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Sustainable Princeton Gives Progress Report On Climate Action Plan

February 14, 2023

Five years ago, Princeton adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preserve environmental quality, and enhance public health and safety. Closely involved in the plan is Sustainable Princeton, which delivered a progress report last Wednesday, February 7 at Princeton Public Library.

Christine Symington, executive director of the nonprofit, emphasized to those in attendance in person and on Zoom that the work that has been done since 2019 “is not ours necessarily, but is the result of many individuals putting together their ideas. We compile it and keep tabs on it. But this is not Sustainable Princeton’s Climate Action Plan. It’s the Princeton community’s Climate Action Plan.”

More than 50 community members have served on a steering committee and working groups since the plan was formed. Among the many professional and volunteer organizations cited during the presentation were Princeton’s Shade Tree Commission, the Marquand Park Foundation, the Princeton Environmental Commission, D&R Greenway, and numerous others.

Alex Dill, Sustainable Princeton’s program manager, said that contrary to what most people think, the biggest contribution in Princeton to greenhouse gas emissions is buildings, not transportation.

“It’s a big misconception,” she said. “It comes from our homes and our

View the full article on Town Topics here.

Written by Anne Levin