campus & civic engagement

by Somi Jun '20

During February's record-breaking warm spell, Princeton University Facilities staff members, Drew Slimmer and John Castles, went to McCosh Hall to do repairs, noting honeybees flying in and out of a hole under a vestibule roof. Upon closer inspection, Slimmer and Castles found not only a roof in need of repair, but also a large hive, its intricate honeycomb swarming with perhaps 25,000 honeybees.

Recyling at Reunions

More than 50 EcoReps teamed up to enhance recycling at Move Out and at Reunions 2016 for the seventh consecutive year. The students collected nearly 5,000 #5 and #6 cups at Reunions which were sent to be upcycled into products such as Adirondack chairs, toothbrushes, and other household items.

Sustainable Princeton - Walk for Our World's Green Future

Sustainable Princeton is hosting Walk for Our World's Green Future (WOW) a community-wide opportunity for those concerned about climate change and passionate about defending our environment to unite in support of these concerns by walking together through Princeton. WOW is intended to be a family-friendly event that embraces positive messaging and encourages proactive approaches to reducing our joint climate impact. WOW is being held on the same date as the national Climate March in Washington D.C.

Converted from a dairy farm in the 1970s, Skinny Trees Farm is an 11-acre mixed property of forests, meadows, orchard, and pasture next to St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell Township.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2017

Founded and organized by Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF) is held annually with additional special events year-round in downtown Princeton, New Jersey.

Screenings and events are held at the Princeton Public Library, on the Princeton University campus and at the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Screenings are free of an admission charge and many are accompanied by a Q&A with film directors and producers, as well as talks by other guest speakers.

Up to the Minute Talk: May Boeve, Executive Director,

On Thursday, March 9, May Boeve, executive director of the global grassroots climate campaign, will visit the Woodrow Wilson School. is an international effort to raise awareness of the need to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere from >400 parts per million to below 350.’s online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by individuals in 188 countries.


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