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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.

Featured Research


Purdue professors look to transform plastics

When disease threatens animals, predators might provide the remedy

September 27, 2019

When disease shows up in wild animal populations, there aren’t pharmacies or vets to turn to. The best solution might...

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Environmental Research Expo and Community Mixer

October 17, 2019

The Center invites all affiliates and their students to share their research, meet new people, and connect with old friends at our sixth annual Environmental Research Expo and Community Mixer at the PMU East and West Faculty lounges beginning at 4:30 PM and ending at 7:00 PM. Posters should be 36” x 48”.  We will have boards and pins available.

All are welcome and research groups, students, and student organizations are encouraged to present a poster on their environmental research or set up informational displays.

RSVP at: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GehMljfmKsDCqF

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