About Us

Our Mission

To cultivate an ethos of sustainability at Princeton that inspires action at all scales in service to humanity and the world.

Our Approach

  • Co-creating within our campus community powerful daily experiences that build the knowledge, skills and resolve to advance implementation of our institutional Sustainability Action Plan.
  • Actively seeking diverse voices in problem-solving efforts, so that outcomes are meaningful for many rather than few.
  • Amplifying this work outward across campus, networks, and to the world, to help accelerate action at all scales.

Our Values

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Commitment to Health
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Inclusiveness
  • Patience
  • Transparency
  • Trust

Spring 2021

The Office of Sustainability will continue to be fully remote in the Spring 2021 semester and our office space in the MacMillan Annex will remain closed. In the meantime, to reach Office staff, please find our contact information on our Staff page with email being the best way to be in touch. As the situation in New Jersey evolves, we will continue to monitor state and campus guidelines and adjust our plans accordingly.

Our Definitions

Sustainability: A dynamic and inclusive process that improves quality of life while regenerating ecological systems.

Ethos of sustainability: An inclusive campus experience that has sustainability integrated powerfully and visibly into its identity through the built and natural environment, daily operations, and attitudes and behaviors.