May 8, 2019

Dramatic Increase In Sustainable Initiatives at Communiversity

To the Editor:

On behalf of Sustainable Princeton’s trustees, staff, volunteers, and supporters, we thank the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton University’s Office of Sustainability and Office of Community and Regional Affairs, the Municipality of Princeton’s Public Works Department, and event attendees for their support of our sustainable initiatives at Communiversity ArtsFest 2019.

We saw a dramatic decrease in the volume of waste at this year’s Communiversity. Local businesses did an excellent job of reducing overall packaging with an impressive amount of food merchants using compostable bowls, utensils, and straws. More visitors than ever engaged in our Waste Center tents requesting information about proper recycling and updates on the food composting program in an effort to reduce Princeton’s carbon footprint.

How wonderful to see so many people arrive to Communiversity in a sustainable way — with two bike valet stations this year, thanks to the Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee, more than 85 community members arrived by bike and there were numerous walkers.

At Sustainable Princeton, we are committed to the motto, Change a Habit, Change the World. Collectively, we’re making great strides to make Communiversity a greener event each year thanks to the collaborative efforts with the Arts Council of Princeton and Communiversity event planners.

Molly Jones
Executive Director
Sustainable Princeton