The Duke Conservation Society (DCS) has been busy this year with engaging and high-impact programming – much of which has been made possible by members of the Duke alumni community. Getting Started The DCS started their year off in the fall with an enriching trip to the Duke Lemur Center in September. Just a few
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In late 2017, Duke alum Paul Younes (MBA’16) came across an episode of BBC’s popular series Blue Planet that showed the damage humans are doing to the earth’s oceans in the form of plastic and other pollutants. Appalled by what he saw, he decided to share the video with his family and friends. When Stella,
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Duke University today announced a $25 million gift from Jeff and Laurie Ubben. Of the total, $20 million will support WWF’s wildlife conservation programs, and $5 million will support environmental research and education at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
You’ve probably heard or seen the term “Annual Fund” before, but do you know exactly what it is? You may associate it with solicitations for the school – after all, just last week the school was seeking donations to the Annual Fund for #GivingTuesday. But do you know how the funds are actually used?
This year marks the Nicholas School’s first year participating in Giving Tuesday, the annual international day dedicated to charitable giving. Giving Tuesday –often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism — takes place on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year. The international movement started in 2012 as a direct response to the
Patrick Bean MEM’08 appreciates how well the Nicholas School prepared him for his career in energy policy. He is equally grateful for the financial aid he received to help make his Duke environmental education possible. “At Duke, I was able to learn from the best in the field and build lifelong bonds with students and