Sustainability at Princeton

The GSG works with the Office of Sustainability, the Facilities Department, and other student groups (e.g., Greening Princeton) on sustainability issues. We are also members of the Princeton Sustainability Committee.

Recycling/Trash

Please see the new Recycling fliers which some of our members helped to redesign. This indicates what can be recycled and what is trash. This applies to all University buildings and all University housing locations as we have a private recycling contract. Other residents of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township follow different rules, as they are part of the Mercer County Program. More information is available here: Princeton Recycling.

Electronics/Computer recycling

The GSG is working with the University to provide recycling for computers and electronics, along with on-campus drop-off locations at graduate apartment complexes. Until this becomes available, Princeton Township provides computer recycling for residents, see:

Princeton Computer Recycling

All graduate apartments are located in Princeton Township and definitely qualify.

Move-out

The GSG coordinates an annual furniture drive each year after Reunions when undergraduate seniors move out of their dorms. The seniors donate furniture and other items, which the GSG then resells to graduate students. The profits are donated to local charities.

We are also meeting with Building Services to make arrangements to improve the move-out process for graduate students. In particular we want to permit grad students to donate furniture and other large items when they move-out which can then be saved to sell or donate to new graduate students when they move in. We are investigating the feasibility of setting up storage locations at graduate housing locations.