As part of Ramapo College’s Strategic Plan implementation, the Krame Center is working with the President’s Committee On Campus Sustainability (PCCS), as well as with the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College (CfS), to consciously and continually move toward more sustainable practices. This includes mindfully reducing consumption so as to help Ramapo Green in its Zero Waste Campaign, increasing recycling and composting, greening its procurement of goods, and reducing energy consumption.
As part of a pilot project initiated by PCCS, CfS and Ramapo College’s Facilities Department, we will begin composting leftover food and food scraps at our events, either on campus or off-site. We will as well begin utilizing either reusable china, or compostable plates, bowls, platters and utensils. Since Ramapo College’s own composting services are unable to deal with compostable dishware, a regional composting company will come to Ramapo to pickup the Krame Center’s compostable waste and turn it into soil for use by the College.
In addition, the Krame Center will partner, through Sodexo, with regional farms and bakeries to procure local and organic eggs, chicken, breads and baked goods.
Below are the sustainability measures taken at the 2018 9-Day MBSR Fundamentals Retreat.
Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey