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Princeton-Blairstown Center

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Princeton-Blairstown Center
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
For over 100 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center has provided adventure-based, experiential education to vulnerable youth. What began in 1908 as a summer camp run by Princeton University students and faculty has evolved into a wide variety of year-round programs serving over 6,500 young people from the Mid-Atlantic states. Today our award-winning Summer Bridge Program serves as the centerpiece of the Center's work and provides week-long educational programs to approximately 450 under-served students from Trenton, Newark and New York City free of charge. Princeton-Blairstown Center empowers young people, primarily from under-resourced communities, to strengthen their social-emotional skills through experiential, environmental, and adventure-based programming. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) includes five core competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.  Acquiring these skills will enable Princeton-Blairstown Center participants to change their communities and the world.
Contact Person: 
Pam Gregory
Title: 
President and CEO
Business Location: 
158 Millbrook Road, Blairstown 07825 Blairstown , NJ
United States
40° 59' 9.8952" N, 74° 56' 39.3324" W
Email: 
pgregory@princetonblairstown.org
Number of Employees: 
15-60 depending on time of year
Website: 
http://princetonblairstown.org/
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Management and Leadership
Identify Sustainability Leader
Description of Action: 
In late 2019 PBC created a Sustainability Team and a leader. The group meets quarterly to review practices.
Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
A portion of the produce used in the dining hall is purchased weekly from local organic farms. By supporting local farms, we reduce the emissions and packaging waste associated with transporting food across the country.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
All program and private residences recycle as much as possible including cardboard, steel, paper, glass, and plastics. The receptacles for these recyclables are easily identifiable. Approximately 50 pounds of food and kitchen scraps from the dining hall are composted daily.
Lbs Saved: 
50
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
We are in the process of installing more LED lightbulbs. As they go out, incandescent lightbulbs are being changed to LED light bulbs. Roughly 35 LED lightbulbs have been installed to date. All T12 ballasts have been switched to T5 ballasts.
kWh Saved: 
5,096
Money Saved: 
866
Renewable Energy
Description of Action: 
<p>We installed solar panels on the south facing side of Egner Lodge’s main roof in 2007. These solar panels typically generate 13,600 kWh per year, creating savings of approximately $2,800. SRECs are also sold, generating a yearly revenue of approximately $3,000.</p>
kWh Saved: 
13,600
Money Saved: 
2,800
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
Installation of new HVAC system in Egner Lodge (2017) through NJ Clean Energy Program. Installation of a new oil-fired boiler (85% efficiency) in Egner Lodge (2018) through NJ Clean Energy Program. Installation of low-flow aerators in all faucets through NJ Clean Energy Program.
Water
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
We have Installed low water use flushometers and low flow shower heads.
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
We do not use any fertilizers.
Certification Programs
Certification Programs Other
Description of Action: 
In 2018 Egner Lodge, the Center's dining room, became a Level 3 Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
Our webpage features a section on our sustainability efforts and initiatives.
Community
Support the Well-Being of Your Employees
Description of Action: 
In 2018 PBC provided partial reimbursement for gym memberships for employees who go to the gym at least three times a week.
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
6
Member Since: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017