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Welcome to the Campus Sustainability Hub!

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.

–Peter P. Mercer, President



From Our Blog

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

November 24, 2020Consider a Sustainable Approach to Gifting this Year

Read this article on The Ramapo News The holiday season: gift-giving, gift-receiving -- all in gift wrapping. Though many may not realize it, December is a time of boundless waste creation, all of which ends up in landfills to start off the new year. According to Stanford, Americans create 25% more trash during the holiday season than any other time of the year. That’s 25 million tons of garbage in just a month. All this waste is easily avoidable, too, with just a few simple changes and perhaps a few larger ones if you’re up for the cause. Less wrapping Wrapping ... Read More

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Campus Green Map (Coming Soon!)

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COVID-19 and Sustainability

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