Thursday, September 20, 2018

Enviro-Events Calendar for September 20, 2018

Environmental seminars, forums, education, networking and social events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware

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September 21, 2018
NJ Spotlight Roundtable
New Jersey's Energy Future: Energy Efficiency   

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place NewarkNJ 07102

In this Part 4 of a 5-event series on New Jersey’s Energy Future, we'll explore Energy Efficiency.  New Jersey is getting serious about reducing how much energy its businesses and public use. A new law enacted this spring mandates significant cuts in consumption of electricity and gas. If achieved, it could by one projection lead to savings of up to $200 million a year for customers. A panel of industry experts, policymakers, and clean energy advocates explain how we reach that goal and what needs to happen to get there.
Opening Remarks: 
Steven Gabel, President, Gabel Associates
Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
Stefanie A. Brand, Director, New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel
David M. Daly, President and Chief Operating Officer, Public Service Electric and Gas Company
Tom Massaro, Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Customer Service and Energy Efficiency, New Jersey Resources
Adam Procell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lime Energy
Tom Johnson, Energy Reporter, NJ Spotlight
Nearby parking at Military Park Garage for approximately $12.

September 21, 2018
Sustainability Speaker Series (S3)
10:00 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
Humanscale in Piscataway, NJ.
There will be a brief introduction to sustainability at Humanscale and then an informational tour of the manufacturing plant. Attached you can find the agenda for the day. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP using this link: Please note that this tour has a limit of 30 attendees.

September 22, 2018
Cedar Run 5K Trail Race
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
Runners and families alike are welcome to enjoy the Fifth Annual Hoot, Waddle, and Stroll 5K Trail Run and Walk.  The unique 5K single-track trail run used for Hoot, Waddle, and Stroll is almost entirely on the property of Cedar Run. The course is flat with varied terrain and scenic views, and participants must maneuver through tree ruts, steps, bridges and soft sand. The top finishers in several age categories will receive awards.  Those not feeling up to the 5K challenge can walk the one-mile path or have fun in a nature-based play area. The one-mile route follows a less-rugged trail, which is perfect for strollers and young children.  Cedar Run’s resident wildlife also will be nearby to hoot for the participants, and everyone is invited to walk to the wildlife housing area after the race. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race, and the 5K will start at 9 a.m. Walkers will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the award ceremony will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. Participants must register by Sept. 13 to secure their spot at the starting line. The cost is $25 per person and $20 for students and $10/1/2 mile walker. Find registration forms at

September 25-26, 2018
Delaware River Watershed Forum Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ 
The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, led by New Jersey Audubon and in partnership with National Wildlife Federation, will hold the sixth annual Delaware River Watershed Forum at the Grand Hotel Sept. 25-26. About 250 people are expected to attend the two-day event, which will provide a platform to share information and learn about a variety of efforts underway to protect the Delaware River Watershed.
Annually the forum moves to another location within the basin. Last year’s forum took place in the Pocono Mountains. The watershed is a four-state region that provides drinking water to over 15 million people (including New York City and Philadelphia), supports $25 billion in annual economic activity, and sustains valuable habitats for unique species like the Atlantic sturgeon and American horseshoe crab. 

Speakers at the forum will include Wendi Weber, northeast regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Shawn Garvin, secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Debbie Mans, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; and keynote speaker Tim Palmer, the author and photographer of 26 books about rivers, the environment, and adventure travel. 

The forum will also focus on how to mobilize around important issues and policies that impact the watershed to ensure a healthy river basin for future generations. 

The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is a network of 131 organizations that unites nongovernmental organizations working throughout the four states of the watershed to share information and coordinate efforts and advocacy to promote a healthy Delaware River Basin. REGISTER HERE
September 28, 2018
ANJEE Autumn Conference: Imagine a World Outdoors
Duke Farms Coach Barn
80 US 206 S
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
The Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) is excited to present our second annual Autumn Conference: a day full of programs for educators at Duke Farms, a model of environmental stewardship that inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. All outdoors. Zero PowerPoint. Maximum inspiration. We will feature a variety of outdoor sessions designed to educate and inspire. More info TBA. ANJEE members receive 10% off all ticket types; become a member today!   TICKETS  Early Bird Attendee $50 Registration completed before June 15 Regular Attendee $60 Registration completed after June 15Presenter $35 Anytime.Exhibitors $75 Fee includes one table and one attendee; additional exhibitors must register as attendees.

October 10, 2018
NJ Sierra Club, Central Group presents:
"The Water Challenge of Our Time:  Polluted Stormwater Runoff"
Jim Waltman. Executive Director of the Watershed Institute 

6 pm
Student Center Room 104
Mercer County Community College 

October 15, 2018

October 16, 2018
Science on the Move at Duke Farms
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DuKinesthetic learning has been documented as a research-based methodology that benefits all students. When students move, they implement their brain-body connection which makes learning “stickier”. Additionally, the movement provides opportunities to effectively learn scientific processes and concepts in an engaging and active way. The full-day workshop will provide cross-curricular activities directly tied to The Next Generation Science Standards as well as the NJ Language Arts and Physical Education Standards. Teachers will be guided through lessons they can implement immediately and will also be coached on how to create their own cross-curricular lesson plans and assessments to be used in classrooms, open space or outside. The program will feature connections to our natural world and the relationship between overall health and outdoor activity. Register here

October 17-19, 2018
Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference
Marriott Downtown Chicago 540 North Michigan Avenue
541 North Rush Street (driveway entrance)
ChicagoIllinois 60601
United States 

October 26-28, 2018
Collaborating with Nature to Write and Tell Stories at Duke Farms

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 2:00 PM
In ancient Greece, Antaeus was a hero whose strength derived from the connection of his feet to the earth. He was only defeated when Hercules lifted him off the ground. Like Antaeus of old, people need to be grounded in a relationship with the earth. Led by experienced naturalists and storytellers from Monarch Teacher Network, this Stories from the Land weekend retreat explores the teaching and healing power of nature… when combined with story writing and storytelling. As creative teams, participants learn how to develop and share their own stories, inspired by materials and stories drawn from nature. Writing, communication, and performance skills are integrated into a unique approach that can inspire creativity and build community among people of all ages and backgrounds.
Register here 

November 14, 2018

NJ Sierra Club, Central Group presents: "The Sexy Trees of South Jersey"

Russell Juelg, Senior Land Steward, New Jersey Conservation Foundation and author of New Jersey Pinelands Threatened and Endangered Species  

6 p.m.
Student Center Room 104
Mercer County Community College

December 12, 2018
NJ Sierra Club, Central Group presents:
Puerto Rico, the enchanted Island since the devastationCarl Pellegrino, USEPA - Region 2,
6 p.m.
Student Center Room 104, Mercer County Community College

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