Reinventions – Local Realities of Turning Lemons into Lemonade.
ISSUE #14 – April 15, 2021
Spring is a time for blooming. Flowers do it naturally, but sometimes people need a bit of a push. As we move on from the dark days of winter and the pandemic, it is time for us all to decide what we need and go for it. If your life is on a good path, keep going forward but if you find yourself struggling more than you should, maybe we can help with this month’s optimistic look at Reinventions – Local Realities of Turning Lemons into Lemonade.
As we work to reinvent ourselves in this new era, Princeton Perspectives shares the stories of others that have done so. In this month’s Pulse of Princeton video segment, we hear from locals that have seized the opportunities before them and used them to propel forward. They are a great inspiration! Read more…
In This Issue
- Pulse of Princeton: How have you reinvented yourself or given a belonging a new purpose?
- Reinventing Myself with a Pandemic Pivot
- You Don’t Have to Leave the Princeton Area to Experience the World
- Repurpose Your Goods for the Benefit of our Community
- Participating in the Evolutions of Nature Helps Us Evolve, Too
The Pulse of Princeton:
How have you reinvented yourself or given a belonging a new purpose?
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- Reinventing Myself with a Pandemic Pivot - My career journey has been exactly what the Yale School of Drama of the 1980’s trained me for. Production Stage Managers do not select the works presented at a theater, but we… Read more...
- You Don’t Have to Leave the Princeton Area to Experience the World - Do you remember when people used to jump on planes and explore other countries? The return to post-pandemic international travel is starting, but even for the willing, there are restrictions. Many international… Read more...
- Repurpose Your Goods for the Benefit of our Community - I’ve long had a problem with getting rid of things. I’m not a hoarder, but I like to know that when my family is done with something it goes to someone else… Read more...
- Participating in the Evolutions of Nature Helps Us Evolve, Too - I began working at NJ Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve in March of 2020. As an experienced naturalist, I have worked at various nature centers since 1987 and was looking forward to this new… Read more...
In Issue #2, One Person, One Family, One Town – Our Roles in Sustainability, the article Bending the Climate Curve announced that through Princeton Community Renewable Energy (PCRE) the electricity supply to all Princeton residents was to offer more renewable content as of June 1, 2020. That renewable energy increased to 50% at no additional cost, and for $4/month, residents could opt to increase to 100%. To date, 85% of all eligible Princeton homes and apartments have participated. Additionally, 2% or 186 households, have opted for 100% renewable energy. In December the contract ends, but there is hope the energy discount and environmental benefits will be continued.
In Issue #7, The Working World – Princeton’s Business Climate Today, we shared in the article Local Businesses Find Stability Through Bouts of Success news of America’s oldest bike shop, Kopp’s Cycle. The store saw an increase in sales at the start of the pandemic, but then struggled when supplies like tires and tubes couldn’t keep up with demand. More than six months since our article, supply shortages continue to haunt the industry and are expected to last through 2021. So, while they anticipate a busier than normal year, it will remain hard to provide for all their customer’s needs.