campus & civic engagement

If you can't keep it or sell it, donate it during the EcoReps Move Out Donation Drive and Graduate Student Furniture Drive.

Every spring, the EcoReps Move Out team partners with local charities and organizations to donate any used or unwanted items from campus dorms. As you move out, please bring unwanted items to a donation station between May 21-May 26 and June 5-6. Donation stations will be located across campus and staffed with EcoReps. Abandoned items left on campus will be sent to the landfill, so please bring them to the closest EcoReps Donation Station!

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.

Reunions Panel on Student-led Sustainability Initiatives

Learn about student-led sustainability initiatives at Reunions!

Featuring Jonathan Lu ’18, Research Director, Princeton Student Climate Initiative; Kelly Van Baalen ’19, EcoReps; Amber Lin ’19, President, Princeton University Energy Association; Anna Marsh ’20, Princeton Garden Project; Sarah Hammer GS, Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars; Katja Luxem GS, Graduate Student Composting Initiative.

Moderated by Lisa Nicolaison, Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability.

EcoReps Spring Clothing Swap


How it works:
- Please help us to help you clean out your closets by donating gently used clothing in labeled bins around campus from 5/8-5/11
-On Saturday, May 12, come into Frist MPR A to pick out ~free~ donated clothing items.
-All leftover clothes are donated to Trenton Rescue Mission.

by Somi Jun '20

On the Friday night after midterms week, seven Princeton undergraduates gathered in the Pace Center for Civic Engagement to talk climate change legislation. Decked in hoodies, sweats, and mismatched socks, these college students dedicated another long night to their cause: fighting for a New Jersey “pollution fee and dividend,” which they claim would prevent thousands of premature deaths a year. These teenagers and early 20-somethings spent months working in this student lounge, typing away on their sticker-covered laptops, in hopes of saving the world.

by Ezra Austin '19

This semester, Princeton's EcoReps launched “Mend Monday,” a bi-weekly clothing repair initiative in Frist Campus Center. Cecilia Shang '18 and Nico Viglucci '17, the group's organizers, believe that Mend Mondays can bring greater exposure to sustainability while empowering students to take clothing repair matters into their own hands.

Shang said that in preparing for the initiative, a survey was sent out to students in order to gauge interest. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Campus Green Tour-April 26

During Earth Month, the Office of Sustainability is offering weekly campus Green Tours that highlight features ranging from an organic kitchen garden to a green roof. Each stop demonstrates the University’s progress toward reaching its sustainability goals. Tours are typically an hour in length but can be customized based on interest, and are led by Princeton students or Office of Sustainability staff members.

April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 12-1PM

Tours begin at the GreenSpace in Frist Campus Center, located on level 100 across from Cafe Vivian and Witherspoons.


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