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‘Creative Ecologies’: Storytelling and environmentalism

January 27, 2020 ・ Jamie Saxon

Students in several Princeton courses this fall examined the perils of climate change by considering how storytelling — with elements of description, language and structure — can influence people’s perceptions and fire up the imagination. One of the classes in…

Journalist Meera Subramanian, 2019 Barron Visiting Professor, explores intersection of culture and environment

September 25, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), comes to Princeton as part of her exploration of what motivates people’s relationships with and…

Course explores the Millstone River, Princeton’s backyard wilderness

May 23, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

An 8-foot deer shape cut from a discarded mirror stood along one wall of the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St. on the Princeton campus, its humanoid body reflecting the people gathered around a table set with native New Jersey…

Princeton senior Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now

May 20, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Each year, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) supports senior-thesis research by students from departments across the University. This story is part of a series exploring the disciplinary variety of PEI-funded undergraduate research carried out by members of the Class of…

Reflecting on urban environments and ecology through images

April 26, 2019 ・ Denise Valenti

Still and moving images that captured Japan’s dramatic urban transformation in the post-World War II era are at the center of a graduate course taught this spring by Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian studies. Although they are specific…

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PEI hosts 2019 Princeton Environmental Film Festival screenings

March 18, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), a co-sponsor of the 2019 Princeton Environmental Film Festival, will host selected films on the Princeton University campus April 8-14. The films will be screened on the dates and times listed below in the Computer…

PEI Urban Grand Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects

January 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September…

Speakers for Spring 2019 Environmental Humanities Colloquium announced

December 28, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Speakers for the Princeton Environmental Humanities Colloquium sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) have been announced for Spring 2019. The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is…

Journalist Naomi Klein foresees tough choices ahead in a changing climate

December 12, 2018

Already the world is experiencing the symptoms of a looming, global environmental crisis, said journalist and author Naomi Klein at a Dec. 11 talk held in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition “Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment.” From…