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December 5, 2022

Princeton, NJ – On November 28, when Christine Symington, executive director of Sustainable Princeton, delivered a progress report to Princeton Council on Princeton's Climate Action Plan, she offered several suggestions for how the town could move more quickly toward its carbon reduction ...

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Hopewell, NJ -- After 20 years of operation as an all-volunteer working board, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail has hired a new executive director, Lisa Serieyssol, former chair and a member of Princeton’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. Former board chair of the Princeton YMCA David Sandahl ...

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Princeton, NJ – Some more voices are speaking up in favor of New Jersey Transit’s proposal for a major expansion of the “Dinky Corridor,” the transit-dedicated line from the south edge of the Princeton University campus to the main line of the Northeast Corridor trains at Princeton ...

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Princeton, NJ – If you attend enough municipal meetings, your imagination may occasionally carry you off on a magical ride. It happened to us Monday, October 17, while viewing the monthly meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission. As the meeting wore on, we wondered: What would have ...

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Princeton, NJ – A year after Michelle Morrison, the head of school at the Princeton Montessori School, announced the school’s intention to become powered primarily by solar energy, the school flipped the switch on a new system that does just that. After a year-long process, including research, ...

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Princeton, NJ –Two weeks ago the municipally owned land at River Road was in the news, not in a good way. At its September 26 meeting Council approved a resolution to bring to pay up to $1,448,610 for “soil management .and disposal” of 24,000 tons of contaminated soil from the town’s former ...

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Princeton, NJ –Here’s an article that came our way about a week ago and it seemed to make a lot of sense. It also seemed very timely – exactly how timely we did not realize when we first read it. The writer, Rutherford H. Platt, professor of geography emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, ...

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Princeton, NJ – If you want to see the latest and greatest in electric vehicles and electric bicycles be sure to check out Sustainable Princeton’s “eCommuter Fest: Celebrating the Carbon-Free Commute” on Friday September 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Westminster Choir College parking lot. You will be ...

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Fourteen state legislators – seven from Germany, seven from the United States – have been meeting at the Nassau Inn and at Princeton University from September 13 through Saturday, September 17, to exchange ideas about how state governments can play a crucial role in tackling climate change. Two ...

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Princeton, NJ -- Sustainable Princeton, in partnership with NRG Energy, is bringing back its popular electric vehicle (EV) ride and drive event on Friday, September 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. Rebranded as eCommuter Fest, this free community festival celebrates the latest in carbon-free commuter ...

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Trenton, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday, August 9. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch ...

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MERCER COUNTY -- Drivers of electric vehicles now have 11 new charging stations available throughout Mercer County that are now ready to be used at county facilities.  Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced on June 28 that the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that offer dual-port, ...

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Your house might be more ready for solar than you realize. Even if you have limited roof area, or if the broadest plane of your roof is pointed due north and is almost never in the sun, or even if tall, dense shade trees protect your house from the sun, you might still be a great candidate for ...

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Princeton’s family of commemorative tree donors keeps forming new branches. Longtime Princeton resident, author, playwright, and poet Marvin Cheiten has added his name to the list of people who have taken advantage of the municipality’s Commemorative Tree Program, coordinated by the Princeton Shade ...

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If you follow sustainability issues in town, or if you are just tired of hearing the roar and smelling the fumes of gas-powered leaf blowers, then you are probably familiar with the work of Sustainability Princeton and its new executive director, Christine Symington. Symington was one of the ...

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Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion. Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower ...

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While the removal of the Bradford Pear trees on Witherspoon Street has resulted in plenty of moaning and groaning another classic streetscape in town has undergone a similar transformation. The site of this tree removal project is Stockton Street, right in front of the Princeton Theological ...

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If there were ever an issue that’s better than apple pie, it would be sustainability in a town like Princeton. Almost everyone wants to fight climate change, reduce their carbon footprint, and, of course, recycle. Such a simple thing. Yet people often fail miserably at it. Consider the scene at ...

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Molly Jones, who has served as executive director of Sustainable Princeton since 2017, will be leaving the organization to serve as a nonprofit management consultant and devote more time to the management of a horse farm in Hopewell that she and her husband purchased in 2020. Christine ...

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If you ran into an old friend in the neighborhood of the Hun School on Edgerstoune Road and the friend suggested you take a break at a nearby coffee shop, the natural reaction would be to jump in the car, head down Edgerstoune to Route 206, turn left and follow it into town, where it merges into ...

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Imagine if no one bothered to rake the leaves off their lawn. We wouldn’t hear the dulcet tones of leaf blowers seven days a week. We wouldn’t have piles of leaves sprawling out toward the middle of the street, and, on occasion, clogging up the grates that cover storm sewer drains. We wouldn’t ...

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“This pot is just incredible,” said a young woman strolling along Nassau Street last week. “I wonder how Princeton does it.” Although pot, i.e. marijuana, is in the news these days, as New Jersey municipalities including Princeton debate how to handle cannabis legalization in their communities, ...

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