The twelfth and final week of my summer internship at Sustainable Princeton was quite slow yet very fruitful. As Christine and I set up the first two of the new drop off points for the BYOB plastic film recycling program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Princeton and the All Saints Church in Princeton. Other than that, I mostly helped out with smaller things that could easily be completed within the time frame of a week such as setting up events on the Sustainable Princeton Facebook page so people know about the events.
Overall this internship has been a fantastic experience for me and I have learned a lot of different things in terms of what metrics and measures are used on the ground for sustainability in New Jersey, how to run a vehicle inventory analysis, and how to coordinate with both other non-governmental organizations and local governments among other things. Additionally I have gained experience doing actual policy related sustainability work in terms of my Vehicle Fleet Analysis for Princeton's Sustainable Jersey certification and my work on the application for an energy audit for key Municipal buildings in Princeton.
Finally I would like to thank Christine and Molly from Sustainable Princeton for giving me this great learning opportunity. I have truly gained a lot from it and I hope that I have contributed just as much as I've gained from Sustainable Princeton. It has truly been an amazing twelve weeks.