Take action on campus by reducing your campus footprint, engaging with your campus community and/or using the campus as a lab. Help us reach our campus-wide sustainability objectives by taking action on campus.
- Greenhouse Gas
- Water Usage
- Stormwater Management
- Design and Develop
- Healthy Habitats
- Alternative Commuting
- Purchasing and Waste
Make sustainable choices on campus through simple everyday actions.
Recycle properly on campus
Recycle acceptable, clean materials by following the Recycling Guidelines and/or downloading the “Recycling on Campus” mobile app
Consider the following tips and resources when making purchases
Extend the life of your clothing
Follow Mend on Instagram to see some of their favorite tips and tricks on how to repair your clothes and make them last longer!
Use a reusable water bottle
Fill up your reusable bottle at one of 250+ filtered-water Drink Local stations on campus
Reduce your everyday waste
- Donate, sell or purchase reusable clothing, furniture, household items, and more
- Use a reusable bottle and mug
- Carry a reusable utensil kit
Plan a sustainable event
Follow the Sustainable Event Guidelines when planning an event or purchasing food for a meeting
Reduce your everyday energy use
- Turn off your lights when not in use
- Use the cold-water setting on the washing machine
- Air dry your laundry
- Plug electronics that draw standby energy into a power strip, and switch it off when they are not in use
Reduce your everyday water use
- Do full loads of laundry
- Take shorter showers
- Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth, etc.
- If you encounter a leaky sink or a restroom without a low-flow fixture--or a malfunctioning one--contact Customer Service at 609-258-8000
Engage with fellow campus community members to advance sustainability at Princeton.
Apply for funding
Apply for High Meadows funding to pursue sustainability-related campus research that supports the Sustainability Action Plan goals
Join a student group
Become a member of a student sustainability group at Princeton
Explore campus and learn about Princeton's natural history in our video series
Engage in service
Take advantage of the variety of sustainability-related service opportunities offered by The Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
Take a campus green tour
Tour campus virtually to learn about the University’s progress toward reaching its sustainability goals
Campus as Lab
Use the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability research and applied learning.
Search for research questions
Use the campus as a living laboratory for independent research, your Junior Paper or Senior Thesis
Explore live campus energy data
View live campus energy generation and energy consumption data
Learn more about the S.C.R.A.P. Lab
Follow the "ComPOSTer" Blog for updates from the S.C.R.A.P. Lab