Workshop Details

Monday, January 11, 2016, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Lunch & snacks included
Optional dinner with new & past fellows at the home of Charlotte Clark
No cost to attend

***Registration extended until January 4!***

The daylong Trillium Workshop on Sustainability Across the Curriculum, now in its 7th year, introduces participants to fundamental concepts of sustainability, including connections between the environment, economics, and social equity, and assists participants in incorporating sustainability topics into their courses and other educational activities in any discipline. Participants will join a network of over 70 Trillium Fellows who are faculty, instructors, and others across Duke’s campus who teach about sustainability in diverse fields.

Please review these materials in advance of the workshop. 


  • Please register by January 4, 2016! [EXTENDED] (Please contact Eileen Thorsos directly after that date.)
  • All faculty/course instructors are welcome, as are students and staff with educational roles at Duke.
  • The first 10 faculty with discretionary accounts to register are eligible for a $500 discretionary account stipend. See details and requirements below.
  • We will confirm your registration and the availability of stipends on a rolling basis.


Stipend requirements

Up to 10 eligible Duke faculty can elect to receive a $500 stipend to your discretionary accounts when you complete the following tasks:

  • As you register, name a specific course that you will design or revise to include sustainability components. Revisions can include substantial course overhauls or a few focused lectures or assignments.
  • Attend the one-day Trillium workshop, January 11, 2016.
  • Attend two follow-up gatherings in the Spring semester 2016 to discuss planning or implementation of your course.
  • Create at least one post for the Trillium blog about your experience redesigning your course.
  • Permit your modified course syllabus to be published as an example of varied methods for teaching about sustainability.
  • Participate in assessment activities of the Learning Community.
  • Serve as a convenor of the following year’s workshop.

$300 of this stipend will be paid to the fellows upon completion of the course-, blog-, and assessment-related activities; $200 will be reserved for contributing to the 2017 Trillium workshop.


For more information, contact Eileen Thorsos (, 919-613-8207).