Campus as Lab GreenSpace Question Results

The Spring 2017 GreenSpace Exhibit featuring Campus as Lab includes an interactive campus map with weekly questions that will help the Campus as Lab team learn more about where there may be opportunities for Campus as Lab research. This page will document the results from each week as well as display the current question at the exhibit.

Current Question: When you want to refill your reusable water bottle, identify where on campus it is: Easy or Difficult

Previous Week's Questions:

March 6-12

Where is the best example of sustainability on campus? Write a word about how that place makes you feel.

Answers:

Forbes Garden! Vegetables are organically grown and harvest is a super local food source for campus! Relaxing and stress-free environment!

Cogen Plant! Warm in winter, cool in summer

February 27-March 5

Where on campus is Princeton not practicing what we preach about sustainability? What conflicts are you seeing?

Answers:

Lights on in New South all night!

Gas leaf blowers on campus – they smell and pollute!

Bloomberg/Scully- Lights always on everywhere

Frist – overuse of plastic packaging

Spelman – overturned trash cans

February 20-26

Think about temperature in campus spaces: Where do you feel most comfortable? Where do you feel least comfortable?

Answers:

  • Too hot in Scully – can’t change the thermostat!
  • McCosh classrooms are overheated in the winter and too hot in May
  • Friend Center stairs are sooo hot
  • Frick – most comfortable
  • Art Museum – most comfortable
  • Frist Campus Center – least comfortable

February 13-19

Where do you see the worst behavior around recycling on campus?

Answers:

  • Frist
  • Prospect Street
  • We all come from different places with different recycling standards. To put it simply, most of us don’t know how and what to recycle. It would be great if incoming students would have to watch some instructional videos similar to the ones regarding alcohol abuse and sexual assault.

Week 1: February 6-12 

What is your favorite outdoor spot on campus to ________?

  • Read/study (use pink sticky note)
  • Relax (use blue sticky note)
  • Use a laptop (use yellow sticky note)
  • Play sports (use green sticky note)

Answers:

Read/study: Lakeside Commons, EQuad, Poe Field (2) – "Lounging on an Adirondack chair under one of the trees"

Relax: Terrace, DeNunzio Pool, Prospect Gardens, Murray-Dodge, Robertson Fountain, McCosh Garden – "Cozy, hidden and so beautiful in the spring and fall"

Use a laptop: EQuad, Cottage, Bedford Field

Play sports: Bedford Field, Lakeside, "Tow path hikes", West Windsor, "Volleyball at Grad College", DeNunzio Pool