Strategic Vision

Building on Purdue’s existing and emerging strengths, the C4E is especially focused on supporting efforts to address three overlapping aspects of the environmental challenges facing the world today: challenges to ecosystem functioning, environmental challenges to community health and well-being, and environmental decision-making and behavior. By emphasizing the deep connection between human society and the ecosystems that support us, the Center seeks more promising solutions to environmental challenges than those that focus exclusively on technical or scientific fixes, or on social, political, or economic considerations in isolation.