Spearheading Sustainability

Duke Alumni Travels Sustainability Journey: A project with Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment


Bleed Blue. Live Green. Duke University is educating and empowering its Duke community to create a more sustainable future through environmental, economic, and social change on campus and beyond. Duke signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and set the goal to become climate and carbon neutral by 2024. In line with Duke’s overarching sustainability goals, Duke Alumni Travels is joining this movement by engaging the travel industry to help develop approaches and metrics to monitor and improve environmental impact.

Educational. Sustainable. Global.

DUKE TRAVELERS are Duke Alumni, Parents, Family and Friends who seek to learn about the world and its cultures as well as to protect the environment and communities they visit.

Duke Alumni Travels has engaged a team of graduate students in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment to collaborate with its tour operators to assess their practices and engage the travel industry around sustainability.

As this project develops, Duke Alumni Travels aims to leverage the best practices of its educational travel operators to help improve sustainability standards across the industry to benefit travelers and the world-wide destinations they explore.


For more information on Duke Alumni Travels’ sustainability journey, please contact us at sustainabletravel@duke.edu