Earth Week 2014
Clean Tech Summit
Alexandra Cousteau

Mission Statement

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

IE seeks solutions to critical environmental issues - including those related to water resources, public health, energy, climate change, air quality, land-use change, and biodiversity - to enable sustainable human communities and their coexistence with natural systems.


Environmental hazards near schools: Brown bag lunch discussion
April 17 12:00 PM

CEE Seminar Series: Thomas Dietz
April 17 4:00 PM

UNC Marine Science Guest Seminar: Christopher Scholin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
April 23 3:00 PM

CEE Seminar Series: Peter Kareiva
April 24 4:00 PM

UNC Marine Science Student Thesis Defense: Adrienne Hoarfrost
April 28 12:00 PM

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Alexandra Cousteau to deliver UNc earth week keynote (April 16, 2014)

iRODS 4.0 release brings popular data management tool to wider audience (April 15, 2014)

Greensboro water supply good thanks to lessons learned (April 15, 2014)

Cleantech collaborations revving up (April 14, 2014)

For environmental regulators, mission long a moving target (April 14, 2014)

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Key Environmental Issues

Coal Ash
Climate Change
Green Infrastructure
Jordan Lake Rules


Popular Documents & Links

IE Strategic Plan

Brochure for undergraduates interested in the environment

Info about IE Field Sites

Undergraduate Capstone reports

Research Spotlight

Greg Characklis

North Carolina lawmakers will consider changes to the state's water supply policies when the General Assembly convenes in May for the short session.

Gillings School of Global Public Health and IE faculty member Greg Characklis is an expert in the field of water resources and is helping to inform those state policy discussions. See his presentation to a legislative study committee. Read more about Greg's research interests.