Princeton Sustainability Leaders

Explore a growing collection of interviews with Princeton students, staff and alumni leading the way in sustainability.  

Princeton University improves STARS sustainability score
March 24, 2022

This marks Princeton’s second “Gold” in a row. The rating is re-certified every 3 years and is based on campus-wide sustainability progress in areas that include academics, engagement, operations, planning, administration, innovation and leadership.

“STARS continues to be an excellent platform to hold ourselves accountable to…

Staff Profile: John Hannum
Feb. 12, 2020

Learn about John Hannum, Project Engineer in the Office of Capital Projects, and his work in sustainability on and off campus.

Staff Profile: Sean Gallagher
Dec. 7, 2019

Over the past decade, stormwater management has been an area of focus in Princeton’s campus planning and sustainability efforts, leading to more than 20 projects that have reduced runoff while helping to restore the quality of the local watershed. Sean Gallagher has played an essential role in overseeing these projects and is…

Student Profile: Clara Roth '21
Nov. 4, 2019

Clara Roth ‘21

Hometown: Schwetzingen, Germany

Major: Architecture

How do you define sustainability?

Sustainability is about stabilizing our relationship as humans with the Earth’s living world in order to create an environment that is healthier for everyone in current…

Staff Profile: Ted Borer, Director of the Energy Plant
Oct. 8, 2019

What is your role and how long have you been at the University?

My title is: Energy Plant Director. This role spans both day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning. It’s a mix of engineering, project management, long-term planning, reporting, and working with people in the energy plant. I just passed my…

Student Profile: Sasha Culley '21
March 5, 2019


Economics, with certificates in environmental studies and cognitive science. I’m interested in further exploring the intersection of these disciplines, in particular economic and psychological incentives for promoting sustainable practices.

How do you define sustainability?

Alumni Profile: Catherine Burnett '93 and Dana Miller '13
Feb. 5, 2019

Charged by our classmates with designing the sustainability strategy for the 5th and 25th Reunions, we decided to combine our efforts to maximize the positive impact.  We also collaborated closely with Princeton’s Office of Sustainability and student EcoReps to design and implement solutions. We put together a multifaceted approach that…

Alumni Profile: Summer Hanson '16
Oct. 22, 2018

Read our Q&A with Summer Hanson '16, co-owner of Eco Collective, a Seattle-based company that offers sustainable alternatives to everyday essentials.

Alumni Profile: Allegra Lovejoy '14
July 31, 2018

Major: Princeton School of Public and Internal Affairs

Professional Role and Organization:

Masters Student, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Former: Urban Farm Manager, D&R Greenway Land Trust

How do you…

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