Caroline Savage



Dr. Caroline Savage
Campus as Lab Manager, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University

Dr. Caroline Savage, LEED AP-ND

Campus as Lab Manager, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University

Dr. Savage is a sustainability practitioner and applied researcher with more than 10 years of leadership experience.

Savage currently oversees Princeton University’s Campus as Lab program, working at the nexus of university academics and operations to apply classroom theory to real-world problems. The Campus as Living Laboratory approach gives students hands-on learning experiences while producing cutting-edge sustainability solutions. She is the co-creator of a +100 member international Campus as Lab best practices network, the co-chair of Princeton’s Women’s Employee Resource Group and a member of Princeton’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Council.

Savage previously served as the Director of the Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN, where she laid the groundwork for an ecovillage in the community adjacent to the university that is currently in development; hosted regional symposia on infill development and urban food issues in the Midwest; and developed several sustainability and social justice programs.

Savage received her B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University, M.P.S. in Environmental Studies from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and Ph.D. in Spatial and Earth Sciences. Her dissertation research explored sustainability in Rust Belt cities. She is a current member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Advisory Council and a LEED AP-ND accredited professional.