Nominations Due for 2013 Sustainable Princeton Leadership Awards

Help us acknowledge and celebrate Princeton's best, brightest and greenest! John Emmons with school in background

Sustainable Princeton is seeking nominations of people, organizations or businesses that are catalysts and models within our community and have preserved and improved the natural, social or economic fabric of our town.

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, January 6, 2014.  To nominate an individual or an organization, send an email to "" with the following information:

  • Name, email, phone number and address of nominee;
  • Name, email, phone number, and address of person nominating;
  • Reason for nomination.
  • Please put SPLA nomination in the subject line.

Be sure to include how the nominee has taken a leadership role in addressing one or more of the following:

  • protecting and improving the natural environment;
  • reducing waste and/or increasing recycling;
  • educating others about sustainable behavior;
  • conserving energy; using energy more efficiently; and/or using innovative or alternative energy sources;
  • meeting Princeton’s social needs fairly for instance, a sustainable response to Hurricane Sandy;
  • contributing to our community’s economic well-being.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, January 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. as an opening to the Princeton Environmental Film Festival at the Princeton Public Library.  The awards ceremony and the Film Festival are free and open to the public.

Awardees from previous years include:

  • The Princeton School Gardens Cooperative, for its Garden State on Your Plate program in our public schools;
  • Friends of Princeton Open Space Trail Committee, for their quiet and consistent clearing of trails;
  • Camila Telez, a Stuart Country Day School student who founded Fair Trade Princeton in 2012;
  • Janet Pelichero, Princeton recycling coordinator who piloted the Curbside Organics Program for Princeton;
  • John Emmons and Martha Friend, Princeton Public Schools, Science Teachers;
  • Stu Orefice, Dining Services Director, Princeton University;
  • Grace Sinden, Princeton resident, who received our first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

For more information about past Sustainable Princeton Leadership Award winners, see our previous announcements in 2012, 2011 and 2010.