Monthly Newsletter
September 2017
Welcome to Princeton, Class of 2021!
And welcome back all students, faculty and staff!
Help prevent contamination and avoid "over-recycling"
There are over 250 filtered water bottle-filling stations across campus 
News and Updates
Summer Sustainability Highlights 2017
This summer, students involved with the Princeton Garden Project and EcoReps participated in a diverse array of activities, near and far. Here are some highlights of their experiences .
Sustainability is Service: Community Action 2017 at PEEC
Before the start of the new academic year, nearly 90 members of the Princeton Class of 2021 explored how engaging in the process of sustainability is service on their Community Action (CA) trip with the  Pocono Environmental Education Center  (PEEC). 

Donate Gently Used T-Shirts at the GreenSpace
Do you have too many t-shirts? Donate them at the GreenSpace Kiosk! All shirts will be donated to the Trenton Rescue Mission which serves the truly needy
men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.
University Opens New Child Care Center
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, more than 150 children and teachers began their first day at the new Princeton Childcare Center . The Center has several green features, including solar panels, super-insulated walls, low-flow plumbing and storm-water management.
EcoReps Clothing Swap
Swap 'til you drop at the EcoReps Clothing Swap on Saturday, October 7 in Frist 206 and 207. Clothing donations can be dropped off from September 25-October 6 at any Residential College Dining hall, the Frist Front Desk and select eating clubs. No need to donate in order to participate in the swap. All leftover clothing will be donated to charity.

The Office of Sustainability is Now Hiring 
A variety of student employment opportunities are available with the Office of Sustainability for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students. 

Princeton Sustainability Leader Profile
Academic: Dr. Paul Gauthier
As a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Geosciences Department, Dr. Paul Gauthier studies plant carbon balance and the adaptation of plants in regulating this balance under different environments. As part of his research he developed the  Princeton Vertical Farming Project to tackle the current limitations and environmental issues that face the vertical farming industry.

Campus as Lab Corner

This year consider studying our campus to develop solutions to improve sustainability at Princeton and beyond.

Interested and want to learn more? Come to our Campus as Lab Open House at the GreenSpace, more details to be announced soon!

Check out these student projects from last semester for examples on how to use the campus to solve sustainability challenges:

In last spring’s course,  ENE 202: Designing Sustainable Systems  taught by Dr. Forrest Meggers, eight teams of students gained hands-on experience with designing and testing solutions to address sustainability challenges on campus.

For their junior papers, students in Professor Denise Mauzerall’s WWS 402 junior task force:  Sustainability at Princeton University: Lessons for Campus and the World , recommended policy frameworks to guide sustainability efforts both on and off 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/o r graduate students on studies that help promote cam pus sustainability and environmental responsibility using a Campus as a Living 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 2016 and 2015 .
Upcoming Events

Mondays and Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Forbes Garden

Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Monday, September 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: A71 Simpson Building

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Yext, One Madison Avenue 5th Fl New York, NY

Speaker: Sasan Amini, CEO of Clear Labs
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Location: Lewis Thomas Laboratory 003

Speaker: Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius
Thursday, October 5, 4:30 p.m.
Location: McCosh 50

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Frist 206 and 207