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Enviro-Events Calendar for March 22-31, 2013








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

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

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March 23, 2013
Woodcock and Amphibian Evening Walk
5:30 p.m.
Join us at the Plainsboro Preserve to witness the nuptial flights of the male woodcock as they try to woo their female counterparts. The Preserve has a number of these amazing and secretive birds and in years past we have seen and heard many of them.  Linger into the night as the amphibian chorus grows.  Join Sanctuary Director Sean Grace for this fun and informative evening walk.

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March 23, 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.
Hepatica
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.

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March 26, 2013

What's Going On With The New Jersey Solar Industry?

A New Jersey Green Association Event
8:30 - 11:30 A.M.
The Exchange Restaurant
160 East Main Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-627-8488  Directions
Despite Hurricane Sandy leaving hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents homeless and without power, solar energy installations in the state have remained unscathed.  Join our panel of experts in a lively  discussion on the future of solar energy within NJ. A light breakfast will be served. $25.00 to attend. (Check or cash only) Please RSVP by Friday March 22, 2013 to nstanlick@nj-green.org


March 26, 2013
4th Annual World Green Energy Symposium
Hunter College
The City University of New York (CUNY)
68th Street & Lexington Avenue
The 2013 World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) programs are carefully developed with a focus on green/renewable energy technology. More information here.


March 26, 2013

NJDEP Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance Update    
Sponsored by SWEP, The Society of Women Environmental Professionals
Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Parking
Building visitors must present a photo ID.
Building Check In Starts at 8 a.m.
Registration: 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Program Start/End Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast will be provided.RSVP by 5 pm Friday, March 22, 2013  
Vapor intrusion regulations, guidance, and technology are constantly changing — and the costs of falling behind may be extremely high both in terms of project schedule and costs. In January 2013, NJ DEP released Version 3 of the Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance (VITG). Please join SWEP Greater Philadelphia for a program where DEP’s changes to the VITG will be reviewed by Mr. John Boyer (co-author of the past two versions of the VITG, and co-author and Chair of the DEP/Stakeholder Vapor Intrusion Guidance Committee for VITG v.3). Mr. William Elcoate, National Air Account Manager for Alpha Labs will discuss analytical methods and QAPP requirements, data review, and data usability. Mr. Darryl Borelli, Technical Consultant at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP will discuss cases studies, best practices, potential project problems, and   considerations and implications of sampling and remediation. Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $20; Students – No charge. Contact: Sonya Ward, sward@h2m.com or 862-207-5900 Ext. 2216

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March 27, 2013            
EBC Roundtable Meeting: LSRP Document Problems and Proposed Solutions 
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
PSE&G Training & Development Center
            Edison, NJ
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. 
No reservations or cancellations can be accepted after 3/26/13 Due to security procedures at
PSE&G, please no walk-ins. Roundtables are complimentary to CIANJ members. Cost is $80 
for non-members. Register online at: www.cianj.org. For more, contact Chelsea Wittman, 
EBC Program Coordinator at (201) 368-2100 or cwittman@cianj.org


            
March 27, 2013
Monthly Meeting - Professional Women in Construction-NJ
Noon to 2 p.m.  Add to Calendar
The Newark Club One Newark Center- 22nd Floor
1085 Raymond Boulevard (Parking Garage)
Newark, NJ 07102
What better way to celebrate "Women's History Month" than by inviting four amazing New Jersey industry achievers to address our members. Please join us to listen to their stories of success and to address the panelists with a Q&A session.  Panelists: Maria Mediago. Vice President, Facilities, Valley Health Care System; Susan Hogan, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSE&G; Tracey Kasper,  LEED AP, Vice President of Project Management, Avison Young and Ida Perich, Manager, Business Utilization. Office of Business & Job Opportunity, Port Authority of NY & NJ Register Now! 


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March 30, 2013
Terrific Turtles

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Did you know that the Plainsboro Preserve is home to many types of turtles?  Participants will meet several species of turtles in our nature center before hike out on the preserve and search for turtles emerging from their long winter nap.
 

April 4, 2013
NJ Invasive Species Conference 
NJ Invasive Species Conference

April 6, 2013

Stand Up for New Jersey: Fighting for Clean Water, Air & Communities
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ
Register today to learn how you can Stand up for New Jersey!



April 6, 2013
Amazing Animals of Our Vernal Pools
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
In spring, temporary ponds fill up, and these are magnets for breeding amphibians.  Vicki Schwartz will lead a walk to the vernal pools at Plainsboro Preserve, where you will learn what vernal pools are, why they are important, and what kind of animals can be found there.  Plan to get wet and muddy feet! 

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April 9,  2013
Occupy Parking Lots: Applying Market-Based Policies to Transit Oriented Development
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road

Branchburg, NJ 08876
Sponsored by the College and the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, the conference will discuss the idea of building on parking lots near transit. Leading experts from the business community, environmental organizations and academia will be featured. More details and registration here or at 
908-526-1200 x8238



April 12, 2013
EBC's Meet NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin    
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ
For the fourth year in a row NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin has agreed to join the members of the Environmental Business Council for lunch to discuss the state of environmental affairs in New Jersey. Commissioner Martin and his department have
made great strides in demonstrating that in the state of New Jersey, the need for a favorable economic climate and the commitment to environmental issues do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts. Luncheon attendees will have the chance to hear firsthand where the department is headed in the coming year—don't miss this great opportunity to interact with Commissioner Martin! Register online at: www.cianj.org. For more information, please contact Chelsea Wittman, EBC Program Coordinator 
at (201) 368-2100 or cwittman@cianj.org


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


April 23-24, 2013 
NJ Sustainability Professionals' Summit: 
Visioning for Accelerated Impact 
Princeton University
Purpose: This first-of-its-kind meeting will engage leadership, chief sustainability officers and sustainability professionals from various NJ economic sectors in a discussion of the current state of sustainability in New Jersey higher education. Within the context of New Jersey's unique status as the ecological crossroads that produced the "Garden State", this gathering will explore the potential partnerships with and within NJ higher education to foster a network of collaborations that transcends the education sector and advances our collective sustainability impact across the state. Sponsorships are available: Please contact NJHEPS at 732-777-6892 or gminkoff@njheps.org for further details. Co-Keynote Addresses: Dr. Henry Horn-Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Dr. Anthony Cortese--Founder of Second Nature, American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), American Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). Sessions and panels include: "Engaging Executive Leadership in Sustainability-how do you make this happen/how others made it happen." -  Sustainability Collaborations and Partnerships with New Jersey's Higher Education Community Sectors/issues addressed include: Sustainability policy; clean energy/ technology; talent development, careers and entrepreneurship; curriculum/education, supply chain/ resource management, change management within/across institutions. 



April 26-28, 2013
NJ Wildlife & Conservation Conference
    
Sheraton Eatontown Hotel
6 Industrial Way East
Eatontown, NJ
A conference designed to find common ground among wildlife enthusiasts and sportsmen, learning and sharing information focused on wildlife conservation, setting the stage for innovative partnerships. Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife for panels and seminars about New Jersey's wildlife and how sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, biologists and others can come together around a commitment and passion for protecting New Jersey's wildlife.  Together, we can set the stag for innovative, productive partnerships in the years to come.  Information and registration here




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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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April 30, 2013

2013 NJ Regional Planning Summit!     
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
The War Memorial
Trenton, NJ



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

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May 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

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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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