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Enviro-Events Calendar for September 7-12, 2011




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





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September 7-8, 2011

Pennsylvania Waste Industries Fall Conference
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Association (PWIA), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), and the Pennsylvania Association of Host Municipal Inspectors (PAHMI) are jointly sponsoring the Thirteenth Fall Conference on September 7 and 8, 2011 at the Harrisburg Hilton, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA. The annual one and half day conference serves as a technical and regulatory forum for the solid waste industry in Pennsylvania and is an excellent opportunity to network with your colleagues.  Keynote speakers include PADEP Secretary Michael Krancer and SWANA International President James Warner.  Conference agenda, registration and brochure


September 7-9, 2011

The Auditing Roundtable's Fall Conference & Technology Exposition

Philadelphia, PA
The Auditing Roundtable (AR), a professional association dedicated to the practice of Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability (EHSS) auditing, announces “Auditing in the 21st Century” as the theme of their Fall 2011 meeting. The meeting will include presentations on: Disaster planning and response; Elements of an effective security program; Managing risk through EHS audits; Relevance of attorney-client privilege in a global world; Improving the efficiency of site audits through use of new technology, andInternational audit program benchmarking results.See www.auditing-roundtable.org for more information on the Fall meeting.  The AR’s Managing Director, Kathy J. Rieth, is atkathy@auditing-roundtable.org or 480-659-3738.



September 7, 2011
Wind Power…Is it for You?

2-5 pm, Wednesday
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Is wind power a viable source of renewable energy for your home or business? This 3-hour introductory course will give you the key information that you need to decide whether wind energy is a good option for you. Topics include: feasibility of wind power; power production; cost and tax credits; zoning and building codes; liability; types of wind turbines; site assessment; and installation and maintenance requirements
Instructor: Nathan Guedalia & Ronald A. Long, Esq.  
Course No. WTMCO 0343 JA1/Cost: $35 per person 
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit
www.bucks.edu/green



September 10, 2011

Environment, Equity, and American History: Sharing the Delaware Bay

3-5:30 pm
Bayshore Discovery Project
2800 High Street
Bivalve, NJ 08349
• Free and Open to the Public
• Free Refreshments from Local Suppliers
How have commercial fishermen, recreational users,and environmentalists all shared access to one of New Jersey’s unique coastal environments? Join our panelof local fishermen and scholars as they explore the history of Delaware Bay. From oysters to horseshoe crabs, presenters will share their personal experiences and research on managing the Bay’s natural resources. RSVP by email: njch@njch.org or call 1-888-394-6524 For More Information: www.njch.org/forums_bayshore.htm


September 12, 2011
Visible Emission Training and Certification

8 a.m.
Comfort Inn - Airport
53 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA
Registration
This ONE DAY school offers both the lecture and field certification. 


September 13, 2011
LEED® Green Associate
6-9 pm, (Sept. 27th, 6-8 pm) 3 Tuesdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
This course will prepare you to take the LEED® Green Associate certification exam.  The course will provide an overview of the LEED® Green Associate credentialing process, develop your knowledge of green design, construction and operations, connect sustainability and LEED®, and explain the LEED® process and the technical and relevant issues of the LEED® credit system. The LEED® Green Associate credential is nationally recognized and is intended for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice.  The Green Associate is the first step in becoming a LEED® Accredited Professional.Instructor: Bruce Offner  Course No. WTMCO 3550 JA1/Cost $350 per person.
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2. For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green


September 13, 2011
House Finance Committee informational meeting on Marcellus Shale industry
10 a.m.
Holiday Inn
Warren, PA


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 13-14, 2011

NJAFM's 7th Annual Conference: “Embracing Sustainability”

The Palace at Somerset Park
Somerset, NJ
Throughout New Jersey, numerous government and public agencies have implemented policies and programs to highlight the importance of “Embracing Sustainability” to preserve resources, mitigate adverse impacts of natural hazards, and create safe communities. Moving into the next decade, this focus on sustainability will continue to influence regulations and policies at the Federal, State and Local level, and will shape development patterns along our waterways and floodplains for years to come. Since flooding is New Jersey's #1 natural disaster concern, it is imperative that we adopt sustainability concepts in managing our water resources, wetlands and floodplains. The NewJersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) was  established to promote sound floodplain management and to ensure productive dialog between private citizens and public officials to mitigate flood hazards and minimize flood risk to people and property throughout New Jersey.

The NJAFM 7th Annual Conference, cosponsored this year by the NJ Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), provides a unique opportunity to further this mission and to facilitate integration of sustainability concepts into floodplain management. The conference includes plenary sessions, concurrent technical presentations, expanded exhibitors, and networking opportunities. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) will be offered for Municipal Construction and Code Officials, Professional Engineers, Professional Planners, Professional Land Surveyors, Certified Public Works Managers, and Certified Floodplain Managers. Opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors available.  For more information, contact Craig Wenger, NJAFM Secretary at 609-807-9674. To register or to access conference information and exhibitor/sponsorship information, go to: http://njafm.wildapricot.org



September 14, 2011
Wind Power…Is it for You?

2-5 p.m.
Bucks County Community College - Upper Bucks Campus
One Hillendale Road, Perkasie PA 18944
Is wind power a viable source of renewable energy for your home or business? This 3-hour introductory course will give you the key information that you need to decide whether wind energy is a good option for you. Topics include: feasibility of wind power; power production; cost and tax credits; zoning and building codes; liability; types of wind turbines; site assessment; and installation and maintenance requirements.Instructor: Nathan Guedalia & Ronald A. Long, Esq.  Course No. WTMCO 0343 W70
Cost $35 per person. To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green


September 14-15, 2011

24 Hours of Climate Reality
24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, in every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the man-made pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality. Click here to find the location — or locations — where you would like to watch a presentation. RSVP to the event on Facebook here


September 15, 2011

Screening & Discussion of CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Hwy N.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Cherry Hill Library, in partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities will host a screening and scholar led discussion of the movie CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil. CRUDE, provides an inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case. The plaintiffs claim that Texaco (now Chevron) spent three decades systematically contaminating one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth. Rutgers University Blaustein School of Planning and Public Policy professor, Frank Popper, will lead the screening and discussion.  Admission is free, but registration is required . Contact: www.sustainablecherryhill.org or 609.238.3449

 
September 15, 2011
NJ Recycling: Practice and Theory (6 Day Program)
Other dates: September 22; October: 6,13,20,27
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Recycling has evolved from something that we do just because it is environmentally sound to something that has substantial economic and sustainability benefits as well.  Through hands-on activities and field visits to solid waste and recycling facilities across the state, this Rutgers University continuing-education course will show you how recycling can become “asset management” and a vital part of your organization’s operations.  You will learn how to perform a waste audit, understand recycling markets, increase participation  rates, put efficiency to work for you and much, much more!  For fees, registration and other information, contact Carol Broccoli at 732-932-9271 - Extension 618 


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 15-16, 2011

Conference on Groundwater Contamination and Vapor Intrusion Cases
Current developments in regulation and litigation

Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ
Groundwater contamination is an area of increasing regulatory and litigation activity. On top of traditional federal and state water quality enforcement, there is growing concern about chemical vapor intrusion, pharmaceuticals and hydraulic fracking for natural gas extraction.Attorneys, consultants, corporate managers, risk managers, insurance professionals and governmental representatives need to understand current developments in the science and how they play out in litigation and regulation of contaminated groundwater. We have assembled leading legal, regulatory and consulting experts to update you on recent case law, regulatory initiatives, toxic tort and other theories of recovery, economics of groundwater injuries, effective remediation strategies and creative settlement strategies.



September 16, 2011
Green Design Building Guidelines and Incentive Programs
Ocean County College (OCC),
College Drive, Toms River NJ.
Register at: http://ku4.eventbrite.com/   


September 17, 2011
NY/NJ Baykeeper Summer Kayak Tours 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Perth Amboy Circle – 
Second Street Launch   Perth Amboy, NJ
From the Second St. Launch, paddle up the Raritan River past a closed steel mill, dinner cruise ships to the Victory Bridge.  Then across to South Amboy, along a remediation project, proposed ferry terminal, sand mining operation and return to launch site through the mooring field of the Raritan Yacht Club. 3.7 mile trip.
$25 Per Person or $35 Per Person including boat rental Reserve Now – Space is Limited. For more information, or to book a tour, contact Amy Testa at testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, Extension 6.


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




September 21, 2011

Fundamentals of Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
2-5 pm, Wednesday
Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA 18940 
This 3-hour course provides participants with a general understanding of Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pumps and the benefits associated with such systems.  The course will also make the homeowner aware of the responsibilities and requirements associated with the installation of a Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump on their property. Instructor: Nathan Guedalia & Ronald A. Long, Esq.
Course No.WTMCO 0650 WBI/ Cost $75 per person.
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2.
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit
www.bucks.edu/green


September 21, 2011

Best Practice Strategies for Carbon Accounting & Reporting
Webinar: 2 PM (EST) 11 AM (PST)
PSEG, Groom Energy and IHS discuss the latest compliance and sustainability challenges and opportunities while sharing insight on how leading companies are addressing the arduous task of consolidating emissions data and reporting to meet regulatory and voluntary requirements in a multitude of formats and systems.
With the first EPA Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) period upon us, more and more companies are looking for ways to deal with the ever-increasing challenges of streamlining their GHG emissions monitoring process, record keeping and reporting. With pressure continuing to expand from all sides, including regulatory bodies and shareholders, organizations must look to the future and start implementing solutions now. Join Groom Energy, PSEG and IHS on this live webcast as they take a look at best practices for carbon management accounting and reporting. They will discuss top trends, industry pressures and provide answers to pertinent questions.Speakers: Paul Baier, VP Sustainability Consulting, Groom Energy; David Hinchey, Senior Environmental Engineer, PSEG, and David Cain, Senior Director, Environmental Solutions, IHS. A Q&A session will be held during the last 15 minutes of the Webinar.  Register here.


September 22, 2011

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies leader on Climate Change
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Bergen Community College
Moses Tech Center Room 128
Paramus, New Jersey (Use parking lot  B)
North Jersey Public Policy Network is launching its Distinguished Experts Series with a program featuring Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.  This is an opportunity to get facts on climate change from one of the leading experts in the field. Mathematician, astronomer, physicist, and winner of major science awards, Dr. Hansen has been studying and collecting climate data for decades and truth-telling about his findings. His presentation will offer detailed information about climate change. It will also provide a chance for the public to get their questions answered by, as Time Magazine stated, “one of the 100 most influential people on earth.” Event moderator: Prof. Roger Opstbaum, Professor of Physics, Bergen Community College. Pre-Register. Limited seating


September 24 - April 21, 2011

Permaculture Design
9 am-5 pm 10 Saturdays, 9/24, 10/15, 10/29, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21/12, 2/18, 3/17, 3/31, 4/21
Bucks County Community College - Upper Bucks Campus
One Hillendale Road, Perkasie PA 18944
The term “permaculture” (permanent culture) uses ecological principles to create sustainable human communities that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.  This permaculture design course will give the participant holistic tools for food, water and energy security; building healthy communities and economies; and many other issues.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, an internationally recognized “Certificate of Permaculture Design” will be issued. Graduates are then eligible to use Permaculture in the promotion of designs, teaching, and landscaping.
Instructor: Melissa Miles, Organizer for the Eastern PA Permaculture Guild

Course No. WTMCO 0400 W70. 
Cost $1,150 per person
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit
www.bucks.edu/green


September 24-25

The Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training (RUST)
At the Free School, Albany NY
Hosted by the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center
Challenged with both environmental and economic crises', humanity must work to create an ecologically sustainable society. This process of transition will necessitate that we drastically reduce our consumption of Earth's resources, as well as recycle our waste products back into natural systems. This work is especially critical in urban environments, where currently more than 50% of the world's population lives. To those not familiar with the fundamentals of sustainable living, the task of working towards it can seem daunting and confusing. In this class, Scott Kellogg and other sustainability experts give attendees a "toolbox" of techniques and knowledge usable by anyone wanting to create sustainable systems in their own communities. Through a combination of group hands-on activities and lectures, participants will learn how to build infrastructure for self-reliance that is simple, affordable, and replicable. More information or email sk@radixcenter.org
To Register Now - visit http://rust.eventbrite.com


September 26, 2011

NJ Compost Operator Certification Course
8:30am - 3:45pm
$260
NJ requires that every composting facility operator attends “a composting course, approved by the Department."  Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education, in conjunction with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Association of NJ Recyclers, has developed a course which meets the requirements of the regulations and will help you to improve your facility's operation.  Specific topics to be covered include: NJDEP regulatory requirements, the scientific principles of composting, or "Why Compost Happens," and how to avoid the "Murphy's Law" of composting and what to do when the law strikes (health and odor issues)

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October 3-4, 2011

Two-day Compliance seminar for Federal Environmental Regulations 

Newark, NJ

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts about 21,000 regional inspections each year and assesses administrative, civil and criminal penalties. Enforcement of environmental laws is expected to step up   under the Obama Administration. This 2-day course is designed to provide you with insights and PRACTICAL approaches in complying with Federal regulations.At the end of this 2-day course (15 hours of  CE), you will gain sufficient knowledge to navigate through the myriads of environmental regulations. Registration


October 3-5, 2011
Rutgers: Soils & Site Evaluation For Septic Disposal Systems & Stormwater BMP's 
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
Thousands of septic systems and stormwater basins malfunction for the same reason: failure to understand how water moves (or doesn’t move!) through soil. You cannot hope to design and build these structures without a down-and-dirty understanding of these soils. That’s what this hands-on course is all about.
Every day, you will spend equal time moving between lectures in the classroom to soil pits in the field, evaluating soils using your eyes, hands, and nose. You will observe, record and evaluate the site-specific soil characteristics required to write and support a complete soil log, as well as evaluate the soil and landscape data to determine design input. Most importantly, you will develop the necessary tools to determine whether a site is right – legally and practically -- for a septic system or stormwater runoff Best Management Practices (BMPs) facility. Be prepared to leave with mud on your boots!
Information and Registration

October 3-7, 2011 

NABCEP Exam Prep - Solar Thermal Systems
8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
This 40-hour hands-on training prepares students to be competent designers, installers, and trouble-shooters of solar thermal systems, including solar water heating and solar pool heating.  The course follows the Task Analysis for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) installer certification and also includes information on the design of Solar Thermal systems.  The course will prepare students to take the NABCEP Thermal Installer Certification Exam and also includes information on the design of Solar Thermal systems.Prerequisites: Intended audience is for HVAC and plumbing contractors; however, anyone with a comprehensive understanding of physical science is encouraged to register. Instructor: Jeff Gilbert, NABCEP PV Solar & Thermal Course No. WTMCO 0651 JA1/$1,080 per person early bird; $1,215 per person after September 7th.To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2

For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green


October 4, 2011
Brownfields: Emerging Issues in Redevelopment
8:30am - 4:30pm
$255
The recycling of previously developed property is crucial to the economic growth of the State. For more than 10 years, NJ’s Brownfield legislation and program implementation have aimed to create sustainable communities, improve ecosystems, provide workforce housing by steering investment and redevelopment toward abandoned and underutilized properties in designated growth centers. Join us for a day of dynamic and interactive panel discussions to explore new issues on the Brownfields redevelopment horizon! Time will be available to share your opinions on emerging issues and raise specific questions surrounding the process of redevelopment in New Jersey.


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 5, 2011

Fundamentals of Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
2-5 pm, Wednesday

Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd. Suite 108 Bristol, PA 19007
This 3-hour course provides participants with a general understanding of Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pumps and the benefits associated with such systems.  The course will also make the homeowner aware of the responsibilities and requirements associated with the installation of a Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump on their property. Instructor: Nathan Guedalia & Ronald A. Long, Esq.
Course No. WTMCO 0650 JAI/Cost $75 per person
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green


October 5-7, 2011

Stormwater Management for Engineers

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
Managing stormwater runoff from land development is becoming more complex every day.  In light of New Jersey's recently adopted statewide Stormwater Management Rules, engineers, reviewers, developers and others will need to acquire both greater knowledge and new skills.  This three-day course is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management in New Jersey.   The course will cover the recently adopted NJDEP Stormwater Management Rules, including those dealing with groundwater recharge, TSS and nutrient  removal, and stormwater quantity control.    A presentation of the new NJDEP BMP Manual, Groundwater Recharge Spreadsheet (NJGRS) and  other technical aspects of the new rules will also be included.  The course will conclude with a workshop problem that applies the information and techniques presented to a sample development site in accordance with the new NJDEP Rules.
Information and Registration 


October 6, 2011
Environmental Forensics
9:00am - 4:30pm
$255
Environmental forensics is a multidisciplinary field with the goal of understanding how and when contamination occurred as well as who is responsible for the pollution. Environmental forensics investigations may involve identifying and apportioning responsibility among multiple parties, age-dating releases and/or determining exactly how a release occurred with reference to insurance or other contractual issues. Determining the date when problems first began is important because it allows attorneys and courts to determine who is responsible for the cleanup, insurance companies to determine whether or not an environmental claim occurred during their policy periods and government officials to determine who is responsible for recouping expended government funds.


October 6-8, 2011

The Practice of Permaculture

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Featuring Wayne Weiseman, Certified Permaculturalist,AIA CEU approved
Beautiful Cape May County, New Jersey
For more information contact Dharmesh Dave at ddave@atlantic.edu
or visit Atlantic Cape Community College website


October 6-20, 2011
Residential Building & Construction

6pm-9pm (Oct. 20th, 6-8 pm) 3 Thursdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007                                     
“Building the Green Home” Residential Building & Construction training is geared to new construction, but also covers aspects of renovation/additions and modular manufactured housing.   The training gives the attendees the knowledge of the current rating systems and categories and how they are applied. It presents these tools in a systematic manner discussing how they apply to energy consumption, high performance building systems, building envelopes, energy efficiency ratings, site environmental impact, water usage and indoor environmental quality.  The workshop reviews the certification methods and the validation/verification methods of individual systems, such as LEED®, Green Globes®, NAHB®, and Energy Star®, RESNET® and HERS®.  The program prepares the attendee for many of the professional certification tests.
Instructor: Lisa Grayson Zygmunt  Course No. WTMCO 3551 JA1/Cost $325 per person
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green


October 12, 2011
CIANJ's New Jersey Business Conference
Pines Manor

Edison, NJ
The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey has unveiled what it claims to be the state's premiere business conference—designed to identify business opportunities throughout the state and provide participants with the essential tools for success. Join Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and other business officials ranging from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to the NFL regarding project updates and possible business opportunities emerging in New Jersey.  Registration information


October 13, 2011

The Experience the Estuary Celebration
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
World Cafe Live at the historic Queen Theatre
Downtown Wilmington, DE
Join some 300 of the region's leading environmental and business professionals at an annual dinner and auction hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Click here to see photos from last year. C
ontact Karen Johnson Forst at KJohnson@DelawareEstuary.org for details.


October 17-20, 2011
Solar Power International 11
Dallas Convention Center
Dallas, Texas -Information
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


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

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October 19 - November 2, 2011
Commercial Building & Construction

6-9 pm, (Nov. 2nd 6-8 pm) 3 Wednesdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Participants will gain an overall understanding of the Green Building Design and Construction process. This program is for both the contractor and design professional. The program presents in a step by step/connect the LEED® dots fashion, the LEED® specific construction concepts applied throughout the building process.  The goal of the training is to provide an understanding of the core concepts and the construction principles behind sustainable buildings, show how to integrate green practices and strategies into the processes and, to become knowledgeable about the LEED® rating system, as it applies to construction.  This workshop qualifies for 7.5 LEED® specific credentialing hours for both BD&C and ID&C disciplines, 8 CES credits for AIA, and 8 PDH units for registered professional engineers.Instructor: Lisa Grayson Zygmunt  Course No. WTMCO 3553 JA1/Cost $325 per person.
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green



October 19 - November 2, 2011
Commercial Building & Construction

6-9 pm, (Nov. 2nd 6-8 pm) 3 Wednesdays
, Test (Nov. 9, 6-9 pm)
Wednesday
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd
Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Participants will gain an overall understanding of the Green Building Design and Construction process. This program is for both the contractor and design professional. The program presents in a step by step/connect the LEED® dots fashion, the LEED® specific construction concepts applied throughout the building process.  The goal of the training is to provide an understanding of the core concepts and the construction principles behind sustainable buildings, show how to integrate green practices and strategies into the processes and, to become knowledgeable about the LEED® rating system, as it applies to construction. This workshop qualifies for 7.5 LEED® specific credentialing hours for both BD&C and ID&C disciplines, 8 CES credits for AIA, and 8 PDH units for registered professional engineers.  Instructor: Lisa Grayson Zygmunt Course No. WTMCO 3553 JA1/Cost $325 per person.
Exam Course No.  XTEST 3553 JA1/ Cost $175 per person. Applicant must register directly with Green Advantage at www.greenadvantage.com to take exam. For information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit  www.bucks.edu/green


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


October 21, 2011
DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. 
10 a.m.
Room 105 Rachel Carson Building
400 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA
Questions concerning the next scheduled meeting of the Oil and Gas Board can be directed to Darek Jagiela at (717) 787-4817 or djagiela@pa.gov. The agenda and meeting materials for the October 21, 2011, meeting will be available through the Public Participation Center on the Department of Environmental Protection's  web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us (select ''Public Participation'').



October 22, 2011
Intro to Electric Vehicle Conversion

9 am-1 pm, Saturday
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 190007
This course will go over the basics of converting a gas vehicle to an all electric vehicle with a focus on the EV sub-systems.  Class will include considerations in choosing a donor vehicle, a survey of the various systems available, and an overview of the conversion process.  Suitable for automotive technicians interested in exploring potential for this green niche business and for individuals wanting to perform their own conversions.Instructor: Jenny Isaacs, Bucks County Renewables Course No. WTMCO 0500 JA1/Cost $80 per person. To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit
www.bucks.edu/green


October 24, 2011
Auditor's Workshop: Managing Environmental Compliance
9:00am - 4:30pm
$265
In today’s tough economy, businesses understand now more than ever that a penny saved is a penny earned! An environmental audit will help identify potential savings for your company. It targets energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and leaner manufacturing practices. These can all add up to thousands of dollars of savings every year! That’s why this year’s Auditor’s Workshop is focusing on sustainability. Gain a better understanding of how sustainability can improve your company’s environmental, economic and social goals. Discover how other companies have implemented sustainability programs and the benefits they have achieved. Find out which sustainability ideas are easily implemented and which ones require long term commitments. Gain a better understanding of how proper design and energy efficient equipment can save money, while improving system operation. And, learn about New Jersey programs that help companies with environmental obligations and energy efficiency.


October 24-26, 2011

3rd Marcellus Shale Gas Environmental Summit

Pittsburgh, PA
IQPC will bring together leading Shale Gas producers with technical and environmental experts to address the use and management of water resources in various stages of Shale gas operations. Water transportation, use,  treatment, and environmental impact are critical components to shale gas extraction. The industry is well aware of the controversy surrounding hydraulic fracturing and this Summit provides a unique platform in which to address technological advances and commercial realities of this abundant resource in the Marcellus play. Join industry leaders who will help shape the continued growth of this industry and develop next generation practices in the Marcellus Shale play. More information here.


October 25-27, 2011

3rd Annual Nuclear Construction Summit

Charlotte, South Carolina
Sponsored by Nuclear Energy Insider, this is North America's premier meeting for nuclear construction leaders with updates on every type of nuclear construction project both domestically and internationally.  Conference brochure (PDF)



October 27, 2011
Highlands Development Credit Bank

2 p.m.
Highlands Council office
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey.


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November 3, 2011
Introduction to Wetland Identification 
8:30am - 4:30pm
$285
Virtually all activities conducted in and around wetlands are regulated – from excavating underground storage tanks to soil compaction for paving a driveway or patio to pruning of overgrown vegetation – and violators are subject to hefty penalties and fines from the NJ-DEP. Knowing if a wetland is on your property or a site on which you work is incredibly important! But how do you determine if a wetland is present?  Why not educate yourself? Take our class to get the basic tools you need to identify a wetland’s presence. Once you make a determination, you will know if you need to go further and hire an environmental professional to evaluate the site and assist you with the permit process. In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: Why wetlands are important, How they differ, What indicators are used for wetland identification and about the current regulations in New Jersey.



November 3-12, 2011
Advanced PV Systems Design & Installation
Thursdays 6-9 pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8 am-5 pm
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
The six (6) day, 40-hour course is designed to prepare individuals for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification exam.  The course will include hands-on lab work and design exercises including in-depth review of NEC Article 690, calculating requirements for rooftop conduit runs, determination of the proper distance between PV arrays using sun angles and module dimensions, string sizing, PV racking methods and final commissioning processes and troubleshooting.   The content follows the NABCEP Installer Certification Job Task Analysis for preparation for the certification exam. Instructor: Jeff Gilbert, NABCEP PV Solar & Thermal Prerequisites: Previous PV training, such as NABCEP Entry Level and/or experience installing solar PV systems. Course No. WTMCO 0344 JA1/ Cost: $1,460 per person early bird; $1,560 per person after October 6th 2011; 10% discount prior to October 6th, 2011 for IEC Members
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit
www.bucks.edu/green


November 4, 2011
Green Marketing

Jacquie Ottman, Presenter
9 a.m.-3  p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Ms. Ottman, nationally recognized expert in Green Marketing will be discussing the New Rules of Green Marketing from her latest book.For more information contact Dharmesh Dave ddave@atlantic.edu or visit Atlantic Cape Community College Website 


November 8-10, 2011
Fundamentals of Green Building Certificate Program

8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Atlantic Cape Community College, East
Mays Landing, New Jersey
For more information contact Dharmesh Dave ddave@atlantic.edu or visit the College website

         

November 9, 2011
Test - Commercial Building & Construction

6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Course Number. XTEST 3553 JA1
Cost $175 per person
Applicant must register directly with Green Advantage at
www.greenadvantage.org
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594
For more information, visit 
www.bucks.edu/green


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 16-17, 2011
Text Box: Wednesday & Thursday
November 16th & 17th, 2011
Florida Department of Transportation
District 7 Maintenance Office
2820 Leslie Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Space is limited.  Please Register Early!
For More Information Contact: (813) 363-5787 or
registration@erosioncontrolclass.com 
To Register On-Line Visit:  www.erosioncontrolclass.comStormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification
Florida Department of Transportation
District 7 Maintenance Office
2820 Leslie Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Space is limited.  Please Register Early!
For More Information Contact: (813) 363-5787 or
To Register On-Line Visit:  www.erosioncontrolclass.com


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


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December 6, 2011

PA-DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board 

10 a.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA.  



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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