The Campus as Lab program was recently featured at the semi-annual Spring Flexitarian Night dinner at Forbes College. While students enjoyed 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. The Campus as Lab team then touched on these opportunities in a brief presentation, and met with students afterwards for further discussion.
The following Campus as Lab opportunities were presented at the event:
ENV 327: Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton is a course in which students propose campus sustainability recommendations to help inform the University’s decision-making processes and/or improve the sustainability of campus operations. For example, last year Allie Klimkiewicz '19 proposed resource recovery stations to improve waste management at events, and capture more materials for recycling and composting. The concept has been rolled out at several events this spring.
GEO Student-Initiated Seminar: Analyzing Ecological Integrity will give students the opportunity to develop a stewardship plan and initiate long-term monitoring efforts to preserve Princeton’s natural, undeveloped land. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or with questions.
Princeton Vertical Farming Project: This multi-disciplinary research project explores the sustainability of an innovative indoor hydroponic growing system. Opportunities for involvement include economic analyses, marketing efforts, pH/nutrient testing, and technical support. Learn more at plantbiology.princeton.edu
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