Assemblyman Tim Eustace met with students at Ramapo College Tuesday to encourage environmental awareness and civic participation among young New Jersey residents.
“From organizing gleaning projects to provide the needy with healthy food to simply making a conscious effort to reduce their water usage, students on college campuses can help create a greener New Jersey,” said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). “Young people never should underestimate their ability to make a difference. There’s so much power in their level of awareness and their desire to have a positive impact on the world around them.”
During the conversation, which also included Ramapo President Peter Mercer and campus faculty, the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee chair emphasized the role students can play in making sustainability a priority.
“Student activism is a tradition ingrained in the American college experience,” said Eustace. “Many of the movements to make our society more inclusive, more fair and more closely aligned with the Founders’ declaration that we all are created equal have had their roots on college campuses.”