Meet A Student


Hope Ledbetter

Hope Ledbetter
Class of 2016

Hope is a junior from Raleigh in the Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Food Studies. Hope is actively involved with the Carolina Campus Community Garden. Read more about her UNC experience

Research Spotlight


Todd BenDor
Todd BenDor, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning

Todd’s research and teaching focus on producing better ways to understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems. He is part of a team that was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to look at how climate change is transforming the Southern US coastal plain. Read more about that project

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.