Environment Venture Forward

Venture Forward: Environment

To a day when the world’s most innovative thinkers harness the urgency of the climate crisis to achieve a carbon-neutral economy.

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Cassie Stoddard with her students, in the woods, looking at their computer.
Princeton researchers investigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity

In a new video from the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), professors Cassie Stoddard and Jonathan Levine discuss their work to investigate the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity and why it matters.

Environment Venture Forward

Meeting the Challenges

Our planet faces multiple environmental crises that threaten to do incalculable damage to the natural world and human well-being. Departments across the University are working to develop actionable solutions, engaging all faculty, staff and students in creating a sustainable future.

“The last half century of research at Princeton on the environment can be thought of as one big gulp of excitement, leadership and innovation.”

— Robert H. Socolow, professor emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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WATCH: New facilities to support innovative research

Proposed engineering building
New engineering and environmental studies facilities planned

The University plans to build a new home for Environmental Studies (ES) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) between Ivy Lane and Prospect Avenue.

Allison Carruth

Can the humanities help solve climate change?

Thirty years after a seminal meeting of Princeton’s leadership, the University’s promise that the environmental humanities would find their place alongside the environmental sciences and engineering has come to fruition as the fast-growing, interdisciplinary area of research and instruction has become an established strength at Princeton.

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Advances for the Environment

Research and teaching at Princeton focus on the scientific, technical, policy and human dimensions of environmental issues striving to create a better tomorrow.

Researchers created this visualization of the Pacific’s oxygen minimum zone from observations and the 2018 World Ocean Atlas.

The Pacific Ocean’s oxygen-starved ‘OMZ’ is growing, new Princeton research finds

Inflation Climate Bill reactions

Princeton energy and climate experts weigh in on the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act

Carl and Judy Ferenbach at the dedication of the High Meadows Environmental Institute

University honors Judy and Carl Ferenbach ’64 at High Meadows Environmental Institute dedication

Addressing climate change

President’s Page: Addressing Climate Change

Minneapolis-St. Paul skyline

What climate choices should cities prioritize? A Princeton data tool does the carbon math.

Allison Carruth

Allison Carruth maps imaginative new blueprints for the future of the planet


A Half-Century at the Forefront

Princeton University’s research across the spectrum of environmental issues is making pivotal contributions to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation.