campus & civic engagement

by Jared Flesher

On a warm fall day, the sound of a brassy fight song floats across campus as much of the university prepares for a football game. But just a shout away from Princeton Stadium, under the factory-high clear span of the new Architecture Lab, junior Nico Viglucci has made different plans for the afternoon. Last week he taught himself to weld. And today he’s convinced a group of classmates to help him move, by hand, the huge metal rack he fabricated as his first welding project.

by Ezra Austin '19

On Friday, January 12, the EcoReps Greening Athletics group worked with the Princeton Athletics department to host the first ever “Tiger Sustainability Night,” a double-header basketball game with a focus on recycling practices and raising awareness.

The game marked the first major event organized by the Greening Athletics group, a new initiative of the EcoReps, founded last year. Three EcoReps—Taylor Bacon ‘19, Erin Mooz ‘19, and Alie Fordyce ‘19—are leading it.

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.

Call for Summer PSEG ISS Green Team Applicants

Program runs from May 30th – August 9th

Sponsored by Montclair State University and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (ISS)

Applications are due February 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

The Opportunity:

This New Year, put your best foot forward by including a sustainable New Year's Resolution in your list! During Reading Period, Princeton EcoReps have several events planned to help you think green:

All week:

Participate in the EcoReps Clothing Swap by donating clothes outside any residential college dining hall or at the Frist Welcome Desk.

Mend Mondays - Clothing Repair

Is your favorite shirt full of holes? Did you lose a button on your favorite pair of jeans after Thanksgiving dinner? Have a dress/skirt/pair of pants that needs hemming? Or have you just wanted to try your hand at some creative project that involves sewing machines? 

If so, come to the first Mend Monday EcoReps event this Monday, December 11 from 7 - 10pm in Frist in front of the Green Space! 

Story and photos by Zoe Zeitler '20

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