Monthly Newsletter
May 2017
Thank you to everyone for celebrating Earth Day with us!
Did You Know ?
The Princeton Farmers' Market begins May 18th and runs weekly on Thursdays from 10am-3pm at Hinds Plaza, outside the Princeton Public Library. 
May is National Bike Month!
Join the Zagster Bike Share program for a convenient and low-cost way to get around campus!

News and Updates
Students and Facilities' Grounds Crew Plant Trees during Earth Month
On a recent Saturday morning, five members of the Wilderness Society, a student group, assisted Facilities' Grounds crew with planting three trees on campus. The campus service opportunity was coordinated by the Office of Sustainability in celebration of Earth Month. 
Earth Optimism Summit 2017 Inspires
At a time of unprecedented environmental challenges, a unique gathering of conservation leaders from across society recently came together to discuss and share solutions at the Earth Optimism Summit, recently held in Washington, D.C. Students attended the event alongside scientists, thought leaders, philanthropists, conservationists and civic leaders.
Shoe Donation Initiative a Big Success
In celebration of Earth Month, the Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Ben Franklin Elementary School,  collected shoes, boots and sneakers of all shapes, sizes and seasons to benefit  Soles4Souls. 
EcoReps Plan for Annual Move Out Donation Drive
This spring's EcoReps Move Out Donation drive will accept clothing, books and unopened food. Items can be donated on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, at seven 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.
Graduating Students: Look for the Tiger Grad to Recycle Your Cap and Gown

Once again, the cap and gown for bachelor’s degree candidates and the standard cap and gown regalia for graduate degree candidates will be made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Each item can be recycled after graduation at designated sites throughout campus. Look for boxes marked with the Tiger Grad!

  Campus as Lab Corner
Campus as Lab Program Highlighted at Flexitarian Night
The Campus as Lab program was recently featured at the semi-annual Spring Flexitarian Night dinner at Forbes College. While students enjoyed the likes of barbecue jack fruit tacos and made-to-order salad bowls, a screen projected rotating slides with fall courses and research opportunities that use Princeton’s campus as a test bed to solve real-world sustainability issues.
Past Prologues, Future "Prospects": Dawn Redwoods at Princeton
The Princeton campus owes its distinctive character to a long history of design experimentation through architecture and landscaping. With regard to Princeton’s trees, one of the most influential figures was the Scottish-born horticulturalist James Clark, who directed the University’s landscaping from 1928-1962. During his tenure, Clark had the pleasure to plant what would become his favorite tree on campus, raised from a seedling, and a truly rare specimen at the time – the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) overlooking Prospect House to its immediate southeast.
Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Student Profile: Hannah Waxman and Elizabeth Haile
Read our Q&A with the two student coordinators of the Princeton University Farmers' Market. 

Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 11
Location: Frist Campus Center

Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27
Location: Princeton University campus

Friday, June 2, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Meet at Frist South Lawn tent

Photo submitted by Erin Metro,  Associate Director for Community Relations, Community and Regional Affairs