Get Involved

We are grateful for our wonderful community partners who help us promote the PEFF to their memberships and participate in our programming. Please explore these organizations for excellent volunteer opportunities.

D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey’s land preservation organization. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 18,750 acres throughout New Jersey, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park. These preserves include 28 miles of trails open to the public. D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, on Rosedale Road in Princeton, includes art galleries and educational programs to help educate the public about land and related topics.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is a A membership-based educational non-profit organization, one of seven chapters that make up the 40 year old NOFA Interstate Council, a collaboration among the stakeholders in our food system. NOFA-NJ’s members and our governing board include farmers, gardeners, consumers, retailers, processors, educators, policy-makers, and researchers. NOFA-NJ serves as a catalyst in the development of a regional, organic agriculture system and is working to see that New Jersey becomes an organic Garden State through education, technical assistance and policy action.

Princeton Community Television and Digital Media Center Putting the Public in Public Broadcasting. Comcast CH 30 & Verizon FiOS CH 45

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.

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Its mission is to advance knowledge and to develop the next generation of leadership by providing outstanding academic programs and opportunities for advanced scholarship, research, and civic engagement. PEI draws its strength from more than 120 members of the Princeton faculty, representing 25 academic disciplines, whose research and teaching focuses on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. PEI functions as a central resource for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, alumni, and others with interests in environmental topics. Nearly 300 students participate annually in PEI’s academic programs including courses, certificate and internship programs, research centers, and with support for research and independent study.

Princeton University Office of Sustainability. The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to help Princeton University be an inspiring demonstration of sustainable thinking and practice. The Office assists in implementing the campus vision through collaborative “campus as living laboratory” endeavors that link academics and operations that visibly demonstrate repeatable solutions and that generate an exemplary educational environment for our students. The sustainability community at Princeton also participates in advancing sustainability in university, regional, and national affairs through active outreach and partnerships both on and off campus.

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental group.  Since 1949, they have worked to protect and restore clean water and the natural environment in our region through conservation, advocacy, science and education.  A non-profit, membership based organization, they are headquartered on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township.

The Suppers Programs offer a network of free and nearly free-to-users events for people who want to achieve more vibrant health through diet and lifestyle change.  A New Jersey non-profit organization, Suppers hosts meetings in public venues and private homes focused on whole food preparation, delicious eating, and restoration of family tables. Suppers values locally sourced, farm-raised foods and healthful, sustainable practices.

Sustainable Princeton is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce our community’s energy use and waste by partnering with Princeton residents, businesses, schools, local government and community groups to reduce energy and waste.  Sustainable Princeton staff oversee five volunteer committees comprised of Princeton residents that develop innovative solutions and pilot programs to address energy and waste reduction.  This group’s two current goals for Princeton are to reduce energy generated by fossil fuels 20% by 2020, and reduce waste to landfills 50% by 2016.  This organization’s motto is Change a Habit, Change the World.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact (609) 454-4757.