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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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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


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

January 23, 2017Ford, the Ramapoughs and a Paradigm for Healing Environmental Injustice and Degradation

The Ramapo College Masters in Sustainability Studies Program Invites you to the First Lecture in our 2017 Series "Lessons of Sustainability: Voices of Key Practitioners" Ford, the Ramapoughs and a Paradigm for Healing Environmental Injustice and Degradation Chuck Stead. Ph.D. Senior Program Assistant, Town of Ramapough, N.Y. and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey Wednesday, January 25, 2017 SC 219 Friends Hall, 6-7:30 pm   Free and Open to the Public---Help Spread the Word In "Ford, the Ramapoughs and a Paradigm for Healing Environmental Injustice and Degradation," Ramapo instructor and professional storyteller Chuck Stead weaves a ... Read More

October 23, 2016BEE AWARENESS DAY

Bee Awareness Day was one of the events organized during Ramapo College’s Campus Sustainability Week.   It took place on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, in the Fishbowl. During this event, the Beekeeping Club members talked to students and faculty about the importance of bees, why we need to save bees and other pollinators, and what kinds of things we can do to help them. In order to attract students and faculty, the Beekeeping Club members gave out free honey cookies, candy and reusable shopping bags. Once, students and faculty were hooked on wanting to learn more about bees, the Beekeeping Club ... Read More

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