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Enviro-Events Calendar for November 2-9, 2011




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



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November 3-4, 2011
International Sites & Spills Expo

Toronto, ON
TEEX Workshop Nov 2
Information and Registration 



November 3, 2011
What's fracking and should we be worried?                             
6:45 p.m.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual &Transgender Center
208 West 13th Street, Room 301, Manhattan
Screening and discussion with invited guests: NY Assembly Members Danny O'Donnell, Deborah Glick, Linda Rosenthal, Richard Gottfried, Civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland, David Braun, Co-founder United for Action Free Admission  The LGBT Center will screen PBS "Now" host David Brancaccio's interview of Josh Fox about his film GASLAND- winner of the 2010 Sundance Festival Special Jury Prize, 2011 Academy Award nomination and 2011 Emmy winner. The environmental and health impacts from fracking in other states are shocking and well documented, with a significant number of spills, blowouts, accidents and gas and contaminant releases. Now the gas industry wants to drill in New York, which could ruin our water supply. Discussion and Q&A with invited guests will follow the screening. Sponsored by: Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, United for Action, and NYH2O For more information, go to http://unitedforaction.org/     



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 5, 2011

Workshop: Introduction to Geocaching

9:30 a.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association

568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ
Join GSWA and the Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) as we introduce you, your family, & friends to GEOCACHING—a global game of treasure hunting using latitude & longitude coordinates. It’s a fun-filled outdoor adventure for all ages. With a GPS receiver and Internet access, you are ready to explore and search for a geocache. (No equipment needed to participate.) Free for GSWA members, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration is appreciated. More info. and registration at http://www.greatswamp.org/EventReg.htm


November 7, 2011

PlanSmart NJ's 43rd Annual Dinner and Awards
  
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

New Brunswick, NJDon't miss the chance to celebrate this year's award winners and network with industry leaders. Buy your tickets today! To learn more about the event, click here or go to our 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 10, 2011
Winter Roads Maintenance
8:00 a.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ
Great Swamp Watershed Association and United Water will present a special workshop on environmentally sensitive snow and ice removal practices for the approaching winter season. The Winter Roads Maintenance Workshop will provide tailored information for an audience of landscapers; apartment, condo, office, and campus maintenance crews; snow plowing contractors; municipal public works departments and others engaging in moderate to large-scale snow removal activities during winter months. Homeowners are also encouraged to attend to pick up tips on environmentally sound de-icing techniques for their own properties. Admission is free for all. More info. and registration online at http://www.greatswamp.org/EventReg.htm


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, 2011

Breakfast Briefing: What You Need To Know About Fracking For Natural Gas

8:00 a.m. - Great Swamp Watershed Association

568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ

Please join GSWA as we welcome Fred Stine from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to give us some information about the controversial natural gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing (aka, fracking). This discussion will be held at GSWA's offices located at 568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ. Free for GSWA members, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration is appreciated. More info. and registration at http://www.greatswamp.org/EventReg.htm


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 29, 2011
2011 Environmental Corporate Update
 

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Westin Philadelphia
Georgian Room
99 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group of Saul Ewing will focus on two evolving areas of the law:  
  • Corporate officer personal liability under an array of federal and state environmental statutes. What should you be doing,
  • Environmental Justice and its impact on siting or upgrading a facility.  
In-house counsel are invited to attend this free breakfast seminar that will answer these and other important questions as we near 2012. Presenters for the seminar are Christopher R. Hall and David C. Apy, attorneys with Saul Ewing LLP. Chris is chair of the White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice Group and David is special counsel in the Litigation Department where he concentrates his practice on environmental civil litigation. To register, please click here.For more information, please contact Shamus McCarty at smccarty@saul.com or 215.972.8582



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, 2011
Panel discussion on brownfield redevelopment
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Rm. 1027
NYU Midtown Center
11 West 42nd Street, ManhattanNew York City is offering good news to the Real Estate development and Construction community with a unique program that alleviates litigation exposures associated with brownfield redevelopment.  It will be explored by panelists: Dan Walsh of the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation, Attorney David Freeman of Paul Hastings, and members of Chartis Insurance.  NYC will be the first municipally run brownfield cleanup program in the nation, offering liability protection incentives to encourage developers to transform devastated areas of the city. Please RSVP to Sasha Durcan at sd1257@nyu.edu



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 10, 2011

Full Moon Hike At Jockey Hollow National Park

6:00 p.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association

568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ

Although we cannot guarantee moonlight, there will be plenty of nature to learn about on this night hike in the Great Swamp Watershed & Jockey Hollow National Historical Park. We may hear many of the watershed’s wild denizens, including owls, flying squirrels, & maybe

even a coyote calling! Hot cider & mulled wine warm

us up after our walk. (All ages welcome.) Free for GSWA members, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration is appreciated. More info. and registration at http://www.greatswamp.org/EventReg.htm


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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