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Raritan Valley Community College

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Raritan Valley Community College
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Public two-year college serving Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
Contact Person: 
Susan Dorward
Title: 
Sustainability & Energy Coordinator
Business Location: 
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road / PO Box 3300
08876 Branchburg , NJ
United States
40° 37' 1.002" N, 74° 41' 42.3024" W
Phone: 
908-526-1200 x8612
Email: 
Susan.Dorward@raritanval.edu
Number of Employees: 
350
Website: 
http://www.raritanval.edu
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 
Our strategic plan for 2018-2021 states (in Pillar 4) that "RVCC recognizes the importance of our continued leadership in promoting the public good and environmental stewardship." Associated with this statement are goals to increase conservation initiatives, including Reducing the campus’s carbon footprint; Reducing water usage by 10% by 2020; Reducing waste and increasing recycling as a percentage of waste (diversion rate)
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Annual Environmental Goals
Description of Action: 
Developed a Sustainability Strategic Plan amended annually with results and goals.
Waste
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Collecting bottle caps to send to Terracycle to turn into pellets for new recycled plastic
Lbs Saved: 
150
Food Waste
Lbs Saved: 
18000
Description of Action: 
We collect organic waste in the kitchen, cafeteria, cafe, and at some events. The waste goes to an industrial composting facility to create compost.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
We have been replacing fluorescent lighting fixtures with LEDs.
kWh Saved: 
70,972
Money Saved: 
7,097
Transportation
Transportation Other
Description of Action: 
The college has two car charging stations that have 2 level 2 chargers each. The college offers the electricity free of charge.
Water
Stormwater Management and Site Design
Description of Action: 
The College collects rainwater in one 500 gallon and two 800 gallon barrels, one 4000 gallon, and one 2000 gallon tank. The rain barrel water is used to water the gardens and trees, and the tank water is used for toilets and watering a green (vegetated) wall.
Gallons of Water Saved: 
152,000
Money Saved: 
1,520
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
6
Member Since: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017