Monday June 24, 2024  

OA Environmental Issues Page


Outdoor Action Receives Funding for Sustainability Initiative

Thanks to the High Meadows Fund Outdoor Action has just received a special grant to help implement a major sustainability initiative. The fund will support 1-2 full time summer interns researching how OA can become a more sustainable program. We also have funds to hire a consultant to develop a new curriculum for next year's Frosh Trip as well as funds to bring leaders back to campus a day earlier to train them in the new sustainability practices to implement during Frosh Trip..

You can read more about the University's Sustainability Plan.

Students interested in applying for one of the Summer Sustainability Internships should review the online information and application form ASAP. Applications begin immediately.

Princeton's International Day of Climate Action Festival
Saturday, Oct. 24
3:00 - 6:00
Frist North Lawn (Rain location - Campus Club)

October 24, 2009 is the International Day of Climate Action. Around the world, groups are organizing events related to the theme ‚Äú350.‚ÄĚ This number represents the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide that scientists believe we must reach to avoid disruptive levels of climate change. You can visit www.350.org for more info about the international event.

There will be *free* sustainable food bought from local farmers and bakers, and sell subsidized CFL bulbs, reusable water bottles and tote bags. There will be displays from campus environmental groups, and the USG will launch their sustainability survey and pledge for students to sign.

Farmer's MarketFarmers Market

Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, through October 27
Firestone Plaza

Fresh, sustainable spring produce is coming to campus! The Greening Princeton Farmers' Market will be open on 11 am through 3 pm at the Firestone/Chapel Plaza.

The Market will feature ten local producers: Small World Coffee, Witherspoon Bread Company, Cherry Grove Organic Farm, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Whole Earth Center, Runnin' Free Eggs, Fruitwood Orchards, Shore Catch Seafood, and Terhune Orchards. Come grab lunch or stock up on fresh, delicious groceries for the week! Products featured include artisanal cheeses, pastured meats, organic produce, honey, fresh bread, locally-roasted coffee, and more! The Department of Dining Services will have cooking demonstrations with recipes and free tastings, and look for information tables about University sustainability initiatives. More information is found on our website, http://www.princeton.edu/greening/market.


Environmental Groups on Campus

Environmental Lecture Series