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Enviro-Events Calendar for February 14-28, 2013







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



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February 14, 2013
ANJR Annual Swap & Share Sessions
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Morris Count MUA., Mendham, N

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Western PA Environmental Awards








February 15, 2013

Deadline: Nominations for 2013 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards
Nominations may be submitted online. If you have any questions about the nomination process,please call 412-481-9400 or e-mail WPEA@pecpa.org.



February 16, 2013

Viewing Party TEDX Manhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Catskill Art Society
48 Main Street
Livingston Manor, NY 
Interested in 'Changing the Way We Eat'?  Everyone is welcome to attend a free viewing of the TEDx Manhattan Webinar on Saturday, February 16, 2013. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a set of conferences presented globally, with the purpose of sharing "ideas worth spreading". TEDx Manhattan is an independent event in the style of TED, which will be focused on creating a shift toward a more sustainable way of eating, farming, and growing our local communities and food systems. Over 16 prominent speakers are scheduled to participate in this annual webinar organized by The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food & Farming, which will also include videos on the current sustainable food movement. The talks will be streamed live throughout the day over the Internet and viewed on a large screen in the Catskill Art Society .
The event is hosted by Catskill MountainkeeperNOFA-NY Catskill-Hudson Region, and the Slow Food Upper Delaware Chapter. The day will also include discussion, locally-sourced snacks, door prizes, a seed swap, and exhibits and presentations from local farmers, food businesses, and advocacy organizations. Some key areas of focus for the talks are: information, education and empowerment. Attendees are welcome to drop in or stay all day.


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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

The Application of Horizontal Wells for Site Remediation-
Technology Improvement Over Vertical Wells 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
La Quinta Inn, Somerset (formerly Ramada)
60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873
Social hour and dinner meeting. $30 for AEG or SAME 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, February 18, 2013 to Curt Schmidt at schmidtcas@aol.com or Rose DeLorenzo at rdelorenzo@matrixneworld.com. No shows will be charged.


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 22, 2013

Lunch and Learn: Energy Star Webinar 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Branch of the Central Pennsylvania US Green Building Council, in conjunction with Friedman Electric and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, invites you to join us for a “Lunch and Learn” event hosted by Benco Dental, located in the Centerpoint Commerce and Trade Park, Pittston, PA.
Please join us for a live presentation from the EPA about the Commercial Building Energy Star Rating Program. This event is via a live internet webinar. Participants will learn about the Energy Star program for commercial buildings and how you can obtain an Energy Star Rating. Emily Linn from the EPA will present on the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool for building energy tracking and benchmarking. She will also explain how the Energy Star rating is achieved, models of success, guidelines for Energy Management, and how it all works together.  The tool is meant for non-residential buildings, including a wide range of building types from commercial to institutional to hotels, etc. and she will explain how the Portfolio Manager works and what qualifiers are required to obtain a rating. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.
Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members Registration: To register contact Jan Russell at the Greenspring Institute at (215) 703-8573 or Barry Hendrickson at Benco Dental at (570) 602-6835 or register on-line at www.USGBC-CentralPA.org


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



February 23, 2013

Introduction to the Urban Permaculture Landscape 
Taught by Claudia Joseph
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
440 Hoboken Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
(just off 5 Corners near Journal Square PATH)
 $40 includes lunch  RSVP 
Director of the New York Permaculture Exchange, Permaculture teacher and consultant, Claudia Joseph has practiced Permaculture on both coasts and is developing the first food forest in NYC - a useful landscape for food, medicine, craft, habitat and storm water mitigation - at the Old Stone House in Washington Park, (Park Slope, Brooklyn) with students and volunteers. This day-long session introduction to Permaculture concepts will show how they can be applied in an urban landscape. Diversity - economic, cultural, and environmental - offers solutions to many of today's challenges and is one of the overarching themes of Permaculture. Claudia will discuss this nature-based approach to interconnected systems and explain how communities are responding to climate change, high-energy costs and soil toxicity by practicing Permaculture design. For more information on Claudia Joseph and the New York Permaculture Exchange visit http://www.permaculture-exchange.org.


February 25, 2013

Environmental Commission Networking Event
Hosted by the Alloway Twp. Environmental Commission

6:00 p.m/ - 8:00 p.m.

Alloway Township Municipal Building
49 South Greenwich Street
Alloway, New Jersey  Topic: Wetlands Protection. Need advice and assistance in wetlands protection matters? How should you report wetlands violations? What can be done to protect endangered species? Find out answers to these and other concerns you have. The presentations will cover the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, the Flood Hazard Area Control Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Rules with emphasis on the regulations' jurisdiction and the enforcement process. Speakers include: Ginger Benckert, an Environmental Specialist with the NJDEP's Bureau of Coastal and Land Use Compliance and Enforcement, and Randy Bearce, a regional supervisor with NJDEP. Randy has been with NJDEP for 19 years, 15 of those with the Bureau of Coastal and Land Use Compliance and Enforcement. Light supper will be provided. Please RSVP by February 15. Email ANJEC at info@anjec.org or call 973-539-7547  

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February 26-27, 2013

Environmental Audits and Site Assessments
Rutgers University Course Code: EL0102CA13
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Check-in time: 8:30 a.m/)
Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Whether you are a consultant, a developer or a lender, this two-day course will help you navigate the legal and regulatory maze that surrounds industrial and commercial site assessments and property transactions. This course provides essential training for real estate development, site assessment and site remediation professionals. This course is particularly relevant to practicing LSRP’s.  More 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


February 26, 2013

Inspiring Film: YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)
50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? 
Washington Township Public Library
37 E Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ (map
YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip--follows three friends as they hit the road - traveling America with hope, humor and all of their garbage - to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. The catch: The team turned the camera on their own lifestyle and set their own road rules, vowing to create less than one shoebox of garbage each month, including recyclables, never turning on an incandescent light (except car lights), or using approximately 25 gallons of water per person per day. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, and David Orr. See the trailer Join us for the film and discussion following. This is one of a series of free film screenings supported by the Washington Township Public Library. For more information contact Laura Knipmeyer. 

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February 27, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
90 Woodbridge Center Dr.
Suite 900
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
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February 28, 2013
Superstorm Sandy Damages and Claims for Businesses and Property Owners  
8 a.m. -8:30 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Program Wolff & Samson PC
One Boland Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052
Businesses and property owners who suffered significant damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy and who believe their damages claims were under-assessed or under-paid are invited to attend a complimentary program about the claims process. In direct response to Sandy, Wolff & Samson, a leading New Jersey law firm, has joined forces with Florida-based flood insurance attorney Samuel Bearman, who along with consultant Dennis Abbott authored "Your Guide to Handling Flood Insurance Claims." Please join us for an informative program where members of our Disaster Recovery Claims Group will discuss such topics as: Flood claims, Wind claims, Excess insurance, Business interruption claims, and Insurance agent and broker malpractice claims. Speakers: Dennis Abbott, Consultant, Law Office of Samuel W. Bearman; 
Samuel Bearman, Esq., Law Office of Samuel W. Bearman; John Casey, Esq., Member of the Firm, Wolff & Samson PC, and Adam Derman, Esq., Member of the Firm, Wolff & Samson PC Register here


March 2, 2013

Fundamentals for Effective Environmental Commissions
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Ave. 
Clifton, NJ
Environmental commissioners are charged with protecting natural resources and environmental quality in their communities. Commissions provide the expertise and information necessary to help their town and its residents address environmental concerns. These one-session workshops are an ideal introduction for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced ones. ANJEC staff and other invited speakers will present an overview of environmental commission responsibilities and powers, and discuss the basic tools and techniques--master planning, ordinance development, site plan review, and environmental resource inventories--used by commissions as they work at the local level to promote sustainable energy practices and protect the environment. Learn how to work effectively within local government and with your community. The Commissioners’ Course is designed to provide practical information and project ideas that will assist commissions as they face the challenges of protecting their towns’ natural resources. For 2013 ANJEC has added a one-hour networking session to these workshops. A unique chance for attendees to learn and share from other commission members. Registration: ANJEC Members $35; Non-Members $40 If your commission is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan there is no charge to attend. To register and for further information, email ANJEC at info@anjec.org or call 973-539-7547. More info here 

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March 7, 2013
Homeowners Series Class- Vegetable Gardening 101
Camden
 County Environmental Center, 1301 N Park Blvd
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Calling all new vegetable gardeners! Join Camden County Master Gardener, Mark Wellner in learning about preparing the garden area, tilling the soil and using raised beds. There will be a demonstration of different seed planting techniques. Continuing care throughout the season and support or staking will also be explained. For a successful and productive garden season, and answers to all of your questions, register for this timely Homeowners Class. To reserve your place in this class, a check for $10 per household made out to MGACC (Master Gardener Association of Camden County) prior to the class is necessary. Call 856-216-7130 or email us at njgarden@camdencounty.com. Other topics planned this season include “Tool Sharpening”, “Organic Control of Common Garden Pests” and “Extending the Garden Season” with others in the works. These topics are appropriate for backyard vegetable gardeners as well as those gardening in community gardens. Make sure you are on our email list to receive details about future sessions.



March 11-12, 2013

11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
Gateway Center
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus and the Oncenter Conference Complex Syracuse, NY Hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE). This year we are holding our first ever Student Leadership Summit as well as the pre-conference workshop in the new Gateway Center on Monday, March 11th. It is here where students can come together and discuss current issues in green building while also networking with professionals in an array of green building fields. On March 12th, there will be concurrent session presentations on the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in key green building fields: building science, environmental, LEED, commercial, and residential, as well as keynote presentations from Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, and Alex Wilson, founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont. This conference serves as a forum for green building research and development, best practices, and discussions on green building science, operation and maintenance, as well as an opportunity to network with other green building experts, professionals, and researchers.  This conference is also approved for PDH's and is under review for LU's for landscape architects, CEU's for registered architects and GBCI CEs. More information 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 15, 2013
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PaCentral Pennsylvania's Green Living Conference
Hosed by the Green Building Council of Central Pennsylvania and Dickinson College's Center for Sustainability Education 
It is back and will be bigger and better than ever. This year’s event will be held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and will feature keynote presentations, exhibits, our annual meeting, and several hours of continuing education credits just like last year, and a few special additions. Dickinson College is centrally located and offers exceptional accommodations  Exhibitor and sponsorship information will be sent soon, as well as information on the program and speakers.  Click here for more information  Register online 

March 16, 2013
Fundamentals for Effective Environmental Commissions
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Washington Township Municipal Building
(Gloucester County)
523 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 Environmental commissioners are charged with protecting natural resources and environmental quality in their communities. Commissions provide the expertise and information necessary to help their town and its residents address environmental concerns. These one-session workshops are an ideal introduction for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced ones. ANJEC staff and other invited speakers will present an overview of environmental commission responsibilities and powers, and discuss the basic tools and techniques--master planning, ordinance development, site plan review, and environmental resource inventories--used by commissions as they work at the local level to promote sustainable energy practices and protect the environment. Learn how to work effectively within local government and with your community. 
The Commissioners’ Course is designed to provide practical information and project ideas that will assist commissions as they face the challenges of protecting their towns’ natural resources. For 2013 ANJEC has added a one-hour networking session to these workshops. A unique chance for attendees to learn and share from other commission members. Registration: ANJEC Members $35; Non-Members $40 If your commission is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan there is no charge to attend. To register and for further information, email ANJEC at info@anjec.org or call 973-539-7547. More info here 



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March 18, 2013

The Wall Street Green Summit
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

(212) 683-0023

The longest running and most comprehensive environmental market event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, The Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. Hear it here first!
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March 21, 2013
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March 21, 2013
ANJR Annual Membership Meeting 
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
NJ EcoComplex,
Columbus, NJ


March 21, 2013
GMOs? We can do better than that
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Ave
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. Join in this fun action meeting to plan for Earth Month, so bring your project ideas.  There will be a drawing for a TBA GMO-free door prize so wear your lucky socks! Free and open to the public--bring a friend.RSVP: gmofreenj@gmail.com or (856) 869-3592 Learn more: gmofreenj.com


March 23, 2013
Fundamentals for Effective Environmental Commissions
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Duke Farms -Orientation Building
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ
Environmental commissioners are charged with protecting natural resources and environmental quality in their communities. Commissions provide the expertise and information necessary to help their town and its residents address environmental concerns. These one-session workshops are an ideal introduction for new commissioners and a good refresher for more experienced ones. ANJEC staff and other invited speakers will present an overview of environmental commission responsibilities and powers, and discuss the basic tools and techniques--master planning, ordinance development, site plan review, and environmental resource inventories--used by commissions as they work at the local level to promote sustainable energy practices and protect the environment. Learn how to work effectively within local government and with your community. The Commissioners’ Course is designed to provide practical information and project ideas that will assist commissions as they face the challenges of protecting their towns’ natural resources. For 2013 ANJEC has added a one-hour networking session to these workshops. A unique chance for attendees to learn and share from other commission members. Registration: ANJEC Members $35; Non-Members $40 If your commission is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan there is no charge to attend. To register and for further information, email ANJEC at info@anjec.org or call 973-539-7547. More info here


March 23, 2013, 2013
Invasive Species ID and Management
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center,
1635 River Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938
FEE: Members: $10, Non-members: $15. Registration required by March 21.  Join us to discover the Preserve’s most unwanted! In this session, you will learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, which species are of concern in local landscapes, and the methods we are using to control these exotic intruders. Preserve staff will introduce you to invasive plants through a presentation and outdoor walk (weather dependent). For more information about programs at the Preserve, call (215) 862-2924, visit www.bhwp.org, or email bhwp@bhwp.org.


March 23, 2013

Knowing Native Plants: Signs of Spring
1– 4 p.m.
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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center
1635 River Rd.
New Hope, Pa.
Members: $15, Non-members: $20. Advance registration recommended
The promise of spring is just around the corner. Meet the early flowering plants and learn how they have adapted to this potentially harsh time of year. This program will focus on early-blooming species such as snow trillium, skunk cabbage, and hepatica. We’ll try to identify spring-blooming species from the shoots that will just be poking through the soil. Presentation/discussion followed by an outdoor tour. This program will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. This program is $15 for Preserve members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration recommended. For more information about programs at the Preserve, call (215) 862-2924, visit www.bhwp.org, or email bhwp@bhwp.org.


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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 20, 2013
South Plainfield Borough-Wide Cleanup 
9 a.m. to Noon
Municipal Building
2480 Plainfield Avenue
The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board is sponsoring a borough-wide cleanup the last week in April.  The main clean-up event will be on Saturday morning, April 20.  Volunteers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Municipal Building at 2480 Plainfield Avenue, to collect equipment and clean-up assignments.  We will target roadsides, parks, streams and vacant lots.  Residents are welcome to organize a crew, or to come on their own.  All volunteers are invited back to Borough Hall at noon for a free Pickup Picnic. For information, call Alice Tempel, Clean Communities Coordinator, (908) 226-7621 or atempel@southplainfieldnj.com          


April 22-24, 2013
National Hydropower Association Annual Convention

Capital Hilton
Washington, D.C.  Conference Information 

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April 27, 2013
Art Blooms Earth Festival
Bike ride: 9 a.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Festival) Croft Farm 100 Borton Mill Road 
Cherry HIll, NJ 08034
Rain or shine  
Festival Sponsorship Information HERE


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 

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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, 2013
Fuel-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


May 30-31, 2013

Environmental Management Information Systems in the Cloud Conference
8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST
The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco
EMIScloud 2013 is the premier conference on organizing environmental, sustainability, health/safety, energy, air, and water information in the Cloud, hosted by Locus Technologies. At this peer-led, two-day event, you will learn about recent developments in the environmental management space, and light will be shed on the best practices and Cloud-based options that exist today to more effectively manage your mission-critical environmental information. This is your chance to collaborate and celebrate with Locus customers, partners, employees, and various like-minded, environmental professionals. You will hear from multiple perspectives such as companies that have undergone the Cloud transformation, environmental professionals from different industries with a wide range of experiences, and Locus experts, and will emerge with the proper knowledge to help your company avoid potential pitfalls in the future. Please visit the event website for further information, www.emiscloud.com, or email emiscloud@locustec.com


June 10-12, 2013

INEF Penn State Conference 2013
A conference for the Environmental Forensics community
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Short Course June 10, 2013-A preliminary full day environmental forensics course prior  to the conference will include presentations of forensics geochemistry with an emphasis on petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and organic compounds. Compound specific isotope analysis and the use of surrogate analysis in environmental forensics investigations are presented in detail. See full agenda here
Technical Sessions, June 11-12, 2013
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Two days of technical sessions will feature selected presentations on environmental forensics topics solicited from international leaders in the field. Selected speakers will submit manuscripts summarizing their papers that will be peer-reviewed prior to publication by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Copies of the proceedings will be provided to all conference attendees following the conference. Due to current level of interest, a special session will be organized on the  environmental forensics of hydraulic fracturing.  As part of this session invited presentations are planned, in addition to open submissions, by key experts in this important area
More information and call for abstracts


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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