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Activists reveal the impact of environmental racism

Photo by Kim Bongard 1STEP invited two speakers to the Alumni Lounges on Monday night to discuss how environmental racism has impacted the Ramapough Indians living in the Ramapo Mountains.  The discussion featured Dr. Chuck Stead, a Ramapo professor who recently wrote a book titled, “Get the Lead Out,” and […]

Ramapo celebrates efforts towards sustainability at fair

Photo by Erica Meline Ramapo College has been devoted to sustainability since its founding and uses sustainability as a “guiding principle,” according to Ramapo College’s website. On-campus clubs are an integral component to Ramapo’s commitment to sustainability. Many of the College’s student-led organizations focus on promoting sustainability and help students implement […]

Speakers share ways to lessen plastic waste on campus

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College, Flickr The Bergen County area is facing environmental threats with the ever-growing plastic waste epidemic in our forests. Ramapo’s 1STEP invited Post Landfill Action Network, or PLAN, campus coordinators Chris Kane and Adina Spertus Melhus to enlighten Ramapo students on ways to keep our campus […]

Ramapo reflects on month-long campus wide project

During the month of October, Ramapo celebrated Campus Sustainability Month. When President Trump withdrew the country from the Paris Agreement over the summer, Ramapo was one of the 183 colleges and universities to sign the “We Are Still In” pledge, maintaining the ideas from the agreement on their campus. Sustainability […]

Vegetarian Feast Served at Sustainable Thanksgiving

Photo by Nicole Williams The Thursday before Thanksgiving, Friends Hall was decorated with squashes, pine branches, leaves and baskets, along with food facts written on cardboard to spread information about the food industry and food consumption. This was all for Sustainable Thanksgiving, an event sponsored by 1STEP. Students and professors […]