As a community, PEI fosters a spirit of inclusivity that encourages involvement and contributions of faculty and students from all academic disciplines. Through the allocation of resources and with support for programmatic activities and cross-disciplinary collaborations, PEI encourages the participation of faculty, research scholars and students from the humanities in the study of environmental subjects with advantages for developing well-rounded insights and perspectives to the study of environmental topics.

Research in the environmental humanities involves an active visitors program that brings leading scholars in the environmental humanities to Princeton along with a grants program that supports course development and faculty-led research.

Courses offered through the Program in Environmental Studies and in collaboration with affiliated academic units in the humanities and social sciences allow students to examine environmental topics through the lens of literary traditions, philosophy, history, and the arts.

Students participating in the Environmental Studies Certificate Program may elect an Environmental Humanities Focus within the ENV Generalist Track.

Programming in the environmental humanities promotes an inclusive and challenging dialogue on the ethical, visual, literal, and human dimensions of environmental topics. Recent seminars, lecture series, and conferences have focused on climate ethics, environmental justice, the arts and sustainability, and more.