Princeton Reunions Features the Environment

Holly P. Welles ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

If you are interested in the environment, climate change, food entrepreneurship, connecting with new and old friends, then Princeton Reunions offers several exciting opportunities for you.

Activities kick off Friday morning, May 27th at 9am in McCosh Hall, room 10, with an Alumni-Faculty Forum on climate change featuring Ning Lin *10, assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, Princeton University; Robert Ridgely ’71, deputy director, World Land Trust; Bob Fisher ’76, chairman, Gap Inc.; Thomas A. Duckenfield ’86, partner, Wong Fleming Attorneys-at-Law; and Andrew Winston ’91, author and consultant on sustainable business. The panel will be moderated by Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, emeritus and senior research scholar at Princeton.

The next event follows at 10:30-12:00 in Frist Campus Center 302. The topic of that panel is Princeton Entrepreneurs:  Designing the Future for Food. The panel will be moderated by Kelly Caylor, co-founder of Princeton Studies Food, associate professor, CEE and PEI and head of the Environmental Certificate Program. Gordon Douglas MD ‘55 and co-founder, Princeton Studies Food will introduce the panel and the panelists and briefly discuss the work of the group. Panelists include Reuwai  Hanewald  ’90, Terhune Orchards; Alex Lorestani *15, Founder and CEO, Gelzen; David Benzaquen, Founder and CEO, PlantBased Solutions; and Shana Weber, director of PU Office of Sustainability. Benzaquen and Hanewald participated in the February 2016 Food Entrepreneurship Symposium held on campus.

You may join the Office of Sustainability for a Green Tour of the campus on Friday afternoon beginning at 3pm. The tour will depart from the Frist South Lawn tent.  In addition, the Princeton Alumni Weekly posted an article about sustainability initiatives at this year’s Reunions.

For all of you Environmental (ENV) alumni, don’t miss the Environmental Studies Alumni Reception Saturday, May 28, 11-1 in Guyot Hall Atrium.  All ENV alumni are invited to stop by our reception to catch up with one another and learn about exciting developments in the program. 

Look forward to seeing you at one or more of these dynamic events!