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Environmental Education and Communication

Environmentalist McKibben discusses art's impact on climate action

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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."

Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:15pm

Students in the Princeton School of Architecture undertook a project to build a mobile farming shed for a community garden in Newark. Funded by PEI, the project was conceived in conjunction with the interdisciplinary course "Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure — Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl" taught by Mario Gandelsonas, professor of architecture and the Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture, which challenged students to address the entanglements between water, energy and urban sprawl from a perspective informed by architecture, urbanism and the humanities.

Jack Liu talk: "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet"

Jianguo (Jack) Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University, presented, "China's Environment on a Metacoupled Planet," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3

PEI Faculty Seminar: “The New Wilderness”

Jeff Whetstone, Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts and PEI associated faculty, presented, "The New Wilderness," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

Princeton Profiles: Zoe Sims, finding purpose and passion in the natural world

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:30pm

After graduating from Princeton, Zoe Sims '17, who received her degree in EEB with a certificate in ENV, spent a year in service at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya through a Princeton in Africa fellowship. Sims distinguished herself as a scientist and a student while at Princeton – including receiving numerous honors from PEI — and she continues to pursue her passion for the environment.

PEI Faculty Seminar: "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment"

Emmanuel Kreike, Professor of History, presented, "Environcide: War, Society, and Environment," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Kreike was the second speaker in the Spring 2018 PEI Faculty Seminar Series.

Pride tops guilt as a motivator for environmental decisions

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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.

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