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Monday, December 26, 2011

Enviro-Events Calendar through October 22, 2012




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




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January 12-13, 2012
23rd Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium

Haverford College, Haverford, Pa

The expanding scope, scale, and goals of today’s landscape projects often require practitioners to consult with, and incorporate knowledge from, a variety of other disciplines. Learn how an interdisciplinary approach to designing ecology based landscapes can help you adapt to the rapid changes our profession is experiencing and enhance your position in a competitive economic environment.
CEUs available  Download the brochure  Download the agenda

January 9-13, 2012
Weatherization Installer Training

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
740 Old York Road, Jamison, PA 18929
Participants will gain knowledge about best practic­es for basic weatherization procedures. The lecture and hands-on experience focus on building science theory and construction technology. The student will learn how to perform weatherization functions, such as insulation, ventilation, weather stripping, sealing and caulking of walls, attics, crawlspaces and learning how to use hand and power tools. Installer training also includes Lead Safe Weatherization, Crew Safety, OSHA 10 and Weatherization Tactics. Prerequisites: assessment test, physical capabilities test and a valid driver’s license. Course No. WTMCO 4101 MBA1/Cost FREE! For more information and to register, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit www.bucks.edu/green.



January 16– March 25, 2012
LEED
® for New Construction:  Applying the Guidelines
On-line Course 
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System standardizes environmentally sustainable construction.  Course covers objectives of Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Design Process Credits and Prerequisites. Focus on systematic green building view, sustainability, Low-Impact Development and Storm Water Issues, as well as techniques used to reach LEED goals impacting building projects and the surrounding community. Course No. WTMCO 3002 C30/Cost $515 per person (includes text)  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.


January 16– March 25, 2012
Building Green Buildings: The Contractor’s Perspective
On-line Course
Today’s construction professionals need information that will help them to effectively bid, contract, build and close out green building projects.  Explore the green building process from the contractor’s and subcontractor’s point of view.  Course No. WTMCO 3003 C30/Cost $515 per person (includes text)  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.


January 18, 2012
Understanding Site Remediation in New Jersey

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pines Manor, Edison
Presented
by the Environmental Business Council of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, this workshop will provide attendees a better understanding of the guidance documents that govern the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) Program. NJDEP representatives and other guidance document committee members will discuss the most important aspects of each final document, as well as what to expect as May 2012 approaches.
Event brochure   Register here

January 24– May 8, 2012
Green Entrepreneurship *NEW*
7-9:15 pm (no class 4/3) 15 Tuesdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Tired of working for someone else? Are you thinking about starting your own business and want to have a positive impact on the environment? This course will provide you with a guide to green entrepreneurship and will bring together all of the various aspects needed to build a successful green-related business during these challenging economic times.  Too many entrepreneurs set out to build their dream company, while overlooking critical components – most notably, their vision, brand, mission, and culture.  This course lays out an integrated approach to seamlessly tie together the core values and beliefs of the green-related company; the brand image you want to create; the people aspects of your business (employees, customers, community); the markets you serve; the proper sales approach; the finances; as well as the vision and mission that fuels it all. You will leave with both the knowledge and confidence to be a green entrepreneur with a comprehensive business plan for your new or existing green business. Instructor:  Robert Lockwood, Princetongreen.org Course No. WTMCO 3570 GJA1/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.

January 24, 2012

Sustainable Stormwater Hydrology: Concepts to Reduce Hydrologic Footprint

American Society of Civil Engineers Webinar

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
To register, click here.

January 26-27, 2011
NJ Chamber of Commerce's Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.
Dinner and train reservations

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January 27-29, 2012

Conference: Growing the Organic Food Movement
Friend Center, Princeton University
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey's 2012 winter conference will feature dozens of learning sessions in advanced and beginning farming, community, marketing and management, and policy. “Radical Homemaker” Shannon Hayes of Spa Bush Hollow Farm in New York will deliver the opening keynote. Dairy farmer, raw milk “law breaker” and organic advocate Michael Schmidt, of Glencolton Farms in Ontario will deliver the concluding keynote. A highlight for veteran growers will be a half-day networking seminar where farm agency representatives will listen to the needs of working farmers. Pre-conference workshops on Friday, Jan. 27 include “Preparing for a Third Party Food Safety Audit” with Dr. Wesley Kline, and “How to Design a Kitchen Garden,” with Ellen Ecker Ogden. Enjoy a Saturday night beer, wine and organic food tasting at Princeton’s famed Cap & Gown eating club. Registration starts at $65 for adults, with discounts for early birds (until Jan. 6) and members, plus deals for students and youth. Learn more or register at www.nofanj.org, or call 908-371-1111.

January 30, 2012

Algae Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Technologies & Networking Workshop
For additional information, please contact:
National Algae Association
4747 Research Forest Dr., Suite 180
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
936.321.1125
info@nationalalgaeassociation.com  


February 2, 9, 16, 2012
LEED
® Green Associate
6-9 pm (Feb. 16th, 6-8 pm) 3 Thursdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Take the first step in becoming a LEED Accredited Professional.  You will gain 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. This course will prepare you to take the LEED® Green Associate certification exam.  Instructor: Bruce Offner, Resource Dynamics/Green Building Education Course No. WTMCO 3550 GJA1/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.


February 7, 2012
Engineered Rainwater Collection and Case Studies
American Society of Civil Engineers Webinar
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
To register, click here.

February 14, 2012
Stormwater BMPs: What Works, What doesn’t & What About Maintenance
American Society of Civil Engineers Webinar
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

To register, click here.

February 16, 2012

12th Land Ethics Symposium: Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
This informative conference will focus on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. It provides opportunities to develop contacts and share resources to promote the ongoing stewardship of regional native plant resources. The Symposium is geared toward professionals, including landscape architects, designers, contractors and the green industry, environmental consultants, land planners, managers and developers, and state/municipal officials. Continuing education credits are available. For information or to register, call Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve at (215) 8562-2924, or visit them online 

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March 15-17, 2012
BST Safety in Action 2012 Conference

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

March 19-21, 2012
3rd Annual Marcellus Midstream Conference & Exhibition
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

The proliferation of shale-gas production is causing a race to build the needed infrastructure to support production. As a result, producers, investors and capital providers like what they see. The ability to separate high-risk, high-reward, high-margin E&P activity from the less risky, but far more predictable, midstream business is attracting new capital expenditures.The Conference & Exhibition will focus on the opportunities surrounding the building out of the infrastructure needed in non-traditional petroleum-producing regions. As capital is becoming easier to obtain, and operators are exploring their options in shale-gas recovery, your company will want to exhibit at the one conference designed to bring the latest information to the industry.
Network with CEOs, CFOs, COOs, E&P and pipeline operators, pipeline schedulers and others from the gas storage, processing, and pipeline industries alongside capital providers and deal-makers. More than 1,400 attendees registered in 2011! Mark your calendar and plan to attend the largest Marcellus networking event of the year!  Conference Agenda

March 27-30, 2012
International Symposium on the Redevelopment of MGP Sites
(MGP 2012)|
Chicago, IL
Information & Registration
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

April 24-26, 2012

Advanced Aquifer Testing Techniques Featuring AQTESOLV:
New Concepts, Field Methods and Data Analysis Procedures
8:00am to 4:00pm daily
Baltimore, Maryland; Camden Yards Conference Event Center
Instructors:  Jim Butler, PhD, Glenn Duffield, and Shlomo Neuman, PhD
Even when you are confident of the geologic conditions, you may have difficulty designing effective aquifer tests, running field equipment or selecting the best available model to analyze the test data. We have designed a powerful three-day training course on advanced-level aquifer testing design, field methods and data analysis techniques featuring AQTESOLV. This course provides you with the knowledge to master aquifer testing from beginning to end. Midwest GeoSciences Group:  http://www.midwestgeo.com/courses/aquifer2012-baltimore.php

June 7,  2012

      Fourth Annual Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop
      John Jay College, New York, NY
This workshop will not simply add 'sustainability' to the list of issues related to Brownfields but will look deeply at the interconnections and confluences that make for creating sustainable communities through Brownfields redevelopment. The program for this workshop is one day of intensive, high energy exchanges between stakeholders sharing varied perspectives on the issues surrounding Brownfields and sustainability. Stakeholder perspectives that include real estate finance, government at all levels, corporations, community representatives, NGOs and consultants who provide a range of technical expertise will be invited to participate in interactive sessions that focus on best practices and the challenges to their implementation. For more information:  http://www.nscw.net/

October 19-22, 2012
Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012
Click here for details


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