Monthly Newsletter
February 2018
Start the spring semester off on the right foot
by learning some quick recycling tips!
Did You Know?
There is an indoor winter Farmers' Market at the Princeton Public Library on the third Thursday of each month from 10am-3pm.
There are over 30 Princeton EcoReps, dedicated to promoting the integration of sustainability into campus life.
Tigers Recycle!
 Each month we bring you a simple recycling tip to help reduce contamination in the recycling bins on campus.

This month's tip: Plastic solo cups are NOT recyclable! Even if they are #1 and #2, they are not accepted by our recycler.

News and Updates
EcoReps Host First Tiger Sustainability Night
by Ezra Austin '19

On January 12, the EcoReps Greening Athletics group worked in coalition with the Princeton Athletics department to host the first-ever “Tiger Sustainability Night,” a double-header basketball game with a focus on recycling practices and raising awareness.

Mountains of Food. Piles of Plastic. A Princeton senior documents a culture of leftovers
by Jared Flesher

While on campus, Patrick Rooney ‘18 thinks of himself as a sort of hunter-gatherer. He belongs to no eating club, subscribes to no dining plan. Rather, he explains, “I frequent the freefood listserv.”

Applied Sustainability: High Meadows Foundation supports campus-based projects that yield real-world results
by Jared Flesher

On a warm fall day, the sound of a brassy fight song floats across campus as much of the university prepares for a football game. But just a shout away from Princeton Stadium, under the factory-high clear span of the new Architecture Lab, junior Nico Viglucci has made different plans for the afternoon.
The Princeton Biodigester Arrives!
The University will begin piloting a food waste composting system behind the Fitzrandolph Observatory. The in-vessel aerobic digester will convert a portion of campus food waste into a soil amendment for University grounds, while serving as a  living laboratory  for multi-disciplinary investigations. Follow along on the Biodigester Blog for more information about the project, including  research opportunities photos, videos  and more.
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Student: Samuel Rob '18
Read our Q&A with Samuel Rob '18, a Woodrow Wilson School major with certificates in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies, as well as a member of Princeton's Army ROTC Program. Sam plans to serve with the Army Corps of Engineers after graduation and pursue a career as a water law attorney after his military service.

Campus as Lab Corner
Feature your CAL Research at Princeton Research Day!

The Office of Sustainability is collaborating with the organizers of Princeton Research Day  to highlight CAL research. The event on May 10 is an opportunity for students, early career researchers, and artists to share their work with the community through talks, posters, performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations and digital presentations. Topics represent the range of research across the University, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and arts and humanities.

If your research explored the campus or community as a living lab,  apply to PRD to have your research featured! Be sure to include “Campus as Lab” in your keywords so your work can be identified as CAL. Deadline for priority consideration is Friday, February 16. Students are encouraged to submit works-in-progress, as there will be an opportunity to update submissions to reflect the results of research that is ongoing through the spring.

Questions? Contact Caroline Savage , CAL Manager
Upcoming Events

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Robertson Hall

May 10, 2018
Princeton Cheerleaders wear green ribbons at Tiger Sustainability Night,
the double header basketball games on January 12.