Tiger Challenge Applications Now Open for Sustainable Food Design Team!

Posted on March 14, 2018

Tiger Challenge is now accepting applications to join a team designing innovative ways to reduce waste stream contamination in Princeton, NJ, and beyond. The team will kick-off this summer with a full-time, 10-week program. Housing and stipend included.

What if a suburban town could help create a more sustainable food system? Mayor Lempert and Princeton Municipality were recently announced as a Champion City in Bloomberg Foundation’s Mayors Challenge. They have won $100k in initial funding to test how to design such a food system at a local level. There are many barriers to realizing this mission; one of the most challenging tasks is to change residents’ waste behaviors: at present there is too much inorganic contamination in the composting program (and too much food waste thrown away) to close the loop.   

For this Tiger Challenge, a team of Princeton students will work with the Municipality, Princeton’s Kahneman-Triesman Center, and other stakeholders in our community to study the behavioral factors that contribute to waste stream contamination and design innovative ways to help residents separate their organic and inorganic waste. Apply by March 25. All years, majors, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

For more information, view the following announcement.

Apply onlinehttp://bit.ly/apply2tc