Purchases

What we buy matters. Recycling and composting are important, but the majority of carbon emissions are generated before we even purchase an item.

By making changes to your purchasing habits, you’ll free up disposable income.

Lower your consumption footprint through these strategies:

Perform a carbon footprint analysis

An informative exercise

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Make your event low-waste

It’s SMART to save money and reduce trash

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Refuse single-use disposables

Skip the straw, and more

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Shop used items

‘Thrifting’ is on-trend

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Give the gift of experiences

Memorable moments to cherish

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Repair rather than replace

Look for things that are ‘built to last’

Coming Soon

Shift toward a plant-based diet

Where’s the … meatless burger?

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Grocery Shop Wisely

Shop smart and donate excess

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Quick Facts:

Purchases

What we buy matters.

For the average Princeton resident, furniture, clothing, and other goods represent 16% of our footprint. What’s your personal carbon footprint?

What are you drinking?

It requires one quart of oil and two liters of water just to make one plastic 1-liter bottle. Think reusable instead to lower your footprint.

Are you a business owner? A property manager?

Learn about certification programs that can help you make sustainable purchasing decisions for your business.

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Princeton Climate Action Plan

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The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to reduce our emissions from the goods and services we utilize.