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.
Meet Savraj Singh ‘03, founder of the energy analytics company Wattvison and developer of our campus energy dashboard, Tiger Energy, in the first Campus as Lab lunch seminar of the semester! Learn more about Savraj’s road to entrepreneurship and the creation of Tiger Energy, as well as the campus energy Heatmap app.
Sustainable Princeton is hosting a Great Ideas Breakfast at the Princeton Public Library. The event will feature "lightning talks" on the topic of "Visioning Sustainability in the Princeton Community in 2020." Speakers include:
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 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.
The First 100 Days is a collaboration between the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Women*s Center, Princeton University Library and Princeton Progressive to both highlight the power and impact of campus activism and also capture and record community actions, ideas and responses for future generations of students and researchers.
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.