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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for February 7 - 14, 2012

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

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February 7, 2012
Practical Applications of the NJ Site Remediation Program
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
8 a.m. -5 p.m. (Check-in time: 7:30am) Fee charged
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. As a result, this environmental training 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. For more information link Rutgers' website

February 7, 2012

Engineered Rainwater Collection and Case Studies
American Society of Civil Engineers Webinar
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
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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,, Generosa Grana, MD,Director, Cooper Cancer Institute.This program is being sponsored by Cooper Cancer Institute, and Sustainable Cherry Hill.

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!

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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 14, 2012

ITRC Internet-Based Training Courses: Green and Sustainable Remediation
2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
No fee.  Agenda and registration -
NJDEP 5th Floor Large Conference Room
Many state and federal agencies are just beginning to assess and apply green and sustainable remediation into their regulatory programs. This training provides background on Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) concepts, a scalable and flexible framework and metrics, tools and resources to conduct GSR evaluations on remedial projects. The training is based on the ITRC's Technical & Regulatory Guidance Document: Green and Sustainable Remediation: A Practical Framework (GSR-2, 2011) as well as ITRC's Overview Document, Green and Sustainable Remediation: State of the Science and Practice (GSR-1, 2011).

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
ITRC Internet-Based Training Course:

Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
No fee. Agenda and registration -

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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February 18, 2012
Whole Foods' Electronic Waste Pickup Event in Philadelphia

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2001 Pennsylvania Avenue and 929 South Street
Whole Food Market, in partnership with eForce Compliance, is offering a FREE “anything with a plug” recycling event to be held from 9 to 2 at their Callowhill store located at 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue and their 929 South Street store. All types of electronics will be accepted for FREE including computers, monitors, printers, computer accessories and household appliances. All material collected will be responsibly recycled by eForce Compliance, who maintains a zero landfill policy and zero export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries. eForce is Pennsylvania’s only multi-certified electronic recycling company (R2, e-Stewards, ISO 14011) and assures all data media will be destroyed or wiped at their facility.

February 23, 2012

ITRC Internet-Based Training Course:

Decision Framework for Applying Attenuation Processes to Metals and Radionuclides
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
No fee. Agenda and registration -

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.

February 28, 2012
ITRC Internet-Based Training Course:  Phytotechnologies

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

No fee. Agenda 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 or call (973) 539-7547 for details.

March 6, 2012

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (Check-in time: 8:00am) Fee charged
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who work on them to be trained, certified and recertified every three (3) years. Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, this one-day course will give you the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jerseys UST requirements.

March 6, 2012

US and EU Perspectives on Green and Sustainable Remediation, Part 4
10 a.m.-12 noon
NJDEP 5th Floor Large Conference Room
No Fee This seminar is a continuation in the series on international green and sustainable remediation efforts (additional information on prior internet seminars can be found at This two-hour seminar will: (1) present the final case studies of the internet seminar series on how green and sustainable remediation efforts are being implemented in the US and Europe; (2) discuss Austrias new tool for performing a cost-effective analysis; (3) provide an update on EPAs draft environmental footprint methodology for estimating or quantifying a remediation sites footprint ( and on the ASTM International effort to develop a voluntary consensus-based standard for greener cleanups (; (4) present updates on international green and sustainable remediation efforts; and (5) provide information on 2012 green and sustainable remediation internet seminars and conferences. An open forum will be held throughout the seminar to respond to participant questions. For more information and to register, see

March 7, 2012
Occupational Health & Safety Virtual Event 2012

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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

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 or call (973) 539-7547 for details.

March 20-21, 2012

Ecological Risk Assessment: Practice and Protocols
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check-in time: 8:30am) Fee charged
Assessing the ecological risk at a site is paramount to the remedial decision-making process. By understanding regional, state, and federal risk-based standards you can be responsible for the economic gains and environmental restoration of your clients next project. You will increase your ability to evaluate risk and determine the response of biological systems to environmental pollutants. This two-day program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives.  More information at Rutgers' website 

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 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 

9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon
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. Registration is required. Call 609-737-7592 or  Space is limited.$45 fee includes material, hardware and instruction. Couples and individuals welcome. Cntact 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 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:

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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