Campus as Lab

The Campus as Lab (CAL) program works actively with student and faculty researchers in using Princeton's campus for sustainability research and experiential learning. Explorations into the physical, operational, behavioral, and cultural dimensions of Princeton can generate new knowledge to advance sustainability on campus, in our broader community, and around the world. The CAL initiative is built on a belief that the impacts of an individual never go unrecognized by the greater community, and the world.

Do you have a project or idea that could benefit from academic collaboration? Complete our Propose a Campus as Lab Project form.

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Get Started

The Sustainability Action Plan presents an opportunity to incorporate the University's goals and strategies into your coursework and research projects. We offer numerous paths of exploration. 

  • As a student, you can have a hand in investigating complex human and environmental challenges by becoming involved in Campus as Lab.
  • As a faculty member, you can be independent project advisors to students researching sustainability-related topics and/or integrate your research into campus projects or site visits.
  • As a staff member, you can become involved with our office to gain knowledge, solve an issue, and help spread sustainability knowledge and best practices across campus. 
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