Ramapo Green

Ramapo Green

Creating a More Sustainable Campus

RamapoGreenColorSince 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

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 ...

January 11, 2016VEGETABLE GARDEN BEHIND SHARP SUSTAINABILITY CENTER

An array of plants and vegetables can be found flourishing in the garden behind the Sharp Sustainability Center in the spring and summer months, and winter crops such as garlic through late Fall and winter. This initiative to promote sustainability on campus is made possible by the involvement of student volunteers who dedicate their time ...

November 5, 2015Campus Sustainability Day: Brainstorming Ways to Make the College Greener

RCNJ CSD 2015: Brainstorming Session At Campus Sustainability Day, held on Thursday, October 22, 2015, a brainstorming session was held to generate ideas for ways in which the College could go greener. The following ideas were proposed. Solar Panels on Campus Wind Turbines on Campus—near Rte. 202 Improve recycling bins, signage and collection procedures More ...

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