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Welcome to the Campus Sustainability Hub!

When we care about sustainability
we certainly DO care about the environment…!

But we never lose sight of:

People
Planet
Profit

Taken Together
Now, and Into the Future…!

This is the frame, from inside of which, we believe all choices should be made


Contextual Background

  • Ramapo Green is a “brand” that had been created at some time before this entire initiative began.  This brand, Ramapo Green, was usurped it for an idea we had at the back of our mind–and that was to infuse sustainability as a way of thinking and as a “worldview” through every single choice that is made within the College.
  • President Mercer to reframed a committee that had been set up when he signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), in November 2007. 
  • In 2010, this became the President’s Committee On Campus Sustainability (PCCS).
  • This whole process grew into this Ramapo Green website, and culminated in a very particular articulation of what sustainability ought to mean.

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 approval of our Strategic Plan establishing sustainability as a fundamental principle, and the signing of Second Nature’s Climate Commitment, Ramapo College continues to dedicate itself to creating a more sustainable campus.


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From Our Blog

August 3, 2022Ramapo Green Welcomes you to Fall 2022...Join us...!

Whether you are new to Ramapo College, or returning after the morass that is the past few years, we want you to know that we are back. Whatever your core interests, your Major, or your Career Objectives, the way we define sustainability, we will always have something substantial to add to your life. Please join Ramapo Green at these two upcoming  opening events, as we introduce ALL students to the diverse set of sustainability club opportunities available on campus. Whether you care about people, the planet, or prosperity, we embrace your perspective and add to it. Monday, August 29th Choose ... Read More

April 19, 2021Ramapo Green and 1STEP Screen The Sacrifice Zone

On April 16 1STEP and Ramapo Green hosted a virtual screening of The Sacrifice Zone, a documentary on the work of the Ironbound Community Corporation to combat pollution in Newark from industrial sources. Melissa Miles who was featured in the documentary and currently serves as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance spoke to the audience afterwards. The documentary began with stunning visuals of Ironbound-Newark residents going about their daily activities while planes from Newark Liberty International Airport flew over an incineration plant emitting ominous smoke. ICC Environmental Justice Director Maria Lopez and ICC Environmental Educator Emily ... Read More

March 22, 2021Arbor Day Foundation Honors Ramapo College of New Jersey with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition

Lincoln, Neb. (March 22, 2021) – Ramapo College of New Jersey was honored with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. “Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of Ramapo College’s participation, air will be purer, water cleaner and students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty trees provide.” The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management ... Read More

March 20, 2021SGA Senate Unanimously Passes Divestment Task Force Bill

By Ben Hopper A new bill to create a divestment task force was passed by the Ramapo Student Government Association (SGA) on Monday, March 15. This bill, proposed by Secretary of Sustainability Zoë Tucker-Borrut and introduced by Senate Vice President Nicholas Bykov, passed unanimously with a vote of 17-0-0 in favor of it. Divestment is the act of shifting investments from going towards fossil fuels to being put towards more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives instead. Divestment brings a number of benefits with it including working to combat climate change through eliminating the use of fossil fuels. Along with its ... Read More

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Campus Green Map (Coming Soon!)

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COVID-19 and Sustainability

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Locate your closest filtered water bottle-filling station on campus.

Energy Savers

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Fair Trade

Fair Trade at Ramapo: A Campus-Wide Project

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Recycling

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Sustainability Defined

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Sustainable Event Guidelines

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Centers & Institutes

Institute for Environmental Studies (IES)

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Sharp Sustainability Education Center (SSEC)

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