Yard

Your lawn can be part of the solution. Our yards and open spaces have the potential to capture and store greenhouse gas emissions — or act as “carbon sinks” – and can serve as critical eco-system connectors for birds and wildlife.

Our trees provide shade and absorb thousands of gallons of stormwater per tree.

Bring your yard to life:

Introduce native species/remove invasives

Find local plant sales + planting guides

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Plant more trees

There are many benefits and it’s easy to do

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Leave your leaves

Mulch them to nourish your soil

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Install green infrastructure

Soak up stormwater with rain gardens and more

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Incorporate sustainable landscaping

Take a holistic approach to lawn care

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Get rid of gas-powered lawn equipment

clear the air

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Quick Facts:

Yard

Root for trees.

A single mature White Oak tree has the potential to store about 2,000 pounds of greenhouses gases and intercept nearly 24,000 gallons of stormwater each year. It also gives us oxygen.

Rake it in.

One analysis found that a commercial gas-powered leaf blower emits the same pollutants as a Toyota Camry on an 1100-mile drive.

The Princeton Climate Action Plan

Trees are the lungs of our earth.

Every year, the growing trees in Princeton capture and store about 4% of our emissions — let’s keep them healthy so they can do their job.

We’ve paved paradise.

As of 2012, 14% of Princeton’s landscape is impervious, or unable to effectively absorb rainfall. All of our driveways, roads, parking lots, rooftops and sidewalks add up, leading to increased floodwaters during heavy rains. Fortunately, there’s an answer, and it’s called green infrastructure.

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The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to protect and enhance local natural resources and our tree canopy.

Do you have a landscaper?

Check out the top questions to ask your landscaper.

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