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25 Mar

Community Partners Adapt, Team Up To Increase Resiliency and Preparedness; Town Topics

Sustainable Princeton (SP), since its founding in 2012, has been working to combat climate change and prepare the Princeton community for extreme weather events, like hurricanes. This one isn’t a hurricane, but it turns out that building community resiliency is a good idea for many different reasons...

19 Feb

County Clamps Down On Recycling Rules; Town Topics

If you find a bright red tag attached to the recycling bin you dutifully placed by the curb the night before, and the can is still full, consider yourself warned. The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is getting serious about enforcing just what can and cannot be recycled.

8 Jan

Time to Do More Than Talk Trash; U.S. 1

During the 2019 holiday season the United States Postal Service shipped an estimated one billion cardboard boxes full of electronics, polystyrene foam, and miles of plastic.

8 Jan

Local Environmentalists Hoping For State Ban on Plastic Bags; Town Topics

Some New Jersey residents fighting for the elimination of single-use plastic bags got a New Year’s Day gift last week when it was announced that 10 towns and one county had banned the bags, plastic straws, and expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) from further use.

26 Dec

Traffic, Affordable Housing, Political Activism Grab 2019 Headlines; Town Topics

In a town with so many high-powered organizations, Sustainable Princeton (SP), the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (BRC), and the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) seemed to grab a particularly large share of the headlines in 2019.

10 Dec

Message from Mayor Liz Lempert to Compost Participants

At the end of January 2020, it will be one year since Princeton suspended its curbside composting program – the first such program in New Jersey.

9 Dec

Around 40 demonstrators gather in Hinds Plaza for Climate Strike; Daily Princetonian

On Friday, Dec. 6, about 40 demonstrators gathered in Hinds Plaza to take part in the Princeton Climate Strike. The strike was one of dozens of similar events across the nation and across the world.

4 Dec

Sustainable Princeton “Takes Action” With New Logo, Website, Initiatives; Town Topics

“We are excited about our new website and visual identity,” said SP Executive Director Molly Jones. “The new logo embodies the urgency of our work."

27 Nov

“OptOutside” on Black Friday; “Shrink Your Footprint” on Dec. 4; Town Topics

Local residents will have opportunities to stand up for the environment at two events in the coming week: “OptOutside” on November 29, and Sustainable Princeton’s “Shrink Your Footprint: On the Go” on December 4.

1 Nov

Princeton’s climate crusade; Princeton Echo

Princeton has no oceans to flood its streets and no forests where wildfires can burn out of control, but it is not immune to the consequences of climate change. But if Christine Symington gets her way, the town ...

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