Citizens' Climate Lobby Conference

Earlier this summer, Jonathan Lu, Charles Copeland, and Victor Hua from PSCI headed to Washington, D.C. to meet hundreds of other climate activists from around the world at the 9th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day. Held from June 10th-12th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the conference featured a variety of workshops, speakers, and, as can be inferred from the name, a lobby day on Capitol Hill. The three members of PSCI were also joined by Sooyong Kwon from Yale University, an active member of the environmental organizations Project Bright and Fossil Free Yale…

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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 the Environmental Protection Agency. Though Lu, a pre-med Computer Science concentrator, did not have experience with politics, law, climate science, or economics at that time, he believed that any concerned citizen should be able to get involved in advocacy work. He started PSCI to educate and advocate for climate justice beyond campus.”

We encourage you to go and check it out!

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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 …

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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 …

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Pollution Fee and Dividend White Paper

Carbon emissions pose an urgent public health problem, with fossil fuel combustion-related pollution contributing to 8,312 premature deaths annually in New Jersey. Furthermore, New Jersey faces significant threats from climate change: sea-level rise alone is projected to force 174,000 – 480,000 New Jersey residents to relocate by 2100. 

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Inaugural Climate Lightning Challenge

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 …

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Climate Poll

The recent poll by the Princeton Student Climate Initiative was a success, with 112 students responding. The poll asked students to answer a number of questions regarding their attitude to climate-related topics on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). The results shed light on some interesting views …

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Climate Solutions Talk

Last semester, Sam Moore was part of a group that gave a talk entitled: ‘Solutions to Climate Change’, which outlined three potential solutions (at least in part) to the climate challenge. The Iron Hypothesis: The iron hypothesis is an intriguing idea. It observes that the oceans are deficient in iron, especially near the North and …

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Climate Change and Public Health Dinner Discussion with Professor Metcalf

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 …

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Meeting with New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

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 …

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Tabling Results

From October 9th to 15th, we tabled in Frist Campus Center every day from 8-10 PM, telling students about Carbon Fee & Dividend. We discussed how this policy is effective, economically sound, and politically feasible. See our fact sheet for more details! We got 76 students to write letters to their congressmembers, …

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Campus Poll Results

On January 17th, 2017, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Princeton Student Climate Lobby sent out a survey to the thousands of worried students on Princeton’s campus. What we wanted to know was simple: how do people feel about climate change? With climate science being one of the areas most in danger from the …

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Study Break on Friday

Come join Princeton Student Climate Lobby on Friday March 31 from 1-4PM outside J Street Library (in Wilcox) to learn more about carbon pricing, a climate solution supported by politicians of both parties, economists, and even the fossil fuel industry. Call your representatives, write a short form for your representatives (we’ll mail it!), and learn why the …

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Featured in the Daily Prince

Thanks to the The Daily Princetonian for featuring us in this morning's paper! PSCL is working hard to jump-start discussions on campus, and our work this week was just the beginning …

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