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Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is a nonpartisan institute founded in 2005 to help decision makers in business, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector understand their options, anticipate their choices, and make the most of opportunities for leadership in creating more economically and environmentally sustainable policies. The Institute is led by a small team of economists, scientists, and policy experts who leverage the broad expertise of their faculty colleagues—in arts and sciences, business, engineering, environment, divinity, law, and public policy—to help Duke deliver on its commitment “to put knowledge at the service of society” in the domains of energy, environment, and sustainability policy.

Additionally, many departments at Duke are engaged with the local government in promoting sustainability on campus and in the community. For instance, Parking and Transportation Services works closely with the City of Durham on the implementation of policies that govern and promote the installation of bike lanes on and around campus and is engaged in conversations about the future creation of a regional light rail, which has significant policy implications.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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