Our Vision: Everyone in Princeton lives and works in ways that are sustainable, including reducing energy use and waste, protecting the natural environment, and meeting human needs fairly and efficiently.
Our Mission: To reduce our community’s energy use and waste as well as our impact on the natural environment by partnering with Princeton residents, businesses, schools, local government and other community groups to achieve measurable results.
Our Current Goals:
- Reduce energy generated by fossil fuels by 20% in Princeton by 2020.
- Reduce waste by 50% in Princeton by 2016.
In 2012, Sustainable Princeton formed a Board of Trustees and in May 2012 we received our 501c(3) non-profit designation. Our Board members are listed below – we can’t thank them enough for all their hard work!
- Matt Wasserman – Chair; Director of Global Corporate Responsibility for Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Chair of Princeton Environmental Commission
- Heidi Fichtenbaum – Vice Chair/Secretary; LEED accredited architect with Farewell Architects LLC, member of the Princeton Environmental Commission
- Tom Janick – Treasurer; Owner of Craft Cleaners, an environmentally forward dry cleaner in Princeton and in Naples, Florida
- Sophie Glovier – Long time Princeton environmental advocate and author
- Dinni Jain – Former COO and President of Insight Communications, avid cyclist and energy saver
- Wendy Kaczerski – Princeton Environmental Commission member who helped to found Sustainable Princeton
- Diane Landis – Executive Director of Sustainable Princeton
- Liz Lempert - Mayor of Princeton
- Shana S. Weber, PhD. – Director, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University
Sustainable Princeton arose out of a partnership between the Princeton Environmental Commission and the New Jersey Sustainability State Institute, in consultation with the residents of Princeton. Initial funding for a part-time Sustainability Coordinator and an intern was provided by a grant of $15,000 from a local family foundation and $7,500 each from the Borough and Township of Princeton.
Our initial goals were captured in the Sustainable Princeton Community Plan, finalized in 2009.
We have been making progress towards these initial goals, as outlined in the Municipal Green Report. Download the report for April 2011 (230KB pdf).