Monthly Newsletter
March 2017

This spring, the Office of Sustainability welcomed many new students to serve as Princeton Ecology Representatives (EcoReps), a group that was founded in 2004. The mission of the EcoReps is to promote the integration of sustainability practices into campus life.  Learn about each of the group's projects,  and the student EcoReps leading them.

Did You Know?
Do It in the Dark is coming soon! Stay tuned for more information about the annual energy saving competition using Tiger Energy. Will your residential college win?

The University is piloting Bigbelly Solar Compactors at outdoor locations across campus.
Learn more about what can and can't be recycled on campus.
News and Updates
Apply now for Summer Positions with the Office of Sustainability!
This summer, the Office of Sustainability is offering four paid positions: 
  • One full-time Sustainability Assistant
  • Two part-time summer Garden Project Assistants
  • One full-time Yellowstone National Park Educational Graphic Design and Communications Internship
Attend the NJHEPS Sustainability Student Summit

The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) invites student leaders and faculty advisers from member institutions to join us for the Sustainability Summit on Friday, March 31 from 12-2pm at the Essex County Community College. Come meet like-minded students across the state, and enjoy the company of your sustainability cohort!

New GreenSpace Exhibit Features Student Campus as Lab Projects 
The new map-based exhibit at the GreenSpace highlights recently completed, ongoing and upcoming Campus as Lab projects conducted by students. The projects represent a wide range of research efforts, ranging from independent work and fall coursework to extracurricular activities. Projects are located on the map based on the campus system studied. General information about each project is provided, along with a suggested research idea for further study.

In addition, there is an interactive campus map with weekly questions that will help the Campus as Lab team learn more about where there may be new opportunities for Campus as Lab research. The responses to these questions are  available on our website .  

Introducing the Princeton Vertical Farming Project
Paul Gauthier, an associate research scholar in plant physiology and environmental plant metabolism in the Department of Geosciences, is partnering with the Office of Sustainability to launch a vertical farming initiative here at Princeton. The Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) will investigate the yield and the engineering of the hydroponic system through a lens of sustainability and energy efficiency. PVFP will also focus on marketing vertical farming, looking specifically at maximizing the financial benefit of the program and making it marketable to a larger community.

  Vertical farm at Chicago O’Hare Airport, OH
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Rozalie Czesana '18

This month's Q&A is with Rozalie Czesana '18, a Woodrow Wilson School student involved with Greening DiningPrinceton University Farmer’s MarketPrinceton Studies Food, and the Princeton Vertical Farming Project. Learn more about Rozalie and her passion for food and the environment.

Campus as Lab Corner

Campus Energy Visualization Highlighted in Lunch Seminar

The first Campus as Lab lunch seminar of the semester featured Savraj Singh '03, and Matt Woodmansee, a GIS expert in Princeton Facilities. Attendees learned about the creation of Tiger Energy and how it’s being used to display campus energy data. Also featured was the campus Heatmap app.

Save the Date  for the Earth Day Celebration! 
Friday, April 21
More information to come!
Upcoming Events

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location:  Robertson Hall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:30 to 5:30pm
Location: Guyot Hall, Room 10

Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location:  Rider University, Alumni Gymnasium

March 28 to April 2
Location: 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:  31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534

Thursday, March 30, 20174:30pm to 6:00pm
Location:  Friend Center Room 101

Friday, March 31, 2017 -  12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Essex County Community College Main Campus