|Submission Date||March 13, 2015|
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
|Yes or No|
|A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts||Yes|
|A sustainability newsletter||Yes|
|Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability||Yes|
|A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability||Yes|
|Building signage that highlights green building features||Yes|
|Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems||Yes|
|Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed||No|
|A sustainability walking map or tour||Yes|
|A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation||Yes|
|Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians||Yes|
|A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience||Yes|
|Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat||No|
|Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above||Yes|
The Office of Sustainability’s website features information related to three categories: Pathways to Leadership, Explore Campus as Lab, and View Progress. The Pathways to Leadership section provides information to students about how they can get involved in sustainability through green funding opportunities and their coursework, internships, and extracurricular activities. The section includes a special focus on the concept that each of these actions gives students the opportunity to be a leader within the campus community. Next, the Campus as Lab section showcases student research, live energy data, Princeton-based research questions, a campus Green Tour, and a page about the educational, interactive GreenSpace kiosk exhibit installed in the student center. Lastly, the View Progress section is designed to highlight campus sustainability improvements, goals, and next steps.
The website also includes information about upcoming events, news announcements, and sustainability groups that are open to faculty and staff.
The Office of Sustainability distributes an issue of the sustainability newsletter once per month during the academic year. The newsletter features news, updates, upcoming events. During ‘13/’14, the Office began adding “Sustainability Leader Profiles” to each newsletter, where the Office interviews a campus community member who has engaged in sustainability on campus and/or in their personal lives.
Everyone is able to subscribe to the Office of Sustainability newsletter, including community members. Alternatively, all newsletter articles are available for full viewing on the Sustainability website.
The Office of Sustainability maintains Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. Each of the accounts focuses on sustainability as it relates to Princeton. Additionally, the Office uses the accounts to publicize any related campus events and to highlight student initiatives and University sustainability progress.
The YouTube account houses videos created by the Office of Sustainability and the Student Environmental Communication Network. This Network is comprised of student interns who make videos about sustainability features on campus, living green, and more.
The Princeton Environmental Institute's website and Grand Challenges fall forum provide venues for publishing and disseminating student research on sustainability. The Office of Sustainability's website features a 'Campus as Lab' section which includes a listing of sustainability-related research questions to help promote and facilitate pursuing such research on campus.
The University currently has installed on campus two Lucid dashboards that highlight sustainable building features. In addition, in virtually all restrooms on campus, dual-flush signage has been installed atop toilets that provides instructions for their use.
Princeton Campus Dining uses several icons to educate the campus community about its sustainable food offerings. The following sustainability-related icons and color codes are displayed electronically for “Today's Menu” listings:
-Earth Friendly Entrée (At least 80 percent of an entree contains sustainable, organic or local ingredients)
-Conscious Cuisine Choice (Meets Conscious Cuisine Requirements; for definition, see http://www.princeton.edu/facilities/info/dining/nutrition/healthy/#comp00004aae8f4c00000020986a36)
-Low Carbon Emissions
-Medium Carbon Emissions
-High Carbon Emissions
Additionally, the E-squared (E2) icon appears next to entrees that are prepared with at least 80 percent sustainable ingredients as defined by our sustainability metric. This logo was developed with the Office of Sustainability.
Princeton’s ‘Sustainability Tour,’ which highlights sustainable operational and academic initiatives, was launched as a guided tour in May 2010. Within the next year, a virtual tour app accessible by smart phones and tablets was developed and launched, complete with audio and video. During ‘13/’14, many of the videos were updated to reflect changes in tour locations since 2010. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability has hired student interns to create tour videos that highlight new tour stops, such as the educational, interactive GreenSpace kiosk in the Frist student center.
Transportation and Parking Services produced "Going Places: A Car-free Guide to Princeton University" for campus community members to spread the word about alternative transportation programs and incentives. The publication is available online and in relevant offices for campus commuters.
Transportation and Parking Services produced a map for bicyclists; the map serves pedestrians equally well. The publication is available online and in relevant offices for campus commuters.
Princeton’s Guide to Living Green describes how to incorporate sustainability into the everyday student residential living experience through a series of green tips that span energy and water conservation to consumption.
The University publishes an annual “Highlights” brochure that summarizes Princeton’s annual progress toward its sustainability goals. The brochure is published both online and in hard copy.
All Office of Sustainability social media resources:
The Princeton Environmental Institute: http://www.princeton.edu/pei/
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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.