Environment

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.

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
Proposed rendering of new engineering building

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.

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.

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

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life

Minneapolis-St. Paul skyline

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

Study led by Princeton climate expert Laure Resplandy details how carbon is stored in or transported through inland and coastal waterways

Study reveals how inland and coastal waterways influence climate

Lithium ion batteries

A better way to recycle lithium batteries is coming soon from this Princeton startup

Coastline

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.