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Friday, January 27, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2012




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






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January 30, 2012
Algae Production Workshop, Networking and Tour
University of Southern California
(University Park Campus - downtown LA)


January 31-March 6, 2012
CD 578 Waste Management & Reduction
5 sessions, 10 hours: $175
Hours: 6:30pm-8:30pm
(no class 2/14)
Classroom B 304
Paramus (NJ) Campus,
Bergen County Community College
Eliminating waste by not generating it in the first place is the best way to minimize human and industrial environmental footprints. Waste management practices have evolved over the last 50 years to accomplish that essential objective. Take this course and learn about how waste management and reduction programs have developed in the US, the regulations and technologies that have emerged to support that development and practical approaches that can be employed to continually reduce our impacts on our environment.
Instructor: Craig Doolittle, P.E. To Register: Please visit our website at go.bergen.edu, or link here, and click on the Continuing Education button, on the right side click on Register and input your information and the course details.  Please feel free to contact Roseanne Crisafi at 201-447-7863 or rcrisafi@berge.edu for additional assistance.


February 2, 2012
NJ Highlands Development Credit Bank Meeting

4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey 07930-2322

Meeting Agenda



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 5, 2012

2nd Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
William Penn Charter School
3000 School House Lane
Philadelphia, Pa.
For the 2nd Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium, the Philadelphia Bee Keeper Guild has lined up two amazing speakers for 2012 and they promise to make this a special day. Information/Registration

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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 8, 2012

Think Pink, Live Green: Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
6 p.m. - Registration
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Program

Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
livegreen.jpg"Think Pink, Live Green" is a way of living that aims to help women reduce their risk of breast cancer or the disease coming back in survivors. It’s also a way for women living with advanced disease to make the healthiest choices possible. Join us for an evening of discussion with two of the region’s top breast cancer experts on the topic of environmental factors and breast cancer. Speakers:Marisa Weiss, MD,President and Founder, Breastcancer.org, Generosa Grana, MD,Director, Cooper Cancer Institute.This program is being sponsored by Cooper Cancer Institute, Breastcancer.org and Sustainable Cherry Hill.


February 11, 2012
Vermicomposting

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Fairmount Park Horticultural Center

N. Horticultural and Montgomery Drive,
Philadelphia, PA
Join Master Gardeners Lucille Amadie and Sue Sipos for a fun introduction to in-home worm composting. Save yourself a trip to the compost pile all winter long and turn your kitchen waste into black, high quality, nutrient-rich humus!

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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
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February 15, 2012
Solar Energy Symposium

7:30 a.m. to Noon
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873 Directions
Hear from a team of solar industry experts as they discuss the solar industry in New Jersey. Topics include: The Evolving State of the Solar Industry in New Jersey and Financing, Building and Maintaining Your 2012 and 2013 Solar Projects.
Event price: $75 Agenda and Registration information


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 


February 26, 2012

Dynamic Sustainability:
The role of diversity in creating a sustainable world
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
UrbanPromise Sanctuary
3700 Rudderow Street
Pennsauken, NJ 08110

Join Sustainable Cherry Hill, NJ at this interactive event as we discuss the role of diversity in creating stronger communities, a more robust economy, and a healthy environment. Speakers at the event, ranging from community organizers to academics, will describe how our communities, workplaces, economies and planet benefit from diversity, using real-life examples to show how diverse systems interact to create a stronger whole. Following the presentations, stay for an interactive, small group discussion that will further examine the ideas of diversity and sustainability.
Information about panelists and registration.



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March 3, 2012
ANJEC Environmental Commission Training
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Metuchen, NJ
The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions' annual training course on effective operations and activities is a must for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced members. Repeated on Monday, March 19, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in Evesham, NJ and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in Denville, NJ.  Check www.anjec.org or call (973) 539-7547 for details.


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March 9, 2012
Redevelopment Forum 2012
Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center
2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ  

Join experienced local leaders and professionals as they explain, step-by-step how to achieve innovative, high-quality, financially successful redevelopment that fosters community and protects critical resources. Workshops are structured in a hands-on, case-study format, featuring speakers who have faced the challenges of redevelopment in communities throughout New Jersey. We are seeking AICP Certification Maintenance and CLE credits. Read more



March 10, 2012

New Jersey Land Conservation Rally
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ
This annual full-day conference brings together land conservation leaders, professionals, students and volunteers from across the state. Attend a pre-Rally field trip, listen to keynote speaker Larry Selzer from the Conservation Fund, learn from a variety of engaging presenters, and network with your colleagues. To learn more, visit  http://njconservation.org/conservationrally.htm

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

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March 19-21, 2012
ANJEC Environmental Commission Training
5 - 8:30 p.m.
Evesham, NJ
The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions' annual training course on effective operations and activities is a must for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced members. Check www.anjec.org or call (973) 539-7547 for details.


March 21-24, 2012
Environmental Information Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition 

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Click here for the
 EIA 2012 Registration Brochure!


March 24, 2012
ANJEC Environmental Commission Training

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Denville, NJ. 

The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions' annual training course on effective operations and activities is a must for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced members.
Check www.anjec.org or call (973) 539-7547 for details.


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


March 31, 2012
Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

9:30AM – 12:00PM
Kingsford Community Room

31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

Learn how installing rain barrels under your home’s downspouts can save you money and help protect the environment!  Presented by: AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador; Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association & Sourland Planning Council. Questions and Registration: Call 609-737-7592 or

americorps@thewatershed.org  Registration is required. Space is limited.$45 fee includes material, hardware and instruction. Couples and individuals welcome, contact Christian Rathbone to make a reservation today!


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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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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