Share events with your friends

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for April 18, 2015




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




For free publication, send your event information to: editor@enviropolitics.com



April  20, 2015
Pennsylvania House Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy
Public hearing on Chapter 78- Oil and Gas Regulations
10 a.m.
Room 8E-B
East Wing
State Capitol
Harrisburg, Pa


For free publication, send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com



April 22, 2015
Hard Rock Cafe
Philadelphia, Pa.
Join the Philadelphia Business Journal as we begin our real estate event series highlighting the Philadelphia area's most important growth corridors. Natalie Kostelni, staff writer of the Philadelphia Business Journal, interviews Carl Dranoff of Dranoff Properties and Lauren Vidas of South of South Neighborhood Association, followed by cocktails and light fare as you mix and mingle. Register


April 23, 2015
Join SWEP for our Annual Green Smarts Party 
CityCoHo, 2nd floor conference room
2401 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103                

CityCoHo, 2nd floor conference room
2401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration - 5:30 PM
Party - 6 PM - 8 PM.
Free registration for SWEP members, $20 for non-members. Register here today!
Each year SWEP of Greater Philadelphia awards Scholarships and Grants that are designed to help fund students working towards careers in the environmental profession, and organizations or programs that creatively address a locally-defined need to create, enhance, restore, or protect the natural environment or to increase environmental awareness of local girls and/or women in the sciences, engineering, or environmental fields. 
The Green Smarts party is held to recognize and celebrate the wonderful women and organizations selected for our graduate scholarships and community grants. Please contact Elaine Feldman at eff102@earthlink.net with any questions.
This year’s Grant Awardees:
Nebinger Elementary School, Watershed Stormwater Management Program will be awarded $2000.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge’s “HATS OFF TO BATS!” An Environmental Leadership Program for Girls will be awarded $1000.
Envirothons:  In addition, SWEP will again sponsor the annual Envirothons in each of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
This year’s Scholarship Awardees:
Bianca Reo
University of Pennsylvania
Biology/Ecology PhD Candidate
Lauren Parker 
University of Pennsylvania
Dual MS Candidate in City Planning
and Urban Spatial Analytics

More information about the Philadelphia CityCoHo co-working space here.



April 25, 2015
Clean Ocean Actions 30th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps  
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Residents from around New Jersey will be heading to the beaches 
for our 30th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps. You will be joined by families, children, students, and some four legged friends at over 70 locations around New Jersey, who are doing their part to keep our seas debris free! For locations and registration please visit: http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  If you have any questions please contact Catie Tobin at education@cleanoceanaction.org or call 732-872-0111. 


April 25, 2015
Elmwood Park Zoo's Party for the Planet 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401.

SWEP will be there – stop by our table for a fun “Nature Detective” activity and SWEP giveaways!
Admission to Party for the Planet is free with regular zoo admission. For zoo admission rates, click here! E About the Party: PECO presents Party for the Planet at Elmwood Park Zoo! Bring your family to celebrate Earth Day at the zoo's annual Earth Expo featuring local vendors showcasing their “green” products and services. Party for the Planet is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums signature Earth Day celebration and is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Interactive “Conservation Stations” will feature crafts, unique animal artifacts, and appearances by “Bubby the Bison”, the Elmwood Park Zoo’s conservation all-star! Enjoy a performance by Lolly & YoYo at 2:00 PM. Guests are also encouraged to attend Norristown Educational Theater’s production of “Just A Dream: The Green Play” (free with admission). Click here for more information. Free parking is available at the zoo. For more information, visit Elmwood Park Zoo or email Amy Pack Caffarella at acaffarella@geosyntec.com.

  


April 27, 2015







For free publication, send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com















April 28, 2015
NJ Chamber of Commerce Breakfast With Senate Budget Committee Members
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club


April 29, 2015 
German Energiewende (Energy Transition)
NYU School of Law
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012
Please RSVP. 2 CLE credits available for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Please join the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law and the Ecologic Institute for a discussion about the German Energiewende (Energy Transition). This event will provide an opportunity to speak with experts with first-hand insight into the Energiewende and lessons it may hold for policymakers in New York State as they pursue their own comprehensive energy reforms. Speakers: Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Smart Grid Services Siemens AG; R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and Founding Chairman, Ecologic Institute US; Georg Maue, First Secretary for Climate and Energy Issues, German Embassy; Michael Mehling, Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Eleanor Stein, Advisor for Special Projects, New York State Public Service Commission, and Justin Gillis (moderator), Reporter, New York Times. This event was made possible by the generous support of the German Embassy in Washington DC and the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program.


April 29-30, 2015

Public Hearings to Discuss Revisions to Chapter 78 and 78a
Revisions address standards for surface activities at oil and gas well sites
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the dates and locations for three public hearings to discuss revisions to the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites (Chapter 78 and 78a). The hearings were added to the recently-extended public comment period for the draft final rule. DEP originally planned a 30-day public comment period for Chapter 78 and 78a, which began on April 4, 2015. On April 6, DEP announced that the public comment period would be extended by an additional 15 days and end on May 19. Three public hearings were also added. The extended public comment period and added hearings will allow more time for citizens to submit written or verbal comments on the changes made to the draft final versions of Chapter 78 and 78a. Each hearing will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:
April 29 – Washington and Jefferson College, Rossin Campus Center
Allen Ballroom,60 S. Lincoln St., Washington, PA 15301

April 30 – Warren County Courthouse, 204 4th Ave., Warren, PA 16365



May 4 – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Academic Center

1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701
During the hearings, each speaker will have the opportunity to present up to five minutes of verbal testimony. To ensure that all speakers have a fair and equal opportunity to present their testimony, relinquishing of time to other speakers will be prohibited, and groups are asked to designate one speaker. All presenters should bring three copies of their comments and exhibits for submission to DEP. Those who wish to present testimony during the hearing are asked to register in advance by contacting the DEP Policy Office at 717-783-8727. Individuals will be called to testify in the order they registered. If time permits at the hearing, those who did not register in advance will be given the opportunity to testify. Those who prefer to present their comments in writing or who are unable to attend one of the hearings may submit written testimony online at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/RegComments or by e-mail to RegComments@pa.gov. They may also send comments to DEP Policy Office, 400 Market St., P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Comments must be received by May 19, 2015. A subject heading of the rulemaking, the commentator’s full name, and a return address must be included in each comment submission. DEP will consider relevant comments and provide a written response in its final rulemaking.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How you can help us to grow...

1. 
Sign up for free email updates (using form in top- right corner)

2. Forward the calendar to your friends and colleagues

3. Use the easy icons below to mention us on Facebook or Twitter
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


April 30, 2015
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
CEC Credits Available!
The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep/


May 4, 2015
Public Hearings to Discuss Revisions to Chapter 78 and 78a
Revisions address standards for surface activities at oil and gas well sites
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the dates and locations for three public hearings to discuss revisions to the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites (Chapter 78 and 78a). The hearings were added to the recently-extended public comment period for the draft final rule. DEP originally planned a 30-day public comment period for Chapter 78 and 78a, which began on April 4, 2015. On April 6, DEP announced that the public comment period would be extended by an additional 15 days and end on May 19. Three public hearings were also added. The extended public comment period and added hearings will allow more time for citizens to submit written or verbal comments on the changes made to the draft final versions of Chapter 78 and 78a. Each hearing will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The first two dates were April 20 and 30. The final date and location is: 


May 4 – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Academic Center
1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701
During the hearings, each speaker will have the opportunity to present up to five minutes of verbal testimony. To ensure that all speakers have a fair and equal opportunity to present their testimony, relinquishing of time to other speakers will be prohibited, and groups are asked to designate one speaker. All presenters should bring three copies of their comments and exhibits for submission to DEP. Those who wish to present testimony during the hearing are asked to register in advance by contacting the DEP Policy Office at 717-783-8727. Individuals will be called to testify in the order they registered. If time permits at the hearing, those who did not register in advance will be given the opportunity to testify. Those who prefer to present their comments in writing or who are unable to attend one of the hearings may submit written testimony online at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/RegComments or by e-mail to RegComments@pa.gov. They may also send comments to DEP Policy Office, 400 Market St., P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063. Comments must be received by May 19, 2015. A subject heading of the rulemaking, the commentator’s full name, and a return address must be included in each comment submission. DEP will consider relevant comments and provide a written response in its final rulemaking.


May 5, 2015
PADEP hearing on Shell cracker plant permit   
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Central Valley High School
160 Baker Road Ext.
Monaca. PA
The state Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing on whether to issue an air quality permit for Royal Dutch Shell's proposed ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. The department will take oral testimony on the permit application. The plant will convert ethane into ethylene, and then into polyethylene. Based on the permit application, the plant would be capable of producing 1.6 million metric tons of polyethylene per year.


May 7, 2015
New Jersey WasteWise Business Network 

9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium
1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (Mercer County)
No attendance fee
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 2.5 recertification credits for attending 9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Update – Steve Rinaldi, WasteWise Chair, NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management 9:40 a.m.  "Green” Printing and A Whole Lot More! – Michael Kaufman, Owner, Cox Printers
10:10 a.m. Climate Change:  Update on Recycling’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas Reduction – Anthony Broccoli, Associate Professor, Rutgers University Department of Environmental Sciences
10:50 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. Business Recycling Economics 101 (How Waste Reduction and Recycling Can Improve Your Bottom Line!) – Jim Morris, Associate Vice President, Rutgers University, Division of Contin
. Studies
11:35 a.m. Case Study – Getting to Zero Waste and Beyond! - Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Vice President of Sustainability and Education, Earth Friendly Products
12:05 p.m. Open Discussion
12:15 p.m. Adjourn/Networking

Note:  GPS and Driving Directions  – If for some reason, your GPS does not recognize 1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton, NJ, 08691, please try Horizon Drive, Hamilton NJ 08691.  The facility is in the Horizon Center on Rt. 130. Please RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov



May 7, 14 and 21, 2015 - Optional Lab Day - May 28, 2015
Practical Applications in Hydrogeology
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turf grass  Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical principles, the identification of problems, the application of different groundwater models, and the limitations of those models. The structure of the course allows you to analyze assigned problems during the week between lecture sessions. Gain Hands-on Experience! Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (May 28, 2015 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests. More information





May 8, 2015
Moms Clean Air Force’s Family Friendly New Jersey Mama Summit
9 a.m.
New Jersey State House   
Committee Room 4
125 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Schedule of events
9:00-10:00 AM: Registration, Refreshments, and Networking – Committee Room 4
10:00 AM: Press Conference – Steps of State House
12:00 PM: Lunch and Brief Training- Committee Room 4
1:00 PM: Legislative Meetings
 Mama Summit is a chance for moms, dad, grandparents, and kids from across the country to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. Register here or Contact Trisha Sheehan for more information


May 11-12, 2015
What it Takes: Achieving Net-Zero Energy in New Buildings 
8:30 am to 5:00 pm (each day) 

215 Rachel Carson Way 
Song Common House
EcovVillage Ithaca
Ithaca, NY
This two day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014) and Liz Walker, Learn@Ecovillage, co-founder of EcoVillage Ithaca, and Executive Director of its educational arm,  as they address fundamentals and strategies for zero energy design. Ecovillage and cohousing concepts will be covered as well as site visits to homes and community buildings at Ecovillage's three cohousing neighborhoods, emphasizing different green building approaches, styles and details, culminating in the newest neighborhood called TREE, the largest Passivhaus development in North America, which includes a number of net zero homes. Please fill out the online form at http://ecovillageithaca.org/visit/visiting/ and enter "Net Zero Energy Training."  We'll be back in touch with specifics. For more information contact Liz Walker at 866-529-4465 or liz.learn@ecovillageithaca.org


May 13, 2015
SWEP's Networking Lunch and Business Card Exchange
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bahama Breeze
320 Goddard Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Registration: 11:30 AM - 12:00 noon Luncheon: 12:00 noon - 1:00 PMCost: $20 for members and non-members (includes lunch menu).  The Bahama Breeze menu is here. Registration and payment: on-line (coming soon), or on-site by check or cash. Registration deadline will be May 11. Contact Eileen Snyder at esnyder@alphalab.com or Christina Ruble at cruble@brickhouse-environmental.com with any questions.


May 14, 2015
Applications of Thermal Remediation in New Jersey 
Approved for 3.5 Technical CECs
National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Registration 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Course from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LSRPA Members: $155; Non Members: $225
This 4-hour course will guide attendees through the application of thermal remediation in New Jersey. Proposed by TerraTherm and approved as course 2015-009, this course describes In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) as comprised of several robust technologies that have been proven to be able to clean up Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) and other organic compound-contaminated source zones in a wide range of subsurface settings, including all soil types both above and below the water table, and in fractured rock. The course will begin with a basic overview of ISTR and evaluation of the pros and cons of Electrical Resistive Heating (ERH) and Thermal Conductive Heating (TCH) and show how thermal treatment can be used to treat bedroc
Register for this event


May 27, 2015
SWEP's 
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Program 
Environmental Standards office
1140 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA.

Check-in 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Followed by a catered boxed lunch.Join SWEP for a comprehensive look at the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Process – in the field, in the laboratory and at data verification and validation. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration details: coming soon. Registration deadline will be May 24th. Plant the Seed… in the field How do you plan a successful project in the field, so that you can ensure data usability? What Quality Assurance Measures need to be considered in designing the Conceptual Site Model? Learn from a tenured field expert on how to set-up, plan, schedule and perform successful field operations. Also hear tales of actual issues encountered so you can avoid some of the common (or not so common) mistakes. Watch it Grow… in the laboratory What happens with quality when your samples arrive at the laboratory? How are Data Quality Objectives monitored and assured? What are some typical pitfalls with laboratory analysis and how can they be avoided? Hear from a laboratory Technical Director with over 35 years of testing experience. Harvest the Crop…and use your data Now that the data is generated, how do you determine that it is usable? What are some data validation techniques for reviewing your data? Examine some data disasters and learn how to overcome them and avoid issues by listening to a senior-level Quality Assurance Officer. 


June 5, 2015
Plan Smart's 2015 NJ Regional Planning Summit:
Stranded Suburban Real Estate Assets: Changing Economy, Changing Land Use
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The War Memorial
Trenton, NJ
























June 23, 2015

ANJR 
Golf Outing
Mountain View Golf Course
850 Bear Tavern Road
Ewing, New Jersey 08628
11:30 a.m. - Registration
Noon - Luncheon
1 p.m. - Shotgun Start
Four- Person Scramble
For Sponsorships, Prize donations and registrations:
Contact ANJR at (908-922-7575) or anjr@optimum.net 



November 12, 2015
PlanSmart NJ 47th Annual Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Boulevard

Princeton
New Jersey08540




October 23, 2015
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
CEC Credits Available!The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/re-certified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep/

________________________________________________________________________


Like our calendar? You'll love our daily newsletter, EnviroPolitics 
Try it free for 30 days!  No obligation. Cancel anytime with one click

_________________________________________________________________________