Message from the Director

Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a regional resource for incubating and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem-driven research focused on some of the greatest environmental challenges we face globally. C4E-affiliated faculty are currently working on problems such as exploring the resilience of food-energy-water production and delivery systems, eliminating hazardous electronic and plastic waste, reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in the environment, and understanding the challenges to building and maintaining sustainable communities in the face of disruptive global changes.

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Purdue scientist working to remove persistent chemicals from drinking water

A Purdue professor looks to turn plastic pollution into useful products

November 11, 2019

We’re surrounded by them constantly. We couldn’t live without them. But maybe it’s time we took a step back and...

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FNR Organized Speaker Series: Dudley Edmonson

November 22, 2019

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources and the Center for the Environment are pleased to welcome author, photographer, and environmental educator Dudley Edmonson to Purdue University on Friday November 22, 2019.

Dudley Edmondson has provided photos for several field guides and written the book "The Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places". He promotes the engagement of underrepresented minority populations, particularly, youth, in nature. He has presented at several universities and well-known agencies. See more about him here:


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