The Princeton Sustainability Plan proposes support for research, student projects, and staff initiatives that use the campus as a dynamic hands-on laboratory for studying and testing innovative approaches to sustainability. Students involved in sustainability research and other environmental initiatives will be prepared for lives of leadership and active civic engagement at a time when such engagement is critical to achieving a sustainable future.
The following programs are all engaged in sustainability education and research:
Princeton Environmental Institute
Learn about PEIs research centers and groups. Find out what special events, lectures, and conferences are coming up for the 2008-09 academic year. Learn about the Grand Challenges program on energy, climate, global health and infectious disease, and sustainable development in Africa.
Program in Environmental Studies
Learn about courses on environmental topics and about requirements for a certificate in environmental studies. Find out about internships (on- and off-campus) and funding for student research projects. Learn about undergraduate summer courses in marine biology through PEIs partnership with the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Studies.
Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Learn how to complete a Woodrow Wilson School certificate in science, technology, and environmental policy. Find out about a great lunchtime seminar series. Learn how you can join a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of students, research, and faculty working to find solutions to real-world problems.
Center for African-American Studies
Find out about faculty research and courses that address environmental justice. Learn about upcoming courses on civic engagement and the urban environment.
Certificate Program in Sustainable Energy
Learn how to complete a new certificate in sustainable energy. Find out about courses on sustainable energy technologies, environmental and earth science, and governmental policies on carbon emissions.
School of Architecture
Learn about On the Water - research proposing an adaptive design response to the hazards of sea level rise and storm surge in the NY-NJ Upper Bay. Get information about courses addressing energy and form, urban infrastructure, and environmental engineering. Find out about student work from design studios addressing sustainable building and green systems and materials.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Learn about a new senior design course in sustainability and green design. Find out about water and sustainability, including research and courses in water-stressed areas of Kenya.
Engineering Projects in Community Service
Learn about a new EPICS course that combines community service with engineering design fundamentals. Find out how students will assist forty local homeowners in assessing energy efficiency and indoor air quality.