Duke University seeks to attain and maintain a place of leadership in all that we do. This includes leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability on our campus, in our medical institutions, and in the larger community of which we are a part.
We are committed to examining the actual and potential environmental impacts associated with our activities and services in order to continually improve environmental performance.
Tavey McDaniel Capps became the Environmental Sustainability Director in 2008 after serving previously as Program Coordinator and Outreach & Communications Coordinator for Duke sustainability programs.
Tavey is responsble for developing a long-term sustainability plan for the University. Additionally she facilitates faculty, staff and student initiatives aimed at reducing Duke's environmental impact. Current projects include a campus-wide sustainability assessment, green dining, an expanded recycling program and a new campus energy policy.
Tavey brings seven years of experience in the environmental field with four of those years focused on sustainability in higher education at NC State and UNC Greensboro. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1999 with a BA in Environmental Policy.