Environmental Education and Communication
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."
Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden
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.
Princeton Profiles: Zoe Sims, finding purpose and passion in the natural world
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.
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.