Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for April 13-20, 2012

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

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April 11, 2012
Natural Gas Career and Education Expo  

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Broome Community College Ice Center
Binghamton, NY

The event will highlight the economic opportunities in that natural gas development, including jobs for engineers, land surveyors, mechanics, welders, and wildlife and wetlands specialists.
New York Times story on the event.

April 13, 2012
NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trenton Masonic Temple
Lunch will be served / Seating is limited. Free. Register here If New Jersey is ever going to embrace smart growth, advocates and stakeholders are first going to have to agree as to what it is -- and isn't. The Christie administration isn't waiting. It's overhauling the State Plan and is about to adopt a new investment strategy that it claims will spur economic growth while preserving New Jersey's few remaining open spaces and farmland.Can the administration's vision prevail? That's just one of the topics to be explored at the latest NJ Spotlight Roundtable: The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth.Moderator: Tom Johnson, environment editor and co-founder of NJ Spotlight.Panelists: Dan Kennedy, Deputy Director, Office for Planning Advocacy, Business Action Center, Department of State; Eileen Swan, former Executive Director, Highlands Council; Peter Kasabach,  Executive Director, New Jersey Future;  Robert Antonicello, Executive Director, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, and John Weingart, Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. 

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April 16-17, 2012
SWANA Annual Conference & Golf Tournament

Trump Taj Mahal

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Agenda, Registration & Details
The New Jersey Chapter of SWANA is made up of over 150 of the most diverse solid waste professionals in the nation from New Jersey. We host technical conferences every year, attracting speakers from across the country to discuss timely and upcoming issues. Our organization is made up of solid waste managers, regulators, engineers, consultants, operators, private haulers, and recyclers. Operations in our states include management of solid, hazardous, universal, and infectious waste; incinerators, landfills, transfer stations and recycling facilities. Current issues in the New Jersey Chapter include bioreactor landfills, international hauling, landfill gas management, maximizing disposal space, post-closure use, and gas to energy projects

April 17, 2012
CD 578 Waste Management & Reduction
Tuesdays - April 17 & 24 and May 1 & 8
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bergen Community College
$175. Instructor: Craig Doolittle, P.E. Learn how waste management and reduction programs have developed in the U.S., the regulations and technologies that have emerged to support that development and practical approaches that can be employed to continually reduce impacts on our environment. More information here. Register at (201) 447-7488.

April 18, 2012

Swamptails: Cocktails for the Environment
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
George & Martha’s American Grille
67 Morris St., Morristown, NJ
Please join the Great Swamp Watershed Association at George & Martha’s (67 Morris St., Morristown, NJ) for a cocktail social for people who love our environment. Sample two new cocktails created especially for this event by our bartenders, and have some fun with your neighbors as you play our top-secret water game. There might even be a prize in it for you! $20 at the door buys two cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Pre-register at or call 973-538-3500 x14 for details.

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 19, 2012
Marcellus Shale Summit II & Expo

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Butler Days Inn Conference Center 

Butler, Pa.
The event will feature numerous vendors throughout the day, panel discussions, and a seminar by Dr. Terry Engelder, a leading authority on the recent Marcellus Gas Shale play (at 4:30 p.m.)
Presented by Butler Media Group
and the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.
Contact: Kathy Gregory-Steiner, (724) 283-1500

April 19, 2012

Power Delivery Symposium
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Mansion
3000 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043
The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) presents a symposium which seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of current power delivery challenges and the corporate / governmental interactions involved to address them. The symposium will focus on current trends, promising innovations, best practices and practical tools used by partners and other leading organizations. Included is the most recent research available on environment/ energy and economic outcomes. In addition to developing the role for action and opportunities, participants will discuss challenges of converging the environment, energy, and economic issues for successful implementation of the initiatives. Keynote presentation by President Robert M. Hanna, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Information/Agenda/Registration

April 19, 2012
“Impact of Deicing on Connecticut’s Surface and Ground Water -
Looking Back over 100 Years”
6:00 to 9:00 pm 
La Quinta Inn, Somerset (formerly Ramada)
60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873
AEG-NY-Philadelphia social hour and dinner meeting. Members:$30; Non-members: $35;
Students: $5. Please RSVP, end of business, Monday, April 16, 2012 to Curt Schmidt at  or Rose DeLorenzo at No shows will be charged. One pdh for continuing education credit will be awarded for attending.  Please request PDH certificate when you RSVP

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April 21, 2012
5K Run & 3K Walk for Clean Air
Philadelphia's largest Earth Day Event
Hosted by the Clean Air Council
Martin Luther King Drive next to the Art Museum
About the Run - The course starts at the Philadelphia Art Museum and runs along Martin Luther King Drive. Arriving back at the finish line, the Clean Air Council has invited its partners and sponsors to participate in the Earth Day Celebration, providing an opportunity for community participants to hear about the latest Green event news, resources, and trends. The 5K Run for Clean Air is a community effort to decrease the air pollution that triggers asthma and other respiratory problems in our families, as well as support programs that reduce waste in favor of increased recycling and composting and slow down global warming. About the Walk - New for 2012, a 3K Walk event has been added so that *everyone* can participate in Philadelphia's largest Earth Day event! People young and old are encourage to come out. Families can enjoy fun walker award categories, so come in costume, deck out the family dog or come up with a cool Earth Day cheer. Information and Registration

April 21-22, 2012
Green Festival New York

Javits Center North
11th Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets
New York City
New York Green Festival will offer not only an incredible sense of community but also the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun. New York Green Festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; an environmental film installation presented by the Sierra Club; an everyday eco-fashion show; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; and, an incredible Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.
sfnov2011overviewNew York Green Festival is renowned for its rich and inspiring keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, visual installations and interactive fun. You’ll find a weekend packed with local, national and internationally acclaimed social and environmental authors, leaders and experts and cultural icons. From kids’ interactive programming to hands-on DIY demonstrations to uplifting keynote addresses from national heroes, this is the New York City event to attend in celebration of Earth Day 2012.  For information about exhibiting your green business at Green Festival and gaining an extensive, well-rounded marketing experience visit the Exhibit Page or call 828-333-9403 ext. 300.

April 22, 2012

An Introduction To Geocaching
Great Swamp Watershed Association Conservation Management Area
1 Tiger Lily Ln., Morristown, NJ
Geocaching, a global game of treasure hunting using longitude and latitude coordinates, is a fun-filled adventure for all ages. With a GPS receiver, and Internet access, you are ready to explore and search for a geocache. Join GSWA and the Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) as we present a special introduction to geocaching. This workshop will familiarize participants with geocaching basics and is a great chance to learn and experience this growing family, especially for who know nothing or little about this eco-friendly sport. You’ll learn about the equipment and all the different types of caches you can find. Experience the thrill of the hunt, and the fulfillment that comes from discovering countless locations of natural beauty and historical interest that you have never seen before! You need to get in this game! Members: Free. Non-members: $10. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

April 23, 2012 (Begins)

Solar Professional Certification
Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing Campus East
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $3,495 (Tuition $995, Materials $695, Lab $1,805)
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required in the area of photovoltaic installation on residential and commercial buildings. This program prepares you to sit for the NABCEP entry-level exam. This course also qualifies for Atlantic Cape Community College Certificate of Completion and 25.5 CEUs. Instruction will include the following courses: Green building Today, Intro to Windows XP, Internet, Word 10 and Excel 10, Professional Development, Basic Math for PV Installation and Design, Electricity Basics for Photovoltaic, OSHA Electrical Review, Introduction to National Electrical Code, Introduction to PV Design and Installation and Exam Prep and a hands-on solar installation simulation lab. Please call Dharmesh Dave at 609-343-5658 to register or visit for prerequisite and more information. (NABCEP approved training provider)

April 24, 2012
Celebrating 25 years of Recycling in New Jersey

1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Richard Stockton College of  New Jersey
Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441. 
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) and the Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will  celebrate the 25th anniversary of New Jersey’s Recycling Mandate. We are honored to have former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, who signed the original bill into law, join us as the keynote speaker. This one day symposium will be more than a celebration and offers recycling professionals the opportunity to obtain up to 4.5 continuing education credits.The afternoon sessions will begin with addresses by NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin (invited)  and Assistant Commissioner Jane Kozinski.  Members of three panels will follow with discussions of the current state of recycling in New Jersey, new technologies and innovations, and a look back at the events and people whose work established New Jersey as an environmental leader with the April 1987 passage of the New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act. An informal dinner reception will follow the afternoon panels. The day will culminate with a keynote address by Governor Kean. The cost to attend is $55. Agenda and registration.

April 24-26, 2012
Advanced Aquifer Testing Techniques Featuring AQTESOLV:
New Concepts, Field Methods and Data Analysis Procedures
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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:

April 25, 2012
“Challenges and Solutions Using Low Impact Development”
Presented by the Lake George Waterkeeper
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Route 9,
Lake George, NY

A full day conference with presentations by regionally and nationally renowned experts in Low Impact Development and stormwater management. This is a free conference for the benefit of land use professionals and review board members and the development community. 4.0 Continuing Education Credits and 4.0 Land Use Training Credits are available. Registration is limited to 75 participants .Lunch provided. Info

April 25, 2012
PennFuture Meet and Greet in Bloomsburg, Pa

6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Agriculture and Human Services Center (Conference room)
1702 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Topics: Hear brief updates on the latest in environmental news: including water & agriculture -- and Pennsylvania's 2012 gas drilling legislation Meet PennFuture staff members from around the state: Tanya Dierolf, director of outreach; Kate Gibbons, Northeastern Pennsylvania outreach coordinator; Susanne Whitehead, director of donor relations. Refreshments. Free event but RSVP is requested.  Map and directions

April 26-27, 2012

Transport & Fate Modeling for Developing Site-Specific Soil Cleanup Levels
Rutgers Continuing Studies Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructors: Michael Barden, Robert Schneiker, Liliana Cecan & Paul Sanders
This two-day seminar provides a thorough examination of the SESOIL and AT123D models and their use in developing site-specific soil cleanup levels based on vadose zone leaching and groundwater contaminant migration. These models are widely used and accepted by state regulatory agencies. The course covers the appropriate use of SESOIL and AT123D as well as providing comparison with other approaches, methods and models, including MODFLOW/MT3D. Participants will gain an understanding of how the models work and how vadose zone and groundwater models can be combined to yield more realistic estimates for cleanup levels. Use of the models will be illustrated in the context of ESCI’s SEVIEW modeling software. The seminar provides background on developing leachate concentrations and dilution-attenuation factors for determining site-specific soil cleanup levels and examines different approaches such as soil-water partitioning, leaching tests (e.g., synthetic precipitation leaching procedure - SPLP) and transport and fate modeling. Important vadose zone and groundwater processes are reviewed. Considerations for site-specific model application are examined in the context of available site characterization information and alternative approaches. Participants are encouraged to bring their own site data to provide focused examples that will facilitate understanding of the material presented and ability to apply it. Cost -
The cost for this two-day seminar is $795. A printed course notebook as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and break snacks and refreshments for both days of the seminar are included. Continuing Education Credits - This two-day seminar provides 16 contact hours of technical continuing education (= 1.6 CEUs). A certificate of participation will be provided to all attendees.  This course is approved for New Jersey LSRPs (14 CECs), Massachusetts LSPs and Connecticut LEPs. For more information, and to register for the seminar, contact Liliana Cecan (; 609-462-0735)

April 27, 2012
Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Snyder Research & Extension Farm
Pittstown, NJ
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Rutgers University, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are pleased to announce an upcoming Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course in New Jersey. This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects. Thanks to Dr. Rachael Winfree and USDA-NRCS for making this course affordable to the public. Registration is $45 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Click here for more information and to register online. For questions, please contact Ashley Minnerath, Pollinator Program Assistant, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, at or (855) 232-6639 ext. 102.

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May 2, 2012
NJTC-Rutgers University Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network
Rutgers University
Busch Campus Center 
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Want to start and grow your business?

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) and Rutgers University present an Entrepreneur Bootcamp - an intense day long conference of speakers and panel discussions for pre-seed and early stage entrepreneurs.The Conference is a "must attend" for early stage entrepreneurs, individuals seeking to start a technology company, pharma and IT professionals contemplating a transition and others. Conference attendees will be introduced to expert speakers and a support network of service providers that will continue to serve as potential resources for the entrepreneur.Topics to be covered include: the elements of a winning business plan/executive summary, the ABC's of Raising Capital and recruiting/retaining/rewarding a winning management team. The Conference agenda includes a series of roundtable discussions with experts and CEO success stories REGISTER 

May 2, 2012

Roundtable Breakfast with
New Jersey's Top Transportation Officials

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club
Monroe, New Jersey
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce hosts NJ Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson and David Samson, chairman of the NY/NY Port Authority in a discussion of  Transportation Funding Protects in the FY 2013 State Budget, Bayonne Bridge, Road and Bridge Projects, Port Update and additional priorities.
Member price $65; non-member price $110. Click here to register.

May 3, 2012
NJ League of Municipalities Presents:
Partnering for Economic Development
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831
The seminar explores how the public sector can help the private sector navigate the development process to achieve the mutually desirable outcomes of new construction, new economic activity and new jobs as quickly as possible. Topics to be discussed include the legal process of rehabilitation and redevelopment, building public support for economic development and a look at state resources such as Choose NJ and the Business Action Center. The presiding mayor will be Jim Maley, Mayor of Collingswood, and Chair of the League Economic Development Task Force. Member Rate: $75 per registrant Non-Member: $100 per registrant Information and registration

May 8, 2012
Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action in Pennsylvania

10 a.m. Free Webinar. Register here

August Mack Environmental presents a review of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) closure and corrective action requirements in Pennsylvania. The requirements related to sampling and reporting during UST removals and other releases will be covered, including the requirements for reporting a release to both the UST Indemnification Fund and the state regulatory agency. In addition the regulatory requirements for corrective action following a release will be discussed.  For more information, call 1.800.579.0770

May 8, 2012
The Future of New Jersey’s Forests with Author Leslie Sauer
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, NJ
What is going on with the woods? What threats do New Jersey’s forests face? Join Leslie Sauer, founder of the ecological restoration consultancy Andropogon Associates and author of The Once and Future Forest, as she speaks about the environmental and manmade threats facing New Jersey woodlands. Topics covered may include deer overpopulation, non-native invasive species introduction, forest fragmentation, and logging plans. What do we have to watch for in our state and protected forests next time we are out for a hike in the woods? Come to this talk and find out! Members: Free. Non-members: $10. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

May 9, 2012
What's Next in Micro and Smart Grids
Bergen Community College 
Room A-113
Paramus, NJ

The term “microgrid” may conjure up images of self-sufficient military bases and remote outposts, generating and consuming power without any connections to the larger electricity grid. Such stand-alone microgrids now add up to about 450 megawatts of commercial and industrial capacity, and another 322 megawatts in the campus and institutional sector, in the U.S., according to Pike Research.  Join the New Jersey Technology Council as we present selections from a "Call for Presentations" that will discuss these future and potentials and what they can mean to our region. If you would be interested in submitting a Call for Presentation, visit here  REGISTER

May 10, 2012
Real Property Roundtable:
Creating New Opportunities from Troubled Real Estate
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Saddle Brook Marriott
138 Pehle Avenue

Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Presented by Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey


May 10, 2012
Low Impact Development
Presented by Halfmoon Seminars, LLC
Doubletree by Hilton
363 Maine Mall Road
Portland, Maine 04106         
Information & Registration

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May 12, 2012

New Jersey Audubon’s 29th Annual World Series of Birding 
Midnight to Midnight (or anywhere in between)
Anywhere within the state of New Jersey
New Jersey becomes the arena for a 24-hour environmental treasure hunt where everybody wins and nobody loses - and it helps save the environment!  The challenge is to identify (by sight or sound) as many species of birds as possible while having fun and raising money for the conservation cause of your choice.  Registration is required.  Contact Marleen or Sheila at 609-884-2736 or e-mail to find out how you can participate.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Visit for details and registration material.

May 12, 2012
NJ Environmental Federation Conference
Recharge the Economy, Invest in the Environment!
8 a.m, – 5 p,m,
Rutgers University Law School
Newark, NJ
Register for our annual conference today!  We will be celebrating 40 years of action for clean water, including the founding of Clean Water Action and the historic signing of the Clean Water Act. You are invited to be an integral part of the event. Agenda/Info/Registration

May 15, 2012

Green Solutions Conference for the Restaurant Industry
Atlantic Cape Community College (NABCEP approved training provider)]}
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mays Landing Campus
Fee: $29 (Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast served at 8 a.m.)
In partnership with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Join us for this informative conference where industry experts will discuss how to make sustainability a part of your culture, the cost of doing nothing, practical green solutions for small and large operations, and ho to implement a “buy local” produce plan and green-influenced kitchen design. Rick Dovey, president, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, will discuss how to get started with commercial recycling and Gary Conover, solid waste  director, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, will present a case study on how a wastes audit helps improve the bottom line. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or business size. 3 CEUs and 3 HSW/LU/SD hours. Register with Dharmesh Dave 609-343-5658 or

May 17-18, 2012

Introduction to Green Facilities Management
Atlantic Cape Community College
Institute for Service Excellence at Hamilton Mall
Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Fee: $499 (Includes the HG Tool Box: Online Resources, Guide Books, The Resource Tracking Tool, Assessment Forms and Checklists) Learn from industry professionals how to take advantage of cost-saving opportunities available through a greener, more sustainable business. This course supplies you with the resources and knowledge needed to complete a facility assessment, develop an improvement plan, and conduct a site assessment of your business. All participants are given online access to the course materials for personal use. Topics include green facility and LEED certification, green meeting standards, quantifying resource usage, green policy, purchasing, marketing, contracting, assessments and more. (1.5 CEUs).
Please call Dharmesh Dave at 609-343-5658 to register or visit for prerequisite and more information.

May 20-24, 2012
2012 EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 
“Crossing Boundaries”
Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 27 - June 1, 2012

21st Century Watershed Technology Conference & Workshop
Improving Water Quality and the Environment

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

May 30, 2012

LEED-certified Green House Tour
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Harding Township, NJ — Register for meeting location
Ever wondered what you could do to your home to make it a more environmentally friendly place to live? Join us for a unique tour highlighting the planning and implementation that goes into constructing a LEED-certified home. You don't know that LEED actually stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design? Don't worry, we'll teach you about it and other eco-friendly building terms when you join us on the tour! The property we will tour in Harding Township manages 100% of its roofline runoff from rainfall into a series of rain gardens, and has cisterns that store rain water for use in toilets and hose bibs throughout the main house. In May, the gardens will begin to show their beautiful spring colors, and we will discuss the design and construction that is involved in undertaking a LEED project. Group size is limited, so register early! Members: Free. Non-members: $10. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

June 2, 2012
Wildlife Photography Workshop
9 a.m. to Noon
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, NJ
Have you ever wondered how wildlife photographers get all those amazing pictures of birds, bugs, and mammals that seem to live the majority of their lives out of good camera range? Join professional wildlife photographer Blaine Rothauser and amateur wildlife photographer Ari Kaufman for this hands-on workshop where we will work to improve your wildlife photography skills. We will answer all your burning wildlife photography questions, and show you how to capture striking images of animals seen in the wild. You also will learn more about photography blinds, infrared slaves, setup tanks, and other specialty field equipment. All secrets will be revealed during the first hour of class, then we will venture out as a group to see what the Great Swamp has to offer us as creative photographers. GSWA members: voluntary donation of $25/person. Non-members: voluntary donation of $40/person. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

June 5, 2012

Impact of International Green Construction Code (IgCC) on New Jersey
Atlantic Cape Community College, Worthington Atlantic City Campus
8:30am – 5:30pm
FEE: $249 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Over the last several years the International Code Council has been in the process of developing the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) which is intended to serve as a model for various state building codes. Prepared in collaboration with the USGBC, ASHRAE and AIA, the IgCC will become available in the Spring of 2012. This professional development seminar will address key features of the IgCC and its coordination with other sustainable development guideline, and its potential impact on green building and sustainable design in New Jersey. This seminar will also address issues concerning the professional standard of care, legal and contractual obligations, and incurability issue in light of the publication of the IgCC. Richard W. Gaeckle, LEED AP & Andrew J. Carlowicz, Jr. of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP.  701 Wiltsey’s Mill Road Hammonton, New Jersey 6 HSW/LU/SD Hours
Contact Dharmesh Dave 609/343-5658 or to register.

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:

June 7-8, 2012
2012 Ohio Stormwater Conference
Ohio Stormwater Association
Toledo, Ohio 

June 12-14, 2012
Renewable Energy World Conference and Exposition Europe 

Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Renewable Energy World Europe, co-located with POWER-GEN Europe, offers the largest and most comprehensive conference and exhibition for the European electricity and power technology sector. The combination of conferences and exhibitions across the entire spectrum of power generation is unique and is serving the vital move towards integrating the traditional fossil fuel and fast-growing renewable generation sectors
More information here

June 16, 2012
Volunteer Workday at Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Conservation Management Area
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1 Tiger Lily Ln., Morristown, NJ
Please join GSWA's Dir. of Outreach and Education and Land Steward Hazel England for a late spring workday at our 53-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) in Harding, NJ. GSWA relies on the support and work of volunteers as we maintain and restore this important open space to become a functional floodplain forest again.  Work on June 16 will likely focus on creating a seating and picnic area at the entrance to the property, removing invasive species invading the property, and replanting with native shrubs and perennials within our 28-acre deer exclosure. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

June 18, 2012 (Beginning)

Introduction to PV Design and Installation and Exam Prep
Atlantic Cape Community College 
Mays Landing Campus East
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $725 (Tuition $225, Materials $200, Lab $300) 
The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is based on a set of learning objectives developed by NABCEP Committee of PV subject matter experts. PV design and installation concepts will be reviewed. You will define, describe and apply the following core skill sets: PV markets and applications, safety basics, electricity basics, solar energy fundamentals, PV module fundamentals, system components, PV system sizing principles, PV system electrical design, PV system mechanical design, performance analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting. NABCEP exam at additional cost. Please call Dharmesh Dave at 609-343-5658 to register or visit for prerequisite and more information.
(NABCEP approved training provider)

June 18-21, 2012
Introduction to PV Design and Installation and Exam Prep
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Atlantic Cape Community College (NABCEP approved training provider)
Mays Landing Campus East
Fee: $725 (Tuition $225, Materials $200, Lab $300)
The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is based on a set of learning objectives developed by NABCEP Committee of PV subject matter experts. PV design and installation concepts will be reviewed. You will define, describe and apply the following core skill sets: PV markets and applications, safety basics, electricity basics, solar energy fundamentals, PV module fundamentals, system components, PV system sizing principles, PV system electrical design, PV system mechanical design, performance analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting. NABCEP exam at additional cost. Please call Dharmesh Dave at 609-343-5658 to register or visit for prerequisite and more information.

July 16, 2012

NABCEP Sales Certification

Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing Campus East
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm 
Fee: $1,299 (Tuition $499, Materials $250, Lab $550) -NABCEP approved training provider
The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is based on a set of learning objectives developed by NABCEP Committee of PV subject matter experts. Concepts will include: Qualify the Customer; Site Analysis; Conceptual Design; Financial Costs, Incentives and Savings; Financial Benefit Analysis and Financing; Nonfinancial Benefit Analysis; Performance Analysis; and Preparing Proposals. Please call Dharmesh Dave at 609-343-5658 to register or visit for prerequisite and more information.

July 30, 2012
US Green Building Council NJ's 9th Annual Golf Outing

NJ National Golf Club
579 Allen Road

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

October 19, 2012
Passaic River Symposium V   

Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
The fifth Passaic River Symposium will be a day-long event featuring the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project.  The symposium will include invited keynote speakers and plenary sessions/presentations on all aspects of environmental management challenges relevant to the Passaic River Basin.  This conference year will focus on sediment remediation as part of the Lower Passaic Interim Remedial Measure, the release of the Focused Feasibility Study, ecosystem restoration and environmental advocacy and public outreach efforts.  Projects in the upper river and tributary watersheds will also play a prominent role in this conference.   Call for abstracts and registration information will soon be posted on the symposium website at  We invite government agencies, corporate and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and academic organizations to become a symposium sponsor and/or exhibit at the conference.  Please direct any inquires or questions to the symposium chair, Dr. Meiyin Wu, at or 973-655-5423

October 19-22, 2012
Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012
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