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Enviro-Events Calendar for October 24-31, 2011





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





 




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October 26, 2011

Gathering of Professional Women in Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety
3:30 p.m – 6:00 p.m.
Perkins Mansion, 494 East Avenue, Rochester, NY  

Networking event

Speaker – Nancy Jendryaszek, AIA, LEED AP, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects LLP.  Network with professional women working in engineering, environmental, health and safety-related occupations and learn about educational, professional growth , and other networking opportunities in the Rochester area.  A small $5.00 fee is collected at the door.  We will enjoy chocolate tasting, heavy hors d’oeurvres, and non-alcoholic drinks, included in the donation.  RSVP online at http://events.linkedin.com/Gathering-Professional-Women-Engineering/pub/799831 or call Christie at (585) 454-0210 x116.


October 26-28, 2011
The NY Business Council's 2001 Industry-Environment Conference 
Holiday Inn, Saratoga, NY
The conference will provide insight into policy changes and developments that will address the administrative impediments towards economic opportunity.  Additionally, the NY State DEC will discuss administrative responses to Article X and water withdrawal legislation.  During lunch, listen to Nicolas Loris of the Heritage Foundation and Pradeep Haldar of the University of Albany as they discuss Solar Energy Developments and Incentives. Don’t miss our extended general session on Shale Gas Development, focusing upon real and practical information about the effects on the natural gas market, constrained resources, and secondary developments. For Agenda, Registration or Sponsorship information click here



October 27, 2011
A South Jersey Regional Sustainability Gathering 

6:30 p.m. - Networking
7 - 9 p.m. - Program
Mount Laurel Community Meeting Center
100 Mount Laurel Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ
We invite you to join your neighbors from the South Jersey for an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in efforts to green communities, governments and businesses. Michelle Gentek, Gloucester Township Councilwoman, will share her story of leading the local Green Team to successful Sustainable Jersey certification, engaging community volunteers and energizing youth efforts. Local businessman, Jon Perper of Playdrome Bowling/Entertainment Center, will tell us how Sustainable Cherry Hill program  sparked a passion to green his business, the bowling industry and more. Bring your own ideas for a group brainstorm session as we take questions about the challenges we face in our journeys to become sustainable! This is a free event, but registration is required.  Register HERE. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by: The Green Energy Team; Atlantic City Electric; Natural Awakenings Magazine; The Mt. Laurel Green Team; The Regional/Urban Partnerships for Sustainability Task Force 


October 28, 2011

Screening: Home, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
A visually stunning history of the human footprint on our planet.
Panel discussion with Mechthild Schmidt and Lisa DiCaprio,clinical associate professors at NYU,and Jason Lindy of NYU's Earth Matters.
7
p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 905
60 Washington Square South, Manhattan
Reservations: 212-992-7277 NOTE: when you call this number just know that there is a separate digital media crossroads event at 6 p.m. and that the screening and panel begin at 7 p.m.
Free, open to the public - bring picture ID.


October 29, 2011
Traditional Food (& Herb) Swap

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
206 East 11th Street, Manhattan
(between 3rd and 2nd Avenues near Union Square)
FREE but registration required as there will be a limited number of spots


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 2, 2011

How has Newark’s industrial legacy shaped its contemporary landscape?
6:30-9:00 pm
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
How has Newark’s industrial legacy shaped its contemporary landscape? What does this history mean for today’s residents? Join our panel of scholars, activists, and residents as they explore how history has complicated this postindustrial environment. Free. Refreshments
To RSVP: Email njch@njch.org
or call 1-888-394-6524
(Reservations are strongly recommended)


November 2, 2011

NJBIA Seminar: How to Manage Your Energy Costs
8:30 - Noon. (with continental breakfast)
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ (Route 27)
This program will provide employers with the best strategies to manage energy costs. Learn about the latest state, federal and private programs that can help you with energy efficiency projects. You will also hear the latest on energy policy and regulations. $129 per person for NJBIA members and $169 for nonmembers.
For more information, contact Katie Wittkamp at 609-393-7707, ext. 239. To become a sponsor, contact Sherry Esteves at ext. 219.
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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

 



November 3-4, 2011
International Sites & Spills Expo
Toronto, ON
TEEX Workshop Nov 2
Information and Registration


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 P V 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 7, 2011

1-Day Solar PV Technical Sales Course

8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Purpose of course: This class is designed to teach students how to understand the technical electrical considerations that they need to know in order to sell Solar PV Systems. Selling PV is complicated and students will learn where to connect the system to a breaker according the National Electric Code, how a PV system is sized, how to determine where to put and configure the system and how to estimate how much the system will produce.This course is geared towards Electricians, Engineers, PV Professionals and anyone else that would like to prepare for a position in Sales of Solar PV Systems. Additionally, this class will prepare those wishing to sit for the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Examination.



November 7-9, 2011
Third Annual Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference
DoubleTree Hotel at Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Boulevard • Orlando, FL 32819
Making Hospitality Green with Envy
This national Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference will deliver dynamic and critical information needed by the lodging, meeting planning and hospitality industries today. This year’s conference theme acknowledges the continuing need to refine sustainable processes and practices in the meeting and hospitality industries. Improved green initiatives will help to increase profitability by both reducing costs and boosting revenues, while minimizing their environmental impacts. This conference will help take the mystery out of going green and promises to make the business case that helping save the environment will also boost the bottom line.  Opening Keynote Nov 8th by Hervé Houdré, GM, InterContinental New York Barclay. Speakers include representatives from Federal and State government programs, US Green Building Council, Disney Vacation Club Resorts, Orange County Convention Center, Green Seal, Green Key Global, Centerplate, Green Meeting Industry Council and many more! Attendee Registration: $175 for Conference (Nov 8-9) and Exhibitor Registration: $450 for Tabletop Display. REGISTER and more info online at http://www.treeo.ufl.edu/conferences/greenlodging/default.aspx?page=486 or contact Carol Hinton chinton@treeo.ufl.edu tel (352) 392- 9570 x 209 or Dawn Jenkins djenkins@treeo.ufl.edu tel (352) 392-9570 x227.


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November 8, 2011

1-Day Solar PV Electrical Design Course

8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mount Laurel, NJ
Purpose of course: To introduce the concepts of PV and how they are different from typical electrical installations with regards to the 2008 & 2011 National Electric Code. We will explain how temperature and sunlight can make PV perform beyond its rated voltage and current on a regular basis and how to safely account for these and other aspects of PV design. This course will also teach the common mistakes to avoid when configuring a Solar PV Electric System.This course is geared toward Electricians, Engineers and PV Professionals


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
The 2011 Touchstone Award Reception
RSVP by November 2, 2011
SWEP Members:  $20/person in advance, $25/person at door
Non-SWEP Members: $30/person in advance, $35/person at doorPayment for reservations should be mailed to:
SWEP, c/o Joanna Waldron at Langsam Stevens & Silver,
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103  
Please make checks payable to SWEP.
Payment must be received by November 7th for pre-registration


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 10, 2011 

Sewer Extensions - Treatment Works Approvals   
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
This half-day seminar will focus on the Treatment Works Approval (TWA) program, including the General Industrial TWA program and the program for expedited TWA processing. Personnel from the NJDEP Municipal Finance and Construction Element will discuss when a TWA is required for construction projects and the applicable criteria for such permits. Technical design requirements will be addressed as well as the administrative requirements for a complete application. Information regarding exemptions to sewer bans, dry sewer permits, and holding tanks will also be presented. For fees, registration and more information, please visit
http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0301ca.html or call 732-932-9271.



November 14, 2011

Introduction to the International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

Presented by USGBC NJ North Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy
390 Hackensack Avenue
Space 70
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register here


November 15, 2011
NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day seminar is designed to present an overview of NJ's Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:13). Instructors will discuss these rules in detail, and will answer questions regarding the technical issues and regulatory requirements involved in obtaining flood hazard area permits (formerly known as stream encroachment permits). This program will provide attendees with an understanding of the flood hazard area permitting process (from the pre-application stage through the formal review period and post-permit period) and addresses the major design and construction standards for activities within and near New Jersey's waters. For fees, registration and more information, please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0404ca.html or call 732-932-9271


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 15-17, 2011

CHMM / CHMP Exam Preparation Course

8 a.m. - 5: p.m (daily)
The Gate House Café at Village Gate, Rochester, NY  
Hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter of ACHMM / AHMP.  Facilitator:  Richard T. Cartwright, PE, CHMM, CPIM with local experts presenting specific content.  While anyone who would like to increase their knowledge in hazardous materials management is welcome to attend, the course is primarily to prepare those who intend to take the CHMM or CHMP Exam. Over 15,000 professionals have been certified by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs)  and Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioners (CHMPs) work in environmental protection, public health, homeland security, transportation, safety, and related fields. Corporations, universities, and government agencies depend on the CHMM and CHMP certifications to identify individuals qualified to properly identify and handle hazardous and/or potentially hazardous materials. Register online at www.flachmm.org/education.html or call Christie at (585) 454-0210 x116.


November 16, 2011

Environmental and Political Decisions Affecting Environmental Justice 6:30-9:00pm
Trenton Marriott Downtown
1 West Lafayette Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
• Free and Open to the Public
• Free Refreshments
Many social, economic, and political decisions impact the environment, but have all of these impacts been felt by all people? Join our panel of scholars, activists, and residents as they discuss the environmental decision-making process and the work of the Environmental Justice Movement.
To RSVP: Email njch@njch.org
or call 1-888-394-6524
(Reservations are strongly recommended)


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


November 19, 2011
The End of Country by Seamus McGraw   
10 AM – 12 Noon
Wilkes University, Stark Learning Center
William B. Schaeffer Hall (Room 101)
The End of Country is the true story of the Marcellus Shale development in and around Dimock, Pennsylvania in picturesque Susquehanna County. Join Seamus as he discusses this new book and his experiences with gas drilling. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research for Northeastern Pennsylvania (IEER) is proud to host this event. For more information on this event and the IEER, please visit energy.wilkes.edu


November 30, 2011
Practical Applications of the NJ Site Remediation Program
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
This course has been developed to provide a “hands-on” practical approach for LSRPs, and other environmental professionals to learn about the new regulations and guidance specific to site remediation. The Site Remediation Reform Act and implementing regulations known as the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) have created a new regulatory framework for the site remediation process in New Jersey. Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) are now licensed as “agents of the NJDEP” to make critical decisions about protecting the public health and environment from adverse impacts posed by contaminated sites. This course fulfills the requirements for LSRP applicants to have completed a generally recognized course on NJDEP’s technical guidance for site remediation. For fees, registration and more information, please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0507cb.html or call 732-932-9271

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December 1-2, 2011
Thin Film Solar Summit USA

December 2, 2011
Capitol Day with ANJEC
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
State  House, Trenton, NJ
You can influence what happens in Trenton! Join us for a morning at New Jersey's State House. Meet key legislative leaders on the environment. Learn how bills move from committee through passage. Find out what's brewing in Trenton that may affect the environment in your community and statewide. Register online at www.anjec.org or call (973) 539-7547.


December 6, 2011

PADEP 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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March 8, 2012

Emission Statements Using RADIUS
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day workshop provides practical, step-by-step instruction in the basic elements of RADIUS for emission statement reporting. Using a computer and actual facility emission statement data, you will gain hands-on experience with the NJDEP’s software and online resources. Students will also be able to work on their own emission statement. Prior knowledge of air permitting and emission statement concepts is recommended, although not required. For fees, registration and more information, please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0207ca.html or call 732-932-9271


Inter Expo Center, Sofia

April 18, 2012
Mastering RADIUS
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day program has been designed to provide you with the necessary tools to prepare effective permit applications correctly and efficiently.  Through hands-on use of the RADIUS application and the DEP-Online web site, in combination with expert instruction, visual presentations and handouts, students will learn both the basic and advanced features of these tools.  The course will use an extensive array of case studies to illustrate various permitting scenarios. For fees, registration and more information, please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0208ca.html or call 732-932-9271

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