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Environmental Events Calendar - March 18, 2011

March 19, 2011
15th Annual New Jersey Conservation Rally
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, Monmouth County, NJ.
The event brings together statewide leaders, professionals, students and volunteers in a one-day educational conference about open space and farmland preservation.  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Green Acres Program!  Hear keynote Annie Griffiths, photographer and author of America's Last Stand:  Disappearing Places.  Attend the pre-Rally field trip ("Caring for the Land: Stewardship in Action") hosted by the Monmouth County Park Commission.  Register today for a discount!  To learn more, visit  www.njconservation.org/rally 


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March 20, 2011
Serenade for Wildlife

3 p.m.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

1 Winchester Court
TabernacleNJ 08088

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge invites you to join them for a delightful afternoon of classical music, with all proceeds to benefit the Refuge. The concert will feature William Stokking, retired principal cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Nancy Stokking, along with violinist Jonathan Beiler from the Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Norma Meyer, a founding member of Piano4. Featured students include 14 yr. old Mitchell Dominguez from the Temple University Center for Gifted Young Musicians, and jazz violinist Benjamin SutinRefreshments to follow at the musicians' reception.  Ticket prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call the refuge at 856-983-3329 x100 for tickets/information.



March 21, 2011
Electric Vehicle Work Group
10 a.m.

Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
Busch Campus of Rutgers University.

Please join us for a special meeting of the NJ Electric Vehicle Work Group. One of the frequent concerns expressed regarding the quick deployment and public acceptance of Electric Vehicles has been with the permitting process. Those concerns have revolved around potential delays in the permitting process, and with inconsistent interpretation of the requirements. To that end, NJDCA has prepared a guidance document explaining the permitting requirements and the process as related to EVSE.  Mr. John Terry, Manager of Construction Code Enforcement at the NJDCA, has graciously agreed to present and discuss that guidance. Parking permits will be distributed at the start of the meeting. Please allow yourself extra time upon arrival to pick up your pass.


March 21, 2011

Exploring The Human Side of Sustainability
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson University 

Florham/Madison Campus
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion)
285 Madison Ave.Madison, New Jersey  07940
Speaker: Jeana Wirtenberg
, president & CEO of Transitioning to Green, LLC

Human Resource and Organization Development Professionals can play a pivotal role in creating the sustainable enterprise.  Your support is urgently needed to fuel and inspire the diverse talent across organizations to make sustainability happen - every day and in every way possible. You can help support your company's transformation by guiding the conversations, inspiring new ways of thinking, and creating the processes and practices to make this new way of thinking and acting a reality. In addition, you can help the workforce green their job functions and transition their careers to add the most value in the new green economy.


March 22, 2011

Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling on Pennsylvania Agriculture
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (map)
Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation has become one of the hottest environmental issues in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are presented with a new and potentially enormous energy resource right under our feet, but at the same time our state is faced with the possibility of new threats to environments and communities. We will hear from farmers, scientists, and other experts as they discuss the possible influence of the Marcellus Shale drilling on the Pennsylvania food system. Join us for a new view of this complex issue. Featuring: Dr. David Velinsky: Vice President of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences; Kim Seeley: owner of Milky Way Farms and president of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and Adam Garber: field director for PennEnvironment. Register here.


March 22, 2011
NJDEP meeting on proposed Union County sewer service map-Linden/Roselle
 

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Columbia Bank Room
Linden Public Library
31 East Henry Street
Linden, NJ

The maps to be discussed are preliminary working drafts, developed by DEP and reviewed by Union County and the appropriate municipalities. It reflects proposed changes in wastewater service area designations to eliminate conflicts with Category One waters, wetlands, threatened and endangered species habitats and other unique and rare ecological communities. The drafts are subject to change in response to information provided by the public. The preliminary working draft map for Linden-Roselle can be viewed here. These are public information sessions where residents and developers can examine maps and ask questions concerning the proposed changes in sewer service area designation. The DEP and County will accept comments and information related to the maps from the date of the posting of this public notice until 30 days after the public meeting.


March 22, 2011

NJDEP meeting on proposed Salem County sewer service map

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ware Building
51 Cheney Road
Mannington Township, NJ
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting to discuss Salem County's draft sewer service area map  as part of a planning effort to update the Wastewater Management Plan for the county, More information here



March 22, 2011
NAPL Part 1: An Improved Understanding of LNAPL Behavior in the Subsurface
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Internet Training - No fee

Agenda and registration







 




March 23, 2011

Community Action Forum on Marcellus Shale Gas

7 p.m.
Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium
Kaufman Hall
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
A coalition of interested citizens representing a variety of faith-based, environmental, health/wellness and concerned citizens has formed to help this community learn about natural gas extraction from Marcellus Shale, its impact on our state, communities, economy, natural resources and health. This group seeks to examine how our government is involved in terms of policy, regulation, permits, oversight and taxation. Community Action Forum on Marcellus Shale is a series of informational sessions using area experts from various backgrounds to look at all sides of the Marcellus Shale issue.  Dates, locations and topics for the series will be distributed at the March 23 event. Additionally, we will provide listings of resources for participants to reference so that they are able to keep up to date on this fast moving issue. Free. Open to the public. No tickets required.


March 23, 2011
2011 Land Use Update
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Sponsored by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education

 

March 23, 2011
LNAPL Part 2: LNAPL Characterization and Recoverability
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Internet Training - No fee
Agenda and registration

 
March 23, 2011
NJDEP meeting on proposed Union County sewer service map- Berkley Heights
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Public Meeting Room
Berkley Heights Public Library
290 Plainfield Avenue
Berkley Heights, NJ

The maps to be discussed are preliminary working drafts, developed by DEP and reviewed by Union County and the appropriate municipalities. It reflects proposed changes in wastewater service area designations to eliminate conflicts with Category One waters, wetlands, threatened and endangered species habitats and other unique and rare ecological communities. The drafts are subject to change in response to information provided by the public. The preliminary working draft map for Berkley Heights can be viewed here. These are public information sessions where residents and developers can examine maps and ask questions concerning the proposed changes in sewer service area designation. The DEP and County will accept comments and information related to the maps from the date of the posting of this public notice until 30 days after the public meeting.


March 24, 2100 
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods network meeting
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA (map)
As you may already be aware, there’s been some interest in starting a city-wide network of neighborhood groups with an interest in sustainability. The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, PennFuture, Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, and New Kensington CDC have partnered to help bring this network to life. We envision a network dedicated to helping organizations like yours share knowledge and experience, coordinate efforts, and join forces to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America. We encourage you to join us for the first meeting of Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) – and we want you to help set the agenda for this new group.


March 24, 2011
LNAPL Part 3: Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Internet Training - No fee
Agenda and registration








March 25, 2011
Rain Harvesting: A Sustainable Measured Alternative
for Groundwater NRD Settlement

7:30 a.m. to Noon
Hilton East Brunswick

3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

 
In New Jersey, if you have a Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claim pending before NJDEP or will be faced with one in the near future, there have been only two options to settling that claim.  Companies have either “cashed out” or provided land to New Jersey to be preserved in perpetuity for open space. With the bad economy and the shortage of land (especially in the northern part of the state), these options have been costly and painful for industry.  In addition, companies have faced uncertainty when trying to reach closure on these claims because in recent years, very little guidance and documentation have been released by the NJDEP to clear up that uncertainty. In fact, for many years, the issue of NRD has been shrouded in litigation. Thanks to Governor Christie’s efforts to reduce regulatory burdens on industry and to the efforts of our member company, Bluefield® Holdings, Inc. (Bluefield®), industry now has an alternative when settling these claims. That alternative is purchasing credits from the Rain Harvesting Bank. 

What are Rain Harvesting Bank ™ credits?  The principle behind the Rain Harvest Bank Credits™, called Effective Recharge Acres™, is to make service-loss to service-gain trades or reparations possible. The Chemistry Council of NJ (CCNJ) is pleased to be working with Bluefield® in promoting the use of these credits and hopes you can attend this informative seminar to hear more about how these credits work and how they can be used to retire your liability. This alternative provides an innovative and creative approach to settling NRD Groundwater liability while concurrently helping our environment and the local communities where these systems are located. For industry, the Rain Harvesting Bank ™ can be used as a voluntary settlement solution helping to avoid long protracted battles with the NJDEP.  More importantly, the Rain Harvesting Bank ™ provides companies with a sustainable approach to environmental settlements. Join CCNJ and Bluefield® at this FREE workshop to learn how your company can benefit from this innovative program in settling your NRD claim. 
Click HERE to download the agenda    Click HERE to register


March 26, 2011
22nd Annual Pinelands Short Course 

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Burlington County College
Route 530, Pemberton Township, NJ
The event will feature 42 presentations, including 21 new programs that will explore the region’s unique history, ecology, culture and music. Sponsored by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Burlington County College's Pinelands Institute for Natural and Environmental Studies (PINES). This year’s event features live musical performances and four field trips, including the first-ever, guided canoe tour along a 3.3-mile section of the Rancocas Creek
Brochure & Registration form



March 28, 2011

Pennsylvania Clean Technology Forum
11am - 6pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Harrisburg, PA
The PA Small Business Development Centers' Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC) is hosting its first annual Clean Tech Forum. The Forum is geared toward users and providers of clean technology. CTRC staff as well as clean tech small business owners and experts in the field will discuss topics including: common challenges facing clean tech start ups, how to implement clean technology in a small business, commercialization hurdles, and how to secure financing. The forum will culminate in a networking reception and clean-tech focused business exhibition. For event details and registration, visit www.pasbdc.org/cleantechforum


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March 29, 2011
Burlington County Waste Water Management Plan
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Laurel Campus of Burlington County College
Laurel Hall, 3rd Floor.  Directions
Public meeting to discuss any proposed changes in sewer service designation
More information here


March 29, 2011

Energy Economics & Green Business Fair-Expo 2011
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Jersey War Memorial Building Trenton, NJ
Hundreds of residents, home and business owners, public officials, job-seekers, organizational and faith-based organizations, academics and green thought-leaders will attend this this event!
Green Energy, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Panel

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The panelists are: Wayne Staub - Director for Economic Growth & Sustainability - Office of Economic Growth and Green Energy for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Dessie Kirilova - Director of US Operation for the Solar Education Center; Tim Razzzaq - Founder We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST); Rob Benjamin - M.A; Institute for Sustainable Enterprise Fellow; Founder, Sustainable Hamilton, and Robert C. Lockwood - Energy Advisor and Founder of princetongreen.org Download exhibitor form or call 609.379.2885 More


 

March 30, 2011
Association of New Jersey Recyclers 2011
Annual Meeting
8:30 AM
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Driving directions
Buffet lunch included
Presentations include:
Using  social networks to connect with your community
and spread the word and Recycling Markets -the good, the bad and the ugly
Program qualifies for 3 re-certification credits for recycling professionals.
For more information and registration, contact Marie Kruzan at 908-722-7575.



March 30, 2011 
The Role of the Consultant in Environmental Litigation

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0103ca.html


March 31, 2011

Free NJDEP Air Compliance and Enforcement Seminar
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Jersey
Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium
1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691

This training will provide a general overview on general permits, as well as the Air Compliance and Enforcement inspection process (Inspection 101 – What to expect when an inspector comes to your facility), the 2010 Emission Statement, including and overview of issues encountered during the 2009 Emission Statement season, and the Diesel Program. Lastly, this workshop will update you on regulation changes pertaining to the Annual Combustion Adjustment, Vehicle Idling and Boiler Stack Test (N.J.A.C. 7:27-19) requirements.
Seats are limited. Reserve yours here
Need more information? Visit the NJDEP’s Air C&E Seminar webpage, or contact your enforcement inspector. For prospective participants that do not have an assigned inspector, please call: (973) 656-4444 if you are in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties; (609) 292-3187 if you are in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties; and, (856) 614-3601 if you are in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.

March 31, 2011

NJ/PA Sustainability Symposium 2011 
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rutgers Camden
Register here for the FREE sustainability event of the year!   
The half-day symposium will focus on the latest in regional planning, funding opportunities, community involvement, and how businesses, universities, hospitals and municipalities engage and execute on their sustainability plans in 2011.Whether you are just starting on the green journey or you have years of experience deploying strategies and dollars, there is something for you at the NJ/PA Regional Sustainability Symposium.  Public officials, internationally acclaimed architects, business and community leaders and university professors will convene to explore the latest developments in sustainability. With pending changes in New Jersey's Energy Master Plan and likely impacts in renewable portfolio standards and the electricity grid, it is critical to understand the economic, policy and green energy implications at the Federal and State levels. Keynote speakers NJBPU President Lee Solomon and New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, are the driving forces in front of and behind the NJ Energy Master Plan.  Attendees will have the choice of educational offerings from the introductory level to the very advanced. Organized into three tracks (Business, Community and Hospital/University), there will be six offerings each hour to choose from for a total of 18 separate classes. Full list of courses and speakers HERE


March 31 – April 2, 2011

Gas Drilling, Sustainability and Energy Policy: Searching for Common Ground

Cornell University Law School

Natural gas drilling has ignited a fierce battle over the future of energy and the environment. Proponents claim natural gas as an energy panacea. Opponents decry it as an environmental nightmare. The Environmental Law Society of Cornell Law School is hosting a two-and-a-half-day conference to explore energy policy, the global energy market, and the integral role the law can and must play in creating energy security and ensuring a sustainable future. Through eight interactive panels, local, state, and national officials, industry executives, academicians, community leaders, attorneys, and students will use natural gas drilling as a platform to debate the future of our nation’s energy policy.
Conference Information  Conference Panels (with panelist bios)



March 31 – April 2, 2011
SET2011 | Exhibition and Conference
Los Angeles Convention Center

The
SET2011 Convention is designed to accelerate the implementation of green/clean technologies in all market sectors. Our function is to facilitate the sale and transfer of equipment, products and services, licensing agreements, and consulting contracts. The event is a marketplace for suppliers and consumers of sustainable technologies within green building, alternative transportation, clean tech investments, and lifestyle remodeling. We will address and provide solutions to environmental problems such as water treatment, air pollution, waste handling & recycling, and renewable energy. SET2011 supports economic-based solutions to our environmental issues by providing a live “green” marketplace to promote innovative, clean and efficient technologies. Registration

 

April 1, 2011
EarthShare celebrates New Jersey 
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is a proud founding member of EarthShare New Jersey (ESNJ).  ESNJ is part of a nationwide network of the world's most respeLaurita Winery in New Egypt NJcted environmental and conservation organizations, and its goal is to raise funds for its member organizations through workplace giving. Please join PPA and ESNJ on April 1st from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate the wonder and beauty of New Jersey at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ. 
Plans for the evening include:
  • Tastings of local wine
  • Light fare
  • Art exhibit featuring the New Jersey landscape
  • Live jazz music by Stringzville
  • Fantastic silent and chance auction  
  • Between now and February 20th tickets are only $35 each.



Batsto MansionApril 2, 2011
Pinelands History Tour
With Burlington County Historian Joe Laufer

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees will traverse portions of the Pinelands and enjoy historical commentary throughout the tour, with stops at selected historic and architecturally unique venues. Stops may include the historic villages of Batsto and Whitesbog, Pemberton Train Station, Buzby's General Store, Chatsworth and more! Registrations for this program will be processed on a first come first served basis. Payment must be presented in the form of a credit card at the time of telephone registration. The fee for each bus tour is $55 per person. These tours will be provided on a coach bus that will accommodate a total of 50 people and will have an on-board restroom. Please bring your own bag lunch and be prepared to spend some time outside in the elements. Tours will leave from the Burlington County College Pemberton Campus promptly at 9:00 am and return at 3:30 p.m. Call (609) 893-1765 to register. Sponsored by Burlington County College's Pinelands Institute for Natural and Environmental Studies and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission


April 2-3, 2011
Modular Permaculture Design Course
Hancock Permaculture Center
372 West Front Street Hancock NY


(In the western Catskills, three hours from NYC)
Permaculture offers a road map to softer energy descent and a more stable future. Applicable on all scales, it is systems thinking and something we share and apply to protect and redesign community. Learn sustainable living skills; obtain energy, food and shelter by following nature's patterns. Soft energy alternatives, solar, greenhouses, grow food, harvest water, aquaculture, alternative economies, and transition towns. Apply permaculture design principles and turn waste into profit. Become part of the worldwide permaculture and Transition Town community. Graduates receive the official permaculture design certificate.For information, contact: Andrew Leslie Phillips.


April 3-5, 2011

14th National Brownfields Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
This year the conference features more than 100 educational sessions, including lively panel discussions, engaging town hall meetings, dynamic roundtables, outstanding plenary sessions, special trainings, film screenings, book signings and more! Sessions are still being added so be sure to check the program from time-to-time!

More information on Conference website


April 4, 2011
Laurel Highlands Summit

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fred Rogers Center
St. Vincent College
Latrobe, PA
The economic impact of tourism, recreation and green space will be the focus of the second Summit for the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative. The economic benefits of trails, recreation and conservation will be the central theme; trail development and conservation will be featured topics, too. More information and signup form


April 7, 2011
 
New Jersey Highlands Council
1 p.m.
100 North Road
Chester, NJ
Check Council website for agenda



April 9, 2011
Civitas Energy - Free Solar Energy Seminar
7 p.m. -  Register here
National Conference Center - Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth St.
East Windsor, NJ 08520



April 12-13
2nd Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India 
New Delhi
Key international and local CSP stakeholders along 300+ decision makers will gather in New Delhi to create the right partnerships and drive the CSP industry forward. Experts from Abener, Acciona, Abengoa, ACS Cobra, Cargo Power, FAST, IFC, SENER, Deutsche Bank, Protermosolar, Ferrostaal, Hira Group, Lauren Engineers, Siemens, SkyFuel, Eliasol Energy and many more will discuss how to take steps for the industry to thrive.

 

April 13, 2011
NJ Clean Air Council - 2001 Hearing
9:30 a.m.
Public Hearing Room
NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection

401 E. State St., Trenton, NJ
Based on testimony offered at the hearing, the Council will make recommendations to the NJDEP concerning how to address the cumulative impacts of multiple air pollutants on New Jersey residents.


April 16, 2011

Organic Vegetable Production
Workshop
1
0 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Universalist Unitarian Church of Cherry Hill
401 N. Kings Highway

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

This year is a great time to grow your own food! Join NOFA-NJ instructor Al Johnson to learn the building blocks for a productive, healthy organic garden. Sustainable Cherry Hill's Gardening task force presents this full day workshop to help get you started!  Learn more



April 16, 2011

Philadelphia's LARGEST Earth Day Celebration
The 30th Annual 5K Run for Clean Air and Earth Day Celebration will take place April 16th, 2011.  The course starts at the Philadelphia Art Museum and runs along Martin Luther King Drive.  Arriving back at the finish line, the Clean Air Council has invited its partners and sponsors to participate in the Earth Day Celebration,  providing an opportunity for community participants to hear about the latest Green event news, resources, and trends.  The 5K Run for Clean Air is a community effort to decrease the air pollution that triggers asthma and other respiratory problems in our families, as well as support programs that reduce waste in favor of increased recycling and composting and slow down global warming. The event is a great time to get involved and demonstrate your commitment to the environment and health of the Philadelphia region. 
Register online at http://www.active.com/running/philadelphia-pa/5k-run-for-clean-air-2011  before March 1, 2011 and receive a $5.00 discount off registration!
Also, check out The Run website at
www.5kRunforCleanAir.org


April 18-22, 2011

ITRC Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guideline
Princeton, NJ
Led by internationally recognized experts, this 2-day ITRC classroom training will enable you to learn the latest strategies to conduct site screening and investigations; determine what tools are appropriate to collect quality data and evaluate the results; apply multiple lines of evidence to ensure quality decision-making; build solutions for VI issues through understanding of mitigation options; and network with environmental professionals dealing with this interdisciplinary and complex pathway. Interactive learning with hands-on exhibits, classroom exercises, and frequent Q&A sessions will reinforce these course objectives and contribute to a practical understanding of this difficult pathway.
More information and registration
 

April 18-22, 2011
Solar PV Design-Installation Course
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mercer County Community College Corporate Conference Center
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08540

Information/Registration


April 19, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board
9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


April 19, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council
11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website


April 20, 2010
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board
 
10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location
(717) 772-5972


April 21, 2011

New Jersey Highlands Council
10 a.m.100 North Road
Chester, NJ
Check Council website for agenda



April 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee
9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436
 


April 23, 2011
Palmyra Cove Nature Park’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Palmyra Cover Nature Park
1300 Route 73 North
Palmyra, NJ
Learn how to help protect the environment and improve the quality of life in your region, nation and world. Free and open to the public, this fun-filled, educational event teaches about goods and services that promote a sustainable lifestyle. Learn about alternative energy sources, composting, wildlife and rain gardening, backyard beekeeping and how small energy efficient changes can save big bucks. Children will enjoy wildlife and habitat conservation information from local wildlife educators and animal ambassadors.


April 27, 2011
Civitas Energy - Free Solar Energy Seminar
7 p.m. -  Register here
National Conference Center - Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth St.
East Windsor, NJ 08520


April 30, 2011
ART BLOOMS Earth Festival
10 am - 4 pm
Croft Farm
Cherry Hill, NJ.

This will be the third Earth Festival for Sustainable Cherry Hill and our second year partnering with The Cherry Hill Arts Board for this event.  Each year, the festival gets bigger and better, drawing thousands of people from all over the South Jersey region.  We are seeking vendors, "green crafters", non-profits, schools, kid's activities and food providers for this exciting spring event. Please contact festival coordinator, Jodi Raditz at jraditz@chclc.org for information and application.


May 1, 20-11
Atlantic County Utility Authority's Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Drawing a crowd of 4,000 visitors each year, this an event not to be missed! The theme of this year's festival continues to be a "Sustainable Future".  In a sustainable world, society's demand on nature is in balance with nature's capacity to meet that demand.  ACUA seeks to bring attention to this concept and our collective need to wisely utilize and conserve resources today, in order to provide for the needs of future generations. Come join the celebration and enjoy a day full of non-stop family activities including: stage entertainment, interactive educational displays and activities, workshops, petting zoo and hayride tours of the Environmental Park to the top of the landfill and shuttled tours of the ACUA Wind and Solar Farm in Atlantic City.  The Festival even includes a 5K and one mile run earlier in the day. For more information check out the website: www.acua.com or call 609-272-6950


May 3, 2011

NY League of Conservation Voters Westchester Cocktail Party
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Sky Lounge
42 Restaurant
Ritz-Carlton
White Plains, NY
Please join the NY League of Conservation Voters for our annual Westchester Chapter Cocktail Party! We are excited to welcome Joe Martens, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as our Keynote Speaker. We are also pleased to honor Thalle Industries (Glenn Pacchiana, Principal) and the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
Click HERE to sponsor the event or buy tickets.
Click HERE to learn more about Thalle Industries and the Pacchiana Family's commitment to protecting New York's environment.



May 3, 2011

Civitas Energy - Free Solar Energy Seminar
7 p.m. -  Register here
National Conference Center - Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth St.
East Windsor, NJ 08520



May 3, 2011

Environmental Justice Advisory Board
8:30 a.m.
Delaware Room, 16th Floor
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
To confirm dates/locations, call: Tammey Adams (717) 772-1856




May 3, 2011

Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee
10 a.m.
Susquehanna Room, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Pleases confirm date/location in advance at (717) 772-5649 



May 7-8, 2011
Modular Permaculture Design Course
Hancock Permaculture Center
372 West Front Street Hancock NY
(In the
western Catskills, three hours from NYC)
Permaculture offers a road map to softer energy descent and a more stable future. Applicable on all scales, it is systems thinking and something we share and apply to protect and redesign community. Learn sustainable living skills; obtain energy, food and shelter by following nature's patterns. Soft energy alternatives, solar, greenhouses, grow food, harvest water, aquaculture, alternative economies, and transition towns. Apply permaculture design principles and turn waste into profit. Become part of the worldwide permaculture and Transition Town community. Graduates receive the official permaculture design certificate.For information, contact: Andrew Leslie Phillips.


May 18, 2011
Civitas Energy - Free Solar Energy Seminar
7 p.m. -  Register here
National Conference Center - Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth St.
East Windsor, NJ 08520



May 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website

May 18,  2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727

May 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727

May 18-20, 2011

Sustainable Property Transactions Conference: Managing Distressed Assets
and Renewable Energy Opportunities
8 AM – 6 PM, with lunch  May 18 & 19
8AM- noon – noon on May 20, 2011
National conference in San Francisco, CA
This RTM conference zeros in on managing distressed assets, acquisitions and the integration of sustainability in the “new normal.” On Day One, we will explore industry trends for commercial and industrial real estate, environmental due diligence and capital markets. We will address case law and questions concerning the bona fide prospective purchaser defense under CERCLA and managing these assets in a bankruptcy situation. We will also explore the emerging role of Environmental Response Trusts for managing the remediation and redevelopment of former corporate bankruptcies. We will conclude Day One with emerging issues in Natural Resource Damages litigation. Day Two covers topics such as the retrofitting buildings to be green, energy disclosure requirements, renewable energy technologies on nonperforming and brownfield sites and the use of sustainable remediation of contaminated sites. And Day Three is all about vapor intrusion.  $750, call 1-800-9NO RISK (966-7475) or register on web ar www.rtmcomm.com

May 19, 2011
New Jersey Highlands Council
10 a.m.
100 North Road
Chester, NJ
Check Council website for agenda


May 19, 2 011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411




May 26, 2011
Civitas Energy - Free Solar Energy Seminar
7 p.m. -  Register here
National Conference Center - Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth St.
East Windsor, NJ 08520 




June 4-5, 2011
Modular Permaculture Design Course
Hancock Permaculture Center
372 West Front Street Hancock NY
(In the
western Catskills, three hours from NYC)
Permaculture offers a road map to softer energy descent and a more stable future. Applicable on all scales, it is systems thinking and something we share and apply to protect and redesign community. Learn sustainable living skills; obtain energy, food and shelter by following nature's patterns. Soft energy alternatives, solar, greenhouses, grow food, harvest water, aquaculture, alternative economies, and transition towns. Apply permaculture design principles and turn waste into profit. Become part of the worldwide permaculture and Transition Town community. Graduates receive the official permaculture design certificate.For information, contact: Andrew Leslie Phillips.



June 7, 2011
Pennsylvania Board of Coal Mine Safety

10 a.m.
Marion Center, 21 Griffith Drive,
Home, PA 15747
Please confirm in advance date/location at (724) 439-7469



June 8, 2011
Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Advisory Committee

9:30 a.m. 
10th Floor Conference Room 
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
Confirm date/location by visiting http://www.depweb.state.pa.us 
(DEP keywords: ''Public Participation, Participate'')


June 15, 2010  
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board 
10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location
(717) 772-5972


June 16, 2011 
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road
Chester, NJ
Check Council website for agenda


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June 18-20, 2011

The National Environmental Health Association Annual Education Conference
Columbus, Ohio  

So much more than a conference. It is the nexus for environmental health training, education, networking, learning, and advancement. It is the event environmental health professionals attend to acquire practical and real-world information and expertise. It is the event from which environmental health professionals leave trained, motivated, inspired, and empowered to further advance their organizations and themselves.  Information and registration.

June 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


June 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council
11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at:
Meeting Information” on the CAC website 

June 23, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436 

July 7, 2011
Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee

10 a.m.
Susquehanna Room, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Pleases confirm date/location in advance at (717) 772-5649


July 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board
9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


July 19,  2011 
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at:
Meeting Information” on the CAC website

July 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411

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August 2, 2011
Environmental Justice Advisory Board
8:30 a.m.
Delaware Room, 16th Floor
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
To confirm dates/locations, call: Tammey Adams (717) 772-1856

August 4, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436 

August 16, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


August 17, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board
 
8 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Department of Agriculture
Samuel E. Hayes, Jr.
Livestock Evaluation Center
1494 West Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

September 13, 2011
Pennsylvania Board of Coal Mine Safety

10 a.m.
Training Room, Fayette County Health Center
100 New Salem Road, Uniontown, PA.
Please confirm in advance date/location at (724) 439-7469

September 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411

September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time, location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website

October 4, 2011
Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee

10 a.m.
Susquehanna Room, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Pleases confirm date/location in advance at (717) 772-5649

October 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board
9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


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October 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council
11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website

October 19, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board
 
10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location
(717) 772-5972

October 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436 

November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time & location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website

November 15, 2011
Environmental Justice Advisory Board

8:30 a.m.
Delaware Room, 16th Floor
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
To confirm dates/locations, call: Tammey Adams (717) 772-1856

November 17, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411

December 13, 2011
Pennsylvania Board of Coal Mine Safety
10 a.m.
Training Room, Fayette County Health Center
100 New Salem Road, Uniontown, PA.
Please confirm in advance date/location at (724) 439-7469

December 14, 2011
Coal and Clay Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund Board
10 a.m. 
10th Floor Conference Room 
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
Confirm date/location by visiting http://www.depweb. state.pa.us
(DEP Keywords: ''Public Participation, Participate'')

December 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436 

December 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727


December 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board 

10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location
(717) 772-5972


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