Our Progress

2016

Received The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Leadership Award for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling for the Learn Our ABCs BYOBag Campaign.

Received an Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Honorable Mention Award for the Learn Our ABCs BYOBag Campaign.

2015

Released Princeton's Energy Usage Analysis that analyzed Princeton's historical electricity and natural gas usage. 

Released the Waste Market Efficiency: An Economic Analysis of the Recycling Manufacturing Market for the Plastics Numbered 3 through 7 report that analyzed the current market for difficult to recycle plastics. 

Released the 2014 Diversity on Boards and Commission Survey report that measured the degree of inclusivity and representation of the membership on Princeton's municipal boards and commissions.

2014

Received $35,000 grant to assist the municipality of Princeton in conducting the EnergySmart Buildings campaign focusing on energy efficiency in the commercial built environment.

Completed EnergySmart Homes campaign which resulted in more than 150 homes performing a home energy audit and more than 30 homes making energy efficiency upgrades realizing an average of 25% energy reduction.

Hosted 5 zero-waste Great Ideas Breakfasts attracting over 250 people. Topics included: green investing, water conservation, biking, waste, and innovative energy solutions.

Assisted the Municipality of Princeton in obtaining Sustainable Jersey's Silver Certification level and 2014 Leadership Award.

Awarded the Gotham Green Award® recognizing organizations that work on environmentally sustainable initiatives.


2013

Received $10,000 grant from Princeton University's Community and Regional Affairs to conduct the EnergySmart Homes campaign focusing on energy efficiency in the residential built environment.


2012

Obtained 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status from the IRS.

Formed Board of Directors, Energy, Waste and Communications Committee.

Launched Housewarming Home Energy Pilot Project. 

Awarded $20,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey to create marketing program for the former Princeton Borough Curbside Organic Waste Program.

Acquired donation of $6,000 to place 6 recycling bins in Hinds Plaza and Nassau Street.


2011

Presented the Municipal Green Report

Created the Leaf Corral program

Launched "Green Connections" Green Map

Supported the creation of Green Schools Coalition


2010

Launched BYOBag Campaign and Build a Bin


2009

Created the Sustainable Princeton Community Plan 2009 which formed the framework for our 2010 & 2011 agenda.