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Princeton-Blairstown Center 2017

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Princeton-Blairstown Center
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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
President and CEO
Business Location: 
158 Millbrook Road, Blairstown 07825 Blairstown , NJ
United States
40° 59' 9.8952" N, 74° 56' 39.3324" W
Number of Employees: 
30-60 depending on time of year
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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.
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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.
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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>
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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.
Environmental & Community Restoration
Environmental Success
Description of Action: 
Our webpage features a section on our sustainability efforts and initiatives.
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Member Since: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017