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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

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 ...

January 28, 2016HEALING HOSPITALS: ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTHCARE

Kyle Tafuri opens the Ramapo College Expert Practitioners in Sustainability series with a lecture on sustainability and hospitals As Senior Sustainability Advisor to Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), Kyle Tafuri, alumnus of the RCNJ Master of Art in Sustainability Studies program, has made a tremendous impact in only three and a half years on the ...

January 11, 2016POST-CONSUMER FOOD WASTE AUDIT AT THE PAVILION

The Post-Consumer Food Waste Audit was a project run by the student environmental club -Step, Sodexo and the President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability. The Waste Audit Project, in fact grew from a coincidental conversation with Sodexo’s Ramapo Operations manager Mr. David Carreras. While dining at the Pavilion, I noticed the absence of waste segregation at ...

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