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Enviro-Events Calendar for May 31 - June 7, 2012




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


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May 31, 2012
Gardens for a Rainy Day

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
There are over 50 demonstration rain gardens that have been installed and are being maintained throughout the State of New Jersey. One of those gardens is right in our own "backyard" at the Cherry Hill Public Library! Come join us for a presentation led by Mike Haberland, Environmental and Resource Management Agent with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Includes a tour of the Demonstration Rain Garden at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Hosted by the SCH Garden Task Force. More information and registration here.

June 1, 2012

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival at Schiff
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Schiff Nature Preserve,
Woodbadge Lodge Theater
339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ
A benefit for Schiff Natural Lands Trust. Tickets are required for this event. They can be purchased online through the Schiff Natural Lands Trust Website or at the following locations: Base Camp Adventure Outfitters, 30 Olcott Square, Bernardsville and Mendham Books, King's Shopping Center, Route 24, Mendham. For a listing of the movies, ticket ordering and other information the website for the event is: http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfest/index.htm

June 2, 2012

Spring Cleanup: "Anything with a Plug" Recycling Event

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Willows
490 Darby-Paoli Road
Villanova, Pa
Now is the chance to properly recycle any unwanted electronic devices. Radnor Township is hosting this FREE Electronic Collection at the Willows Mansion in Villanova. Residents are encouraged to bring “anything with a plug” including their obsolete computers, CRT monitors, cameras, cell phones, fax machines, scanners, printers, TV’s, computer mice, wires and keyboards. Small businesses with less than 50 employees are also permitted to participate in this event. No large appliances or smoke detectors will be accepted. 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. For more information, Charles Nygard, charles.nygard@eforcecompliance.com 215.964.6665


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 www.GreatSwamp.org 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 ddave@atlantic.edu to register.

June 5, 2012
ANJEC Webinar: Regulatory Tools to Protect Water in Your Community

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Municipalities are in a unique position to safeguard water resources by ensuring compliance with state and local regulations and permit requirements during site plan review.This ANJEC webinar will provide an overview of water regulation in New Jersey and guidance on how to assess environmental impacts of proposed development and identify conditions affected by environmental regulations. Speaker Barry Chalofsky oversaw statewide stormwater permitting and education, groundwater management and onsite wastewater management programs at NJ Department of Environmental Protection. He currently heads his own consultancy and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University teaching courses in environmental and land use planning. A group can participate in the webinar from one location for the price of one registration. Recorded webinars will be available to registrants at no extra charge. Registration Fees: $10 for ANJEC members; $15 for Non-members. If your commission or committee is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan, there is no charge to participate.To register, email or call, 973-539-7547.

June 6,  2012

Webinar: Emerging Approaches to Efficient Rooftop Solar Permitting
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
There is general consensus that to bring the price of rooftop solar installations down  significantly in the near future there need to be improvements made to increase the efficiency of the permitting process for these systems. With thousands of different cities and counties having control over permitting, there is a strong need to share ideas on how to move improvements forward on an expeditious basis while also balancing the desire to retain local control over the decision-making process. This free webinar scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th from 2:00-3:00 Eastern, will discuss approaches being used across the country to help catalyze action at a local, regional and state level to improve the efficiency of the rooftop permitting process and will highlight specific improvements being put into place. It will outline the pros and cons of these approaches and discuss how application of different strategies may vary depending upon the governance structure in place. The discussion will center on examples highlighted in the Interstate Renewable Energy Council's report "Sharing Success: Emerging Approaches to Efficient Rooftop Solar Permitting" which was released recently. During the webinar, presenters Sky Stanfield and Erica Schroeder from Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP will focus on the procedural components of the permitting process, and not the technical standards, to give participants various strategies that can be used in their own communities. The webinar seeks to facilitate discussion and to provide concrete examples of methods for improving the rooftop permitting process that benefit installers as well as local governments. Register for the webinar here.

June 7, 2012
Pennsylvania Contaminated Property Management: Land Recycling Program
10:00 a.m. EST
This free webinar by the Pennsylvania’s office of August Mack Environmental, Inc. will be review of the Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program, more commonly referred to as Act 2, which allows the voluntary cleanup and reuse of contaminated residential, industrial, and commercial properties. The Land Recycling Program is based on a handful of principals that guide the cleanup of contaminated properties. This webinar will present the four main principals of the ACT program and discuss how taking a site through the Act 2 Land Recycling Program affords stakeholders with a greater degree of cleanup flexibility.
Register here.  For more details, call 317.916.3113

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/

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


June 8, 2012
DEP Water Quality Management Planning in NJ

8 am - 10:30 am:
The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ
PlanSmart NJ Member: $45;Non-Profit/Government: $55;Non-Member: $65  (Registration fee includes continental breakfast.) Join PlanSmart NJ, APA NJ and The Sustainability Institute for our first Policy Briefing exploring the changing landscape of DEP Water Quality Management Planning in NJ. Hear the following speakers. representing different perspectives. discuss the opportunities and challenges they face:
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, American Littoral Society;
Raymond Ferrara
, PhD., Principal, Omni Environmental;
David Fisher
, PP/AICP, Vice President of Governmental Affairs,K. Hovnanian Homes;
Michelle Siekerka
, Esq., NJDEP Assistant Commissioner, Economic Growth and Green Energy, and
Neil Yoskin
, Esq., Partner, Sokol Behot & Fiorenzo  Online registration

June 12-13, 2012

Waste Conversion Congress

Philadelphia, Pa.  Why is waste conversion such big news throughout the global waste and energy markets?  Waste conversion is becoming the only viable answer to the waste problem spreading over the US. With landfills posing greater challenges and conventional incineration being hindered by increasingly tough regulations on emissions; technologies such as gasification, AD, landfill gas and waste to biofuels are the future of the waste to energy industry. The global waste conversion market, which is expanding at a huge rate, is expected to reach a value of $26 billion in 2016, whilst it is reported that the US market alone has the potential to reach a market value of $120 billion in the future. Despite these greatly encouraging forecasts, there are a number of challenges facing the Waste Conversion industry. Public opinion plagues permitting; The risk profiles of all waste conversion technologies can be high meaning project implementation is extremely hard and as such, very few waste conversion technologies reach full scale commercial viability.Thankfully the Waste Conversion Congress is perfectly placed to answer any and all issues on waste conversion. You can’t afford to miss this conference as we will bring together the leaders in finance, regulations, legislation and operations to give your project the greatest chance of succeeding. We are proud to welcome as speakers: Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, the Energy Recovery Council, the US EPACleveland Public PowerEnerkemWaste Management Inc Download the free brochure here

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 14, 2012
SWEP's Annual Speed Networking Event
Sponsored by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals  
20 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration
5:45 - 6:30 pm Brewery Tours 
6:30 - 8:00 Speed Networking
8:00 - 8:30 pm Open Networking 
SWEP of Greater Philadelphia presents an evening of great networking opportunities and great beverages.  This year's event will be held at the Manayunk Brewing Company and will include the first drink of your choice (beer, wine, or well mixed drink), a tour of the brewery, Hors d'œuvres, unlimited soft drinks and door prizes.  In addition, you will get a chance to socialize in a relaxed and fun atmosphere while you participate in speed networking. Don't forget a stack of your business cards to hand out to new colleagues, potential connections, and of course for door prizes!  Please click here to RSVP for this event by June 5th. Contact SWEP Programs Committee member Carrie Lohrmann at carrie.lohrmann@obg.com or 484-804-7247 with questions. For the preregistration discount, please send checks made payable to SWEP Greater Philadelphia to: Nicole Moshang, Esquire, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, 401 City Avenue, Suite 500, Bala Cynwyd, Pa 19004

June 14, 2012
4th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Symposium

Duke Farms, 80 US Highway 206,
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Join colleagues and leaders from across the region to talk about issues related to the restoration and future protection of the Raritan River, its tributaries and Raritan Bay!  This conference covers the full range of issues - from economic development, engineering practice, local public works management, community involvement, recreation and remediation challenges. Catch up with the action in the Raritan Region at: www.raritan.rutgers.edu
  Click here for conference registration

June 15, 2012

Lead Certified Renovator - Initial Course for Renovation, Repair and Painting
8:30 - 5pm
Staybridge Suites
400 Evergreen Drive
Glenn Mills, PA
Cost $225
Pre-registration required
Contact Kris, Accredited Environmental Technologies, Inc.
610-891-0114

June 16, 2012
Master Gardeners of Camden County Plant Clinic
9 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and gardening conversation. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or visit Camden.njaes.rutgers.edu

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 www.GreatSwamp.org 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 www.atlantic.edu/green 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 www.atlantic.edu/green for prerequisite and more information.

June 22-24, 2012
New Jersey Environmental Law Forum
Golden Inn, Avalon, New Jersey
This three-day forum offers panel discussions on cutting edge issues in New Jersey environmental law, including discussions on the Site Remediation Reform Act, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program, Transitions at the NJDEP, recent New Jersey and Federal environmental case law, the use of experts and ethics.   It offers a comprehensive program on New Jersey environmental programs and the law.  At the same time, participants can receive continuing legal education credits for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  Registration materials 

June 26, 2012
Clean Energy Alternatives & Sustainable Business Practices

A green seminar for commercial building owners and small business presented by Middlesex County, NJ.
George Bush Center
(Municipal Complex)
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ
Learn how you can save money, lower your operating costs and receive financial support for making energy efficient improvements to your buildings and businesses. Join state and local officials who will discuss incentive programs, resources, and financing opportunities to help you make your business sustainable and reduce your buildings’ energy costs. Find out how energy saving improvements will affect your bottom line. Preregistration required by June 15, 2012. Contact: Gail Lemaldi, Executive Director, Old Bridge Economic Development Corporation, One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857, (732) 607-7920, Fax: (732) 607-7957, Email: glemaldi@oldbridge.com.  www.oldbridge.com.

July 8, 2012
NY/NJ Baykeeper Staten Island Eco-Cruise aboard the Captain John
Boat boards at 3:30 pm and returns to dock around 6:45 pm
Circumnavigate Staten Island, through the waters of Raritan Bay, the Arthur Kill and the Kill van Kull. 
Join the Baykeeper as your guide while enjoying the beauty and wildlife on the Hudson/Raritan Estuary.  Tickets $50 Per Person ($25 Per Child under 12). Ticket price includes light refreshments and beverages. Contact Amy Testa at Testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, ext 6 for more information or to purchase tickets. Or visit www.nynjbaykeeper.org to buy tickets online.

July 12, 2012
The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles: Public and Private Fleet Workshop

8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The National Conference Center
Holiday Inn of East Windsor NJ
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Register here Curriculum Presenter/Moderator: Stephe Yborra, Director of Market Analysis, Education & Communications Clean Vehicle Education FoundationThe program includes an optional end-of-day site visit to a nearby CNG station. Registration Fee: $55 (until 7/10/12) $65 (after 7/10/12) Fee covers course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and facility tour transportation. Lodging: Attendees arriving Wednesday evening (7/11) are encouraged to book lodging by 6/11 at the Holiday Inn East Windsor at a discounted “CVE” rate of just $119. Call 609-448-7000. For more Information, contact: New Jersey Clean Cities Chuck Feinberg at 973-886-1655 or chuck.feinberg@gmail.com

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 www.atlantic.edu/gree for prerequisite and more information.

July 21, 2012

Master Gardeners of Camden County Plant Clinic
9 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and gardening conversation. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or visit Camden.njaes.rutgers.edu 

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

NJ National Golf Club
579 Allen Road

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Registration


August 18, 2012

Master Gardeners of Camden County Plant Clinic
9 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and gardening conversation. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or visit Camden.njaes.rutgers.edu 

August 19, 2012

NY/NJ Baykeeper New York Harbor Lighthouse Tour Eco-Cruise
Aboard the Captain John
Boat boards at 3:30 pm and returns to the dock around 6:45 pm.Visit Old Orchard, West Bank, Romer Shoal, Coney Island, and Sandy Hook Lighthouses, most of which can only be seen by boat. This tour gives passengers a chance to see them up close.  Tickets $50 Per Person ($25 Per Child under 12).  Ticket price includes light refreshments and beverages. Contact Amy Testa at Testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, ext 6 for information or to purchase tickets. Visit www.nynjbaykeeper.org to buy tickets online.

September 13-14, 2012
PennFuture 2012 Clean Energy Conference

DoubleTree Hotel
Broad and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, Pa.
The event will focus on making the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions America's Clean Energy Hub. What does that mean? We are talking about leveraging the significant market opportunities on the horizon for renewables and efficiency in the region. These opportunities will be driven in part by existing state laws including portfolio standards and efficiency requirements that will be ramping up in the near future. These expanding markets will make the region, you guessed it, a hub of activity for project and business development, positioning us as a national leader in clean energy growth. Conference sessions will discuss strategies to help sustain and prepare clean energy businesses for upcoming opportunities while exploring policies that will maintain healthy clean energy markets. There will also be ample time for one-on-one conversations with those who can help your business most. Agenda and registration.

September 15, 2012
Master Gardeners of Camden County Plant Clinic
9 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and gardening conversation. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or visit Camden.njaes.rutgers.edu  

October 19-22, 2012

Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012
Click here for details

September 23-25 C&D Recycling Forum

Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
Long Beach, Calif.
After two successful shows in the Baltimore area, organizers Recycling Today Media Group, publishers of Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine, have changed locations to give C&D recyclers and demolition contractors an opportunity to see what other efforts are being done nationally in C&D recycling.

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 www.csam.montclair.edu/pri/conferences.  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 pri@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-5423

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