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President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability (PCCS)

Mission Statement

The President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability defines sustainability broadly as meeting the needs of the present without compromising environmental quality and the wellbeing of present and future generations. The Committee will help Ramapo College put this definition into practice by exploring and developing sustainable options, coordinating and facilitating sustainability initiatives across the campus, and communicating about sustainability to the College. It will guide and assist the President in implementing sustainability commitments, and help ensure that the College considers the environmental, economic, and social impacts of sustainability-related decisions that are made as part of campus operations.

Vision Statement

The President’s Committee on Campus Sustainability strives to make Ramapo College an institution where:

  • Awareness of sustainability becomes pervasive
  • All students at Ramapo College are exposed to an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability
  • Sustainably responsible citizenship becomes an integral component of curriculum and campus culture
  • Efforts to minimize environmental impacts become the norm
  • Sustainability initiatives are implemented collaboratively
  • We become the premier sustainability institution in our Region—a sustainability hub for communities in Northern New Jersey

Action Plan

The Committee will:

  • Identify existing sustainability initiatives on campus,
  • Consider new proposals, and assess these for feasibility,
  • Help facilitate coordination of sustainability initiatives across the campus,
  • Document and monitor sustainability outcomes, and
  • Communicate and promote sustainability initiatives

The Committee will use the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) to document, track, and assess its actions within the following broad categories:

  • Academics
  • Engagement
  • Operations
  • Planning and Administration

Ramapo College of New Jersey Sustainability Master Plan 2020 (PDF)

Ashwani Vasishth
Co-chair, PCCS
Phone: (201) 684-6616
Office: G-202A
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Michael Yankovich
Co-chair, PCCS
Phone:  (201) 684-7744

To Be Announced
Student Co-chair, PCCS
E-mail: tba
Phone: tba