On Friday, May 8th, the Princeton Environmental Institute hosted its annual Discovery Day—a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental issues. Over 50 students from 16 academic departments showcased their work which was mentored by 34 faculty advisers. Discovery Day is a culminating event for students participating in the Program in Environmental Studies and for students receiving field research support from PEI and the Grand Challen
February 24, 2015 It s 2015 Do you know where your artists are? Increasingly, they’re heading out of the studio and into public spaces. They’re taking over sidewalks, revitalizing urban rivers, redesigning streets to be more people-friendly, and remediating industrial lots. As 21st-century artists partner with planners, engineers, and urban communities, they’re becoming major players in the efforts to remake and revitalize cities and neighborhoods. Panel Discussion 4:
Resilient Shores: After Sandy, Climate Scientists and Architects Explore How to Co-Exist With Rising Tides
After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat.
PEI visiting lecturer George Hawkins honored as a “2014 Public Official Of the Year” by Governing Magazine for his continued commitment to public service and his remarkable leadership and innovation.
Leaders from industry and academia met recently at Princeton University to discuss three big questions surrounding the broad theme of "water": infrastructure, the water/energy nexus, and industrial water.
On Friday, May 9th, the Princeton Environmental Institute hosted its annual Discovery Day—a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental topics.
Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) representatives describe their recent trip to India and reflect upon their overall experience.
Peter Abrams is installing the B home that will be in place for one year. The B home is a hexagonal, interconnecting modular shelter system made of upcycled sustainable materials. "It represents a fast, cheap way to provide shelter and security for those in need," says the B home website. "It was inspired by the geometric efficiency and communal benefits of the honeycomb structure in beehives."
This two-day conference assembled leaders from a range of fields in the environmental humanities and prominent artists producing work with environmental import.
Earlier this year, the journal "Nature Climate Change" published a paper that measures hurricane behavior in our warming world.
Converting a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions, a team of Princeton University students took top honors in an 18-month national competition.
The course examines the many links between environment and development in the United States.
PEI Visiting Professor George Hawkins '83 promotes sustainability as head of The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.
The latest campus and local community green initiatives will be showcased at Princeton University's Sustainability Open House from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.
This summer's work builds upon PEI's multiyear environmental monitoring program to help improve water quality and ecological balance.
After the disaster the need skyrocketed, inspiring a team of Princeton researchers to launch a one-year effort to develop, deploy and test two novel disaster-relief technologies -- a rainwater harvester and filtration system, and a wind turbine for renewable energy production.
Brain workers like to live near each other. It is easier to keep up with the latest ideas if you keep bumping into other people who work in the same field.
If you want to save the planet, think for a minute about the simple plastic cup. Eight or 12 ounces, perhaps emblazoned with a Princeton logo — the University goes through thousands of them each month.
Though experts may dispute the role of human activity in climate change, evidence is mounting that temperatures and sea levels are rising.
At the moment, the roof above Dormitory A of the redeveloped Butler College complex is a "green" roof only in the most technical sense of the phrase.
The new dormitories at Princeton University are already covered in green -- but not the traditional green ivy of the Ivy League.
The second round of initiatives seeking to improve sustainability on Princeton's campus have been funded under the auspices of the University's Sustainability Plan.
Ask Princeton ecologist David Wilcove about the largest threat to the greatest number of species in the next 25 years, and he'll give you a two-word answer. Global warming? No, oil palm.
The project incorporates many sustainability features, including green roofs on more than half of the buildings.
You have to love nature, rising junior Stephanie Hill said, when you grow up, as she did, in a remote, pristine village on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in British Columbia.
The first round of initiatives has been funded under the auspices of the research, education and civic engagement section of the University's new Sustainability Plan.
Several days into their spring break, 14 Princeton students found themselves in the middle of the Arizona desert, with nighttime temperatures in the 30s and no running water or electricity.
Humanity can't go on like this. Earth's climate is shifting, and it is all but certainly civilization's fault for burning fossil fuels and spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.