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Photo exhibition explores 25 years of Princeton environmental education, research

September 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

From the oceans to the forests, from diseases to natural disasters, Princeton faculty and students are carrying out research crucial to understanding and preserving our planet. Those efforts are the centerpiece of an exhibition celebrating environmental research and education at…

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…

Conference examines impact of climate change on Indigenous communities

December 12, 2018

The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change, held Dec. 6 and 7 at the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University, brought together scholars and journalists to explore the impact of climate change on Indigenous communities throughout the Americas…

Environmentalist McKibben discusses art’s impact on climate action

October 26, 2018 ・ Denise Valenti

Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in…

Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden

October 26, 2018 ・ Laurie Zazenski

On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the…

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

September 27, 2018 ・ Jamie Saxon & Danielle Alio

Growing up in her native Hawaii, Zoe Sims, a 2017 alumna, discovered a passion for ecology that began with exploring coral reefs. At Princeton, she conducted two years of research for her senior thesis, studying the effects of groundwater pollution…

Pride tops guilt as a motivator for environmental decisions

February 14, 2018 ・ Jon Wallace

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 using guilt.

Community-run seafood program, Fishadelphia, links city and Shore

February 7, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Fishadelphia will launch its pilot program Friday, Feb. 9, to help provide Philadelphia residents with access to fresh seafood from Jersey Shore fisheries.

Princeton, Stockholm University team up to explore ‘Earth in 2050’ global environment

December 7, 2017

Researchers from Princeton University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre met for “Earth in 2050: Boundaries, Obstacles and Opportunities” Nov. 12-14 to discuss key issues related to the global environment.