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Sustainable Princeton Inc

Leading Community Change

Princeton, NJ   |  www.sustainableprinceton.org

Mission

Our mission is to inspire our community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact our environment. Our vision is for Princeton to be 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.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Christine Symington

Main address

1 Monument Dr

Princeton, NJ 08540 USA

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EIN

45-4743353

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to inspire our community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact our environment throughout the climate crisis. It’s our vision that Princeton be a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability, ensuring a healthy local ecosystem, a resilient community, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the benefit of all community members now and in the future.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

We work to reduce the local production of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2019, we lead the community's development of the Princeton Climate Action, a strategic plan which articulates 84 actions to reduce GHG emissions and strengthen the community's resilience to impacts of the changing climate. We work with community partners on fulfillment of these actions and are the lead partner on many strategies.

The overarching goals related to our emissions reduction efforts include supporting all Princeton community members to:
- efficiently use clean, reliable and affordable energy
- have access to safe, affordable, low-carbon housing and transportation
- benefit from a healthy and resilient ecosystem
- are aware of the carbon emissions of the resources they utilize


Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of storm drains marked

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of now, 3501 storm inlets have been mapped by our CAPERs research team

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SUSTAINABLE PRINCETON IS A NON-PARTISAN, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN PRINCETON, NJ, WITH A MISSION TO INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS THAT POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR ENVIRONMENT.

Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2012, we work alongside residents, businesses, nonprofits, and local government to make our community more sustainable. We envision Princeton as a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability, ensuring a healthy environment, strong economy, and well-being of all community members now and in the future.

Our mission is to inspire the community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact the environment. We strive to lead community change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen resilience to the impacts of the changing climate and protect the local ecosystem.

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
WHY: To mitigate the worsening of climate change, we must facilitate the reduction of energy consumption from our buildings, encourage renewable energy, and help the switch to sustainable transportation.

PROTECT THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM
WHY: Our yards and grounds are part of the local ecosystem, which helps sequester carbon and maintain biodiversity. We aim to help residents make that connection and educate them on how they can contribute.

INCREASE COMMUNITY RESILIENCY
WHY: Climate change is here and we must ensure ALL community members are prepared for the impacts. Our mutual survival requires a connected & supportive community that can react in emergencies.

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
HOW: Facilitate the reduction of energy consumption in the built environment and switch to sustainable transportation. eCommuter Fest and Sustainable Minds are a few examples of how we engage the community.

PROTECT THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM
HOW: Educate the community about their role in the local ecosystem and arm them with strategies to contribute through our Changing the Landscape program.

INCREASE COMMUNITY RESILIENCY
HOW: Facilitate strong neighborhood networks through our S.T.A.R. Neighborhood program and education through our Sustainable Minds speaker series.

We work in collaboration with the municipality and the school district to set and implement
sustainability goals.

MUNICIPAL CONTRACT
The current work plan for 2023 includes: Waste transition/organics, Climate Action Plan update, Leaf/brush education
Fleet Committee SJ Certification

PUBLIC SCHOOL CONTRACT
The current work plan for 2023 includes: Energy & Water usage analysis Eco-Lab rehab supervision
SJ for Schools certification

Sustainable Princeton has a strong and growing staff of both full-time and part-time employees, a healthy board of trustees, and reliable work agreements with both the municipality and the public school district.

We also have a robust cohort of volunteers garnered from years of action and trust-building within the community.

Sustainable Princeton also has a full-time communications and outreach manager that helps ensure our connection with the community stays strong and healthy.

Our calendar of events and programming reaches thousands of residents each year. Our dedicated Program Managers ensure that residents have access to helpful, unbiased, non-partisan education and advice for sustainable action.

in 2022, Sustainable Princeton celebrated its 10-year anniversary and has achieved these milestones:

● Lead the creation of Princeton's Climate Action Plan

PROTECTING THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM
● Distributed over $20,000 from our Landscaping Transition Fund to small, local landscaping companies to reduce the barrier of the upfront costs of quieter, healthier, battery-powered landscaping equipment.

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
● Expanded our popular electric-vehicle showcase event to highlight more no-emissions, e-mobility transportation options at eCommuter Fest.
● Helped secure funding for the municipality's first public EV charger


INCREASE COMMUNITY RESILIENCY
● Informed over 10,000 community members about climate change solutions like community solar, stormwater management, green building techniques, and sustainable landscaping practices.
● Facilitated the creation of 12 STAR Neighborhoods


How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sustainable Princeton Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Yamile Slebi

Steve Averbuch, MD

Alexandra Bar-Cohen

Bruce Chung

Michael Chung

David Hill

Stuart Lieberman

Betsy Marshall, PhD

Fran Price

Bruno Sarda

Yamile Slebi

Gail Ullman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/15/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data