CAPERS (Climate Action Plan Emissions Reduction Strategies) is a volunteer research team that informs Princeton’s Climate Action Plan. We were founded in 2018 by then-Princeton undergrad, Will Atkinson, as a team of students and community members who analyzed whether the Climate Action Plan’s goals could be met by its actions. Team members helped conduct outreach for the draft Plan in the spring and compiled more than 20 pages of analysis for its final release in July 2019.

Since then, we have continued our work to help with implementing the Plan’s 80+ actions. Our research contributes to analyzing multiple options for implementing these actions through an environmental, economic, and equity lens. Our team consists of volunteers ranging from high school students to sustainability professionals, currently residing across the United States and multiple countries. With so many actions and the urgent need for progress on climate goals, we are always looking for more help! Please contact us for more information on how to get involved.

Recent Analyses and Updates

The following analyses were completed by a member of the CAPERS team to approximate the environmental impact of telecommuting and provide updates on the stormwater mapping and landscaping equipment projects. Click below to view these slideshows in English. Check back later for the final analysis of the latter two and Spanish and Mandarin translations for all.

Outdoor Heating Analysis

The following presentations were compiled by the CAPERS team to approximate the environmental impact of using outdoor heaters for restaurant dining. Click below to view their analysis in English, Spanish, or Mandarin.

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