C4E Environmental and Sustainability Education Symposium
Thursday, March 31, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Center for the Environment has organized a faculty group to explore ideas for creating a university-wide undergraduate certificate in environmental and sustainability studies. As part of that process and with funding from the College of Liberal Arts, the center will host three experts from similar programs at other universities as part of an interactive symposium on March 31. Speakers will describe their experiences creating successful undergraduate env/sustainability programs in the morning, and participants will split into breakout groups in the afternoon to discuss different aspects of a possible Purdue certificate program. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register for the symposium. Space is limited, so register early!
The Center for the Environment is pleased to announce the completion of all seven hires in the new Building Sustainable Communities initiative at Purdue. A partnership between four colleges and the C4E, the new cluster hire brings together faculty across multiple disciplines to address pressing challenges regarding community sustainability and resilience in the face of global change. For more information, see the center’s Building Sustainable Communities web page.
May 28, 2015: The C4E hosted a very successful workshop focused on engaging local communities on environmental risks in Discovery Park, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
From the DirectorWelcome 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.