Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for October 16-31, 2012

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


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October 16, 2012
NJDEP Seminar: 
Idling Regulations, Landfill Permitting and Requirements, 
Diesel Risk Assessment and Enforcement Case Studies”
Morris County Public Safety Training Academy
West Hanover Avenue & Academy Driveway
Morristown, NJ  Directions
Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by completing registration 
Training will begin with the State of New Jersey’s Enforcement of Idling Regulations and then will progress to providing information on multiple air pollution topics. Landfill Air Permitting Applicability and requirements will also be explained. A representative from the Air Permitting group will explain Diesel Risk Assessment and 1st Level Screening Worksheet. A New segment to this event will cover select Enforcement Case Studies involving; Subchapter 5 - Prohibition of Air Pollution Compliance Issues, Denial of Entry cases, and Unhealthy Air Quality Forecast impacts. The day will conclude with a question and answer session to address questions, comments and concerns. More information here.

October 17, 2012
ANJR Recycling Symposium & Awards Luncheon    
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jumping Brook Country Club

210 Jumping Brook Road • Neptune, NJ 07753 
(732) 922-8200
The Association of New Jersey Recyclers' Annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon. Presentations include: Recycling Jobs Platform, Dylan deThomas , Managing Editor, Resource Recycling; Better Data Management, Ron Vance, US EPA; Changing Face of the Plastics Market, John Mulligan, ReCommunity Recycling; Public Space Containers – What Works, What Does Not, Penny Jones, Morris County MUA, and New Technologies That Can Help, Roger Guttentag. At the awards luncheon: NJ Poetry Contest Winners, ANJR's REX Award, and NJDEP Recycling Awards. For information, contact ANJR Executive Director Marie Kruzan at 908-722-7575

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October 18, 2012
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Celebration

7 a.m.

Pascack Valley High School
200 Piermont Road, Hillsdale, NJ
Pascack Sustainability Group and the students at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ will celebrate National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day, a bi-annual day of education about clean energy transportation and energy independence. The event is one of more than 160 happening around the country.
Our program will include:
- A brief overview the goals of NAFV Odyssey Day & speaker introductions -  Rosemary Carey, President Pascack Sustainability Group - 3 mins. (Note: the students will be shown a 20-minute film the day before or after the event)
- Comments (10 mins) from Assemblyman Eustace on how electric vehicles can help reduce carbon emissions and bring us to a more sustainable energy future. Info about public policy, current legislation/bills to bring this about.
- Comments (10 mins.) from Steve Mosca, President of Go-One and bicycle advocate, with demo of Velomobile (covered recumbant bike.) 
- Students "Kick the tires" & Q&A (5 mins.)
For full details about the national event please go to: http://afvdayodyssey.org/

October 18, 2012

Emerging Roles and Challenges for the State Licensed Site Professionals 

1:30 p.m. to 3: p.m.
RTM Communications, Inc. and Bloomberg BNA invite you to join a distinguished panel to :

  • Unlock the changing regulatory culture, roles and responsibilities of the LSPs
  • Gain insight about the challenges and different approaches LSP programs are taking at sites
  • Determine the extent of authority and liability for remedial investigations, deed restrictions, release reporting and property transfers
  • Learn about how LSPs are dealing with site reopeners and vapor intrusion issues
  • Hear lessons learned from practitioners with boots on the ground 
    Speakers include LSP, LEP LSRP from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Sign up here 

October 18, 2012

The Business Case for Sustainability
8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Enterprise Center
Burlington County College 3331 Route 38 – 300 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 See how “The Triple Bottom Line” can help your small business save money, gain customers, and improve the environment. Learn the “real” definition and economic benefits of sustainability for small businesses from experts in the NJDEP’s Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE) Division, and hear from owners who are gaining efficiency, customers, profits, and competitive advantage from green practices.$20 per person, $25 after Oct 1st.  Continental Breakfast included Register here

October 18,  2012
Barnegat Bay Blitz
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, DEP staff members and thousands of volunteers from area schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government leaders will pick up litter and debris in various locations in the Barnegat Bay Watershed on  October 18. As an educational component of Governor Christie's 10-point plan to restore Barnegat Bay, the Blitz is aimed to engage community members in all 37 municipalities to take active stewardship measures to protect the water quality in the streams and rivers of the bay. To volunteer, go here or email Katie Barnett at Katie.Barnett@dep.state.nj.us.

October 18, 2012
Water Supply: You're Right to Know!
7 p.m.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road, Southampton Twp.  
This workshop, led by Rich Bizub, Pinelands Preservation Alliances's Director for Water Programs, is designed to give you the tools you need to understand where your water comes from, what water company services your town, and why it should matter to you. The workshop begins with an introduction to water supply in New Jersey and the impact that water allocations for public supplies and golf courses can have on the rivers, streams and wetlands in your community. Learn how to obtain crucial information about how water is allocated and what to do with that information. The workshop is a must for anyone who cares about clean drinking water and protecting their community's natural resources. Cost: $10. Registration required.
Register online or call 609 859-8860 x14 or email tomdunn@pinelandsalliance.org

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

October 19-22, 2012
Ingersoll Rand’s Journey to Sustainability
An ISE/CHRMS Breakfast Seminar
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Hartman Lounge in “Hennessy Hall” (The Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
More information here  

October 19-22, 2012
Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012

October 21, 2012
Nature Explorers Native Plant Nursery
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough NJ 08844
Learn about plants that are native to our area as you visit the native nursery at Duke Farms to see how plants are propagated from seeds and cuttings.  For families with children ages 6 to 10.  Duke Farms' Nature Explorers is a monthly program designed to help young people develop a life-long relationship with the natural world. Each month, February through October, we will explore a different topic related to nature.
Cost: $7 per child; accompany adult is free. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Register Here 

Doug O'Malley
October 22, 2012
New Jersey's Water Pollution Problems   

6 p.m.- Cash buffet
6:30 p.m. - Presentation
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ
Doug O’Malley, interim executive director of Environment New Jersey, will discuss his organization’s recent report on the state's deteriorating water quality. The meeting is open to the public, the college’s students, and members of the N.J. Friends of Clearwater and the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Group of the Sierra Club. O’Malley will explain how the state legislature’s actions have contributed to the pollution and what regulatory actions should be taken to reverse this deterioration. In particular, O’Malley will discuss Raritan River and Bay, the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, and Barnegat Bay. Only one creek, originating in a northwestern state park, is pollution-free. All of the state’s other bodies of water are polluted. The presentation is hosted by Brookdale Community College’s Environmental Club. DirectionsParkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center, where the meeting will be in the Twin Lights Rooms 1 and 2. Use parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner will be on your left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6.  Campus map  

October 23, 2012
Distributed Solar Approach Training in East Rutherford, NJ

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center
Click here for more information or to Sign Up

October 23, 2012

Sustainable Jersey Fall Networking event
6:30 pm
Careme's Restaurant
Atlantic Cape Community College Campus
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
For more information: www.acua.com/oct23  or call 609.272.6950

October 25, 2012
Southern New Jersey Development Council Open House Reception
Hosted by Fox Rothschild
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2000 Market Street (20th Floor)
Philadelphia, PA
Registration required. Register here or call 856-228-7500

October 25, 2012
Duke Farms Landscape Restoration: From Private Estate to Ecological Habitat
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough NJ 08844
Ecological Landscaping Association has recruited Thomas Almendinger, Duke Farms Director of Stewardship, for a guided exploration of Duke Farms 2,740 acre habitat regeneration. Cost: $25 per person ($20 for Ecological Landscaping Association members) Register Here

October 26, 2012
Policy Briefing: NJ Solar Energy Legislation
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ  
Join PlanSmart NJ, APA NJ and The Sustainability Institute for our next Policy Briefing exploring the New Jersey Solar Energy Legislation signed into law by Governor Chris Christie (S-1925). Experts will discuss what is included in the legislation, the land use ramifications, and its impact on the solar market in New Jersey. This event is eligible for NJ CLE, AICP CM and NJ PE credits.  PlanSmart NJ member: $45; Non-Profit/Government: $55; Non-Member $645
(Registration fee includes continental breakfast.) Register here

October 28, 2012
Autumn Family Fun Day at Duke Farms
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. @ Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough NJ 08844
Join us for an Autumn Afternoon of Family Fun on Sunday, October 28, noon to 3 p.m. Come in costume for a scavenger hunt through our habitats, learn about native wildlife, take a fall color hike and  listen to tales of adventure shared by our professional storyteller.  Advance registration is suggested.  Cost: $5 per person.  Space is limited and advance registration required.  Register Here

October 28, 2012
PBCCG CAFO and Hydraulic Fracturing Conference -- Democracy Fractured12
Noon – 6:30 PM (Includes meal)
Holland Union Building (HUB)
28 N. College Street
Carlisle, PA.
Join us as keynote speakers and community leaders address the challenges to PA’s agricultural heritage, from factory farms to Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction and biosolids. We will examine the economics, public health, animal health, environmental impacts, food safety and the influence of powerful well lobbied industries on our farms, economic policy, regulation and democracy. How do we protect ourselves? What happens when state agencies and government fail to protect us? How do we invest in policies that benefit our independent farms and rural communities? How do we sustain our environment and keep local independent farms viable? Participants and topics: Patrick Baron, Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Public Health Implications and Industrialized Animal Production/ Antibiotics and MRSA; Kathy Martin, Environmental Specialist - Community and Environmental Impact of CAFOs and Hydraulic Fracturing of Marcellus Shale; Craig Watts, North Carolina Poultry Contract Farmer - What goes on behind those steel doors? See industrialized animal production through the eyes of a contract farmer; Terry Spence, Missouri Beef Cattle farmer/SRAP Consultant –What is preventing progressive changes to our food system? Subsidies and influence in agribusiness; Charlie Speer, Speer Law Firm – What happens when federal, state and local governments are not doing enough to regulate pollution from industry; Julie Huntsman, Veterinarian and NY Council Woman – Effects on livestock near hydraulic fracturing. What about animal health and food safety;Ron Gulla, Ron tirelessly educates about the effects of industrial gas development on his 141 acre farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Marcellus Man of the Year; Terry Greenwood, Beef Cattle farmer in SW PA who will talk about his experience with gas drilling, loss of water source and cattle, and Carol French and Carolyn Knapp, PA dairy farmers and co-founders of Pennsylvania Landowner Group for Awareness and Solutions - How drilling has impacted their family, farms and livestock.  Sponsored by Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens and Socially Responsible Agriculture Project. Please contact Maria Payan by Oct. 21  to reserve a seat - 717 456 5800 payans@zoominternet.net Or mail check to: PBCCG, P.O. Box 307 Delta PA 17314. Student - Requested Donation $10  General Public - Requested Donation $20.

October 29-30, 2012
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October 30, 2012

Marcellus Shale Coalition's Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training
With Keynote Speaker Pennsylvania State Representative Matt Baker
Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa
Building on the success of five previous Transportation Safety Day events, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is continuing its commitment to providing safety training programs in 2012. In addition to Transportation Safety Day, the MSC is also offering Flagger Training certification courses. For additional information. click HEREREGISTER NOW!

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November 2, 2012
Sounds of the Night at the Meadows
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows PreserveCape May County
NJ Owl bander Katy Duffy will guide us as we listen to the chorus of night sounds. If conditions are right, Katy may be able to share a newly banded owl with the group. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit nature.org/newjersey 

November 3, 2012

The Nature Conservancy's 
Sunset Tour of Alloway 
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Alloway Creek Watershed Restoration SiteSalem County, NJVisit a portion of the 20,000+ acres of salt marsh and adjacent uplands PSEG has restored to vital, healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit nature.org/newjersey

November 3, 2012 

The Nature Conservancy's Surf-fishing Workshop
8 a.m. -11a.m.
Island Beach State Park, Berkeley, NJ
Join NJ Beach Buggy Association for a clinic on fishing basics and surf-fishing for striped bass and blue fish. Bring your own equipment, if possible; valid NJ fishing license required. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit nature.org/newjersey

November 15, 2012Book Club Discussion: Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"   
7:30 p.m
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, PA  19128
Co-sponsored by SWEP, the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia
Rachel Carson almost single-handedly started the environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring, a ground-breaking best seller. We'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication by gathering to discuss the landmark work. Executive Director Mike Weilbacher will be joined by Beth Hyde of Roux Associates and Sonya Ward of H2M Associates, both chair and programs committee chair respectively of SWEP. The book is on sale in our gift shop.

December 8, 2012 

The Nature Conservancy's Annual Christmas Tree Hunt 
10 a.m. -2 p.m. 
Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve, Middle Township
Cape May County, NJ. 
Free.  Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit nature.org/newjersey 

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