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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Holly Welles
Manager of Communications and Outreach
Princeton Environmental Institute
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
No

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The Program in Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The Environmental Studies Program, offered by the Princeton Environmental Institute, emphasizes experiential learning through courses and related fieldwork, offers a robust program of summer internships, and provides support for field research related to junior and senior independent work. Students may elect to earn a Certificate in Environmental Studies by pursuing a prescribed combination of core and upper level courses as well as preparing a senior thesis that includes an environmental dimension.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The Program in Sustainable Energy

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Program in Sustainable Energy is designed for Princeton undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers or graduate education in the area of sustainable energy science and technology to achieve:
1. An understanding of current energy resources, carriers, end users, technologies, and their impact on climate and environment.
2. The ability to quantitatively analyze, design, and develop innovative energy systems and technologies that support sustainable economic growth, energy security, biological diversity, and environmental harmony for life on Earth.
3. An understanding of Earth, global climate, and environmental change from the perspective of engineering, technology, economics, and policy.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The Program in Technology and Society: Energy Track

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Energy track of this cross-disciplinary certificate program, offered in partnership between the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Keller Center, aims to bring together students from across divisions and provide them with a comprehensive program of courses, research, and activities in the area of energy technologies and their impact on society and the environment. Courses provide exposure to a broad set of issues at the intersection of technology and society, and students have a choice of two tracks of study: Energy or Information Technology. Energy track recipients will gain a greater understanding of the shaping, development, and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of society as well as a sense of the trade-offs that different solutions present. Undergraduates from all divisions are eligible to participate in the program, although it is primarily geared toward humanities and social science concentrators.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.