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Welcome to the John Muir Institute of the Environment!

The John Muir Institute of the Environment supports innovation and discovery aimed at solving real-world environmental problems. The institute’s faculty are committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision making through collective entrepreneurship, a team-oriented approach that recognizes the complexities of environmental problems and the societal context in which they occur.

Under the leadership of Professor and Chancellor's Fellow of Environmental Studies of Benjamin Z. Houlton, the John Muir Institute of the Environment champions science and technological innovation, provides campus-wide leadership, hosts centers and projects, and seeds research and educational initiatives to solve real-world environmental problems. The institute links science and technology to policy by providing the intellectual setting for interactions between researchers, regulatory agencies, policymakers and the public.


A brief history of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and research funding from federal, state, local and private sources.

Where to Find Us

The location of the main offices for the John Muir Institute of the Environment, with links to directions and maps.

Giving to JMIE

We seek private support from individuals, businesses, and public and private organizations for projects and initiatives that hold promise for improving societal understanding of the world's systems.

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