Environmental Creative Arts
Environmentalist McKibben discusses art's impact on climate action
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium Oct. 25 about how art not only has created a romantic narrative of American history, but how it also can inspire people to action for global environmental change. His talk, "Art, Activism and the Chance for Change," was hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment."
PEI and Art Museum host Art + Environment Event Series
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am
PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.
Students study New Orleans' rich life and tenuous landscape
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am
The class "The Port of New Orleans: Culture and Climate Change" focuses on how the global climate problems of tomorrow imperil New Orleans today, and how people and culture can affect change. The course encompasses PEI's Grand Challenges and summer internship programs, as well as the Program in Environmental Studies and the Environmental Humanities at Princeton initiative.
New Orleans' Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Big Chief Darryl Montana and Chief Demond Melancon of New Orleans' Black Masking Indian groups visited Princeton for an April 3 panel discussion on the artistry and passion behind the tradition, and met with students in two courses the next day. Their visit was part of the exhibition, "Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown," organized by PEI associated faculty Jeff Whetstone in connection to his PEI Urban Grand Challenges project, "Flow: Living with the Mississippi."
Pride tops guilt as a motivator for environmental decisions
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:45pm
Princeton University research suggests that emphasizing the pride people will feel if they make environmentally conscious decisions is a better way to promote eco-friendly behavior than making people feel guilty for not living more sustainably nor taking steps to ameliorate climate change.
Freshman seminar asks students to envision their future in a changing climate
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
The freshman seminar, “Time Capsules for Climate Change,” asks students to use emerging science to think about the future of humanity under climate change and possible strategies for mitigation. Taught by Rob Socolow, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering and associated faculty in the Princeton Environmental Institute, the students are writing four essays that will be placed in time capsules to be opened at their graduation in 2021 and at their 10-, 25- and 50-year reunions. The time capsules are being stored in Princeton’s Mudd Library.
Farms, petroculture and the Environmental Nexus: Four new environmental studies courses and ENV 200 for Spring 2018
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Four new environmental studies courses and the popular "Environmental Nexus" class are among the many Spring 2018 classes from PEI's Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Registration begins Dec. 6.