Funding the Sustainability Efforts
The Princeton Sustainability Plan recognizes that while the University is committed to aggressively pursuing improvements in the sustainability of campus operations, Princeton's investments in research and education are arguably the most effective way to use its resources to solve the problem of global climate change.
One of the highest priorities for Aspire, the University's $1.75 billion five-year campaign, is to raise funds for teaching and research to address urgent environmental issues.
To launch the plan, a gift of term funds over four years already has been pledged by the High Meadows Foundation. The gift will fund initiatives that support goals set forth in the research, education, and civic engagement section of the plan, including:
a.) courses that use the campus as an environmental laboratory,
b.) student research into the life cycle of products for the purchasing department, and
c.) student initiatives (e.g. implementation of an organic garden designed through a school of architecture competition).
For progress updates on Princeton sustainability initiatives, visit the Plan In Action site.