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

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

February 9, 2017GET DIRT-Y WITH YOUR VERY OWN PLANTS

Have you ever thought about becoming more sustainable in the residence halls? Now you can! Join RAs Sarah, Steve, Amy and Kristy in Bischoff Hall on February 16 at 8 PM with Ramapo Green to Get Dirt-y. You will decorate and personalize your very own pot for a plant. You will then learn how to plant a basil plant and learn how to take care of it throughout the semester! We will also be teaching you how to plant other plants as well so you can eventually have your own mini garden! We will also be making dirt cups where ... Read More

February 9, 2017SUSTAINABLE LIVING ECO-STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

The Sustainable Living Eco-stewardship (SLE) Program is a new initiative of Ramapo Green to actively engage undergraduate students in green lifestyles and sustainability action on campus. SLE draws from the tradition of our Sustainable Living Facility (SLF) program, which was initiated in Fall 2010, and aims to broaden the agenda to include a stewardship program to promote sustainability outreach and build a conscientious student community on campus through peer education. The program has many benefits to students besides the opportunity to live in the Village and in the Redwood CPA (for sophomores). Facilities for students include access to Ramapo vegetable ... Read More

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