III. Defining Activities for the Year
Revisiting the role of the PSC: Revisit where we’re going and capture opportunities we might be missing. Where do we want to invest our energies? Check goals every 3 or 4 years. Form a smaller steering council, perhaps 6-8 people, for strategic planning. Start in a couple of weeks and done by end of academic year. Should have good representation of student, staff and faculty and be excited about strategic planning. Possible first steps:
- Identify decision-making principles for sustainability at
o Attainable with creative stretch
o Wide impact
o Extensive campus involvement
o Any other suggestions welcomed
Update PSC Charter/Membership
Website redesign: The Office of Sustainability’s website is undergoing an overhaul. Working group members include: Tim Downs, Jon Baer, Hilary Parker, Kristi Wiedemann, Vivian Qu ’14, Miyuki Miyagi ’12.
Lamp-postering: Awaiting interpretation of undergraduate survey results on how students use different methods of communication and which is most effective. Is a policy change needed to ban posting posters on lamp posts?
Food waste system: Potential partnering with local farmers. Potential problem may be inability to compost meat.
Student Monthly Transit Passes: Andrea DeRose mentioned that Princeton is subsidizing 50% for graduate student monthly transit passes. Student has to give up parking pass.
Reduction in use of paper: Leila Shabender reported that there has been a 25% reduction in use of paper this past year.
Pen Recycling: There is a pen recycling program being piloted at 701 Carnegie Center.
Delivery of office supplies: Length of delivery service from Office Max will be changing to a four day delivery service from five as part of a Purchasing pilot program.