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(Mahwah) – Dr. Trent Schroyer, a professor of sociology-philosophy at Ramapo College of New Jersey, co-edited, along with Tom Golodik, Creating A Sustainable World: Past Experience/Future Struggle.

Creating a Sustainable World is a collection of essays that reconstructs the original Earth Summit events from 1992 and its follow-up 10 years later, and critiques sustainable development as a corporate ideology.  The collection also describes an emerging world sustainability movement with proposals for the widening of the sustainability discourse and reforms.  The book provides cultural and economic models for a sustainable world and presents the principles of a new field of ecological economics as the appropriate frame for measuring how economic activity is part of the earth’s organic order and subject to its constraints.

The book includes many case studies of the diverse and concrete experiences now underway, as well as self-reflections written by those working in the field of sustainability.  Schroyer authored six essays in the book, published by The Apex Press.

Schroyer joined the Ramapo College faculty in 1973.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was co-director of the College’s Institute for Environmental Studies.  He also helped organize a series of conferences on sustainability and continues to work and write on these issues.

Since 1988 Schroyer has participated in networks of international scholars and citizen’s organizations concerned with sustainability, alternative economic strategies and cultural alternatives to development.  He served as program coordinator and president of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) for the counter G-8 summits in the United States in 1990, 1997 and 2004.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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