Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability develops, coordinates and supports the aggressive sustainability initiatives at Princeton University. We work collaboratively with our students, faculty, staff, regional and national affairs offices, as well as with our local Princeton community to promote sustainability efforts and practices. With our networking and collaborative efforts, we are also part of a larger professional community promoting sustainability initiatives at other colleges and universities.

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In The News

Princeton Named Top-performing School for Water
Oct. 30, 2023

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) named Princeton the top-performing school for Water in their 2023 Sustainable Campus Index. The annual report “highlights the most sustainable colleges and universities.”

Launching Electric Buses at Princeton University
Sept. 20, 2023

With this project Princeton will be among the most electrified fleets in the country.

How Princeton is Taking Composting to the “Next Level”
Sept. 6, 2023

The composting efforts at Princeton were recently profiled in Waste 360. The article features Gina Talt, Project Manager, Office of Sustainability, and the various ways the office is working with campus partners to enact its composting…

20 Tons Diverted from Landfill During Greening Move-Out
June 29, 2023

Greening Move-Out aims to collect donations from undergraduates leaving the dorms for the summer or after graduation for reuse or donation.

That’s a Wrap: New Recycling Truck Completes Maiden Voyage Through Campus After P-rade
June 15, 2023

The P-rade had a new caboose this year. Following the long stream of orange and black was a new green message. The sanitation team in Building Services debuted its new truck during the event, complete with a new wrap emphasizing the sustainability efforts happening across Princeton University.

Did You Know

Princeton is one of only a few non-agricultural Universities to have their own greenhouse and nursery thanks to Landscape Architect Beatrix Jones Farrand, arguing successfully in 1912 we would save money, gain new plant varieties and acclimate plants to our own environments.