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Creating a More Sustainable Campus

Since its founding in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has had a clear commitment to sustainability.  As the world around us has come to realize the importance of renewable energy, pollution control, the elimination of waste and the adoption of “green practices”, we have renewed our commitment to sustainability.

With the opening of Ramapo College’s Sharp Sustainability Education Center, the recent approval of our Strategic Plan establishing sustainability as a fundamental principle, and the signing of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Ramapo College continues to dedicate itself to creating a more sustainable campus.

– Peter P. Mercer

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October 21, 2017CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DAY, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017, 1-3 PM

A bunch of us went to the AASHE Conference in San Antonio, and feasted on an amazing array of ideas and products promoting campus sustainability Join us, and we share these with the RCNJ community. REGISTER HERE Read More

September 6, 2017WELCOME TO A GLORIOUS FALL 2017 SEMESTER...!

Just a brief note to say, welcome back. Do come to the Study Abroad Fair today, from 1 PM to 3 PM, in Friends Hall.  We have two--count 'em, two--sustainability-oriented programs this year.  One in South India, and one in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforests.  Come Find Out More. Next Wednesday, look for the tables for 1-STEP, the Garden Club, Ramapo Green, the Beekeeping Club, the Outdoors Club, and Enactus, at the Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday. More news to follow, soon. Have a FABULOUS new year. Read More

August 22, 2017RAMAPO COLLEGE HAS ADOPTED SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING

Every classroom, lab, studio, office and event space is equipped with two containers. The Blue container, labeled “Single Stream Recycling,” is for all accepted recyclables. These include glass plastics, metals, cardboard and paper.  All recyclables must be empty and free of liquids or food debris. All other waste must be placed in the Gray containers, marked “Landfill”. This includes all food waste, contaminated recyclables and garbage. Pizza Boxes are not currently recyclable, and MUST be put in the container marked Landfill. For more details, choose the Recycling Checklist from the left-hand Menu. Read More

April 18, 2017RCNJ PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH, APRIL 29TH, 2017

By Heather Darley On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at approximately 4AM, a bus filled with passionate and united Ramapo College students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be departing for Washington D.C. to make our voices heard in the People’s Climate March. With our current political climate, now more than ever, we need to gather together and stand up for our planet and our people. We will peacefully take to the streets of Washington D.C. passing by the White House, the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol Building on the 100th day of the Trump Administration. Our presence and message will ... Read More

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