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By Liz Bloomhardt

Published July 1, 2010

Since this is the send home edition of The Chronicle, it seems appropriate for the ‘green devil’ column to go home, too.

Most of the year I use this space to explore ways in which Duke is making progress toward its climate neutrality goal. Using the University’s Climate Action Plan as a road map, I’ve covered issues relating to energy, transportation and carbon offsets.

Why does it make sense to focus on what happens off campus? Of the four end-use consumption sectors measured by the Annual Energy Review 2008: Energy Consumption, a report published by the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Energy, transportation and residential energy use make up the second and third largest sectors in the U.S. respectively. So what Duke thinks about and does on campus, you can think about and do at home too.

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