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Environmental Commission

About Us:

The Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) is comprised of volunteer Princeton residents who are appointed by the Mayor.  The commission advises  the Mayor, Township Administration, The Town Council, and local officials, including the Planning Board and the Zoning Board regarding environmental issues and actions that may affect the natural resources and inhabitants of the community.

The PEC was established to advocate for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources, located within Princeton.  The PEC reviews studies, funds research and makes recommendations concerning open space preservation, water resources and storm water management, air pollution control, sustainable building design and practices, alternative transportation, recycling, composting, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, aquatic resources and protection of flora and fauna.

PEC Members: PEC Liaisons:
Heidi Fichtenbaum
Tammy Sands
Brian Walker
Haewon Park
Karen Zemble
Lisa Marcus Levine
Sophie Glovier, Chair
Mia Sacks
Ben Stentz (Recreation)
George DiFerdinando (Board of Health)
Christine Symington (Sustainable Princeton)
Zenon Tech-Czarny (Planning)
Tim Quinn (Council)
Deb Mercantini (Secretary)

What we do:

The PEC works collaboratively to advise and educate local government, businesses, and residents on environmental issues, laws, and programs by:

  • Reviewing and commenting on building and development applications
  • Drafting and amending ordinances
  • Inventorying and advocating for the preservation of open spaces
  • Responding to the public regarding local environmental concerns
  • Sponsoring research studies

Organizations that we partner, interact and collaborate with include:

Municipal: Other:
Board of Health
Princeton Planning Board
Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB)
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee
Shade Tree Commission
Recreation Department
Engineering Department
Public Works
Complete Streets Committee
Flood and Storm Water Committee
Sewer Operating Committee
Department of Environmental Protection
Historic Preservation Commission
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Sustainable Princeton
Stoney Brook Millstone Watershed Association
Friends of Princeton Open Space
Delaware & Raritan Greenway Trust



Goals and Accomplishments:

We encourage people to come and comment at the meetings.

2017 Meeting Dates

Wednesday January 25, 2017
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Wednesday July 26, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Wednesday November 8, 2017 (Meeting will be in Community Room)
Wednesday December 6, 2017