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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.

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Wildfires can leave toxic drinking water behind – here’s how to protect the public

September 21, 2020

Less than halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, fires are burning large swaths of the western U.S. As in previous...

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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Environmental Justice & Public Health - Exposure and Other Stressors

October 7, 2020

Continuing the Center for the Environment’s year-long program of conversations about intersections between environmental and social justice, Dr. Ellen Wells, Center affiliate and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, will speak on some of the history and scope of environmental justice as a critical environmental and public health concern. She will also discuss in detail her experience in interacting with a community facing environmental justice issues in East Chicago, Indiana.

All are welcome to attend. Register here.

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