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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 19, 2017

Assemblyman Tim Eustace, center, speaks with students and faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey welcomed Assemblyman Tim Eustace ’78 on April 18 for a forum on sustainability issues.

Assemblyman Eustace, Chair of the Environment and Solid Waste Committee in New Jersey, participated in a mutual exchange forum with students in the College’s Environmental Studies program, 1 Step sustainability club members, and members of the faculty and staff.

“I’m a zealot for environmental issues,” said Assemblyman Eustace. “There is nothing more important in our lifetime than water; it is a finite source. There is a crisis on all seven continents and I want to make sure that young people, all of us, get the message that we need to be more judicious moving forward. Not for you or me, but for everyone who comes after us.”

The Assemblyman engaged with the audience in an informative exchange of ideas on topics, including solar energy, recycling, wind power, fossil fuel use, rain water collection, community gardens and the concept of “gleaning” – “Taking what you don’t use and re-purposing it in another way,” he said, adding “There is far too much waste. We have to learn to think bigger and smarter.”

Assemblyman Eustace, who also is Vice-Chair of the Health and Senior Services Committee in New Jersey, is a Ramapo College alumnus, Class of 1978.

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Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top in the Best Regional Public Universities North category, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes viewed as a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,000 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

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