Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for November 13-31, 2012

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

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November 13, 2012
Opportunities and Challenges for a Clean Air Future 
12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:45)
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St.  
Lunch will be served
Clean Air Council, Penn Environment, Moms Clean Air Force, Conservation PA, and Penn Future also invite the public to attend a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges that result from November’s election. With a focus on protecting public health, a panel of local physicians, business owners, and citizens will discuss the need for clean air policies in the United States and the need for leadership in Pennsylvania. Contact Gretchen Alfonso for more information at 215.567.4004 x128 or galfonso@cleanair.org

November 13, 2012
American University hosts a Water Panel 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mary Graydon Center 4
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Join the Eco-Sense Club and Take Back the Tap Club to discuss major issues surrounding water at universities, in the United States and around the world. We will be discussing water health and safety, accessibility, and human rights as they apply to water. This panel will feature individuals involved with local water authorities as well as people focused on water nationally and internationally. We encourage anyone with an interest in water in DC, in America, or in the world to join us to learn more about today's water issues. Light refreshments. Questions? Contact rw5690a@student.american.edu 

November 13, 2012
Low Impact Development in the Barnegat Bay Watershed
7 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road

Southampton, NJ
Dr. Stephen Souza of Princeton Hydro will discuss a newly created Low Impact Development guide specifically tailored for the Barnegat Bay Watershed. The guild contains many practices that can be applied to numerous municipalities within the Pinelands. It is especially useful for municipal officials, planners and developers. Come learn some new techniques that can be used in your community. Attendees will receive a free copy of  the guide. Meeting cost: $10. Space is limited. Registration required.  Register online or call 609 859-8860 x14 or email tomdunn@pinelandsalliance.org

November 13, 2012

Breakfast Briefing Series: The State of the Streams in New Jersey’s Great Swamp
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 
Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Director of Water Quality Programs Laura Kelm as she discusses water quality findings from the organization’s recent State of the Streams project. Water quality information has been collected from all five streams in the Great Swamp Watershed for more than 10 years. Over the past year, GSWA staff and volunteers have analyzed this chemical, visual, and biological data to see how our streams have changed over time, identify areas that have improved, note sites for potential restoration projects, and uncover pollutants that may have gone unnoticed. She also will discuss how the organization’s water testing programs may proceed in the future.  Register online at www.GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500. Space is limited. Voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.



New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve

Welcome to the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Field Trips for interested learners. Each Field Trip is designed for adults and focused family members to explore one of the natural areas of New Jersey. We provide a highly trained environmental educator for each of our field trips. Join us and build memories that will last a lifetime while exploring a deeper connection with the natural world. All the trips involve moderate exercise and each participant should bring basic necessities such as water, sunscreen, snack and appropriate clothing. We prefer ten-day pre-registration and advanced payment of $10 for NJA members or $15 for nonmembers for all trips (unless otherwise noted). No refunds are made unless we cancel the trip. Field trips meet at or near the trip locations; directions and information are available at: www.njaudubon.org/centers/plainsboroGroup size is limited and a minimum number of participants are necessary. To register call (609) 897-9400 E-mail: plainsboro@njaudubon.org

November 15, 2012

Book 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.

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November 16, 2012

350.org's Do the Math Tour Comes to NYC 
6 p.m.Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom311 West 34th Street,New York, NY 10001Bill McKibben and 350.org are going on tour across America to build the movement we need to face the crisis of climate change. Bill will be in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom with Naomi Klein to lay out the terrifying new math of climate change, explaining the incredible odds we  face, and the difficult path we must walk in the coming years to create a livable future for our planet. Tickets are still available; carpools are forming from Bergen County, N,J. Details: http://act.350.org/signup/nyc-do-the-math/

November 16, 2012
Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace
7:30 a.m. to  9:30 a.m.
Hartman Lounge in “Hennessy Hall” (The Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940Fee: $40. Non-Profits and In-Transition: $25 
 Susan Jackson,  Distinguished Professor, Rutgers; Past President, Academy of Management; Stephan Dilchert,  Assistant Professor, Baruch College, CUNY, and  Deniz Ones, Hellervik Professor, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota. The Panel will discuss how leading companies are creating alignment between environmental performance goals, people management practices, and the corporate culture. More information Please reserve a space on or before 11/12/12 
Register online or  973-443-8577 or E-mail your RSVP to  pniewski@fdu.ed 

November 17, 2012

Collabagala - Delaware charities come together for a purpose...and a party! 
7 p.m.
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE
Join us as we celebrate 10 nonprofits in a collaborative, James Bond 007-themed galas, full of live entertainment, gourmet food, a Casino Royale, and more.  The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is one of the charities that will benefit from the event. More information here

November 24, 2012
Moonlight walk at Historic Whitesbog Village 
7 p.m.
Mile marker 13 on County Route 530
Browns Mills (Pemberton Township), NJ.
By the soft glow of moonlight, walk through the dark, mysterious pines, along white sugar sand roads, to the shimmering cranberry bogs. Listen for the haunting hoots of owls. The leader will offer stories of the people who built Whitesbog, the local “Piney” folk, and the more recent American immigrants, all of whom worked here to make it one of the most successful agricultural enterprises in New   Jersey. The Moonlight Walks were featured as one of the “Best of South Jersey” attractions by SJ Magazine, and have been referred to as “almost magical” in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Meet at the General Store at 7 PM.  Guests should be prepared for a relatively vigorous walk, are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring anything that may be needed for your comfort, ex, sturdy shoes, jacket, and a flashlight.  Light refreshments will be served after the walk.  Inclement weather cancels.  Fee is $5 per person.  Reservations by Friday, November 23 are required:  leave name, telephone number and number of people attending on main voicemail, (609) 893-4646, or email to WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net.  Visit www.whitesbog.org for more information about moonlight walks and other upcoming events. 

November 28, 2012
ANJR: Recycling Tonnage Reporting Workshop
8 a.m. to noon
Gloucester County Government Services Building
Tonnage Form Overview; Specific Examples from Municipalities: What Works & What Does Not; “Things that drive Joe Davis at NJDEP crazy”
Confirmed speakers:
Dorothy Alexander, Recycling Coordinator, Toms River Township
Dominick D’Altilio, President, ANJR
Sharon DelvecchioRutherford Township
Troy DePrinceRecycling Coordinator, West Deptford Township
Barbara Fiedler Recycling Coordinator, Galloway Township
Monica GismondiRecycling Coordinator, Gloucester County Improvement Authority
Chris HigginsRecycling Coordinator, Cherry Hill Township
Melinda WilliamsRecycling Coordinator, Salem County Improvement Authority
ContactANJR -  P: 908-722-7575 F: 908-722-0280

November 28, 2012
Environmental Business Council's Roundtable Meeting
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
PSE&G Training Center
234 Pierson Ave., Edison NJ
The Environmental Roundtable meets the last Wednesday of every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members provided by our sub-committees which focus on: Regulatory Affairs, Brownfields & Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages, Water and Land Use, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations. Lanny Kurzweil, McCarter & English, LLP, Moderator. Tracy Straka, Creamer Environmental,  Chair. Click Here to Register

November 28, 2012

Wildflower Walk and Plant Identification Hike
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road,
Morristown, NJ
Are you a water hog or a water miser at home? Do simple household tasks like showering or washing dishes require lots of water or just a gallon or two? Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association for this workshop to learn concrete steps you can take to reduce water use—and your water bill—inside of your house.  We’ll teach you some simple tips to reduce the number of gallons you and your family use each day. We’ll also help you understand where all that water goes when you’re done with it, and how important it is to watch what you put into your household sewer system.  Register online at www.GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500. Space is limited. Voluntary donations are gratefully accepted

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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 

December 20, 2012

Creating a GMO-Free Holiday 
6:30 p,.m. (Cookie Exchange)
7 p.m. (Discussion)
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave,
Collingswood, NJ
A coalition of GMO awareness-action groups meets to explore ways to avoid the genetically modified organisms that are in our food supply. Participation in the cookie swap is optional--bring a batch of your favorite non-GMO cookies to share and leave with a variety pack!  From 7-8pm we'll discuss  creating a GMO free holiday, the latest on GMO labeling legislation and other projects. There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP: GMOfreeNJ@gmail.com.  Learn more: nogmonj.weebly.com and gmofreenj.com

March 24-27, 2013
EIA 2013 National Conference & Exhibition
Compliance + Enforcement = Prevention: A Capital IdeaHyatt Regency
Crystal City (Washington, D.C.)
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