Certificate in Community-Based Environmental Management

Student Projects

One of the primary goals of the CBEM Certificate program is to support the work of community-based organizations throughout North Carolina. As part of the capstone, spring semester course, our students complete in-depth projects that are designed and completed in collaboration with these organizations. These projects provide an opportunity for our students to apply the theory they have learned about working with communities to real world cases while supporting the programs and missions of community-based organizations throughout the state.

If your organization would be interested in partnering with our students, please get in touch with Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, CBEM Certificate Program Director, elizabeth.shapiro@duke.edu. Applications for student partner projects are due DECEMBER 1 of each year. The application description and form can be found here. The types of projects our students complete include:

Participatory Planning

Collaboratively develop the tools and framework (e.g. focus groups, surveys, asset mapping, etc.) to include the community your organization works with in an assessment of their own perceptions of the causes and consequences of environmental and social issues affecting them and the action steps needed to address them.

Participatory Program Evaluation

Collaboratively develop the tools and framework to evaluate one of your organization’s programs or projects in a way that openly includes your staff and members of the community you serve.

Participatory Environmental Monitoring Project

Collaboratively develop the tools and framework for the community you work with to be able to monitor and report on an environmental or environmental health issue that is affecting them.

Outreach and Social Marketing Campaign

Collaboratively develop a campaign to inform the community you work with about an environmental or environmental health issue and do so in a way that aims to change the behaviors that are at the root of the problem.

Political Action Campaign

Collaboratively research and develop strategies to use political and legal channels to address an environmental or environmental health issue in the community your organization works with.

The following are some examples of the projects are students have completed for community-based organizations throughout North Carolina:

2016

2015

2014

2013