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Room for Growth: Princeton's Vertical Farming Project harvests knowledge for a budding industry

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 9:00am

Princeton researchers and students launched the Princeton Vertical Farming Project in April as an open-source model for optimizing vertical farming, which involves growing produce indoors on stacked shelves. Increasingly popular and touted for its limited use of land, chemicals and water, vertical farming suffers from a lack of up-to-date and publicly available data that those involved in the Princeton project hope to provide.

PEI Urban Challenge awards $348,000 to new urban sustainability projects

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

Extreme ocean waves, severe thunderstorms and urban flooding, and a sophomore urban-design course make up the latest round of projects funded by PEI's Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $348,000, the new awards combine the study of the natural and built environments to address the interrelated environmental and social issues facing the world's rapidly expanding urban areas in a world of increasing volatility.

Washington Road Stream Restoration

Over many decades, increasing stormwater runoff has resulted in instability of the Washington Road Stream, causing erosion and other damage to the ecosystems in the immediate area. The goal of this project is to restore the Washington Road Stream to a stable condition through the application of natural channel design principles.

Princeton to Observe Earth Day With Series of Events

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Friday, April 3, 2015 (All day)

Research on Site: The Princeton Campus as Living Lab

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (All day)

Princeton University Receives Award for Taking Big Steps to Improve Air Quality

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Friday, June 7, 2013 (All day)

Princeton University will receive a 2013 Air Quality Excellence Award for its sustainability efforts. Each year, the Air Quality Partnership, a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, honors one public and one private institution for their efforts to improve air quality.

Growth of 'Distributed' Electricity Generation Could Transform Utility Systems

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Friday, May 3, 2013 (All day)

Princeton Cuts Energy Use, Costs Through Projects Big and Small

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (All day)

Princeton University: Adding Space While Cutting Emissions

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Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)

Princeton Continues Progress on Sustainability Goals, Enters New Phase of Plan

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (All day)

Princeton University's greenhouse gas emissions have remained below 2008 levels for three years, and campus water usage and landfill waste each have declined by 13 percent since 2006. These key achievements are noted in the University's third annual Sustainability Report, published online Nov. 9.