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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

Recent posts

September 15, 2016Campus Sustainability Town Hall, Fall 2016

The President's Committee on Campus Sustainability (PCCS) hosted a Town Hall on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in the Alumni Lounges.  Professor Michael Edelstein presented a brief but deep history of sustainability at Ramapo College.  Following that, the PCCS laid out a comprehensive view of all that is currently being done with regard to campus sustainability ...

September 10, 2016Two Lectures: How to Get A Job Saving the Planet + Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability

Come Hear Eban Goodstein, PhD, Speak Monday, September 19, 2016 Trustees Pavilion How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Leadership Careers in Policy, Business and NGOs 5:30 - 6:45 PM Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability: Recovering Bi-Partisan Environmental Politics 7:00 - 10:00 PM Eban Goodstein, Ph.D., is an economist focused on the relationship between ...

August 31, 2016SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Combine the huge benefits of a Study Abroad Experience with an intensive opportunity to engage with sustainability outside the North American frame. Explore the entirely unique possibilities here. "Sustainability, broadly defined as the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Prosperity), touches every aspect of the human condition.  And thus it is that a sustainability thread can be ...

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.  ...

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