Princeton's Office of Sustainability partners with peer institutions and regional organizations to share information and catalyze change. A few partnerships are detailed below.
International Sustainable Campus Network
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) intends to transform the New Jersey higher education community to consistently practice sustainability and contribute to the state, region and world's emerging understanding of sustainability, through teaching, research, outreach, operations, and community life.
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
Established in 2004, the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) represents more than 40 institutions of higher education from the northeast United States and Eastern Canadian provinces. The main event is a campus sustainability annual gathering. Steering committee consists of representatives from 9 states and 3 provinces (Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland.)
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) works with the mission to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. They do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge encourages colleges, universities, and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements. As Princeton participates in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, the University achieves reductions in operating expenses and greenhouse gas emissions, while creating regenerating funds for future projects. So far, Princeton has committed $5 million to the Challenge.
Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
In April 2007, Yale University President Levin invited teams of representatives from the Ivy Plus institutions (below) to gather at Yale to focus on Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments. The Ivy Plus Sustainability working group emerged from that initial meeting. The Ivy Plus Sustainability working group is committed to sharing solutions that include the implementation of innovative technologies as well as research and operational methodologies that advance our commitment to greenhouse gas reduction on our campuses. The group links sustainability coordinators from the following institutions: