Earth Day

On a recent Saturday morning, five members of The Princeton 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.

After planting trees, the students were treated to a tour of the University’s greenhouses, compost and mulch yard, and tree nursery where they learned how trees are extracted for transplanting on campus.  

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The Tiger Chef Challenge and Earth Day Food Expo was conceived as an idea to strengthen community engagement through food. We had blocked April to celebrate, educate, and engage our community through our work on Sustainability in Food Systems and to celebrate Earth Day.

Some of the high points experienced throughout the planning and execution:

In late April, hundreds of students and other members of the Princeton community gathered to celebrate Earth Day 2014 at a picnic lunch hosted by the GreenLeaders on Frist South Lawn.

Local and sustainable picnic fare included Jammin' bars from Jammin' Crepes, bent spoon ice-cream, Rojo’s Roastery iced coffee, and naturally colored cupcakes in the shape of the new Office of Sustainability logo.

In early March, the Office of Sustainability and the GreenLeaders hosted a student sustainability dinner and Earth Day planning kick-off meeting at Campus Club.

On Friday, April 26, hundreds of students gathered on the Frist South Lawn for the biggest environmental event of the year! Greening Princeton Co-President and GreenLeaders coordinator Olivia Howard estimated the total attendance at over 650 people, ranging from students to community members.  People came out to enjoy the beautiful spring day and locally and sustainably sourced ice cream from Bent Spoon and donated pizza from Terra Momo. 

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