In late April, hundreds of students and other members of the Princeton community gathered to celebrate Earth Day 2014 at a picnic lunch hosted by the GreenLeaders on Frist South Lawn.
Local and sustainable picnic fare included Jammin' bars from Jammin' Crepes, bent spoon ice-cream, Rojo’s Roastery iced coffee, and naturally colored cupcakes in the shape of the new Office of Sustainability logo.
Several student groups and performers entertained the crowd throughout the afternoon. Among them were sustainability group representatives who gave short lightning talks about their initiatives, including Greening Princeton, The Garden Project, The BEE Team, SURGE, the Sustainable Fashion Initiative, Greening Dining and more.
Student performers included dance groups BodyHype and DiSiac, music artists PsychoBaby Band and Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, and improv group Quipfire, who performed environmentally-themed improv.
Dozens of upcycled solo cups were also on display in the form of chairs and light fixtures that were created by two architecture students for a final class project. The cups were given a second life after being used on the “Street.”