Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Andrew D'Amico
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shana Weber
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainable Living at the Pink House

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Beginning in Fall 2016, the “Pink House” at 99 Alexander Street in Forbes College has served as a sustainable living and learning community for a group of upperclassmen. The goal of the group has been to promote sustainable behaviors, publicize sustainability-related issues, and engage the campus and local community with Princeton’s natural environment. The community emphasizes social justice by demonstrating sustainable practices that are feasible for everyone such as low-cost vegetarian dinners at regularly-hosted events. As a house, the community practices sustainable daily habits such as air-drying laundry and minimizing water usage for showers. Events for the upcoming semester include installing a rain barrel as an alternate water source, and inviting local elementary school students for a tour.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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