Office of Sustainability
Projects and Efforts
The Office of Sustainability hosts a number of sustainability projects largely staffed by students, whether through internships in the Office, through courses sponsored by academic departments, or through training programs.
Current efforts revolve around student internship projects in many shapes and sizes and focus on many areas, including:
Outreach and Communication Programs
The development of the Student Environmental Communication Network (SECN) is ongoing.
Other sustainability projects currently in the planning stage include the Watershed Project and the creation of electronic information flyers.
Bike and Pedestrian Programs
The Office of Sustainability, in conjunction with other key members of the Princeton community, is intent on improving the walking and bicycling experience both on campus and to campus. There is much room for improvement: currently only 1% of campus commuters arrive by bicycle.
Promoting quality pedestrian and cyclist environments across the campus not only reduces dependency on vehicles and pollution in the air and on the ground, but also encourages increased physical activity for better health.
Numerous programs are being explored by Princeton students and staff to encourage walking and biking as a means of commuting including: bike-share and rental programs, financial incentives for commuters, enhanced bike lanes and walking paths (especially access routes to campus), the establishment of bike storage and repair facilities, and locations where staff bicycle-commuters can wash and change before work. Additionally, we are working with the Princeton borough and township to identify desirable bike routes within the immediate vicinity of the campus as well as access routes to desirable off-campus locations.
If you would like more information, please visit each project area listed for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.