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Enviro-Events Calendar for May 15-22, 2012





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


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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 ddave@atlantic.edu

May 16, 2012
PENPAC Legislative Roundtable

8 a.m. to  9:30 a.m.
CIANJ Headquarters
61 S. Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652
s Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652
Environmental regulations and laws have a far reaching impact on business, affecting land use, air quality, water, energy, transportation, and infrastructure. This year New Jersey is in the final stages of a monumental change in the way contaminated sites are cleaned up. The state is now authorizing licensed site remediation professionals to oversee the work. Join Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer and Holly Schepisi as they discuss these changes and other key environmental issues facing our state. Register here.

May 16, 2012

NJ
Association of Energy Engineers 2012 Energy Forum
Center Hall, Rutgers University Busch Student Center 604
Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854
This 1-day seminar provides a unique opportunity to understand the direction of energy policy, support programs and future energy supply in New Jersey as well as providing a review of current energy technology developments including building energy efficiency. Portions will likely qualify for LEED and/or NJ Professional Engineering Continuing Education credits.
Keynote: Robert Hanna, President NJ BPU Agenda: 8 AM - Registration/Breakfast;9-12 NJ Energy Policy, Programs & Supply;12-1 Lunch;1-3 Energy Technology & Building Efficiency. Don't miss the year's most comprehensive seminar on New Jersey energy issues including speakers from the NJ Board of Public Utilities, Federal Dept. of Energy, Economic Development Authority, PSEG and others.

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

May 18, 2012
Passaic River Basin Flood Preparedness Workshop

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Passaic County Public Safety Academy
300 Oldham Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Flooding in the Passaic River Basin doesn’t abide by County or Municipal boundaries.  Municipal and County officials in our watershed have often discussed the need for flooding disaster preparedness and planning to be more regional, enhancing the lines of communication. The Passaic River Basin Flood Preparedness Workshop aims to strengthen existing relationships and build new partnerships across municipal and county boundaries.  Passaic County cordially invites representatives of all levels of government within the Passaic River Basin to this one-day workshop as a first step toward regional collaboration for flood mitigation. The workshop will dedicate the morning to flooding impacts and solutions (adaptation), and the afternoon to identifying tools that can minimize the frequency and severity of flood events (mitigation). This workshop is specifically targeted toward municipal and county elected officials, professional staff, and land use board commissioners within communities in Watershed Management Areas (WMA) 3, 4 & 6. Register here

May 19, 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 

May 19, 2012
Wind and Wildlife Festival
4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055
This year’s Celebrity Guest hostess is Carol Erickson CBS Philly News Weather Anchor. Come support the largest multi-species wildlife rehabilitator in New Jersey. You will sample the best wines of the world, delight in gourmet food prepared by world renowned wine chef Tony Lawrence, browse incredible auction items, meet our animal ambassadors and back by popular demand… beer tasting! Musical entertainment provided.  Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 after May 1st. All proceeds benefit the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge environmental education programs, wildlife rehabilitation hospital, and the wildlife of New Jersey. Tickets available at Canal’s Wines Unlimited in Medford or at the Refuge. Please call 856-983-3329, X100 for more information.  Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge sits on 174 wooded acres on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands. The Refuge includes the Woodford Nature Center, an outdoor housing area with more than 60 native residents, and a wildlife rehabilitation hospital. The overall mission of the Refuge is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all.  To that end, Cedar Run engages in: ecologically based land management; the operation of a Federally and NJ State licensed hospital facility that cares for nearly 4,000 injured, orphaned or displaced native wild animals each year; the education of over 19,000 students annually through our various on-site and outreach programs; and serves as an active resource to the greater New Jersey community on all wildlife and habitat related questions and issues.  For More information call 856-983-3329 or visit www.cedarrun.org

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 www.GreatSwamp.org 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 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 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 hereFor 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 speakers representing different perspectives discuss the opportunities and challenges they face.Speakers: 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., Assistant Commissioner, Economic Growth and Green Energy, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; 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 EPA, Cleveland Public Power, Enerkem, Waste 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
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More information here
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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.

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 Foundation. The 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  

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

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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