Princeton Sustainability Committee Year-in-Review

May 20, 2020

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Princeton Sustainability Committee took a deep dive into each action area of the Sustainability Action Plan. Each month featured a guest presenter, video and discussion.

October 2019

man presenting in front of full classroom

Action Area: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Net Zero 

The first committee meeting was presented in a Town Hall format.

Presenters: Ted Borer, Director of the University's Energy Plant, and Tom Nyquist, Executive Director, Engineering and Campus Energy

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November 2019

Action Area: Reduce Water Usage

Presenter: Ted Borer, Director of the University's Energy Plant


December 2019

Action Area: Increase Area Under Enhanced Stormwater Management

Presenter: Sean Gallagher, Director, Civil Engineering


February 2020

Action Area: Design and Develop Responsibly

Presenter: Ron McCoy, University Architect


April 2020

Action Area: Cultivate Healthy and Resilient Habitats

Presenter: Shana Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability


May 2020

Action Area: Reduce Waste and Expand Sustainable Purchasing

Presenter: Zack Stein, Senior Buyer, Procurement Services

Thank you to our co-chair Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Presentations are available by request. Please email for more information.