Monthly Newsletter
December 2017
Princeton Issues Planning Framework to Guide Campus Development
Princeton University h as issued a planning framework to guide campus development over the next 10 years in the context of potential needs and developments over the next 30 years. The campus planning framework includes a sustainability framework that identifies priorities, and suggests planning and design strategies that can be incorporated into the campus's physical development to advance Princeton's sustainability objectives.
Did You Know?
There is a free office supplies listserv open to the Princeton community (students/staff/faculty). Use the listserv to share new or gently used office supplies.

The GreenSpace Kiosk is an interactive space with rotating exhibits located in Frist Campus Center, level 100. The current exhibit highlights ongoing Campus as Lab research projects conducted by students and faculty.
Tigers Recycle!
 Each month we bring you a simple recycling tip to help reduce contamination on campus.

One of the main recyclable items found in landfill bags in the recent campus waste audit was printer paper (see story below).

This month's tip: Printer paper, notebook paper, paper envelopes, magazines and newspapers can be recycled in any recycling bin on campus.

News and Updates
Princeton University Conducts Public Waste Audit
by Ezra Austin '19

On a cold, windy fall afternoon, several Princeton students gathered to participate in the University’s public waste audit. Over the course of three hours, volunteers sorted through over 60 bags of landfill waste and recycling from various parts of campus, assessing and logging how much recyclable material had been improperly thrown out. 

EcoReps Attend PLAN's Students for Zero Waste Conference
On November 4, four  EcoReps  attended the Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference organized by the  Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erin Mooz '19, Erin Redding '19, Cecilia Shang '18 and Aleks Cvetkovic '18 share their thoughts and takeaways from the conference in this Q&A.

Woodrow Wilson School Provides Reusable Sporks to Graduate Students
At the beginning of the school year, the Woodrow Wilson School distributed about 200 reusable sporks to its graduate students. Christine Philippe-Blumauer, a second-year graduate student and a sustainability representative, spearheaded this initiative to mitigate waste during WWS events.

"Sao Paulo Urban Garden," a Photo Essay
Zoe Zeitler '20 reflects on her visit to an urban garden during her fall break trip in São Paulo.

She yelps, the house is yellow just like her last urban gardener friend’s. Checking for cars peripherally, the flowers hung in halved bottles come forward. There’s a tension in the air, a sense of expectancy that we haven’t had in a few days. Our week has been saturated with a program of São Paulo architecture and contemporary art viewings. We’re here over fall break for our interdisciplinary design studio, exploring the intersection of architecture and urban planning. Diego seems excited to share his project, Orquídeas na Vila, with us, maybe to stroll around and soak up these charged streets. Does he want to exchange and build futurisms? How far into the space between us can my guess reach when it first became an overseeable distance five minutes ago…Soft air, cyclical drum tappings drift from another street corner…we bring our focus back to bottles, made matte and opaque with paint, earth, heat.

Princeton Research Day 2018
Applications are now being accepted for presenters at the 2018  Princeton Research Day. This will be the second annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University's undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers. The event, to be held May 10, 2018, offers an opportunity for students and early career researchers and artists to share their work with the community through talks, posters, performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations and digital presentations. Topics will represent the range of research across the University, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and arts and humanities. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.  Apply today!
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Staff: William Evans
Read our Q&A with William Evans, Electrical Engineer in the Facilities Engineering and Campus Energy Group and learn about ways he's integrated sustainability at work and at home.

Campus as Lab Corner
Join the PUTT-PUTT Tiny House Bus Project!
PUTT-PUTT the bus is a collaborative project with a team of students working to convert a 1998 Thomas Transit-Liner school bus into a versatile living space. Once completed, the students intend to take PUTT-PUTT on a cross-country trip. They are focusing on making the bus energy-efficient by incorporating an innovative cooling system developed by Princeton engineering students, solar powered electronics and up-to-date computer monitoring of the bus’s systems. They are looking for more people to join the project. Whether you're interested in photography, interior design, or programming microcontrollers, you can reach out to Nico Viglucci at , or check out the "Contact Us" tab on their website.
Upcoming Events

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
December 14, 2017
February 15, 2018*
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
Location:   Princeton Public Library, Community Room, *Senior Room, Nassau Inn

May 10, 2018
Students sample campus-grown kale and basil pesto at the
Frist Late Meal "Meet What You Eat" event hosted by
the Princeton Vertical Farming Project and Princeton Garden Project.