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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 ...

23 Oct

Environmental Forum, Sustainable Princeton Fight Climate Change; Town Topics

“It’s Getting Hot Out There… Weird Weather and Other Climate Change Anomalies” is the title of a panel discussion at the upcoming Princeton Environmental Forum, and as the ...

9 Oct

Reversing “Nutritional Ignorance” Is Message of Campbell’s Talk; Town Topics

At a gathering in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Cherry Hill Road last Sunday, renowned biochemist and Cornell University professor emeritus T. Colin ...

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