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Sustainability is a set of practices in business, government and at home aimed at minimizing humans’ impact on the environment and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste, recycling, composting, conserving natural parks and numerous other efforts.

PPPL celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by recognizing greenest employees

More than 125 staff members at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) virtual celebration of Earth Day on April 22 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which focused attention on the need to reduce pollution and become more sustainable, and recognized PPPL staff who are putting sustainable practices into action. 

As a national laboratory with the mission of creating a potentially inexhaustible source of energy with fusion energy, the same energy that powers the sun and the stars, PPPL has long had a very strong commitment to the environment 

Steve Cowley: The knight who leads the Lab has “the most fun job”

“It’s just all been fun, and this is the most fun job I’ve ever had,” Steve Cowley says of his much-decorated career and his new position, which he assumed July 1, as the seventh director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) — the place where the British-born physicist earned his doctorate and that he calls “the most important fusion laboratory in the world.”

Knighted in October 


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