campus & civic engagement

If you can't keep it or sell it, donate it during the EcoReps Move Out Donation Drive

Collection dates and times:

Please note: The dates and drop off hours below are the ONLY donation times. Any items left at the collection sites before or after these times will go to the landfill. 

Friday, May 26: 10am-8pm at all donation sites

Saturday, May 27: 9am-12pm at all donation sites, 12-5pm in Dillon Gym only

by Lisa Linn de Barona, DPS Special Projects Manager

On a recent Saturday morning, five members of The Princeton Wilderness Society, a student group, assisted Facilities’ Grounds crew with planting three trees on campus. The campus service opportunity was coordinated by the Office of Sustainability in celebration of Earth Month.

After planting trees, the students were treated to a tour of the University’s greenhouses, compost and mulch yard, and tree nursery where they learned how trees are extracted for transplanting on campus.  

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.

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.

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.

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