Duke University hosted 7 other area North Carolina universities for a "train-the-trainers" workshop teaching faculty to integrate sustainability into their courses. Duke University frequently collaborates with peer schools on conference presentations, such as a Spring 2015 presentation on social media at the Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference with sustainability outreach coordinators from UNC Greensboro, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State and Elon. In the spring of 2015, Duke will participate in a local alternative transportation competition with other universities in the area.

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