Monthly Newsletter
November 2017
Thank you for celebrating Campus Sustainability Month!
Did You Know?
You can apply for funding for sustainability-related initiatives.

As a Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) member campus, all Princeton students, staff, and faculty have access to zero waste discounts and resources!
Tigers Recycle!
 Each month we will bring you a simple recycling tip to help reduce contamination on campus.

This month's tip: Most coffee cups are not recyclable on campus.
But if you carry a reusable mug, you can get a discount from campus retailers!

News and Updates
GreenLeaders Host First Campus Sustainability Month
by Somi Jun '20

Two weeks ago, Ming Wilson ‘18 and seven other Princeton students spent their Saturday afternoon walking around campus to pick up litter. In the process, they found packaging, old beverages, and two abandoned bicycles, which are now being restored in Cyclab.
Room for Growth: Princeton's Vertical Farming Project harvests knowledge for a budding industry
by Morgan Kelly

Princeton University's Vertical Farming Project began at a conference in 2016 when the topic turned to increasing the crop yield of hydroponic systems — wherein plants are grown indoors without soil by using only water and nutrient solutions — by pressurizing water with extra oxygen in a tank before feeding it to the plants. The idea was on everyone's lips. Paul Gauthier knew it was wrong. 

"Boulders," a Photo Essay
Zoe Zeitler '20 reflects on a recent rock-climbing trip to the Sourlands in this poetic photo essay.

I breathe in crisp sharp air, feeling the oxygen viscerally in my lungs – perhaps, I consider, even in my cells. Innumerable leaves are padding my air, absorbing the exhaust released at the reserve’s edges. Each step brings another concentric layer of trees. I’ve immersed myself in the trees and the trees fill me in turn. A twenty-minute drive brought me to this dense forest sprawling over mild slopes – the Sourlands is a preserve of over 3000 acres in Montgomery and Hillsborough.

TigerTalks in the City: Water Sustainability
A wide-ranging discussion of issues surrounding water sustainability kicked off the second season of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s TigerTalks in the City. Princeton faculty panelists Eric Wood, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Howard Stone, Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, were joined via video conference by Adam Wolf, CEO of Arable Labs, Inc. and Natalie Shivers, Princeton University Associate Architect
Participate in the Green Office Recognition Program
The Green Office Recognition Program acknowledges offices and departments at Princeton that have taken voluntary steps to integrate sustainability principles into their everyday practices, ranging from resource conservation to community-building activities.
New participants may join the program on a rolling basis , and recognition is valid for two academic years.   
Attention Graduating Seniors! Apply Now to the High Meadows Fellowship Program
The High Meadows Fellowship Program places graduating Princeton seniors in two-year positions with nonprofit organizations that aim to protect the environment, promote environmental sustainability, and build environmentally focused communities. The  a pplication deadline to apply is Friday, January 12, 2018. 

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Alumni: Jeremy Zillow '17
Read our Q&A with Jeremy Zullow, Data Analyst (and High Meadows Fellow) with Climate Central and learn how Princeton challenged him to be a stronger communicator on climate change issues.

Campus as Lab Corner
Interested in composting and want a campus job?

In the coming weeks, the University will begin operating an aerobic digester to convert a portion of campus food waste into a soil amendment, and we need your help!

More information, including job descriptions, will be posted soon. If you are a Princeton student and interested in supporting the weekly operation of the system, you can stay informed by filling out this interest form . Please contact Campus as Lab fellow, Gina Talt ’15, with any questions.
A similar food scraps composting system is being built for the Princeton campus.

Apply by November 20, 2017 for up to $150k in Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds through the Dean for Research

Faculty from all four divisions may propose up to two innovative research projects that encourage faculty to collaborate with undergraduate and/or graduate students on studies that help promote campus sustainability and environmental responsibility using a Campus as Lab approach.

This initiative is made possible through support from the Office of the Dean for Research, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund, the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Office of the Dean of the College, and Facilities. For more information, see the call for proposals .

View past awardees for 2014 and 2015 .
Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 101

Friday, November 10, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Frist Campus Center North Lawn

Saturday, November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Frist 206

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Princeton Public Library

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Butterflies at the University's Solar Field