Pratt’s GREENngineering team wins the GREEN DEVIL SMACKDOWN!!


Congratulations to the Green Devil Smackdown Champions, greengineering.  Battling 63 teams, greengineering  put its emissions into submission over the eight week competition.

In addition to glory, greengineering will receive the Smackdown championship belt to display, a congratulatory letter from President Richard Brodhead, and up to $2,000 in carbon offsets.

All individuals who took at least four of the weekly challenges were included in a random drawing  to win Smackdown prizes. Kealy Devoy won a new bicycle,  Meg Barker won an Amazon Kindle, and Brooks Pearson won a basketball ticket package.

Thank you to all Smackdown participants who fought to reduce your emissions and help Duke become carbon neutral by 2024.

The Green Devil Smackdown is an initiative of Sustainable Duke in Office of the Executive Vice President.  Visit or e-mail for more information.

PRATT Winners at EMAC

“I’m proud to share that Pratt made a strong showing at the recent 2012 Duke Environmental Management Action Committee (EMAC) Awards. Mohamed Ismail, civil and environmental engineering junior, was honored for Student Environmental Leadership – Undergraduate Individual. Also, the Duke Smart Home and Duke Community Garden was honored for Student Environmental Leadership – Undergraduate Group.  Both of these awards recognize the demonstration of innovative and creative leadership in addressing the environmental issues on campus.  In addition, members of the Pratt Green Team were on hand to receive the Award for Outstanding Recycling Building on behalf of the Teer Engineering Building. Congratulations to everyone involved in helping reduce Pratt’s carbon footprint, and keep up the good work. ” – Dean Tom Katsouleas  (from Dean’s Memos 4/10/12)

Pratt and FIP are invited to EMAC to Celebrate Green Workplace Certification

Every year Environmental Management Action Committee (EMAC) recognizes those that have worked to increase the sustainability efforts of Duke University and Duke University Health System.  This year, we will also be celebrating the seven offices  (including the Pratt School of Engineering and The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics!!) that have achieved the Duke Green Workplace Certification this year with Sustainable Duke.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.