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Sustainable Princeton, Inc.

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Sustainable Princeton, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Our Vision Princeton is a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability ensuring a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of all community members now and in the future. Our Mission Inspire our community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact our environment.
Contact Person: 
Christine Symington
Title: 
Program Director
Business Location: 
Phone: 
609-454-4757
Email: 
info@sustainableprinceton.org
Number of Employees: 
2
Website: 
sustainableprinceton.org
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Waste Reduction - Sustainable Princeton believes that no action is too small to help make our community more sustainable. - Sustainable Princeton prints double sided and in B&W unless necessary, uses electronic communication as often as possible, and does not print copies of information for meetings unless requested. - By using an in-office compost bin, SP reduces waste by a pound of food waste per week. 1 pound * 50 weeks = 50 pounds of food waste reduced per year. We also save $1.75 for composting every year. - Sustainable Princeton strives to make each event we organize a zero waste event. We require that food vendors provide service wear that is recyclable or compostable, Left over food is given to attendees to take home or gets composted.
Lbs Saved: 
50
Money Saved: 
2
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Sustainable Princeton strives to reuse as much material as possible and support the circular economy by purchasing products made from recycled materials. - We recycle printer paper or reuse it as scrap paper and do not print unless necessary. - We purchase recycled printer cartridges. - We purchase 100% recycled printer paper. - When possible, we print promotional materials on paper with recycled content. For example, Sustainable Princeton mailed a paper recycling brochure to approximately 7,000 households in Princeton. The brochure was printed on paper with the highest recycled content suitable for the brochure.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
- Sustainable Princeton recycles all of its office paper, cardboard and printer toner cartridges. - Our office is a drop off location for plastic bags and films that are collected, transported to McCaffrey's of Princeton where the material is shipped to a company called Trex which recycles it into outdoor decking material.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
- Sustainable Princeton uses two smart strip extension cords in the office which allows us to reduce energy when our electronics are not in use. - Our office printer is Energy Star certified (HP Envy 7645) - Our office printer is set to an energy saving mode
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
Energy & Greenhouse Gas Reduction practices Business Travel - We walk or bike whenever possible to reduce fuel emissions. - We typically carpool once a week and take the most fuel efficient vehicle, using an electric vehicle around 60% of the times we carpool. - By reducing travel by 300 miles in the last 23 months, we have saved $49.77 and 13.64 gallons of gas per year.
Transportation
Efficient Business Travel
Description of Action: 
- We walk or bike whenever possible to reduce fuel emissions. - We typically carpool once a week and take the most fuel efficient vehicle, using an electric vehicle around 60% of the times we carpool. - By reducing travel by 300 miles in the last 23 months, we have saved $49.77 and 13.64 gallons of gas per year.
Miles Saved: 
300
Gallons of Fuel Saved: 
14
Money Saved: 
50
Community
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
Sustainable Princeton works closely with the Municipality of Princeton and the community to maintain its Sustainable Jersey Silver Certification. We are responsible for collecting the documentation for the application and lead efforts that count towards Sustainable Jersey Action Items
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
5
Member Since: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018