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CANCELED - Climate Connections: Networking for Duke Students and Alumni

The Climate Connections Networking Event has been canceled due to the likelihood of inclement weather conditions, in keeping with Duke University’s decision to cancel classes after 1 p.m. and close campus bus service at 2 p.m.

Date and Time
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall, 140 Science Drive, Durham, NC

The Roots, Experiences, and Future of Climate Justice: Exploring Connections with Environmental Justice

What is climate justice? Some refer to it as the disparity between the greatest greenhouse gas emitters and those who feel the greatest impacts of climate change, usually countries that contribute the least to the climate crisis. Others define it as the way that climate impacts – severe weather events, sea-level rise, and climatic shifts – will disproportionately impact low-income and communities of color. But what are the roots of the Climate Justice Movement?

Date and Time
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location
Duke Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall) + Livestream

Live Recording of Student Climate Podcasts

Join for live recordings of two Duke student-run podcasts: Energy Terminal and Operation Climate featuring Duke alums in climate.

Date and Time
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall, Circuit Drive

Announcement of the Duke Climate Commitment

Please join us for the announcement of the Duke Climate Commitment. Duke is uniting the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to engage our entire community in the relentless pursuit of climate change solutions. Hear more from members of the Duke community already engaged in this important work and find out how you can get involved.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location
Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive

Preparing Communities for Climate Resiliency: FEMA’s New BRIC Program

In this Internet of Water Coalition webinar, Scott Baldwin (Hagerty Consulting) will discuss the structure of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's BRIC program and how communities are beginning to use these funds to prepare for future natural disasters, including droughts.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

How to Increase Food Security and Adaptation on a Climate-Stressed Planet

In this session for Climate Week NYC 2022, Rahel Deribe Bekele (Sanford School of Public Policy and James E. Rogers Energy Access Project) will join fellow global experts to explore how climate-resilient agriculture can help to scale up adaptation.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 2)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Date and Time
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Connally Classroom

Environmental Justice: Past, Present, & Future

Join the conversation at Duke University on Sept. 15 for an important public event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Warren County protests in North Carolina. The nonviolent protests in 1982 surrounded the state’s disposal of soil laced with PCBs in the predominately Black community. The protests were considered among the earliest for environmental justice in the United States.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Duke University Chapel & Livestream

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Connally Classroom

Recalling Warren County: Discussing the Birth of a Movement

The 1982 Warren County protests saw people, independent of race, come together to combat systemic injustices and environmental racism. Those who joined the weeks of protest did not know a larger movement would launch from their fight for basic human rights. And yet, these now famous efforts are hailed as the launching of the Environmental Justice Movement.

Join us for a discussion of the protests, the birth of the EJ movement, and the future of the movement from the perspectives of those who participated.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Duke University Penn Pavilion Garden Room, 107 Union Dr, Durham, NC & Livestream

Mind the Gaps: Mapping Opportunities for Catalytic Climate Capital

Venture and private equity investors are pouring money into climate tech startups and large-scale renewable energy projects. Where capital is not flowing: emerging markets, low-income communities and projects aimed at climate adaptation and climate justice. Join ImpactAlpha and special guests to explore the new Climate Finance Tracker and effective strategies for bridging the gaps.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online event

Power Trip: Central Campus Chiller Plant

Join the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability for a Power Trip to Duke University's chilled water plant, which provides cooling services to campus and hospital facilities. This guided tour will provide an in-depth look at one of Duke’s most innovative energy facilities. The event is open to all Duke students.

Date and Time
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Central Campus Chiller Plant #3, 403 Anderson St., Durham, NC

Casting your Ballot for Environmental Justice: Discussing Where Protest Fills Gaps in Electoral Process

This event brings together Social Justice and Civil Rights scholars and advocates to discuss the intersection of voting, civil disobedience, and environmental justice. As we come up on midterm elections in the U.S., this program highlights two things: the history and interconnectedness of voting rights and environmental justice in this country, and the ways in which movements have used other methods, such as protest, when the electoral processes have failed to promote equity and public wellbeing.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Fall Porch Mixer & BBQ

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please subscribe to our email list to get alerts about future events! P.S. New Duke students, there are still seats remaining for the Welcome to Energy at Duke info session.​

Join the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability* for a networking shindig at which we welcome our community back to Duke in style... which is to say, with barbecue.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall Front Porch (facing Towerview Drive)

Welcome to Energy at Duke

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability is excited to host Welcome to Energy at Duke, a quick primer on Duke's energy universe. Duke students, come learn more about energy opportunities across the university, how the Nicholas Institute supports students, and how to connect with the community.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross 107)

pygeoapi: A Way to Publish Geospatial Data Using New OGC API Standards

The Open Geospatial Consortium’s family of API standards are helping make geospatial data on the web more accessible and interoperable. This presentation will introduce pygeoapi – a Python server implementation of OGC’s standards. Kyle Onda, from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s Center for Geospatial Solutions, will walk you through how to set up an API endpoint and discuss several ideas for how to use this flexible, open-source API framework for water data applications.

Date and Time
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Plus Programs 2022 Poster Session

Please join Rhodes iiD and numerous Duke partners on Fri., July 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Energy Hub (first floor of Gross Hall) and Ahmadieh Family Atrium (third floor of Gross Hall) for the Plus Programs 2022 Poster Session!
 
Plus Programs has continued to grow, and the session will feature 49 different project posters from Data+, Code+, CS+ and the newly formed Climate+ programs.
 

Date and Time
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Energy Hub (first floor of Gross Hall) and Ahmadieh Family Atrium (third floor of Gross Hall)

U.S. Climate Resilience Strategy: Prospects for Congressional Action

As extreme weather takes an increasing toll across the country, congressional interest in making communities more resilient is on the rise. Resilience funding was a prominent area of bipartisan climate cooperation in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. And bipartisan congressional proposals to improve U.S. climate resilience are being put forward in the House and Senate. 

Date and Time
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Working with Geospatial Hydrologic Data Using Web Services: Python

This two-part workshop series from the Internet of Water Coalition will feature a project-based overview of concepts and open-source tools for performing geospatial analyses with hydrologic data using web services in R and Python. Join us for practical demonstrations and guidance for all experience levels.

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar

California’s Water Market: Outlook & Innovations

The expansion of permanent cropland and continuing growth of urban communities are increasing demands on California’s limited water resources. These conditions are driving innovation to improve water risk management due to volatile hydrology. Urban agencies and Central Valley farmers regularly transact in a water market that is under new competitive pressure as participants manage this new normal. To provide greater market transparency, WestWater Research and Nasdaq have developed the NQH2O index which provides a weekly snapshot of California water prices.

Date and Time
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar