Monthly Newsletter
April 2017
Happy Earth Month!
Please join us for our annual Earth Day Celebration on Frist South Lawn on Friday, April 21 from 2-5 p.m.
Enjoy Nomad Pizza, bent spoon ice cream, outdoor yoga, educational booths, musical performances and more!
Did You Know ?
April is Sustainability Month at Campus Dining!  Learn about their sustainable practices and check out their tip-of-the-day calendar.

The Princeton University Farmers' Market will return for four weeks to Firestone Library/ Chapel Plaza, beginning  April 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

News and Updates
Do It in the Dark!

Green Princeton is running a 3-week long energy reduction competition between the residential colleges, from April 2-21. The college that lowers its energy usage the most wins a sustainable study break! Check your standings on the leaderboard and save energy by following these easy tips:

  1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room
  2. Unplug electronics when they are done charging and unplug cords when not in use
  3. Work in commonly lit spaces 
  4. Work outside (weather permitting)

Princeton Facilities Staff Discover Enormous Honeybee Colony
During February's record-breaking warm spell, Princeton University Facilities staff members, Drew Slimmer and John Castles, went to McCosh Hall to do repairs, noting honeybees flying in and out of a hole under a vestibule roof. Upon closer inspection, Slimmer and Castles found not only a roof in need of repair, but also a large hive, its intricate honeycomb swarming with perhaps 25,000 honeybees.
Student-Proposed Resource Recovery Station Piloted at Tiger Chef Challenge
At the second annual Tiger Chef Challenge, sustainability was on display in more than just the delicious plant-based dishes created by student teams competing in the Latin-American-inspired cook-off. Campus Dining also aimed to minimize the event's landfill waste by encouraging food vendors to use compostable serving materials, and by piloting a "Resource Recovery Station" for waste disposal.
Facilities Engineering and Campus Energy Partners with PECS to Explore Carbon Reduction Strategies
In early 2016, Tom Nyquist, Executive Director of Facilities Engineering and Campus Energy, presented to the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) the University’s energy system and efforts to increase efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions. Following the presentation, PECS decided to focus their annual project on working with Tom’s team to understand Princeton’s emissions reduction challenge. 
Building Services is Hiring a Recycling Intern!

The intern will assist the Recycling & Solid Waste Manager with a variety of functions related to the campus recycling program and operations. In this position, the intern will assist with a diverse array of programmatic, research, field work and outreach projects that will develop skills in program and project management, data collection and analysis, report writing, policy development, and in-person outreach.

Campus as Lab Corner
Vertical Farming and Architecture Projects Highlighted
at Campus as Lab Spring Open House
The Office of Sustainability recently held a  Campus as Lab Spring Open House for students to learn about new sustainability projects and internship opportunities on Princeton’s campus.
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Alumni Profile: Jeff Rosalsky '85
Learn about Jeff's role as the Executive Director of the Pocono Environmental Education Center, home to one of Princeton's Community Action trips, in this month's Q&A.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -  9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Location: Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Thursday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hinds Plaza, outside Princeton Public Library

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: McCosh 10

Princeton University Farmers' Market
Wednesdays, April 19 through May 10, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Location: 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534

Friday, April 21, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Frist South Lawn

Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
Location: McCosh Hall, Room 10

Tuesday, April 25, 3:00- 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pace Center Student Lounge, Frist 201A

Saturday, April 22 & Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: 11 designated cleanup locations

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:30am-3:00pm
Location: Communiversity, the lawn in front of Nassau Hall