Monthly Newsletter
March 2018
Introducing Resource Recovery!
Formerly known as the University Surplus program, items at Resource Recovery are free for university use and sold at large discounts for personal use. Learn more by visiting the Resource Recovery website.
Video by Jared Flesher
Did You Know?
You can donate gently used clothing to the Trenton Rescue Mission in Parking Lot 20.
The Princeton University Farmers' Market is coming back! Open Wednesdays, April 11 - May 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza.
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 lids, straws, and utensils are NOT recyclable! Try to use reusable silverware when eating on campus to reduce waste.

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 part-time Move-In Resale Assistant

Applications are due Monday, March 26. Learn more about the positions and how to apply
W.B. Mason Truck Delivery Goes Electric!
Video by Jared Flesher

Things get delivered to Princeton University every day. But February 15 marked the first delivery ever made to campus by an all-electric truck!

EcoReps Host Mend Mondays this Spring!
Is your favorite shirt full of holes? Did you lose a button on your favorite pair of jeans? Have a dress/skirt/pair of pants that needs hemming? Or have you just wanted to try your hand at some creative project that involves sewing machines? If so, come to one of the bi-monthly Mend Mondays on March 26, April 9 and 23, and May 7, from 7pm-10pm in front of the Frist Campus Center GreenSpace.

Mend's Mission is to encourage sustainable attitudes and reduce waste surrounding clothing and fashion through teaching Princeton University community members how to repair, reuse and upcycle clothing, and providing the materials to do so.
Highwire Earth: "Evaluating the Geoengineering Treatment"
Highwire Earth is a publication intended to foster an active interdisciplinary conversation on topics related to sustainable development, stemming from the research and general expertise of the Princeton University community, including students, research staff, faculty, visitors, and alumni. 

In their latest article, "Evaluating the Geoengineering Treatment," Chua Xin Rong, Graduate Student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, considers the risks and benefits of these schemes through an imagined conversation between a human and an interstellar doctor to the planets.

Tiger Challenge Applications Now Open for Sustainable Food Design Team
What if a suburban town could help create a more sustainable food system? Mayor Lempert and Princeton Municipality were recently announced as a Champion City in Bloomberg Foundation’s Mayors Challenge . They have won $100k in initial funding to test how to design such a food system at a local level.

Tiger Challenge is now accepting applications to join a team designing innovative ways to reduce waste stream contamination in Princeton, NJ, and beyond. The team will kick-off this summer with a full-time, 10-week program. Housing and stipend included. All years, majors, and experience levels are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit the program website .

Apply online by March 25.
Campus Dining Make Food Disposal Changes to Address Sustainability
Article by Talitha Wilsner '20 originally appeared in the Daily Princetonian

Campus Dining upgraded food disposal areas in the residential college dining halls during Intersession in order to keep food waste clear of unwanted items, such as napkins and utensils, and to improve the measurement of food waste on campus.

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Staff: Amanda Stevens
Read our Q&A with Amanda Stevens, Princeton's Commute Options Manager with Transportation and Parking Office. Amanda oversees the communications and outreach for  Revise Your Ride , a series of commuting benefits focused on getting faculty and staff out of their vehicles and into alternative ways of getting to work. 

Campus as Lab Corner
Students Explore Ecology Close to Home

Over the course of the fall semester, students in the student-initiated seminar, “Analyzing Ecological Integrity” learned that they don’t need to travel far to conduct meaningful field research. Led by Artemis Eyster ‘19, students evaluated the ecological health of undeveloped natural areas on campus with the goal of providing timely analyses to inform and monitor land-use decisions for the 2026 Campus Plan.

Read more or view a video recording of the students’ final presentation.
The Princeton Biodigester's Wood Shavings Arrive!
Now that the biodigester has been installed, we are actively working on pulling together the final operational pieces to get the system up and running. The first item to arrive is wood shavings. 

Read more about why wood shavings are needed on the Biodigester Blog.
Upcoming Events

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March 15 & April 19, 2018
Location:    Princeton Public Library, Community Room

Mondays 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
March 26, April 9 and 23, May 7
Location: Frist Campus Center GreenSpace

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9
Location: Firestone Library Plaza

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Students attend a Mend Mondays event at the GreenSpace.