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Meet the Nineteens! - The Duke Environmental Leadership program recently welcomed the DEL-MEM Class of 2019!  The cohort, informally known as The Nineteens, consists of environmental professionals working in roles such as policy analyst, K-12 science teacher, environmental consultant, corporate executive, and NGO program manager.  They hail from across America and throughout the world.   Scroll through our captioned photo […]
Leanne Spaulding: DEL-MEM and the fine art of multi-tasking - The DEL-MEM program allows mid-career professionals to earn a Masters degree at the Nicholas School without leaving their current job or moving to Durham, NC.  Far from a workaround, DEL-MEM students must learn to manage a full slate of work, life, and school tasks all at once…no small feat.  Leanne Spaulding exemplifies this balance through […]
DEL-MEM Place-based Session Highlights: Spring 2017  - Restoration Principles and Practice is a graduate course taught in the Duke Environmental Leadership Program. We spent a week on the North Shore of the island of Kaua’i, learning from local leaders and getting our hands dirty. We are drawn to this particular place because it is a showcase for thinking about restoration in innovative ways. […]

Executive Education

PDX: Simple Text Improves Water Conservation - By Lisa Appel, DEL-MEM ’15 Have you ever read the text associated with a “Water Saving Dual Function Handle” on a sign in a public restroom? If you answered no, you are not alone. While the text is motivational, these signs are often too complex and may not be effective in encouraging users to make […]

I Am Duke Environment

Nina Bellucci Butler, DEL-MEM ‘07 - Nina Bellucci Butler chose the pristine beach of San Sebastian, Spain, to celebrate her 40th birthday. “If it’s in your make up, you have to look in recycling bins and observe choices around plastic when on vacation,” says Butler, who earned her DEL-MEM in 2007. She works as managing director Moore Recycling Associates Inc., where […]