Research, Education & Civic Engagement
Princeton is uniquely positioned to advance research and public discourse on environmental, ecological, social and economic sustainability on campus, in the local community and across the nation. Faculty research and teaching — including initiatives that engage the campus as a laboratory for new ideas — will reap exponential environmental benefits. Investments in research and education are arguably the most effective way that Princeton can use its resources to make a global impact. By engaging students in sustainability research and other environmental initiatives, the University aims to prepare them for lives of leadership and active civic engagement in a time when such commitment is critical to achieving a sustainable future. Princeton also aims to promote sustainable practices among all University and community members through education and communication and by example.
The strategies employed to reach the goals are included in the following four priority areas: