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Ramapo College to Host Global Climate Webinar on April 7

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 12, 2021

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey has been selected as one of the regional hosts for the State of New Jersey’s 2021 “Solve Climate by 2030” initiative, a week-long global project organized by the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) at Bard College, New York, involving more than 100 universities and colleges.

Ramapo College’s virtual webinar will take place on April 7 from 6-8 p.m. The event, moderated by Ramapo Professor of Environmental Studies Ashwani Vasishth, will include presentations on New Jersey climate solutions and online discussions with participants. The event is free and open to the public. Registration information can be found at: https://solve-climate-by-2030-nj.eventbrite.com

To focus the world on regional-level and local solutions, the CEP at Bard College is organizing simultaneous “global dialog” webinars, one in fifty different countries, and in every U.S. state. Beginning on April 6, discussions will take place from climate solutions experts in Hungary, South Africa, and Kyrgyzstan, as well as states across America — 100 sites worldwide — about ambitious but feasible actions that could happen soon in their state to “spur a just, Green Recovery, get the world on track to solving climate by 2030.”

Ramapo College has been recognized as a leader in sustainability education for decades. The College’s innovative Sharp Sustainability Education Center is a faculty/student driven environmental education facility that demonstrates alternative methods of producing and using resources, particularly energy, food, and shelter, that were not heavily based on depleting and polluting sources of fossil fuels. The Center further incorporates environmental literacy and understanding of sustainability into the Ramapo curriculum across disciplines. Students can take advantage of both volunteer and for-credit internship opportunities available through the Center.

For more information, email Professor Ashwani Vasishth at vasishth@ramapo.edu

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About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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