Sunday, January 13, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 14 - 31, 2013

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

January 14, 2013
ACPV Roadshow and NABCEP Training
1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 
Princeton, NJ
FREE training on ACPV Systems for residential and commercial applications. Designed for certified PV installers and newcomers to PV. Earn four (4) continuing education credits. For more info, click here or call: -877-843-8341

January 15, 2013
Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impact on Power Transformers
Noon to 1 p.m.
In this free webinar, Siemens Energy transformer expert Andrew Lawless will discuss the impacts of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) and the impacts on power transformers. This session will cover naturally-occurring GMDs and the definition of their threat, as well as geomagnetically induced current (GIC) impacts on power transformers and electric power systems, and GIC network mitigation measures. Click to Register 

January 15, 2013
Film and discussion - Detropia
7 p.m.
Princeton Public Library (Community Room - 1st Floor)
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542Told through the eyes of people struggling to stay in the city of Detroit despite its decline, this documentary features artistic and haunting images of a once grand city on the brink of dissolution. Refusing to abandon hope or resistance, the residents reflect the spirit of the Motor City, its battle to survive in postindustrial America and its trudge toward a radically different future. Along the way, the film reveals a correlation with the rest of middle-class America and the widening chasm of income inequality. Learn more about the film at detropiathefilm.comDirected and produced by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. 

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January 16, 2012
What's Next in Energy, Hydrogen & Water Technology:
Tour, Presentations and Reception 

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
Petra Solar
300-G Corporate Court
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

The New Jersey Technology Council's "What's Next in Energy, Water & Hydrogen" will present an array of research and development efforts from the region's companies and universities. The presentations will focus on CHP/Cogeneration, desalinization and hydrogen projects plus more. The presentations will be preceded by a tour of Petra Solar's manufacturing facilities. Presentations by: Wayne L. Barnett, Business Development Manager, Constellation, An Exelon Company; Dr. Dunbar Birnie, Professor of Materials Science, Rutgers University; Gerald DeCuollo, President & CEO, Treadstone Technologies; Shihab Kuran, President & CEO, Petra Solar; Dr. Xiaoguang Meng, Professor, Center for Environmental Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Liza L. Wolf, Esquire, CLO and Executive Vice President, Blue Sky Power LLC.  More info

January 17, 2013
NJ Alliance for Action: Offshore Wind Energy & Electrical Transmission -
Reinforcing NJ's Electrical Infrastructure 

Registration 8 a.m. - Program 9 a.m. 

Robert B. Meyner Reception Center 

PNC Bank Arts Center 

Garden State Parkway Exit 116 

Holmdel, NJ  
To register, Go Here
New Jersey is home to one of the most powerful offshore wind resources in the world. How can residents, businesses and our economy benefit from this great asset?  What infrastructure and manpower investments are needed? Don't miss this important conference when leaders of the wind energy industry detail the future of offshore wind power & offshore transmission and its impact on New Jersey's job growth, economy and ability to meet the energy needs of its businesses and residents. Speakers include Bob Mitchell, Atlantic Wind Connection CEO; Jim Lanard, Offshore Wind Development Coalition President; Chris Wissemann, Fishermen's Energy CEO. More speakers to be announced soon. Register here 

January 17, 2013

GMO action-awareness meeting  
7 p.m.- 8 p.m. 
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Avenue 
Collingswood, NJRestore food choice freedom!Join us as sustainable living and local food writer Allie Pope Burger discusses sourcing fresh, organic foods throughout the season. RSVP: Learn more: 

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January 20, 2013
Pascack Sustainability Monthly Meeting
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
River Vale Community/Senior Center 
628 River Vale Road
River Vale, NJ
Strategy/planning for 2013 programs. Newcomers always welcome. Bring your ideas!

January 21, 2013 
Winter Survival Camp at Plainsboro Preserve
Martin Luther King Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Welcome to the New Jersey Audubon’s “Winter Vacation” Camps.  Our camps are designed to give students an exciting outdoor alternative for their winter breaks.  A portion of each program will be spent outdoors building a deeper connection to the natural world through fun and informative activities.  We provide a highly trained environmental educator for each of our programs.  Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Preregistration is mandatory. Grades 1-6  $60 per day.

January 23, 2013
An Introduction to the Plant Stewardship Index for Land Managers
10 a.m. - Noon
Duke Farms Orientation Center
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ, 08844
The Plant Stewardship Index (PSI) is a crucial tool designed for land managers to monitor, assess, and communicate the health of wild plant communities and the success of stewardship and restoration initiatives. This free program will be presented by Jared Rosenbaum, Plant Stewardship Index Coordinator at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA. Jared will introduce the basics behind the Plant Stewardship Index and discuss its use in comparing the natural values of different sites and for assessing changes to plant species composition over time. Topics will include use of the free online PSI Calculator, using PSI metrics to communicate the integrity of wild plant communities, plant survey basics, and designing more advanced surveys using transects and quadrats. In case of severe winter weather, a snowdate is scheduled for January 30th.  To register for this program: Call Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve at (215) 862-2924 or e-mail by January 21st, 2013.  For more information about programs at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve visit

January 23-25
Infocast's 5th Waste to Energy Development & Finance Summit 
The offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP
50th Floor Conference Room
300 East Randolph St., Suite 5000
Chicago, Il, 60601 
Infocast’s 5th Annual Waste to Energy Development & Finance Summit will be the gathering place where feedstock suppliers, conversion technology companies and project developers will meet directly with representatives from the financial community and other crucial industry players. The Summit offers the ideal venue for discussing the path towards tackling the complexities of developing and financing the new generation of waste to energy projects. The Summit will also be the place to learn about the latest federal and state waste to energy policy incentives that will help expand the market.

January 24, 2013

Elite Energy Event

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Holiday Day Inn Express

25 Smita Lane
PA 15314
Fee: $10
Register here
E³ is brought to you by the, and  We are a prominent news, information, and education source in the region whose goal is to keep the public updated on developments in the Marcellus and Utica Shale industry, and to promote awareness of the multiple ways in which the energy sector has and will continue to generate business opportunities locally and worldwide. With our networking reach throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, we are formulating a monthly meeting of  ’energy minds’ in the area.

January 26-27, 2013

January 30, 2013
EBC Roundtable Meeting
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
PSEG Training & Development Center
234 Pierson Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837 
The EBC 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, Air, Environmental Technology, International Trade, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations. Lanny Kurzweil, McCarter & English, LLP, Moderator Tracy Straka, Creamer Environmental, EBC Chair 
Due to security procedures at PSE&G, please no walk-ins.

January 30, 2013
Rutgers University Course - Environmental Funding
Course Code: EN0502CA13
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New Brunswick
More information here 
This one-day seminar will introduce strategies to fund environmental remediation, economic development and renewable energy projects. Funding opportunity mechanisms to be discussed include: state and federal grants, private financing resources, PILOTs, and incentives for solar projects. Participants will have ample opportunity to present specific concerns to speakers throughout the day.
Seminar Topics:
  • Financing Deals: Public-Private Partnerships
  • The State of Environmental Lending
  • In-Kind Services
  • Federal Funds for Economic Development and Federal Interagency Cooperation
  • NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust
  • UST Petroleum Closure, Upgrade and Remediation Fund
  • Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund
  • Remediation Trusts
  • NJEDA Financing Programs
  • Brownfield Coalition

January 30, 2013
Creating Community Connections: Stratford, NJ
A Collaborative Community Effort for a Sustainable Future
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stratford Yellin School
111 Warwick Road

Stratford, NJ Free but registration required
Learn, share, and discuss local New Jersey efforts to increase sustainability at this third event in Sustainable Cherry Hill's South Jersey Green network series. 


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January 31, 2013
Hot Topics in Site Remediation: NJ's LSRP Program and Recent Court Decisions
8:00 a.m.- Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Program

Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
Three Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 
Since full implementation of the Site Remediation Reform Act ("SRRA") began in May 2012, parties conducting remediation and their Licensed Site Remediation Professionals ("LSRPs") have faced many new questions as the regulatory landscape continues to change. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("NJDEP") continues to develop new policies, rules and guidance, the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board has begun to publish draft rules regulating LSRPs, and, more than in recent years, our State courts have decided cases establishing the responsibility for and scope of remediation required at contaminated sites. Please join us  for a complimentary morning seminar addressing Hot Topics in Site Remediation, including:    
  • An update from the NJDEP Site Remediation Program, Assistant Commissioner David Sweeney
  • An update on the Licensing Board, Jorge Berkowitz, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Board Member
  • Emerging issues in the LSRP Program
  • Regulatory challenges facing remediating parties
  • Update on recent court decisions impacting contaminated sites
The attorneys in Riker Danzig's Environmental Practice Group, among the foremost practitioners on these topics, will discuss these subjects and provide ample time for interaction and questions.

January 31- February 6, 2013
Green Screen: Bergen County's Environmental Film Festival 

Westwood Cinema
Westwood Public Library
Bibi'z Restaurant Westwood
Green Screen will feature six outstanding documentaries and discussion on key environmental issues. Our series kicks off with the No.NJ premiere of Chasing Ice, the breathtaking, SUNDANCE Film Festival winner that documents the undeniable evidence of climate change. Dear Governor Cuomo is a star-studded documentary/indie concert/rally that uses song and narrative to respond to fracking; PlanEat and Fresh explore the health and environmental benefits of the organic and local food movement; and the films Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? and Idle Threat explore solutions to two of our most insidious environmental hazards. All films are appropriate for teens & up. And don't miss the kick-off reception at Bibi'z Restaurant in Westwood on 1/31/13 at 6pm where sustainably produced hors d'oeuvres and organic wines will be served...and the good company of environmental-minded citizens will be enjoyed. For more about the films and speakers and to purchase tickets: and click on Green Screen.

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February 1, 2013
Professional Women in Construction and the A/E/C Industry

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

The mission of the PWC NJ "Contact Exchange Forum" is to build a referral network of committed professionals, that provide quality services and products, to serve the New Jersey Chapter of Professional Women in Construction and the A/E/C Industry. This network can only be achieved through the active exchange of information and contacts that may lead to successful business opportunities. PWC NJ Chapter's "Contacts Exchange Forum" is a member benefit. Non-members will be invited to attend one meeting only, then PWC NJ Chapter membership will be required for additional participation. Pre-registration is required for this meeting. PWC NJ Members Fee $20 (Includes Lunch) Non-Members Fee $25 (Includes Lunch) (Cash only -- no checks or credit cards will be accepted for this event.) Questions? Contact Dawn Johnson at 862-228-8272 or email:  Information/registration 

February 2, 2013  
Chasing Ice - The film 
7 p.m.
Princeton Public Library (Community Room - 1st Floor)
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
The film follows environmental photographer James Balog as he and a band of young adventurers begin deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world. (2012, 76 minutes) LEARN MORE

February 12. 2013 

Green Tourism & Hospitality Conference
DoubleTree Somerset Hotel & Conference Center
Somerset, NJ.  Connect with the leaders who are driving sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries, with a dynamic keynote by Internet giant Travelocity and workshops facilitated by other top companies like DOW, Honeywell and Wyndham Worldwide. Explore cutting-edge technologies and real-world applications through classes and panel discussions led by experts in Operations and Marketing. Enjoy networking opportunities throughout the day and trade show exhibits showcasing the latest “green” innovations and products. You can register today $125 per person or $75 for students with valid college ID. The Green Tourism & Hospitality Conference is presented by the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the Somerset County Business Partnership. 

February 21, 2013
13th Land Ethics Symposium: Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping
8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 
This informative conference will focus on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. Participants will have opportunities to network and share their experiences with peers at this professional program. The Symposium is geared toward professionals, including landscape architects, designers, contractors and the green industry, environmental consultants, land planners, managers and developers, and state/municipal officials. Continuing education credits are available. Featured speakers include: Brett Berkley of GreenVest, LLC, Ian Caton of Larry Weiner Landscape Associates, Janet Conroy of George Washington University, W. Gary Smith of W. Gary Smith Design, and Gregg Tepper of Mt. Cuba Center. Registration fee is $129 early bird (submitted by January 28); $149 regular (submitted after January 28); and $99 full-time students. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, break, and lunch. For more information, or to register, contact Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve at (215) 862-2924 or visit them online 

February 23, 2013
Winter Botany in the New Jersey Pinelands
Information here

February 26, 2013

Learn about Low Impact Development Techniques
7 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Association Headquarters
Bishop Farmstead, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

Dr. Stephen Souza, President of Princeton Hydro will present about low impact development (LID) techniques. LID refers to a suite of design and construction methods that reduce the environmental impacts of development, particularly on water quality.  For more information click here

March 24-27, 2013
EIA 2013 National Conference & Exhibition
Compliance + Enforcement = Prevention: A Capital Idea

Hyatt Regency
Crystal City (Washington, D.C.)
More information here

May 4, 2013

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Race starts: 10 a.m.
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ

A healthy community is a strong community. Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a self-help, urban green development organization in Trenton, NJ. We work to grow fresh food, teach our neighbors to grow their own fruits and vegetables, improve healthy eating habits, and create safe spaces where people can exercise.  Support this cause by participating in Miles for Isles, a 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk. This year, the race will be at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. Register before April 13th and receive a free T-shirt! Snacks and prizes will be on hand! This is a USATF Sanctioned race. Please contact Christine Grele with any questions. 609.341.4738

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