Earth Month 2018

Posted on March 27, 2018

Celebrate Earth Month!

Princeton students, faculty and staff have planned earth-friendly events and activities throughout April in honor of Earth Month. Use #PUEarthMonth2018 on social media when attending these events!

Princeton Student Climate Initiative Frist Tabling

April 4 and 5, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Princeton Student Climate Initiative is hosting a tabling in Frist about the the proposed natural gas compressor station sited 5 miles northeast of Princeton, its environmental risks, and what you can do. They will help run you through the process of registering as an intervenor and submit public comments to FERC that will help ensure the NJ DEP performs an adequate environmental assessment of this project.

Solar Field Tours

April 9 (3:45 p.m.), April 20 (9:15 a.m.), April 26 (1:45 p.m.)
Site visit tour of the campus solar array
Registration is required. Tours may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

April 3, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Guyot Hall, Room 10

PEI Faculty Seminar with Michael Bender, Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus, and Senior Geoscientist


Flexitarian Night

April 4, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forbes Dining Hall

Join Forbes for a Flexitarian Night dinner. You must have a meal plan or UG meal swipes.


Campus Green Tours

All tours are from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the GreenSpace in Frist, Level 100
Student-led 1 hour green tour of Campus. Tours may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

April 8-15

20+ films and special events


Mend Mondays

April 9 and April 23, 7:00 pm. - 10:00 p.m.

GreenSpace at the Frist Campus Center

Mend's Mission is to encourage sustainable attitudes and reduce waste surrounding clothing and fashion through teaching Princeton University community members how to repair, reuse and upcycle clothing, and providing the materials to do so.

They will have knowledgeable staff, needles and thread, and a sewing machine available to help you with all your needs.


Conversations on Civic Values

April 11, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Seminar Room 105, Chancellor Green Library

Conversations on Civic Values events invite faculty, staff, student leaders, and community partners to discuss exactly what it means to be "civically engaged" as a university student within a democratic society. This CCV event will focus on environmentalism and sustainability as they relate to and intersect with service and civic engagement. 

April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 & 9

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Firestone Library/Hinds Plaza

Weekly farmers' market on campus!

April 13, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall

Speakers will discuss options for the federal and state governments, the power market operator, and power companies to advance affordable, reliable and clean power in New Jersey. They also will discuss how research and analysis at Princeton University could help inform public and private decision making in the power sector.

April 14, 12 p.m. -1 p.m.

Poe Field

April 17, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Graduate College DBar

A night of poetry, storytelling, and conversation about science


Film Screening – An Inconvenient Sequel

April 18, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (food available at 4:30 p.m.)

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall

Evening film screening and discussion


Banff Mountain Film Festival

April 20-21, 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
McCosh Hall, Room 10

Join Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.

April 22, 3:00 p.m.

Start/Finish: Dillon Gym, Princeton University

5k run around institute woods and tow-path for charity Cool Earth 


Compost Information Stand

April 23 and 24, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lakeside Bus Stop

Meet the Graduate Students Composting Initiative at the Lakeside Bus Stop to learn about composting right before hoping on the bus to campus!


Pizza Social and Composting Info Session

April 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lakeside Commons

Come over to the Lakeside Commons to learn more about composting and relax after a day of work around homemade pizza on the grill! Glutenfree and vegan options will be available!


Earth Day Outdoor Yoga

April 24, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

April 24 & 26, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

GreenSpace in Frist Campus Center, Level 100

EHS staff will highlight tips for conservation, waste reduction, resource management and energy savings in the research laboratory.


Carbon Footprint Workshop

April 25, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Guyot Hall, Room 220

Curious about your carbon footprint? In this workshop, we'll share common misconceptions and effective lifestyle changes, using video examples. Then, we'll calculate our own carbon footprints and discuss the changes that we ourselves can make to decrease our emissions! Lunch will be served and the event is sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute. Interested? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/YRafQt1YocQhOaR03.


Tiger Chef Challenge

April 25, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dillon Gym

Student teams from the residential colleges will compete as they prepare, cook and present their best dishes to a panel of judges. The Challenge will also feature a food expo with complimentary food and beverage tasting.


Mend - Tie Dye Thursday

April 26, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Frist South Lawn

In honor of Earth Month, EcoReps Mend is hosting a special event outdoors for you to upcycle and bring new life to old stuff you might be thinking of tossing! They'll have tie-dye and DIY materials, so bring anything you want to tie-dye or transform! 


Trash ARTstravaganza

April 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nassau Hall front lawn

Attend Princeton University's annual Trash Arts competition during Communiversity


Earth Month Biodigester Tour

April 30, 12:00 p.m.

Site visit tour of the new campus biodigester

Tour will start at Jadwin Gym

Registration is required