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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

October 23, 2016BEE AWARENESS DAY

Bee Awareness Day was one of the events organized during Ramapo College’s Campus Sustainability Week.   It took place on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, in the Fishbowl. During this event, the Beekeeping Club members talked to students and faculty about the importance of bees, why we need to save bees and other pollinators, and what kinds of things we can do to help them. In order to attract students and faculty, the Beekeeping Club members gave out free honey cookies, candy and reusable shopping bags. Once, students and faculty were hooked on wanting to learn more about bees, the Beekeeping Club ... Read More

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 at RCNJ. Read More

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 economics and the environment, who directs both the Center for Environmental Policy and the MBA in Sustainability at Bard College. He is the author of The Trade-Off Myth: Fact And Fiction About Jobs And The Environment (Island Press), and his pathbreaking research has been covered ... Read More

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 found running through every Major offered at Ramapo College. As such, we would argue that every student benefits immensely from participation in a Sustainability-oriented Study Abroad Program. "Of course, travel really does broaden the mind.  But more significantly than that, a Sustainability-oriented Study Abroad experience gives us ... Read More

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