Thursday, April 16, 2015

Planting Trees: Earth Day Event by Ramapo College Students


Contact: Edith Carpio

Ramapo College Students to Plant Trees on Earth Day

On Wednesday April 22, the Civic & Community Engagement Center (CCEC) at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. will be planting trees in honor of Earth Day. The event will take place outside of CareOne Nursing Home located on Ridgewood Avenue, in Ridgewood from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The CCEC is a philanthropic group made up of students whose mission is to blend awareness, education and action to create a movement of students of all classes working to reach a higher goal. They plan events and gather volunteers to aid community success and growth.

Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide every year since April 22, 1970. It was started by Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He created the holiday to raise environmental awareness. According to, Nelson's intention was for environmental awareness be spread in the classrooms of students of all ages. Nelson wished to bring important environmental problems, such as pollution in the water and air, to light which would lead to awareness of other environmental issues.

The CCEC holds other many environmentally-friendly events throughout the academic year. Some upcoming events include: Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization Farm Clean Up on April 27, and Ramsey Day Clean Up on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information and other upcoming events go to or visit CCEC’s office in SC-213 Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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