Category Archive: Features

Marine Spatial Planning for Coral Reefs

Applying Key Concepts of Marine Spatial Planning to Promote Coral Reef Recovery Following a Severe Bleaching Event Anne Rosinski, Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, University of Hawaii Anne completed the Duke Marine Planning Advancement Training in December 2016, where she provided the following update on marine spatial planning in Hawaii:   It is estimated that over …

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Announcing First Nicholas School Executive Ed Course Held in China

  In just a few weeks, executive education will be traveling to Duke Kunshan University in Jiangsu, China for the Venture Mentoring Program: Introduction to Start-Up Business Planning workshop. The training event will occur December 9-11, 2016. The 2-day course is led by Dr. Jesko von Windheim, who leads the Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship program …

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Social Marketing: Making Behavior Change a Reality

Social Marketing is the environmental professional’s secret weapon.  It is the skill you didn’t even know you needed in order to make the world a better place.  The Nicholas School Executive Education (NSEE) program is pleased to once again offer “Intermediate Environmental Social Marketing Strategy” (IESMS) as an online course this fall beginning the week of …

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Congratulations Class of 2016

On Saturday May 14, the Nicholas School of the Environment held its Recognition Ceremony for this year’s MEM, MF, and PhD graduates. It is always a proud moment to see our dedicated DEL-MEM students join the ranks of distinguished Nicholas School alumni! The sun shone brightly as students lined up, straightening their caps and gowns, …

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Can A Rising TIDE Diversify the Environmental Professional Field?

Glenda Lee, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the Nicholas School of the Environment

In January, DEL hosted the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), a program sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. The program included a session with Glenda Lee, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Founder of Rising TIDE. Lee delivered a refreshingly honest presentation entitled “Diversity …

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Duke Forest: An Asset For All

North Carolina’s pine forests have set the stage for pioneering foresters for generations. Just a few weeks ago, the Nicholas School of the Environment hosted a 75th Celebration of Forestry Education at Duke. But Duke Forest already celebrated its 75th anniversary back in 2006. It can be tricky to disentangle the history of Duke Forest …

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What is a Forestland Investment?

Forests provide a wide range of goods and services that humans around the world consume on a daily basis. Wood is perhaps the most obvious of these goods—but forests also provide recreational opportunities, increase the value of residential property, sequester carbon, provide us with oxygen and clean water, and keep our natural world in balance. …

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Complex course delivers clear messages of collaboration, environmental sensitivity

One of the longest and most complex onsite training courses ever developed by DEL Executive Education wrapped up just before Christmas when 24 Chinese water engineers were awarded certificates in front of their bosses, who made the long journey to campus expressly for the occasion. The 10-week course, “International Business Development and Engineering Project Management,” …

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When Your Children Ask You What You Did to Preserve the Planet for Their Future, What Will You Tell Them?

Just weeks after I completed my DEL-MEM degree in May 2014, I experienced my first significant opportunity to advance my career as an environmental educator. I met a dynamic environmental scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. Bruno Marino, founder of Planetary Emissions Management (PEM-Carbon). Over a series of meetings, we developed a commonality focused on children and their …

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