Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a major home of interdisciplinary, problem-driven research and teaching at Purdue focused on some of the world’s largest environmental problems. C4E faculty are currently working on problems ranging from eliminating hazardous electronic waste, to reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, to understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in our soil and water, to understanding and addressing threats to soundscapes—acoustic resources that are an important part of many ecosystems.

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West Lafayette City Council votes to reduce plastic straw use

February 5, 2019

The West Lafayette City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that would urge commercial and educational...

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Ideas Festival - Food for thought: What IF food was digital?

February 26, 2019

What IF food was digital? is the question that will be at the center of a discussion with Miles O’Brien, science correspondent for “PBS NewsHour,” and Caleb Harper, principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, during a Feb. 26 event. O’Brien and Harper will also explore many other issues in relation to how food and technology may intersect in the future, such as how computerized boxes might someday replace farms and how personal food computers might alter the way we eat.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. The event will be livestreamed.

Live captioning will be available for the deaf or hearing impaired at the public lectures. The feed will go live 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the event and attendees will need to bring their own device to access the captioning.  


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