Sustainability Steering Council

The Sustainability Steering Council is a gathering of faculty and Cabinet-level administrators appointed by Princeton's Executive Vice President. Launched in 2013, the Council is charged with advancing the institution's overarching goal of using the campus itself as a demonstration of sustainable systems to inform and develop leadership potential in all students, through teaching and research. The council strives to ensure that students are equipped to meaningfully employ the principles of sustainability in their future endeavors, no matter the discipline or field. 

The Steering Council principles are referenced on the Princeton University 2026 Campus Planning website.

SSC Current Members

Lynn Loo
Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Associate Director, Program in Technology and Society
KyuJang Whang
Vice President for Facilities
Rene A. Carmona
Academic Member
Paul M. Wythes '55 Professor of Engineering and Finance. Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Adam Cohen
Academic Member
Deputy Director for Operations, Plasma Physics Laboratory
Pablo G. Debenedetti
Academic Member
Dean for Research. Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Sanjeev R. Kulkarni
Academic Member
Dean of the Graduate School. Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ilyana Kuziemko
Academic Member
Professor of Economics, Economics Department
Denise L. Mauzerall
Academic Member
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Acting Director, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
Francois Morel
Academic Member
Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences. Director, Princeton Environmental Institute.
Stephen W. Pacala
Academic Member
Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Princeton Environmental Institute
Gideon A. Rosen
Academic Member
Stuart Professor of Philosophy. Chair, Council of the Humanities. Director, Program in Humanistic Studies. Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion. Director, Program in Linguistics
Eldar Shafir
Academic Member
William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
Carolyn N. Ainslie
Administrative Member
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
W. Rochelle Calhoun
Administrative Member
Vice President for Campus Life
Chad L. Klaus
Administrative Member
Vice President, University Services
Shana S. Weber
Director, Office of Sustainability