Monthly Newsletter
April 2019
Celebrate Earth Month!

Princeton students, faculty and staff have planned earth-friendly events and activities throughout April in honor of Earth Month.

Visit the Earth Month website which will continue
to be updated as new events are scheduled!

Available upon request
During Earth Month, the Office of Sustainability is offering campus Green Tours that highlight campus sustainability features.To request a tour for up to 30 people, please email with the subject line "Campus Green Tours." 

April 1 - 10
Ever wonder what the CO 2 impact of your every day actions are? Find out... and get rewarded! Take photos of your actions for at least 10 days in April and you could win $5 to $50. Sign up on the EcoTracker website. Contact with any questions or concerns.

SCRAP Lab Open House Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays in April, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the SCRAP Lab (located near 148 FitzRandolph Rd; walking directions from Frist Campus Center)
Visit Princeton University's composting facility, the SCRAP Lab, for Earth Month!
Please note advanced registration is not required; open only to Princeton University students, staff and faculty.  

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the weeks of April 8 and 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; meet at the dinosaur in Guyot Hall
Tour the   Princeton University Vertical Farm for Earth Month! Please note advanced reservation   is required; open only to Princeton University students, staff and faculty. 

Fridays in April, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Sundays in April, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., at Forbes Garden
Join the Princeton Garden Project in planting, weeding and harvesting organic produce.

Earth Month Solar Field Tours
Coming soon!

March 27 - April 24 at DPS, 200 Elm Drive Lobby
The Department of Public Safety in collaboration with Ben Franklin Elementary School is holding a Soles4Souls Shoe Drive. Any new or used shoes are appreciated. 

April 2, 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.; meet at Dillon Gym Lobby
A guided mediation walk around campus. Reconnect with your circadian rhythms, to sleep better as a result. Simple mindfulness practice that will harmonize your body & mind with nature.

April 2, 4:30 p.m. at A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building
David Anthoff, assistant professor in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California-Berkeley, will discuss his work to quantitatively estimate the social costs of carbon in relation to inequality.

April 3, 4:00 p.m. at Dillon Gym
Student teams from the residential colleges will compete as they prepare, cook and present their best dishes to a panel of judges. The Challenge will also feature a food expo with complimentary food and beverage tasting.

April 8 and 22, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Frist Green Space
Mend's mission is to encourage sustainable attitudes and reduce waste surrounding clothing and fashion through teaching Princeton University community members how to repair, reuse and upcycle clothing, and providing the materials to do so. They will have knowledgeable staff, needles and thread, and a sewing machine available to help you repair your clothing.

April 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 185 Nassau Street
Film followed by a Q&A with director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi '00. Presented in partnership with Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton Environmental Film Festival. This is a non-ticketed event open to the public with limited seating.

April 9-18 at Computer Science Building, Room 104 
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), a co-sponsor of the 2019 Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF), will host selected films on the Princeton University campus. A full festival schedule is available online.

April 10, 17, 24, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Firestone Plaza
Vendors provide a range of items including Jersey Fresh fruits and organic vegetables, cold pressed juices, Jersey Fresh honey, locally-made breads, nut butters, organic sandwiches and salads, gluten-free baked goods, and much more!

April 14, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Campus Club Dining Room
Are you interested in sustainability and environmental activities on campus? Come to our Open House to meet with students in sustainability and environmentally conscious groups and learn about their goals, and current and future projects.

April 19, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Frick Chemistry Auditorium and Campus Trails
Please join The Office of Sustainability for the premiere of “How To Get Started as a Naturalist,” a short video featuring the late Princeton ecologist Henry Horn, who spent 52 years exploring natural history on campus and leading informal nature walks.
Following the premiere and other video screenings, campus members will lead nature walks in the nearby woods to look for spring wildflowers and migrating warblers and whatever else is there to be seen. Please wear trousers and sturdy shoes or boots and bring plant guides if you have them! The event will be held rain or shine.

April 20 , Dillon Gym start line  
5K fun run, donating to Cool Earth.
Launch of Princeton University's
Sustainability Action Plan: Toward 2026 and Beyond
Earth Day, April 22
CJL Earth Day Celebration Study Break
April 22, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. at CJL Lounge
Decorate mason jars to use as reusable coffee mugs and make trail mix! 

April 23, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. on Forbes Lawn
Celebrate Mother Earth in this outdoor vinyasa yoga class. All levels welcome. Free for Students, Staff and Faculty. Limited mats provided, BYO if possible.

April 26 - 27 at McCosh Hall, Room 10
Join Princeton students, staff, faculty, and the local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

April 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the SCRAP Lab (located near 148 FitzRandolph Rd; walking directions from Frist Campus Center)
Visit Princeton University’s composting facility, the SCRAP Lab, for Earth Month! Please note advance registration is required: email  with the subject line "SCRAP LAB Guided Tour" to reserve your spot; open only to Princeton University students, faculty and staff.  

Tree Planting
April 27, 10:00 a.m.
Join Princeton University's Grounds Crew in planting trees on campus. To participate, please email ; open only to Princeton University students. 

Follow @tigersgogreen on Instagram for a calendar each week with events, tips and fun facts, and be sure to u se #PUEarthMonth2019 on social media when attending these events!