Monthly Newsletter
May 2016
Photo courtesy of the Pace Center

Thank you to everyone for celebrating Earth Day with us!
Did You Know ?
The Princeton Farmers' Market begins May 19th and runs weekly on Thursdays from 11am-4pm at Hinds Plaza, outside the Princeton Public Library. 
Zagster Bike Share is doubling the number of bikes on campus, so leave your bike at home over the summer and join now!

  Campus as Lab Corner
Campus as Lab Projects Featured in
Psychology of Environmental Decision Making course
This spring, Dr. Sander van der Linden, a social psychologist based in the Department of Psychology with joint appointments in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, taught a course titled  The Psychology of Environmental Decision Making . Students in the course split up into three teams to explore environmental education and climate change, recycling behavior, and different prompting strategies in the context of plastic bottle consumption.  
News and Updates
EcoReps Move Out Donation Drive
If you can't keep it or sell it, donate it during the EcoReps Move Out Collection. Accepted donations include clothing, books and unopened food. Items can be donated on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at eight donation tent sites across campus and in the back court of Dillon Gym.  Abandoned items left on campus will be sent to the landfill, so please keep, sell, or donate them.
Sustainable Cap and Gown Drop Off Locations

Thanks to the efforts of Princeton’s Class of 2016, the Graduate School, and the Office of Sustainability, for the first time the cap, gown, and tassel for bachelor’s degree candidates and the standard cap, gown, and tassel regalia for graduate degree candidates are made from 100% recycled materials and can be recycled after graduation at designated campus sites throughout campus. Look for boxes marked with the Tiger Grad!

Tiger Chef Challenge 

On April 22, Campus Dining hosted the Inaugural Tiger Chef Challenge and Earth Day Food Expo to strengthen community engagement through food.

Student teams competed for the Tiger Chef Cup and were challenged to prepare healthy sustainable plant-based recipes. First place went to Team Wildflowers from Wilson College.

Changing Norms by Changing Behavior: The Princeton Drink Local Program
Office of Sustainability's former post-graduate fellow, Jessica M. Santos, and Dr. Sander van der Linden, a s ocial psychologist based in the Department of Psychology, with joint appointments in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs  and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, co-authored a research paper on reusable bottle usage, "Changing Norms by Changing Behavior: Princeton's Drink Local Program," that was recently published in the journal, Environmental Practice.

Campus Dining's Urban Cultivator
In order to support the dialogue on sustainable food systems and creative innovation,Campus Dining is investigating aeroponic and hydroponic produce. On April 15, 2016, Campus Dining launched Princeton’s first Urban Cultivator located in Café Vivian. The Urban Cultivator will be used as a teaching tool in exploring the potential of hydroponics.
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Student Profile: Jamie Simpson '16
Learn about Jamie Simpson's campus as lab related Senior Thesis: A  conceptual design of a pedestrian bridge to cross Princeton's Lake Carnegie and her efforts as a member of the Senior Checkout, Commencement Committee responsible for facilitating the switch to sustainable caps and gowns for the class of 2016.
Upcoming Events

Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
Location: Princeton University campus

Friday, May 27,  10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Frist Campus Center 302

Friday, May 27, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Meet at Frist South Lawn tent

Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1
Location: 4 Locations on campus