The Climate Crisis Committee (CCC) at GPSG is tasked with responding to and advocating for environmentally focused issues that impact Duke’s graduate and professional student population. During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, the Committee focused on issues like divestment from fossil fuels, environmental justice, waste management, and equitable transportation. Collaboration is a large part of our work, and we are connected with multiple other GPSG Committees, including Parking and Transportation, External Advocacy, and DEI. Climate Crisis Committee’s work is also not limited to Duke’s campus, with ongoing efforts to connect with UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, the Durham community, and other universities around the United States. The Committee welcomes all Duke Graduate and Professional students regardless of experience level with government, advocacy, or climate issues.
UPDATED: Please join us for meetings on Zoom at https://duke.zoom.us/j/94891146548?pwd=WWhMbEc1OG9PSDQ4RXFrOFVoVzJxUT09
Meetings will occur every other Monday beginning Jan 30th, 2023 from 5-6 pm.
- Continuing to advocate for divestment from fossil fuels
- Expanding environmental justice programming throughout campus
- Collaborating with the Parking and Transportation Committee to improve access to affordable, sustainable transportation
- And more!
- Establishment of the Director of Environment and Sustainability Executive position at GPSG
- A Resolution of the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Calling on the Duke Administration to Hire At Least One additional Full Time Environmental Justice Faculty Member, Improve Environmental Justice Curriculum Offerings, and Make Tangible Commitments to Advancing Community-Based Environmental Justice Efforts
- A Resolution of the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Calling on the Duke Community to Divest From Fossil Fuels, and Set Up a University-Wide Climate Crisis Committee Dedicated to Staying Below 1.5°C of Global Warming