Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 29, 2013

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

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!

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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

Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association Annual Member Meeting
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Rutgers EcoComplex 
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Join us for our annual MSEIA member meeting. We will reflect on the challenges and successes of 2012 and discuss the organization's vision and goals for 2013. We will also vote on bylaw amendments and introduce the new 2013 Board of Directors. This meeting is for members in good standing only. Register here

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 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 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: http://westwoodpubliclibrary.weebly.com/ 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: dawjohnson@simplexgrinnell.com  Information/registration 

February 1, 2013
Film: Waking the Green Tiger
Princeton Environmental Film Festival
Princeton Public Library (Community Room)
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 

Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers and journalists, this documentary follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze River in southwestern China. Featuring astonishing archival footage never seen outside China, and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also tells the history of Chairman Mao’s campaigns to conquer nature in the name of progress. Directed by Gary Marcuse. Produced by Betsy Carson and Gary Marcuse.

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: shorn@fdu.edu  

February 7, 2013
Film: To Make A Farm

Princeton Environmental Film Festival
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ (map)
Five young people without farming backgrounds embark on making their farming dreams a reality in this award-winning documentary. Starting from scratch, they meet the risks and challenges of this demanding profession with imagination, passion, and sacrifice. Intimate and beautifully photographed, the film offers a hopeful look at small-scale food production in an age of industrialized agriculture. Learn more about the film at tomakeafarm.ca. The film will be followed by a talk with Judith Robinson and Helen Chandler, a young, local farmer, who will share their experiences about starting their farms.

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
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 

February 21, 2013
Sowing Seeds of Sanity, Sustainability and Sustenance
7 p..m. to 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Hadden Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 
A gathering of citizens interested in initiating action in the community with a goal of restoring our food choice freedom. Together we study the impact of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are in our food supply, learn how to avoid them, and explore ways to increase awareness about this serious global crisis.
Know your GMO-free food source--grow your own! Begin planning now and start by taking a virtual walk through the growing season with Master Gardener Gwenne Baile. After her talk, Gwenne will answer questions and lead discussion about planting a sustainable garden. We will also have time to plan the next step of sowing seeds of GMO awareness. DOOR PRIZE! There will be a drawing--organic seeds for the lucky winner's garden! Free and open to the public. Bring a friend! RSVPGMOFreeNJ@gmail.com 

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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 12, 2013
PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium 2013
7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Temple University
1837 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Now in its third year, this event brings together industry, education and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Delaware Valley. Keynote speakers: Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia (Invited); James C. Fish, Jr., EVP & CFO, Waste Management, and Rob Powelson, Chairman of The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Education sessions will cover diverse topics such as green schools, the business model for sustainability, Philadelphia cultural and sports institutions, LEED, commercial real estate owners and tenants, electric vehicles and much more! Panelists include:aJaimie Cloud: President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education; Doug Gatlin, VP for Market Development, USGBC; Jean Lupinacci, Director, ENERGYSTAR Commercial/Industrial Branch, USEPA; Bill Sisson, Director of Sustainability, United Technologies;Brenna Walraven, Managing Director, USAA Real Estate Company, and Rob Watson, Founder, LEED and EcoTech International Group. COST: Standard Price: $49; Chapter Member / Member-Pro: $29; Student (ID Required): $10 REGISTER 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 mpowers@directionaltech.com to reserve a seat.  Seats will be limited. 

April 28, 2013
Third Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dudash Park
May Street & Liberty Street
Edison, NJ 08837 
(Rain Date: May 5, 2013)
Co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team. For more information as to attendance, participation and/or sponsorship,  contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at 732-248-7356 or cmazauskas@edisonnj.org 

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. cgrele@isles.org 609.341.4738

efficient car signMay 19, 2013Fuel-Efficient Car Show at the Silver Diner 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cherry Hill, NJ
High gas prices got you down?
Come check out dozens of car models that get at least 35 MPG highway, including hybrids, electric cars, and high-mileage cars that run on gasoline and diesel. There will even be a fully-electric, zero-emission motorcycle that runs up to 113 miles on a charge, and an electric charging station. In Cherry Hill, NJ, car and truck emissions account for nearly 30% of our greenhouse gasses. Be part of the solution and drive a fuel-efficient car. Sponsored by Cherry Hill's It's In Our Power campaign. For more information, contact Nancy Axelrod at naxelrod@chtownship.com

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
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ

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