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Friday, January 6, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 7-21, 2012

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

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January 9, 2012
New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board

4 p.m.
Public Hearing Room - First Floor
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ


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

January 12, 2012
A Conversation on Urban Sustainability for All Communities

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pa
In March 2011, building on progressive work of local officials in cities around the world, the U.S. and Brazil agreed to collaborate through a Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS) to generate economic growth, create decent jobs, eradicate poverty, and protect the environment by focusing on increasing investment in green infrastructure and city-scale green technology strategies. This Joint Initiative brings together public and private leaders from the U.S. and Brazil to serve as a platform for actions addressing the challenges and opportunities of developing urban infrastructure that promotes sustainable development with concrete economic, social, and environmental benefits. Please join the conversation between Michael Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Izabella Teixeira, Minister of the Environment of Brazil, and Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the USEPA as they discuss the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability and their priorities for investing in building greener economies and smarter, healthier, more equitable communities in Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, and in cities around the world. Register 

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 13, 2012
New Jersey Pinelands Commission

9:30 a.m
Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy & Education
15C Springfield Road

New Lisbon, NJ 609/894-7300

January 14, 2012

Green Roofs 101
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration 9 am.
Workshop begins at 9:30 am.
Fairmount Park Horticultural Center N.,
Horticultural and Montgomery Drive
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Stephanie Alarcon, a Penn State Extension Philadelphia Master Gardener continues her discussion on green roofs. This workshop will introduce beginners to fundamental issues in planning a green roof. It will touch on structural requirements, the building blocks of a green roof, examples of pre-fab systems, popular plant choices, and experts to contact in the area. Registration fee $10  More information

January 16– March 25, 2012
® 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

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

January 17, 2012
Webinar: Optimizing the Connected Grid

11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Agenda and Registration

As the world's utilities modernize the electrical grid, operations need to converge onto a single networking platform to help reduce costs, make systems more interoperable, and enable multiple applications and services. This will enable utilities to deploy an intelligent communications infrastructure that combines legacy systems with new technologies, creating greater value while lowering operating expenses. You can learn more about how to take advantage of these advances by attending this free 60-minute webcast on January 17. Join executives from Cisco, Itron, and industry-leading utilities for this live event and Q&A session as they discuss how Cisco's new Connected Grid solutions, products, and services are helping to modernize the electrical grid.

January 17, 2012

The New Partners for Community Revitalization Browfields Forum

New York University's Kimmel Center
Forum: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Forum will feature the first-ever BOA EXPO, a chance for municipal and other community development leaders to promote and showcase Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) projects to developers, lenders, insurers, lawyers, architects and planners. The highlight of the Reception will be the presentation of the group’s first Excellence in Public Service Award to Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone for his leadership in the redevelopment of Wyandanch, part of the Long Island town of Babylon, through the state’s landmark BOA program. The Forum will focus on emerging trends and issues in federal, state and New York City brownfield programs and policies. The EXPO will feature presentations of key sites, priority development opportunities and challenges that are emerging from the pre-development, planning and feasibility studies being conducted via the BOA program. Government representatives, lenders, risk management and other professionals will identify programs, funding, model projects, key staff and other resources to advance priority projects. Presentations will be followed by an hour-long open session for one-on-one project discussions. In addition, panelists will discuss the alignment and growing synergies between BOA community revitalization strategies and the strategic plans produced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils. For more information on confirmed speakers, agenda and registration costs, visit:

January 18, 2012
New Jersey Clean Air Council
9:30 a.m. to Noon
NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust
Office Building G, Suite 201
3131 Princeton Pike,
Lawrenceville, NJ

January 18, 2012
Understanding Site Remediation in New Jersey

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pines Manor, Edison
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 19, 2012

What is New York's Solar Potential
6:15-9:30 pm
The Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street (Park & Madison)
What are the best options to make solar power a reality in New York? Among the suggested models are: Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs); Net Metering; Feed-in Tariffs;
and Community Choice Aggregation. How is the average New Yorker to make sense of these options? Panel Discussion with:  Alison Kling, NYC Solar Map; Anthony Pereira, altPOWER, Inc.; John Sicliani, JFS Renewables LLC, and Megan Matson, Lean Energy, US.  Moderator: Ran Kohn, Cleantech Corridor.  Suggested donation $5-$10

January 23, 2012
New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board
4 p.m.
Public Hearing Room - First Floor
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ

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, 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

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, 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

February 2, 9, 16, 2012
® 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

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

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 11, 2012

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!

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 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 

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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 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:

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:

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

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