About Us

Our Mission

Office of Sustainability

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

We are part of the Facilities Organization

Facilities plans, designs, builds, operates, and maintains Princeton University’s Campus. We steward the Campus to support the University’s mission in an inclusive and sustainable way, creating an environment of exceptional quality where learning, research and service thrive.

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 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. 

Meet Our Team

Our Student Employee Groups

Come work for us! If you are interested in working for the Office of Sustainability please fill out our job interest form. The hiring timeframe depends on the group.

Job Interest Form

Our Faculty & Staff Groups

Come volunteer with us! We are always looking for more Staff Ambassadors to learn more and help spread green ideas. To join the Staff Ambassadors Group, please fill out our Staff Ambassador Interest Form. 

Staff Ambassador Interest Form

Other Ways to Engage

Join a Sustainability-related Group

There are a number of student groups dedicated to sustainability-related issues at Princeton. From The Cyclab to Sustainable Engineering and Development Scholars (SEADS), there are many sustainability-related groups to join.

USG Sustainability Committee

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Sustainability Committee exists to serve all undergraduate students and represent their sustainability interests by supporting student initiatives, by working with University administrators to amplify sustainability in University policy and decision-making, and by coordinating campus-wide communications and programming. We seek to cultivate a diverse and inclusive approach to sustainability in the Princeton community and beyond.

Visit the USG Instagram page.