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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

Recent posts

April 26, 2018Earth Day 2018

1STEP (Students Together for Environmental Progress) and several other Ramapo clubs came together for the “Jamapo Green BBQ” in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2018. The event included catered food from local vegan restaurants, an interactive performance by the Brazilian Percussion group, yoga sessions, a clothing swap, a t-shirt design event, and of course music. The turn out for the event was great and the weather couldn’t have been better. The highlight of the day came with the unveiling of “Trashzilla,” a sculpture in the form of Godzilla, designed entirely out of trash collected from campus cleanups of ... Read More

February 14, 2018FILM SCREENING: PLASTIC PLANET

We are students in Professor Pat Keaton's Global Communication Capstone Course.  For our project, we chose to create a campaign based on promoting sustainability and minimizing waste on Ramapo’s campus. Working closely with Ramapo Green and two of its participating organizations; 1-STEP and the Garden Club, we hope to raise awareness and educate the Ramapo community on proper recycling, composting and waste-reduction habits. Our campaign will work to not only promote our events but assist the organizations on campus that have been working tirelessly on related projects. For our first event, we will be screening Plastic Planet on Wednesday, February 21st from 1-3pm in ... Read More

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

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