The Tallest Tree on Campus
April 27, 2022

By Jared Flesher

One hundred million years ago there was a tree. It grew fast and tall and flourished in many places, including North America. Then 20 million years ago it vanished—globally extinct—save for the fossil record it left behind. Or so we humans thought. 

In the 1940s, Chinese botanists rediscovered…

Greening Move-out
April 27, 2022
2022 Greening Move-out Update

Due to a number of factors including a key vacancy in the Office of Sustainability and other staffing shortages, and logistical pressures surrounding what may be an unprecedentedly large Reunions, this year the Office of Sustainability is only able to fully support collecting all donatables during Senior move…

From carbon capture to renewable energy technologies, 18 undergraduates funded for summer research
April 12, 2022

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has awarded 18 undergraduates research funds to support research on energy- and environment-related projects. The research is supported by the Peter B. Lewis Fund for Student Innovation in Energy and the Environment, the Dede T. Bartlett P03 Fund for Student Research in Energy and the…

Shoe Donation Event - April 18 - 28
April 11, 2022

Don’t throw your shoes away. Donate them!

The shoes can be any type –children’s or adult — new or gently used — sneakers, dress, formal, sandals, boots, etc.

When you keep shoes out of landfills you are protecting the environment and creating meaningful opportunities

The Shoe Drive runs April 18 - April 28 2022…

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS): EXTENDED Application Deadline April 18
April 7, 2022

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) is a two-year faculty-guided and student-governed fellowship program allows Princeton graduate students from the humanities, natural and social sciences…

Princeton’s Mellon Fellows are bringing fresh perspectives to research and teaching in architecture, urbanism and the humanities
April 7, 2022

As the world’s cities grapple with compounding issues of climate change, sustainability, systemic racism, the refugee crisis and more, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities is supporting research, scholarship and teaching focused on real-world…

SusComm Coffeehouse Recap
April 7, 2022

On Saturday, 4/2/22, the USG Sustainability Committee (SusComm) hosted a Coffeehouse in the Eco-Lounge (Frist 118). The event celebrated student artwork, poetry, and a dance performance by Sympoh Urban Arts Crew Dance Performance championing L.O.V.E. (being lucid, open, virtuous, and equitable) and sustainability.


Visiting Indigenous scholar Olga Ulturgasheva shares urgent climate dispatches from the Arctic in a Princeton course
April 4, 2022

Arctic Indigenous worlds, experiences, and challenges past and present — along with their implications for our climate crisis — are the focus of a course at Princeton this spring titled “Pluriversal Arctic.” That is also the life’s work of the course’s instructor, Olga Ulturgasheva, an Eveny member, renowned anthropologist and the current…

Five seniors awarded Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects 2022
April 1, 2022

Princeton University seniors Beata Corcoran, Fernanda Romo Herrera Ibarrola, Elle Ruggiero, Naomi Shifrin and Frances Walker have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Walker, a concentrator in anthropology from Chicago, will travel to…

Earth Month 2022
March 31, 2022

The Office of Sustainability and Outdoor Action are pleased to bring you a series of events this April in honor of Earth Month.  Join us in learning more about your natural world, environmental efforts at Princeton, and the people around the world fighting for a healthier planet.