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Past Sustainability Projects

TCNJ Pollinator Garden

A team of students in Dr. Shakow’s Climate Change and Society course received $7,000 to install pollinator gardens throughout TCNJ. The first planting day happened in September 2018. Stay up-to-date with the pollinator gardens by following them on Instagram @tcnjpollinatorgarden !

Water Bottle Refilling Station

PC3 funded a project to install more water bottle refill stations on campus for $3,500.

Sustainability Stickers

Students designed stickers to promote sustainability on campus. Their project was awarded $36.

Hazelnut Grove

Dr. Aucott received a donation of hazelnut trees from Rutgers. With support from TCNJ Grounds, Bonner Scholars, and Students, the trees were planted in Fall 2017. PC3 funded the educational signs in Hazelnut Grove. More information on the initiative can be found here.

TerraCycle Bins

TerraCycle bins were installed around campus as a supplement for TCNJ’s single stream recycling. Items that could not be recycled at TCNJ could now be taken to TerraCycle bins. Once the boxes were full they were shipped back to TerraCycle to be recycled. Learn more about the program by clicking here and visiting their website.

Environmental Sustainability in Education

TCNJ is proud to say we now offer Environmental Sustainability Education. The program is comprised of three courses covering varying intersections of environmental sustainability education, a 5-course minor in ESE, and workshops for teachers.

Bike Repair Stations

$1,700 were allocated for the installation of a bike repair station on campus right outside the Student Center. The bike repair station includes tools and an air pump. It is free to use and open to the public so that we can continue to make biking to campus more accessible. More information can be found here.