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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for November 20-31, 2012






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



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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
Clayton, NJ
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 Delvecchio, Rutherford 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 
NJDEP
 Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules
Rutgers Course Code: EN0404CA13
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check in time: 8:30 a.m.)
New Brunswick, NJ
This program will provide attendees with an understanding of the flood hazard area permitting process (from the pre-application stage through the formal review period and post-permit period) and addresses the major design and construction standards for activities within and near New Jersey’s waters.



NATURE FIELD TRIPS

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 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


November 29, 2012
Lake Management
Rutgers Course Code: EW0301CA13
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check in time on Day 1: 8:30 a.m.)
Hillsborough, NJ
This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake quality problems and to develop and implement cost-effective, restoration measures. For more information please visit: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0301ca.html


November 29, 2012
10 Clever Ways to Buy/Sell Contaminated Property in 2012
12 noon - 2:30 (Food included) 
Offices of Meyner and Landis
One Gateway Center, Suite 2500, Newark, NJ
$25   2.4 General CLE Credits (NJ)    Useful Course Booklet 
This course will teach you new and practical ways to use the Site Remediation Reform Act and its regulations to get deals done on contaminated property; how and when to use and not use a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP); how to draft new environmental provisions in contracts, including service contracts with an LSRP and how to manage environmental liability issues by contract and otherwise.  This is not a boring nuts and bolts course but a practical, “Oh, I get it now” course. Confirm attendance by emailing Liz at lduguay@meyner.com or call Liz at (973) 602-3426.  Course brochure and directions will be provided.  Sponsored by Albert I. Telsey, Esq., with Meyner and Landis LLP and Glenn Brukardt, Eikon Planning and Design, LLC


November 30, 2012

U.S Green Building Council-NY's Annual Meeting and Greeting  
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cohoes Falls Community Center
2 N. Mohawk Street 
Cohoes, New York (just past the Harmony Mills lofts)
Please join us at the renovated, LEED Gold rated, Cohoes Community Center and Worker Housing - one of the most exciting urban renewal projects in the area, combining funding from federal, state and municipal sources. Hear the history of the Cohoes worker housing units, Presented by Dave Sadowsky and Susan Voelxen of Sadowsky Architect, including stories of the collaborative efforts used in creating this new community center and some of the sustainable features of the project as they relate to LEED, to the community, and to the building program

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December 2, 2012
Holiday Shopping at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance's Green Trading Post

Noon to 4 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Bishop Farmstead
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton Township, NJ 08088
For holiday shoppers tired of the mall, fed-up with catalogs, and seeking to do something beneficial with their holiday shopping, the Green Trading Post, the brainchild of two area non-profit groups, is the perfect antidote and solution to those shopping blues. Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, will offer merchandise and memberships from local non-profit environmental, cultural or historical organizations. This one-day event on Sunday, December 2, from  Noon - 4 P.M. at the Bishop Farmstead, headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will provide holiday shoppers with an opportunity to use their “greens” for good as well as for gifts. This event is the creation of two area non-profits, Pinelands Preservation Alliance and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. They recognized a need in the holiday gift market – gifts that give pleasure to the recipient but also support for a good cause.  As holiday shoppers increasingly look for ways to use their dollars for good, the Green Trading Post seemed like a logical idea. The two groups invited other area non-profit organizations to join them to offer their wares to the public. Pinelands Preservation Alliance offers books about Pinelands history, ecology and culture, CD’s and movies about the region, and t-shirts, hats and mugs adorned with their logo. Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will be selling their colorful Species on the Edge Calendar for 2013 as well as children’s toys, t-shirts and hats with their logo. In addition, CWF will offer their best-selling Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Jersey, along with a variety of other field guides.  Both organizations will offer gift memberships and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will be asking folks to “Adopt a Species” for the holidays.


December 4, 2012
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Rutgers Course Code: EW0201CB13
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check in time: 8 a.m.)
New Brunswick, NJ
Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to re-certify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey’s UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability. M
ore information here  


December 5, 2012
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation
Rutgers Course Code: EN0510CA13
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Brunswick
This one-day program will provide you with the basics of performing successful remediation using a variety of innovative in situ technologies as well as present “real” site data derived from actual innovative technologies projects. More information here.


December 6, 2012

AFREC Sustainability Leadership Council Roundtable
8:30 a.m. to Noon
PA Turnpike Commission Executive Board Room
Harrisburg (Middletown), PA
717-920-0528  Register here
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: 
GE-ecomagination "CNG in A Box" (TM)
DALBIR S. UTAL - Senior Product Leader - Turbomachinery
GE Oil & Gas (Ecomagination)
AFREC NG Council Session (CNG) 
MICROGRIDS TO SMARTGRIDS
WILL AGATE, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, (PIDC), VP, Navy ShipYard Management & Development
Steven Seidel, Senior Advisor, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Vice-President for Policy Analysis and General Counsel at the Pew Center on Global Climate, C2ES's predecessor organization - an  independent, world renowned Washington DC based think tank.
Developing Ahold's Global Sustainability Program
TRACY PAWLESKI, Ahold USA, VP, External Communications
Sustainable Sourcing
John Polities, Energy Manager, Schaedler Yesco
Effective Change Management Practices
Ronald Slember, ERM (Environmental Resources Consulting) CSDP, CMVP, CEM, CQT, CPE, CFM, RPA, FMA and Six Sigma Black Belt
AFREC - 1029 Mumma Rd, PO Box 185, Lemoyne, PA 17043
AFREC GUESTS $200 Register here


December 6, 2012
Department of Transportation Public Policy Breakfast Featuring Commissioner James Simpson
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Rowan University School of Engineering
Register here


December 6, 2012
Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Chemistry:
“Mining” for Scarce Data, General Geochemistry, NORM, Spatial Distributions, Attempts at Geochemical Modeling of Water/Rock Interaction, and “Fingerprinting” 
Presented by Carl S. Kirby, Professor of Geology, Bucknell University
6:00 to 9:00 pm
AEG-NY-Philadelphia social hour and dinner meeting will be held at the La Quinta Inn, Somerset (formerly Ramada), 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873; $30 for AEG members, $35 for non-members and $5 for students with RSVP.  Cash or check (payable to AEG) only, payment at the door.
Please RSVP, end of business, Monday, December 3 2012 to Curt Schmidt at schmidtcas@aol.com or Rose DeLorenzo at rdelorenzo@matrixneworld.com.   No-shows will be charged.


December 7, 2012 
International Business Summit 2012: Businesses Without Borders
7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center
2 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Online registration



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 9, 2012

Schuylkill Center’s Winterfest Offers “Green” Holiday Shopping 
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19128 Celebrate the holiday season in tune with nature at the Schuylkill Center’s Winterfest.  Enjoy winter walks, holiday shopping from local eco-artists, craft workshops, stargazing and WXPN’s “Kids Corner” guests. Shop for unique gifts from over 25 local eco-artists and crafters, or make your own at one of several craft workshops.  Meet “Kids Corner” host Kathy O’Connell and naturalist and author Jane Kirkland.  Practice some kitchen chemistry with Dr. Lisa Chirlian, take a winter walk in the woods, or learn about the night sky from the Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer, Derrick Pitts.  Grab a warm drink or delicious treat from Ants Pants Café and Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, or roast your own marshmallows on the campfire. There’s something for all ages, so dress warmly, grab your holiday gift list, and come celebrate the season and the beauty of nature at the Schuylkill Center. Cost: $5.00 suggested donation; individual craft workshops may have an additional materials fee. About the Schuylkill Center Founded in 1965, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country.  It encompasses over 340 acres of privately held land in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia.  SCEE’s mission is to promote the preservation and improvement of our natural environment through education, outreach and the conservation of its land. 

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


January 4, 2012

New Jersey Chapter of Professional Women in Construction 
Contact Exchange Forum
Noon

Uno Chicago Grill
Clifton Riverfront Center
426 Rt. 3 West
Clifton, NJ 07014

Our last meeting launched some new strategic alliances and we look forward to sharing these success stories with the members in the near future.  Please contact Dawn Johnson with any questions at 
862-228-8272 or email her at dawjohnson@simplexgrinnell.com


January 26-27, 2012





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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