Monday, January 21, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 21-31, 2013

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

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. 

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January 22, 2013

PADEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board Subcommittee
1 p.m.
10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA.
The panel will meet on implementation of Act 157 (House Bill 1813) addressing land reclamation financial guarantees.  Contact: Daniel  Snowden, 717-783-8846.

January 22, 2013
Eco-logic radio show - rebuilding after Sandy part 2
8 p.m.on WBAI, NY, 99.5 FM &
On the next Eco-Logic is part 2 of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. They can do it stupid or they can do it smart.  We'll have a conversation with Chris Williams and Hadas Thier, two economists and authors explaining - in plain English - the economics of the situation.  Plus Katie Finnegan and Winnie Wong of Occupy Sandy and YANA (You Are Never Alone) with what is actually going on right now.  It's sure to be a fascinating and practical discussion. WBAI is at 99.5 FM (right in the middle of the FM dial) or you can listen to it live at Links to past episodes of Eco-Logic here 

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, 2013
PA Senate Environment Committee meeting to consider four bills
10:30 a.m.
Room 461
Capitol Building

Harrisburg, Pa
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 164 (Yudichak) which would appoint independent counsel for the Environmental Quality Board; Senate Bill 196 (D.White) Authorizing PennVEST funding for stormwater management and non-point sources projects; Senate Bill 258 (Yaw) providing for the disposition of abandoned mineral rights, and Senate Bill 259 (Yaw) providing for the reporting of royalties from oil and gas wells.  

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

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January 27-30
2013 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit
The Grand Hotel, Cape May, New Jersey 
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204

The  three-day event will explore the theme, "Weathering Change - Shifting Environments, Shifting Policies, Shifting Needs." The summit will feature over 115 presentations on the latest science, education, and policy topics. Join fellow scientists, educators, and others for stimulating presentations on issues that matter to the Delaware River and Bay. Get more information  Register Now!

January 27, 2013
The 5th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family
Noon to 4 p.m.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ

Sponsored by Slow Food Northern New Jersey, the event will bring together local farmers, food artisans, and like-minded organizations for an afternoon of sustainably, locally produced foods to stock up on for the winter. Visitors can purchase seasonal vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, and prepared foods from local growers and producers while learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to purchase seasonal farm shares. CSAs participating are The Community Supported Garden in Warren County and School Lunch Farm in Morris County. Appleridge Farm, Churutabis Farm, Flint Hill Farm, Good Fields Farm, Griggstown Quail Farm, Plaid Piper Farm, Bobolink Dairy & Bakeyard, Tassot Apiaries and Valley Shepherd Creamery will be on hand with artisan breads, cheeses, organic and pastured meats, and a wide array of poultry. Rogowski Farm will offer seasonal vegetables and fruit. Artisan chocolates & sweets for Valentine’s Day from Donna & Company Chocolates and The Artist Baker. Degage Farm will offer organic eco-handcrafted herbal aromatherapy products for your Valentine. Admission: $3 donation to Slow Food Northern NJ School Vegetable Garden Programs. More information.

January 28, 2013
Public Hearing On Proposed Mercer County Landfill
6 p.m. Public Meeting
7:30 p.m. Public Hearing
Grove City High School
511 Highland Ave.

Grove City, PATri-County Landfill Inc’s proposal to expand its municipal waste landfill operations in Pine and Liberty townships, Mercer County. Pa. The company’s proposal for expanding landfill operations in its existing 99-acre permitted disposal area includes the excavation and relocation of waste from an old 44.5-acre unlined area to new lined disposal cells. The facility would continue to operate at its current acceptance rate of 4,000 tons per day. Those who wish to present testimony are asked to register in advance by sending written notice to Gary Clark, Community Relations Coordinator, DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335. The notice should include the person's name, address and telephone number and indicate about which applications they will testify. Individuals who register in advance will be given priority on the agenda. If time permits, those who did not register will be given the opportunity to testify. The public will have the opportunity to present up to five minutes of oral testimony during the hearing. Organizations are encouraged to designate one witness to present testimony on behalf of their group, and all presenters should bring three copies of their comments and exhibits for the hearing panel and stenographer. For those who prefer to only present their comments in writing or are unable to attend the hearing, written testimony may be submitted until the close of business on Feb. 8 to Staci Gustafson, Assistant Regional Director, DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335. 

January 29, 2013
The inspiring film: Dive!                 

6:30 PM
Washington Township Public Library
37 E Springtown Rd
Long Valley, NJ 07853 
Do we actually throw half of our food away--sending much of it directly to the dumpster in single-use plastic containers?   Join us for this inspiring film, and a discussion of how we can improve these practices in our own community. Inspired by a curiosity about our careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multiple award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism and call to action. View the trailer  

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. 

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


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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 5, 2013

ANJR Annual Swap & Share Sessions
Association of New Jersey Recyclers 
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clayton Government Services Building, Clayton, NJ

February 7, 2013
Doing Business in India Breakfast Seminar
8:30 a.m. to Noon - 
Google Maps Directions 
Student Union Building
Fairleigh Dickinson U.Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck, NJ  
Register here or Ms. Sarah Horn:  

February 11, 2013

Collecting and recycling used plastic well pad liners from shale-gas drilling 
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Room G-50, Irvis Office Building
Capitol Complex
Harrisburg, PA 17120  Get directions Parking 
The first Environmental Issues Forum of 2013 will feature a presentation on a new business partnership involving two Pennsylvania businesses to collect and recycle used plastic well pad liners from Marcellus shale gas well drilling sites. The guest speakers will be David La Fiura, VP of Ultra-Poly Corporation of Portland, PA and Scott Fought, VP of Operations for WellSpring Environmental Services of Orwigsburg, PA. The partnership was put together with the help of the PA Recycling Markets Center, Inc. (RMC). Both businesses are members of the RMC's Center of Excellence, a network of recycled materials processors and end users of recycled materials.

February 12, 2 013

First Annual Edison Energy Forum
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Edison Municipal Complex
100 Municipal Boulevard
Edison, NJ 08817  
Presented by the Township of Edison and the Edison Chamber of Commerce, the event will focus on opportunities for Edison/Greater Edison businesses to reduce energy consumption and costs through TSLE NJBPU CE SSB DIP grants and third-party utility provider, as well as pro-bono technical support with applications. Light Refreshments will be provided.  Advance Registration to confirm attendance is required.  Please call 732-738-9482 to register. 

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 14, 2013
ANJR Annual Swap & Share Sessions
Association of New Jersey Recyclers 
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Morris Count MUA., Mendham, NJ 

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 

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February 22, 2013
Sound off for South Jersey - Legislative Conference and Luncheon
Sponsored by the Southern New Jersey Development Council
8 a.m.

Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ   
One of the largest legislative conferences in the state. Sound Off features panels of federal, state, and local officials and routinely draws over 300 attendees. The conference addresses upcoming issues vital to the current Legislative session. Sections are taped and aired on NJ Network.Register here or call 866-228-7500
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 21, 2013
nnual Membership Meeting 
Association of New Jersey Recyclers 
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
NJ EcoComplex,
Columbus, NJ

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

Hyatt Regency
Crystal City (Washington, D.C.)

March 25-27

Using 100% Flowback Water in Fracking

March 25-27, 2013
Pittsburgh PA
More information here

The Shale Play Water Management: Marcellus & Utica Initiative is coming back for it's third annual year in March 2013 and this year, we are including not only leading water management solutions for the Marcellus but also for the prolific,liquids rich Utica shale play. The newly researched, re-developed and action-focused agenda for 2013 provides case studies from both Marcellus and Utica operators, with representation from E&P executives, senior decision makers, technical experts and strategic professionals. 

April 16, 2013
Horizontal Remediation Wells  Improves Site Cleanup Training Workshop 
Edison, NJ Area (site to be announced)Directional Technologies, Inc., the global leader in environmental directional drilling, is scheduling training workshops in 2013.  Horizontal Remediation Well technology has improved significantly over the past five years.  The training workshops will discuss improvements in Horizontal Directional Drilling technology and how this technology can be applied to improve site cleanup using existing technologies and newer remedial technologies.  Please call Mary Powers at (203) 294-9200 or email to reserve a seat.  Seats will be limited. 

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

June 11, 2013
Understanding Sustainable Management
Full day course offered by the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) 
and the Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education
Rutgers Geiger Center
New Brunswick, NJ

August 20-22, 2013
Eastern Regional Meeting - Society for Petroleum Engineers of PA
Pittsburgh, Pa
Over the past 5 years since the last ERM was held in Pittsburgh the basin has grown considerably to accommodate the explosion of the Marcellus shale and more recently, its older brother, the Utica shale. The result of this is the rich legacy of experience that was already present in the basin is now armed with access to and the application for the latest technology for oil and gas field development. This has shifted our basin from being a mere ‘user’ of technology to being a true ‘developer’ of technology. We have also seen the industry embrace the added environmental challenges of the area and work through solutions that benefit the communities in which we operate. The theme of the 2013 Eastern Regional Meeting is appropriately named “Bridging Experience with Technology” and Pittsburgh will be the perfect venue to share these realized successes to others in the basin and to showcase them to those operating in similar unconventional basins outside of the area. More information

October 16, 2013
ANJR Annual Recycling Symposium & Luncheon
Association of New Jersey Recyclers
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ

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