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Sustainability in Healthcare Settings the Topic of Lecture on January 27

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 25, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – “Healing Hospitals: Advancing Sustainability in Healthcare” is the topic of the lecture scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Friends Hall at Ramapo College.

The lecture is sponsored by the College’s Masters in Sustainability Studies Program and is being held in partnership with the BSN/MSM Nursing Programs. The event is free and open to the public.

The guest speaker is Ramapo alumnus Kyle Tafuri, Senior Sustainability Adviser at Hackensack University Medical Center. In his talk, Tafuri will discuss the challenges of establishing and achieving sustainable practices in a large healthcare setting. Tafuri and his “green team” have made impressive inroads at HUMC, including the changes in water conservation, medical waste education, recycling efforts and the creation of a sustainable rooftop garden. The team’s efforts have garnered several environmental excellence awards and helped establish the medical center as one of the top 25 “green” hospitals in the country.

For more information and for disability-related accommodations, contact Michael R. Edelstein, Professor, Environmental Studies Program and Masters of Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College, at or 201-684-7745.


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

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 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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