Thursday, March 28, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for March 28-31, 2013

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

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.

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April 1, 2013
Raíces Cultural Center Eco-Culture Sustainability Meeting
7-9 p.m.
Reformed Church of Highland Park, in the Parlor
19-21 S. Second Ave.
Highland Park, NJ 08904
TOPIC: DEEP ECOLOGY "Can the Earth survive humanity? The Value of Ecological Wisdom" Guest Presentation and Discussion by Ellen Rosner. In the words of Norweigan philosopher Arnie Naess, who coined the term, Deep Ecology is a system of thought which looks "deeply into the actual reality of humanity's relationship with the natural world." Deep Ecology asserts the interrelatedness of all living things and the intrinsic right of all living things to thrive, independent of their value to human beings. In this interactive presentation, we ask: ~By the end of the century half of all species on Earth will be gone. Should we care? What occurs when human beings live in intimacy with Earth? Can we "re-sacred" the Earth? Join us the first Monday of every month for presentations, discussions, workshops, film screenings, skill-shares & more. Learn, explore and share your knowledge of eco-culture, sustainability & natural living. Take steps towards a cleaner, greener way of life for ourselves, our community & our planet. More info here.

April 4,  2013
Fracking and the Future of Global Energy: Golden Age or Dark Age?
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Abby and Paul Milstein Auditorium
Milstein Hall Cornell University
129 Sibley Dome
Ithaca, NY 14853

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!

April 7, 2013
The Pine Barrens at First Light

Noon to 4 p.m.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance 
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton, NJ 08088  
The public is invited to attend the opening reception of an this exhibit featuring the photography of Ernest Cozens. Mr. Cozens will have on display twenty-five stunning images that reflect the natural beauty of the Pine Barrens and Jersey Shore.  He frames all his photographs by hand using re-claimed wood.  The exhibit will run through June 2013. All work is for sale. Many of these images were taken from vantage points that are only accessible by boat.  Mr. Cozens has a wooden 18-foot Simmons Sea Skiff that he built himself.  The design allows him to go into very shallow water.  “By boat, you can find places you never knew existed in New Jersey,” says Mr. Cozens. Mr. Cozens will be on hand to answer questions about his method and approach to capturing these beautiful images.  A sample of images can been see on Mr. Cozens’ website Other activities include music by The Ong’s Hat Band and tours of the historic barn.  Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of Whole Foods Market of Marlton. The Pinelands Visitor Center, offering Pinelands-related books, apparel, and other merchandise, will also be open during the program.

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 9, 2013
Water Quality Monitoring in the Delaware River Basin
7 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship Hall
1 West Nelson Street
Newton, NJ

Ms. Faith Zerbe, Director of Monitoring for the Delaware RiverKeeper Network, will provide a public overview of ongoing water quality testing and analysis programs designed to protect the waters that flow through your Delaware River Basin. Topics include:
Water quality monitoring and analysis; Protecting the Delaware River Basin; Community participation and cooperation; Impacts to your river due to ongoing industrial activity, and Impacts of pipelines that fuel unsustainable fracking and ways to watchdog. The event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Skylands Sierra Club Group. For more information, email: 


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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: For more information, please contact Chelsea Wittman, EBC Program Coordinator 
at (201) 368-2100 or

April 15-16, 2013
SWANA Spring Conference: Solid Waste Industry's Reaction to Superstorm Sandy and Waste Flow Control and Innovation Updates   
Tropicana Casino and Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Seminar topics include: the effects, reactions and cleanup of Superstorm Sandy. The newest regarding Waste Flow Control, industry innovation, and the Regulator’s perspectives. Speaker’s from the U.S. Army National Guard, EPA,  FEMA and the NJDEP. Join the special panel session to report to  the NJDEP how you think they did with their handling and support of the Superstorm Sandy Event. Following the conference on Tuesday will be a “Green Initiatives tour” which will visit various facilities within Atlantic County. Rooms available starting at $65.00+taxes.  Reservations must be made by March 25, 2013 to take advantage of this special offer. Please call (800) 247-8767 and mention “SWANA NJ CHAPTER” to receive this discounted offer. For more information, please contact:Kate Robert (609) 465-9026 or

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. 

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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          

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 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 24, 2013
EJCDC 2013 New Construction Documents:  An Overview
1- 2:30 p.m. EDT 
Presented by: Jim Brown, Vice President for Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of ARCADIS-U.S., Inc. and Chair of the EJCDC Construction Subcommittee. As the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) finalizes the new 2013 editions of the EJCDC Construction Series (C-series) documents, there is no one more qualified to provide an overview of the substantive changes to the documents than Jim Brown, Chair of the EJCDC Construction Subcommittee.  This 90-minute overview is your best introduction to what's new and changed for these flagship documents of the infrastructure industry.

April 25, 2013

SWEP's Green Smarts Party 

Saul Ewing

500 Market Street
Conference Room 38D
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration: 5 p.m. - Program: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Help us congratulate the Society of Women Environmental Professionals' s 2013 scholarship and grant recipients at SWEP Greater Philadelphia's annual Green Smarts Party!  We will be honoring our scholarship winners as well as the winners of our annual grants. Learn about impressive students and environmental programs while you network and mingle with other environmental professionals. Wine, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Wine, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Building visitors must present a photo IDCost: Members/Non-members: $20; Students: $10. Register by 5 pm, April 18. Questions? Cristina Arlt,  Parking Public Transit: Proximate to 15th Street Station, City Hall Station, and Suburban Station

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 

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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. 609.341.4738

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,, or email

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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
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

June 13-14, 2013
Development of Site-Specific Impact to Groundwater (IGW)
Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) using SESOIL and AT123D
Rutgers Continuing Studies Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Instructors: Michael Barden, Robert Schneiker, Liliana Cecan & Paul Sanders
The cost for this two-day seminar is $795. A printed course notebook as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and break snacks and refreshments for both days of the seminar are included. This two-day course is approved for 14 CECs for LSRPs and covers the development of site-specific impact to groundwater (IGW) soil remediation standards (SRS) under the NJDEP guidance. Subject matter will range from simple equations (SWPE), to SPLP, and transport and fate modeling, using SESOIL and AT123D within the new SEVIEW 7.1 software package. For additional information please contact Liliana Cecan at or Robert Schneiker at


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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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