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:

  • Sophie Glovier, Chair
  • Heidi Fichtenbaum
  • Tammy Sands
  • Brian Walker
  • Karen Zemble
  • Lisa Marcus Levine
  • Jenny Ludmer
  • Lucas McGee

PEC Liaisons:

  • 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:
  • ‍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

Other:

  • ‍Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Sustainable Princeton
  • Stony Brook Watershed Association
  • Friends of Princeton Open Space
  • D & R Greenway Trust

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We encourage people to come and comment at the meetings.

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday January 24, 2018
  • Wednesday February 28, 2018
  • Wednesday March 28, 2018
  • Wednesday April 25, 2018
  • Wednesday May 23, 2018
  • Wednesday June 27, 2018
  • Wednesday July 25, 2018
  • Wednesday September 26, 2018
  • Wednesday October 24, 2018
  • Wednesday November 14, 2018 
  • Wednesday December 12, 2018

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