Monthly Newsletter
February 2019
New Year, New Ewe
After nearly 200 name submissions and a week of intense instagram voting,
we've named the newest member of Princeton's solar field herd,
Shearly Tilghman!
Did You Know?
There is an indoor winter Farmers' Market at the Princeton YMCA every other Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You can explore campus and learn about Princeton's natural history in our video series: Nature Walks with Henry Horn.
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 cups are NOT recyclable! Even if they are #1 and #2, they are not accepted by our recycler.

News and Updates
Meet the new EcoReps Leaders for 2019!
The student EcoReps support the mission of the Office of Sustainability by promoting the integration of Princeton’s sustainability goals into life on campus, with a focus on residential life; athletics; Move Out/In; Reunions and other events. Through their efforts, the EcoReps aim to increase sustainability awareness and behaviors among Princeton students. Learn more about the new leaders!

Tiger Sustainability Night Returns on February 22!
The EcoReps Greening Athletics Leaders are bringing back Tiger Sustainability Night! Attend the double header basketball games against Cornell at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at Jadwin Gym on Friday, February 22. The first 125 fans at both games will receive a free reusable coffee mug!
21 Day Plant-Based Experience Pilot Program
A new six-week lunch discussion series, “The 21 Day Plant-Based Experience” is set to begin this March. The program, hosted by the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with campus partners, will feature brief presentations followed by discussions about the implications of plant-based diets with experts in personal and community health, nutrition, sustainability, ethics, faith, and farming. During the final three weeks of the series, participants will have the opportunity to follow a plant-based diet, with coaching and support.

This discussion series is free and open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff only. Those interested must submit an interest form by March 8, 2019. Seats are limited!
Princeton University’s new biodigester makes food scraps sustainable
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 8, officially celebrated the launch of the  Biodigester Demonstration Project . Approximately 50 staff, faculty, students and local officials, including Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and Council President Jenny Crumiller, gathered to mark the University’s ongoing sustainability achievements.
Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications
Featured Student Work
Yes, There Are Forests in New Jersey
Photos and words by Zoe Zeitler '20

Not only can you find fresh air in Mountain Lakes, the Institute Woods, along the canal, and in several spots on campus, there’s also an area for longer excursions an hour’s drive south of campus that's a change of scene from the Sourlands.

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile

Alumni: Catherine Burnett '93 and Dana Miller '13
Read a Q&A with Catherine Burnett '93 and Dana Miller '13 who served as Sustainability Chairs for 2018's 5th and 25th Reunions.
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 t o 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. Applications will be accepted until 11:55 p.m. on Friday, February 18. 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Princeton Public Library, Community Room

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
February 21, 2018
March 7 & 21, 2018
April 11 & 25, 2018
Location:   Princeton YMCA

Friday, February 22, 2019
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jadwin Gym

Saturday, March 16 , 2019
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rider University, Alumni Gymnasium

April 8 to 14, 2019
Location: Princeton Public Library

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Location: Frist Campus Center
Thank you to everyone who submitted names and voted in our lamb naming contest!