By James O’Neill
The graduating Environmental Studies class at Ramapo College has been working all semester to complete an Environmental Impact Statement on the contamination that DuPont and Chemours left in the Pompton Lakes community. As the semester comes to a close and our beloved class of 2018 graduates, we are honored to announce that the project has been completed and our presentation will go as planned on Monday, May 7 from 9 am to 1 pm in Friend’s Hall. The class is all very excited to present.
Graduating senior and Turtle Island Consulting project manager Andrew Herrera described the class as “a great learning experience” and TIC editor Emily Shovlin stated “Every day this class teaches me something new about Pompton Lakes and Dupont. Turtle Island Consulting wishes to honor the volunteer clients: Chief Vincent Mann of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation, Lisa Riggola, Jefferson LaSala, Professor Chuck Stead and Judith Joan Sullivan, Esq.
It’s heartwarming to see the finished product. Everybody has done so much to help.” There is no question that the classmates have all grown very close to each other throughout the course of the class. Be sure to see what this great class has to share before they all leave Ramapo college and continue to make the world a better place.
James O’Neill is a senior Environmental Studies major and has worked on the semester- long Turtle Island Consulting Firm project for his capstone class.