The fight against climate change is enormous and complex, but speakers at the Duke Climate Commitment announcement on Sept. 29 had a message of hope and optimism, powered by advances in research and technology and by the growth of popular movements that are changing the political dynamics of the issue.

At the Page Auditorium event, every member of the Duke community was encouraged to join the campus-wide initiative.

“We are also a community dedicated to purpose and commitment, a community brimming with innovation and potential and the opportunity to write a bold new chapter,” said Vincent Price, Duke University President. “Today, that new chapter—a story of a better future—begins.”

Watch the Duke Climate Commitment announcement