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Regrow, not reuse: How restoring abandoned farms can mitigate climate change

May 25, 2022 ・ B. Rose Huber

The Institute Woods near Princeton University’s campus comprises 589 acres of serene walking trails and a wooden footbridge enjoyed by hikers, runners, and birdwatchers. Like many forests in New Jersey, this local landmark was a patchwork of farm fields and…

CMI Best Paper Awards recognize work on carbon capture, irrigation’s climate impact

April 27, 2022 ・ Morgan Kelly

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Tom Postma, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering, and Yujin Zeng, an associate research scholar in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research. Postma was awarded…

Walbridge Fund 2021 graduate researchers explore environmental topics from carbon capture to the social power of “sacred ecology”

July 15, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) has selected 10 Princeton University graduate students as 2021 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research. The awardees are Maria Curria, Ipsita Dey, Yuki Haba, Shannon Hoffman, Xiaohan Li, Sayumi Miyano, José Montaño…

Allison Carruth joins American studies, High Meadows Environmental Institute faculty

January 27, 2021 ・ Sarah Malone and Morgan Kelly

Allison Carruth, whose collaborative work bridges the arts, humanities and sciences, has joined the Princeton faculty as a professor of American studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) in a new joint appointment that will expand interdisciplinary teaching and…

Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

May 10, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers…

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

CMI Best Paper Awards recognize postdoc, graduate student published research

May 5, 2020 ・ Holly Welles

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) recognized Jane Baldwin, a past postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), and Samantha Hartzell, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, at the CMI Annual Meeting for outstanding published research. Baldwin received…

Expansion, environmental impacts of irrigation by 2050 greatly underestimated

May 4, 2020 ・ Joseph Albanese

The amount of farmland around the world that will need to be irrigated in order to feed an estimated global population of 9 billion people by 2050 could be up to several billion acres, far higher than scientists currently project,…

Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

November 6, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University researchers have received a $2.5 million federal grant to lead an interdisciplinary effort with academic, city government and nonprofit partners that will develop a scientific process for establishing urban food systems that are less wasteful and environmentally detrimental.…

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…