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About This Site

classphoto.jpgThe issues surrounding energy and global warming are at the forefront of society today. With so much at stake, it is critical that everyone, especially students, understands the challenges we face and the potential we have to solve them. 

Princeton Pawprints was created by 14 students in a journalism seminar led by Peter Maass in the fall of 2008. The site aims to examine current efforts of university students, faculty and staff to combat global climate change in the “Orange Bubble” of our campus. The site, which consists of stories written by students in the seminar, was created to foster further discussion of creative climate solutions on both the local and global scale. By highlighting initiatives, research and simple, everyday solutions on campus, we hope to build momentum in Princeton’s efforts to minimize its carbon footprint and maximize its contribution to the sustainability of our natural environment.

As members of one of the world’s leading universities, we have a responsibility to pave the way for the future. Princeton’s dedication to innovative research has set a baseline for our commitment to mitigate climate change. In addition, Princeton has led by example through various on-campus environmental efforts. But there is much more that even Princeton can do. This site is part of the logical next step in bringing environmental sustainability into the mainstream on campus and communicating our knowledge and efforts to the rest of the world.