Monthly Newsletter
December 2015
Best Wishes for a Wonderful
Holiday Season and Happy New Year!
Click the photo above to learn how to make holiday crafts using recycled materials! 
Did You Know ?
Next year Campus Dining will be growing fresh herbs in Cafe Vivian with the new
Urban Cultivator!
There is an interactive chalkboard at the GreenSpace Kiosk in Frist Campus Center with weekly questions!

Campus as Lab Corner

The Office of Sustainability welcomes four new undergraduate Campus as Lab Research Assistants!

The Research Assistants will work under the guidance of Christian J. Rivera ’14, Campus as Lab Fellow, to conduct research on Princeton’s sustainable systems and contribute to the development of the Campus as Lab program.

News and Updates
Food Waste Awareness Week at Forbes College
If you ate at Forbes between December 9 and 15, you may have wondered why food waste was collected in a transparent bin placed on a scale rather than at the normal compost station. The food waste campaign was part of an initiative by Princeton University student group Greening Dining , Campus Dining, and Forbes College in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability, to raise awareness of sustainable dining at Princeton.

Trenton Rescue Mission Breaks Guinness World Record
The Rescue Mission of Trenton broke a Guinness World Record by collecting 179,550 items of clothing within a one-month period. Princeton University supported the drive with 8 collection sites on campus, coordinated by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs. 
Princeton Sustainability Research: Silicone Production

Princeton University Professor Paul Chirik and his research group, in collaboration with Momentive Performance Materials, have discovered an industry-transforming process for replacing rare metal catalysts with abundant metals in silicone manufacturing – substantially reducing the cost and environmental footprint of widespread industrial processes.

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Alumni Profile: Jonathan Butler '92
Read our Q&A with Jonathan Butler '92, co-founder of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, New York City’s popular weekend flea market. In operation every weekend of the year, it features hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food.

Monthly on Thursdays, 11am-4pm
December 17
January 21
February 18
March 24*
April 21
Location: Princeton Public Library, Community Room
*at Nassau Inn in March only

Thursday, May 5
Location: Frist Campus Center