Sustainability and Green Team
The Princeton Public School District is actively working towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly district.Passionate teachers, students, administrators and community members lead the way in finding innovative, creative, and practical ways to implement sustainable practices throughout our school system.At the building level we have implemented recycling and composting programs and encourage “zero waste” practices for all school events.At the district level, we are systematically replacing lighting with LED, incorporate green cleaning products and most recently, we have entered into a partnership with Sustainable Princeton to incorporate the use of electric-powered landscaping equipment on school grounds.Most notable is the extensive school gardens.Each elementary school has large teaching gardens and employ master gardeners who provide hands-on experiences with native plants, edibles and historical planting.Our school gardens provide supplemental vegetables for our cafeterias, donations to Home Front food pantry and the community.
A wide variety of sustainability-related learning experiences are woven into the everyday culture and the curriculum throughout the district. Our science curriculum from grades K through 12 addresses sustainability topics, including local food and farming, conservation, and energy. Students participate in assemblies and field trips to go deeper into these topics, and the gardens at each of our schools are hubs of learning and activity. We encourage you to learn more about our sustainability efforts by reading about some of our initiatives that are listed below.
- All Board documents are now listed in BoardDocs, which has helped us lower printing costs and save on paper.
- Our district uses PowerSchool to keep virtual student records as well as track attendance and manage scheduling.
- Paper Cut is a program that reduces our paper usage and carbon footprint. For any scheduled printing, the software will assign the most efficient printer for the project in order to reduce paper, energy, and ink usage.