Monthly Newsletter
February 2016
Did You Know ?
You can recycle your used 
writing utensils at the GreenSpace Kiosk in Frist.
Waste is sent to Terracycle and upcycled into various products.
There is a monthly indoor Farmers' Market at the Princeton Public Library. The next one is February 18 from 11am-4pm.

Campus as Lab Corner
We are proud to present our new Campus as Lab logo! The logo symbolizes the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability challenges and the opportunity to address them through bridging operational and academic aspects of the university, with an ethic of service. These symbols are embedded within an iconic feature of the University, Nassau Hall, representing how sustainability problem solving here on Princeton’s campus can help us further achieve our goal of continuing to serve our nation and the world. The Office of Sustainability gratefully acknowledges Olivia Grah '19 for developing and designing the logo.  

News and Updates
Apply now for Summer Positions with the Office of Sustainability!
This summer, the Office of Sustainability is offering five paid positions: 
  • Two part-time summer Garden Project Leader positions
  • One full-time Communications and Research Assistant position
  • One full-time Research position at AgriArk, with a possibility for part-time work beginning this spring
  • One full-time Yellowstone National Park Educational Digital Graphic Design position

New GreenSpace Exhibit: Mapping Princeton
The new exhibit at the GreenSpace showcases "Mapping Princeton," a student-designed publication. The exhibit highlights maps with environmental and sustainability themes. Featured maps include information about Princeton's sustainable buildings and initiatives, Campus Dining's local suppliers, biking, campus lighting, and more!
All Our Ideas Sustainability Staff Survey

Princeton University Staff: We need YOUR help! We want our Sustainability Plan to be fully informed by your experience on campus. Please participate in this fun online perception tool - it will take no longer than 5 minutes - and help us strengthen an ethos of sustainability on campus. 

Solar Picnic Table Designed in Architecture Course

Students enrolled in ARC 311 this past fall were enlisted to design a solar picnic table for their final project. Assisted by Dr. Forrest Meggers, the table will allow electronics (e.g. laptops and phones) to be charged off-grid. 

Green Princeton's Sustainable Resolutions: Green 16

"Green 16: Sustainable Resolutions" is a new initiative from student group Green Princeton (formerly known as Greening Princeton). Their goal is to get people talking about sustainability and environmental issues through monthly initiatives linked to personal on-campus behaviors

February’s initiative relates to water and encourages people to take shorter showers. 

Volunteer with Friends of Princeton Open Space
Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), founded in 1969, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization devoted to preserving and protecting open space and the environment. In addition to land preservation, FOPOS also leads in stewardship, from creating and maintaining hiking trails, boardwalks and footbridges, to the removal of invasive species and the replanting of native varieties.  FOPOS also sponsors community programs and activities, such as nature walks and educational workshops, and advocates for governmental actions that protect our water, land, animals and plant communities. And their Mountain Lakes Preserve is only a short bike ride from campus!

Read More
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Alumni Profile: Stephen Moilanen MPA '14 and Steph Speirs MPA '14
Read a joint profile from Solstice Initiative's co-founders  Stephen Moilanen, CEO of Solstice Initiative and Steph Speirs, President of Solstice Initiative who are both 2014 graduates of the Woodrow Wilson School's MPA program.
Upcoming Events

February 18, 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Princeton Public Library, Community Room

February 19, 8:30am-6:30pm
Location: Robertson Hall

February 27, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Friend Center

April 2, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Stevens Institute of Technology