Monthly Newsletter
February 2017

Happy New Year!

Did You Know?
There is an indoor winter Farmers' Market at the Princeton Public Library the second Thursday of each month from 10am-3pm.

All winter long you can donate your gently used winter gloves and hats at the GreenSpace Kiosk in the Frist Campus Center.
News and Updates
NEW VIDEO: Princeton Campus Dining Nourishes People and Planet
Campus Dining highlights how they care for students through healthy “plant forward” menus that shift focus toward plants, legumes and grains. The student group Greening Dining partners with Campus Dining to foster a culture of health and sustainability throughout campus food programs.
University Celebrates Month of Service
The University's commitment to service was once again celebrated in January. Organized by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement  and sponsored by the  Office of Community and Regional Affairs , the Month of Service program is an opportunity to recognize the importance of engaging with others and to showcase the many ways Princeton students, staff and faculty serve the community and beyond. The Office of Sustainability volunteered at Mercer Street Friends in Trenton to help sort donations and assemble backpacks of food for Send Hunger Packing. 

ENV 327 Students Propose Sustainability Recommendations
This past fall, students in Dr. Shana Weber’s seminar, ENV 327: Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton, engaged with faculty and staff of diverse expertise to examine global sustainability issues and how they manifest locally on the Princeton campus. For the final assignment, students proposed demonstration-scale campus interventions with the goal of strengthening the sustainability ethos at Princeton.

Tiger Energy: Savraj Singh ‘03’s Entrepreneurial Journey
In 2012, Princeton’s Office of Sustainability began a partnership with Savraj Singh '03 to track and visualize the university’s live energy usage. The collaboration with Singh's company, Wattvision, has since culminated in Tiger Energy , which breaks down campus energy supply and usage in colorful, easy-to-understand charts. 

Apply for the Bogle Fellowship
Use your summer to embody the University's informal motto "Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity," and apply to be a Bogle Fellow! The Bogle Fellowship, a program of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, views service as both broad and multifaceted. Service can mean responding to injustice or inequality around issues such as health, migration, poverty, criminal justice, education or the environment. Applications are due February 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Pictured is inaugural Bogle Fellow, Amber Lin '19, who integrated service and sustainability education components to the Rammed Earth research project at Forbes garden.
Enter the TRASH ARTStravaganza Contest
Enter the sustainable art contest hosted by Princeton University during Communiversity on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The contest is open to all ages and accepts art of all forms,  as long as it maintains both an earth and family-friendly theme. The contest is free to enter and there are lots of great prizes!

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Vivian Chang *17

Read our Q&A with Vivian Chang *17, a second year MPA student at the Woodrow Wilson School. Chang currently serves as the Woodrow Wilson Action Committee (WWAC) Sustainability Chair, a Princeton Sustainability Committee graduate representative, a Princeton University Farmers' Market planning member, and a Dining Advisory Board member.

Campus as Lab Corner

Feature your Campus as Lab Research at Princeton Research Day!

This year, the Office of Sustainability is collaborating with the organizers of the 2017 Princeton Research Day to highlight Campus as Lab research. The event, now open for applications, 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 11, 2017, offers an opportunity for student 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.

If your research explored Princeton’s campus or the local community as a microcosm for sustainability issues, contact Caroline Savage, Campus as Lab Manager, to be listed in our “Campus as Lab” guide to Princeton Research Day and receive a logo to set your work apart. The application deadline is Feb. 20. Apply today!

Campus as Lab Lunch Seminar: Energy & Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Meet Savraj Singh ‘03, founder of the energy analytics company Wattvison, and developer of our campus energy dashboardTiger Energyin the first Campus as Lab lunch seminar of the semester! Learn more about Savraj’s road to entrepreneurship and the creation of Tiger Energy, as well as the campus energy Heatmap app. Engage in an open discussion and Q&A, and leave the seminar with ideas on how to incorporate these two platforms in your independent work or course projectsRead more & RSVP

Upcoming Events

Thursdays 10:00am to 3:00pm
February 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 13, 2017
Location:  Princeton Public Library, Community Room

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
Location:  Bendheim Center for Finance, 20 Washington Road

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
Location:  Frist Campus Center, 100 Level

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:  31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534

Friday, February 17, 2017
Location:  Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location:  Butler Special Dining Room