Campus as Lab

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“Every global issue has a local manifestation – somewhere, everywhere. What is our role, as a University, in taking advantage of this microcosm that we have here to tease out solutions to those global problems?”  

— Shana Weber, Director of the Office of Sustainability


The Campus as Lab (CAL) program facilitates the use of Princeton's campus for sustainability research and experiential learning. Explorations into the social, physical, and operational dimensions of Princeton can generate new knowledge to help to advance sustainability on campus, in our broader community, and around the world. 

Get Started

The Sustainability Action Plan presents an opportunity to build the University's goals and strategies into coursework and research projects. Specific ways for students and faculty to use the campus as a lab include the following:



  • Pursue research
  • Develop a course module
  • Invite a campus practitioner to lecture

Contact Ijeoma Nwagwu for more information.

Scales of Impact - You/Campus

Find ways you can take action on campus.

Take Action

Apply for Funding from The High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund for your CAL research.