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Creating a More Sustainable Campus

Since its founding in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has had a clear commitment to sustainability.  As the world around us has come to realize the importance of renewable energy, pollution control, the elimination of waste and the adoption of “green practices”, we have renewed our commitment to sustainability.

With the opening of Ramapo College’s Sharp Sustainability Education Center, the recent approval of our Strategic Plan establishing sustainability as a fundamental principle, and the signing of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Ramapo College continues to dedicate itself to creating a more sustainable campus.

– Peter P. Mercer

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August 11, 2016RAMAPO SIGNS UP WITH CAMPUS WALL

If you want to give away, sell, buy or trade things you no longer need, try visiting Campus Wall.  Choose Ramapo College of New Jersey, create an account with your Ramapo email address, and you're all set to reduce your waste stream by promoting the reuse of things you might normally toss into the trash.  ...

May 23, 2016RAMAPO GREEN NEWSLETTER SPRING 2016

      A newsletter from The President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability (PCCS) Spring 2016, Issue 2  Hydration Stations     Hydration stations are being installed in Mackin, Bischoff, the Student Center and the Bradley Center over the summer. The newly installed hydration stations will surely help kick-start 1-STEP’s Fall “Rethink Water” campaign led by Pamela ...

April 14, 2016FIRST RAMAPO GREEN NEWSLETTER RELEASED

Here it is, folks.  The very first Ramapo Green Newsletter...! With many more to come.  Enjoy.

February 2, 2016FIRST MEETING OF THE RAMAPO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STEERING COMMITTEE

Current students and alumni alike were excited to be gathering together last Thursday night for the very first meeting of the Environmental Studies Alumni Association Steering Committee. They gathered in the Sharp Sustainability Education Center to discuss the structure, purpose, and intentions of this newly formed group. While the Environmental Studies community at Ramapo boasts ...

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