Air & Soil Pollution

Mitigating air and soil pollution are important aspects of Princeton’s sustainability goals. The campus is considered a "working lab" for the testing and implementation of sustainability efforts.  

Soil

In recent years, the university has reduced runoff through green roofs and improved stormwater management; reduced fertilizer and pesticide use on campus and restored natural areas including forest, open space and stream beds.  

Air

The university maintains excellent facilities for biking and pedestrian use and is building in further biking, walking and public transportation improvements in its 2026 campus plan

Air quality in the Princeton area and in New Jersey as a whole can be checked through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Air Monitoring Website

For more information on Princeton University's sustainability efforts, visit the Office of Sustainability online. 

Addressing Concerns

Concerns about soil or air quality on campus can be directed to Bob Ortego, Environmental Compliance Manager, at rfo@princeton.edu or 609-258-1841.