Mark your calendars for our upcoming Great Ideas Events

Food Waste & Food Insecurity in Princeton

When: Wednesday, November 15th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room

Reduction of food waste is a major strategy for reducing our nation’s carbon footprint. The production, processing, transportation of food and the decomposition of food waste in our landfills result in significant greenhouse gas emissions. Sadly, 40% of food produced in the United States is never eaten. Meanwhile, here in Princeton, 40% of low-moderate income residents have cut the size of their meals because there was not enough money to buy food. Come learn how we can reduce our carbon footprint by reducing food waste and combat food insecurity in our community.


Princeton’s Sustainability Progress Report: Where do we stand and where do we go from here?

When: Wednesday, December 13th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room

In 2009, Princeton Council adopted the Sustainable Princeton Community Plan. The plan was the result of a community-wide effort to address our environmental impact and develop a long-term vision, an action plan, and a way to track progress towards achieving a sustainable community. Example goals of the plan include, Greening the Built Environment, Improving Transportation and Mobility, and Building a Strong Local Green Economy. Come find out what progress that has been made and what remains to be done to make Princeton a more sustainable community.


Princeton’s Community Carbon Footprint: What is our impact on climate change?

When: Wednesday, March 7th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room

Sustainable Princeton will share the results of a greenhouse gas inventory for the Princeton community and discuss potential actions to reduce our collective emissions.


What is a Climate Action Plan and Why Does Princeton Need One?

When: Wednesday, May 16th

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Princeton Public Library Community Room

Countries, states and cities across the world are adopting plans to mitigate and prepare for the effects of climate change. Princeton is ready to step up and create its own plan. What does this mean and how can it be accomplished?

 

Sponsorship for Sustainable Princeton’s Great Ideas Events is provided by NRG Energy, Inc. The event is held in partnership with the Princeton Public Library. Complimentary light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Free and open to the public.  All events are zero waste.