Our external partners are a community of sustainability professionals with whom we exchange ideas and share efforts. These ideas and efforts both help our internal sustainability efforts and help advance sustainability at other institutions and across communities.
Take a look at the Princeton Green Map!
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
"AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research."
- AASHE's Mission Statement
While being a member institution, Princeton University has also participated in AASHE's STARS program: the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System. This program ranks the sustainability of universities and colleges through an in-depth survey with measurable outcomes.
Princeton is proud to announce that we have achieved a Silver rating in STARS. To read more about Princeton's submission, please click here.
Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
In April 2007, President Levin of Yale University invited teams of representatives from the Ivy Plus institutions (below) to gather at Yale to focus on Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments. The Ivy Plus Sustainability working group emerged from that initial meeting. The Ivy Plus Sustainability working group is committed to sharing solutions that include the implementation of innovative technologies as well as research and operational methodologies that advance our commitment to greenhouse gas reduction on our campuses. Participants agreed that a unified effort on the part of the leading institutions of higher education to respond to one of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change, is essential. The Ivy Plus group is faced with the opportunity and responsibility to develop cutting edge model operations, engage top scholars and educate the future leaders on issues of sustainable development and climate change.