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Report Card 2010

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Ramapo College of New Jersey
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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B
Courtesy of Ramapo College of New Jersey

School details:

Endowment: $8 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Mahwah, New Jersey

Enrollment: 4,695

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: Yes (see response)

 

  An application was submitted by Emma Rainforth and Laura Plessner to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010.  A grant was awarded to cover the cost of inclusion.   Learn more  about how a school can apply for inclusion.  

 

Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

 
Overall grade  
B
Sustainability is one of the six guiding principles in Ramapo's strategic plan. Several committees focus on campus issues related to environmental sustainability. In fall 2008, the Climate Commitment Task Force developed a policy to purchase Energy Star appliances. President Mercer has signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment, and the college is a signatory of the Talloires Declaration.
Ramapo completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory in 2008 and is working on its carbon neutrality plan. The college has installed geothermal fields on two campus buildings.
Ramapo's dining services gives preference to local food whenever possible. All dining facilities have recently gone trayless. The college purchases hormone- and antibiotic-free milk, cage-free eggs, and fair trade coffee. Paper and commingled containers are collected for recycling.
Ramapo adopted a policy that requires all new construction to meet LEED Silver certification standards. The Sharp Sustainability Education Center was built to meet LEED Silver criteria. Low-flow showerheads have been installed in all residence halls, and the college is currently conducting a comprehensive energy audit.
The student organization 1 STEP runs the biannual Green Facts Competition, which challenges students to conserve energy and improve recycling rates. The Environmental Alliance group educates the campus community about issues related to environmental sustainability. The college is working to establish two sustainability-themed residence halls.
The college operates a free shuttle around campus at night and to local destinations (including the train station) during the day, and offers discounts on bus tickets to New York City. Ramapo's campus fleet includes electric vehicles.
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No evaluation was made of Endowment Transparency because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Investment Priorities because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Shareholder Engagement because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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