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Report on the New Jersey Climate Policy Stakeholder Forum

On September 15, 2018, the Princeton Student Climate Initiative, a student group within the Pace Center for Civic Engagement at Princeton University, hosted a forum convening stakeholders from diverse sectors to discuss the following question: What policies should New Jersey consider in the next 10 to 20 years to mitigate climate change while protecting vulnerable … Continue reading Report on the New Jersey Climate Policy Stakeholder Forum

Featured on the Office of Sustainability

Hey everyone! Somi Jun wrote a lovely essay about PSCI and our support for climate policy and published it on the Office of Sustainability website! Here is a short excerpt: "Jonathan Lu ‘18 started the Princeton Student Climate Initiative (PSCI) in January 2017, chagrined after seeing President Trump appoint a climate change denier to lead … Continue reading Featured on the Office of Sustainability

A Nass Cover!

Check out the news cover about us at Nassau Weekly "When you picture an environmentalist, what first comes to mind? Probably an old, white former geoscience professor at your local university, with disheveled hair and a Prius. Maybe a middle-aged Sierra Club member wearing some combination of bike shorts, Birkenstocks, and expensive pants with removable … Continue reading A Nass Cover!

The Williams-Transco Gas Compressor Station 206

Check out the Princetonian cover about us! University students mobilize against proposal to build fracked gas compressor station in Franklin Township The gas compressor pipeline runs through New Jersey from Pennsylvania to New York, even though the gas is not sold or produced in New Jersey. Additionally, there are concerns with water and air pollution with … Continue reading The Williams-Transco Gas Compressor Station 206

Inaugural Climate Lightning Challenge

by Claire Adair This past Sunday, February 25th, Princeton’s Student Climate Initiative held its inaugural Climate Lightning Challenge—a 2-hour ideathon centered around climate-related solutions. With 45 minutes to research, 40 minutes to craft a proposal and 35 minutes to pitch and discuss, each participant chose an unfamiliar problem and crafted either a policy, engineering, business … Continue reading Inaugural Climate Lightning Challenge

Climate Change and Public Health Dinner Discussion with Professor Metcalf

by Andrew Wu Climate change has many implications for public health, particularly on the transmission of infectious diseases. Changes in humidity can lead to an increased risk of illnesses that spread through bodily fluids. Vectors such as mosquitoes can become more abundant and affect larger regions. Natural disasters can destroy healthcare infrastructure, decrease the immunity … Continue reading Climate Change and Public Health Dinner Discussion with Professor Metcalf

Meeting with New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

by Jonathan Lu We met with Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (who recently won re-election by 4000 votes!) this past Friday, November 17th, 2017, to discuss our proposal for a carbon fee and dividend policy in New Jersey. We had written a 63-page white paper on the possible effects of this policy, and previous implementations of carbon … Continue reading Meeting with New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker