Nicholas Institute Staff to Teach Courses Focused on Energy, Sustainability This Fall

Nicholas Institute Staff to Teach Courses Focused on Energy, Sustainability This Fall

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 1, 2011

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652
erin.mckenzie@duke.edu
 

DURHAM, N.C. – As part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ ongoing commitment to environmental education, staff members are teaching courses in Duke University classrooms during the fall semester.

Energy, Environment and the Law

This graduate-level course examines the legal framework governing energy production and consumption in the United States, the major environmental issues associated with the nation’s energy sectors and policy approaches for balancing energy needs with environmental protection. It is cross-listed at Duke’s Law School and the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Instructor: Jonas Monast, Director of the Nicholas Institute’s Climate and Energy Program.

Sustainable Systems Theory & Drivers

In this course, students will explore the current drivers and implications of sustainable systems through group projects and in-class exercises—focusing on socio-metobolic consumption, sustainability as a field of inquiry, systems thinking, industrial ecology and earth systems engineering. This class is part of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s new graduate-level Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis.

Instructor: Jay Golden, Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Golden is leading the new certificate.

For more information on these courses, visit: http://registrar.duke.edu/.

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