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Monday, August 5, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for August 5-31, 2013

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

August 6, 2013
How to use Geoteaming to explore and Assess 
9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Aquatic Resource Education Center (AREC)
4876 Haypoint Landing Road
Smyrna, DE. 

The workshop is a great STEM activity to get your students or group using geocaching to explore science, social studies, math and many more cross-curricula subjects. Geoteaming builds teamwork, comfort using technology and develops inquiry and exploration skills. For more information, please contact Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656

August 7, 2013
Green Drinks Networking Party 

Transitioning To Green and Sustainable Morristown invite you to celebrate Summer
Green Drinks Networking Party on the Patio and at the bar
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hyatt Morristown 

August 8, 2013

Alternative Fuel Workshop
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus

Attendees will learn the benefits of operating fleet vehicles using alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane (LPG).  Speakers will provide information on the growing natural gas fueling infrastructure in Pennsylvania, and how to apply for Alternative Fuel Incentive and Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle grants. Several alternative fuel vehicles and school buses will be available for viewing.Registration is required, and can be completed by contacting Teresa Willey at DEP’s Meadville Regional Office, 814-332-6816, or by email – twilley@pa.govFor information on natural gas vehicles, visit and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button.

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August 8, 2013

August 10, 2013
Weed Patrol
9:30 a.m.  to 12 noon
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center
1635 River Road
New Hope, Pa.
Join Grounds Manager Sebastian Brown and the Preserve’s Weed Patrol volunteers to learn about and remove invasive plant species. Your efforts will contribute to our goal of controlling invasive plant species on our grounds. Tools and supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is suggested. For more information about programs at the Preserve, call (215) 862-2924, visit, or email

August 13, 2013
Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Technology Workshop 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Henry Student Center of Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.
The state Department of Environmental Protection, along with its partners at Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, will hold a free workshop  for government, private and public fleet managers, municipalities, colleges, universities and other parties interested in learning more about alternative fuel vehicles and related technology.  Attendees will learn how natural gas technologies are helping to move Pennsylvania away from the use of imported petroleum fuels toward home-grown, environmentally friendly alternatives.  Attendees will be able to view natural gas vehicles following the workshop and networking luncheon. The deadline to register for this workshop is Aug. 6.  Registration information is available on the DEP website. and click on the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program button. 
Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact the University at 1-800-Wilkes-U to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least 48 hours prior to any event.

August 14, 2013

Transitioning to Green Careers™ World of Possibilities Forum
9 a.m. -5 p.m.     
Hartman Lounge

Hennessy Hall, 
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Madison Campus
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August 15, 2013

GMO Free NJ Meeting 
7 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Avenue
CollingswoodNJ 08108
Enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan. In under an hour this little gem of a film takes us from a five star gourmet restaurant in Canada, to genetic engineering labs, down supermarket aisles, to farms across North America and India and back again. This thought provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs and industrial agriculture is informative and startling. Free organic popcorn. After the movie GMO free NJ members will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion. Film is 47 minutes long and is appropriate for children. Bring a friend. Learn more at or call 856-869-3592

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August 17, 2013
Forum on Northeast New Jersey Environmental Sustainability
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ramapough Lenape Nation Community Center
189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah NJ 07430.
The Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc. (MEVO) will host a forum for representatives from various environmental groups in Northeast New Jersey that have a focus on local volunteer work to meet, collaborate with, and develop long-term, inter-organizational partnerships! This collaboration will enable us to more effectively achieve our goals and to create a larger environmental movement in Northeast New Jersey! The event was previously planned for July 28, but has been postponed to August 17 to publicize it even more and to get even more organizations attending! Representatives of organizations who attend will collaborate with one another on how their organizations can work together on future projects by sharing resources such as specific skills or knowledge, contact information of individuals or organizations that may want to provide assistance, strategies in getting more people engaged, their own ability to volunteer, and everything else! Please come prepared to talk about your organization's mission and talk to other organizations about how you can work with them collaboratively in the future. Light refreshments will be provided by local food organizations from the Bergen County area. Please RSVP to Kyle Van Dyke at 201-312-7053 or by email at for your organization to attend. Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc. (MEVO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental volunteer organization based in Mahwah, New Jersey that is organized around the goals of service, sustainability, and environment. MEVO carries out volunteer events that engage local high school and college students to clean up trash, plant trees, restore and manage hiking trails, and build and maintain community gardens. More information about MEVO can be found at

August 17, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard

Cherry Hill, NJ

Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.

August  20, 2013
Webinar: Aerated Static Pile Composting
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Presenter: Peter Moon, P.E., President/Principal Engineer, Price-Moon Enterprises, Inc./02 Compost Systems. This webinar focuses on expanding beyond the basics of leaf and yard waste composting into food residuals, manures, biosolids and other challenging materials.  It will also discuss how a turned windrow system is converted to an aerated static pile system to improve operating efficiencies, reduce off-site impacts from odors and dramatically increase processing capacity.  In addition, this webinar provides an excellent opportunity to better understand ASP Composting as an emerging technology to decrease emissions of volatile organic compounds, ammonia and greenhouse gases. Learn more about our presenter here REGISTER NOW! Click Here. 


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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

August 22, 2013
Extending the Growing Season
Rutgers Master Gardener Association of 
Camden County 2013 Homeowners’ Series
6:30 p.m. - Sign-in
7 p.m. - Program starts promptly
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry HillNJ 08003
Speaker Jan Zientek will address: How to Get a Longer Growing Season; Increase Your Harvest of Vegetables and Herbs; Use of Late Seed Planting, Cold Frames and Hoops, and Which Vegetables and Herbs “Winter-Over.” Zientak is the Senior Program Coordinator of Rutgers Urban Gardening Program, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County and Acting Agricultural Agent. Advance registration requested. For more information, call 856-216-7130, email or go to the website: Click on “lawn and garden”

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September 6, 2013

Marcellus and Natural Gas End Use Planning and Implementation Summit
PA Association of Environmental Professionals
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For more information, contact: Eric Rosina, Manager - Environmental Services, ACT Engineers, Inc. WBE, 1 Washington Blvd. Suite 3, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 T: 609-918-0200 x 230

September 10, 2013
Nature’s Palette for Papermaking
7 p.m.
Carman Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill
NJ 08002

Winnie Radolan will be the presenter at the Horticultural Society of South Jersey monthly meeting which is free and open to the public. At the end of the growing season, our gardens provide us with a wealth of plant materials which can be processed into papermaking fibers, useful for creating beautiful handmade papers. Iris and day lily leaves and other plant materials can be made into beautifully textured and colored papers. Winnie started her career in papermaking in 1989 at the site of America’s first paper mill, RittenhouseTown back in 1989.  She teaches at the University of the Arts in Pa.  Her works are exhibited and in private collections around the world.  For more information, go to the  website.  

September 10, 2013 
Legal and Insurance Lessons Learned From Major Catastrophic Events
8 a.m.
TKP Conference Center
109 West 39th Street (Between 6th and Broadway)
New York, NY 
Hosted by Marsh and K&L Gates. Join Marsh and K&L Gates for a complimentary one-day seminar at which our experts will discuss important topics from both a legal and risk management perspective to better prepare you for managing the risks associated with catastrophic events. We will cover: Lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and the World Trade Center Disaster; Contractor default insurance and claim management techniques; Optimizing post-disaster claim recovery. and project risk management techniques to reduce the likelihood and impact of cost overruns and schedule delays. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Cocktail Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be included with your registration.  *Important Note -- Due to construction taking place next to the TKP New York Conference Center, the entrance to 109 West 39th Street is not easily visible. An alternate entrance is 104 West 40th Street (between 6th & Broadway). Once inside the main lobby, take the elevators to the 2nd floor. Registration check-in will be to your right. To RSVP, please click here for registration form, contact Ale Muzika or visit our event page. 

September 13, 2013

Mercer Employer Legislative Committee
Noon to 1 p.m.
Marsilio's Kitchen
Ewing, NJ
Our featured speaker will be Assemblyman Dan Benson, 14th District. Christine Stearns from  NJBIA will also give an update on Legislative happenings in Trenton. Luncheon cost: $35. If you make a reservation and are then unable to attend, please call (609)689-9960 ext. 11, 48 hours in advance in order to avoid being charged. RSVP by email;, or call (609) 689-9960 ext. 11,  by September 5 so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Checks should be made payable to "MERCER ELC" and sent to : Liz Tindall, Mercer ELC Vice Chair, c/o MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, 1A Quakerbridge Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Hamilton, NJ  08619 

September 16-17, 2013
Rutgers University
Bordentown, NJ
$695.00  Register
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Check-in time first day: 8a.m.)
Calculation of the amount, depth, duration, and timing of water anticipated in a constructed wetland is an essential element for preparing functional wetland designs. The single biggest mistake in botched wetland construction projects is failure to understand the amount and seasonal distribution of water over time. Learn about depth, duration and timing of water, and how to calculate and anticipate hydrologic patterns before your wetland is constructed! More information

October 9, 2013

US Green Building Council NJ"s 11th Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ
Keynote Speaker & Honoree: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker

October 16, 2013
ANJR Annual Recycling Symposium & Luncheon
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ

October 16-17, 2013

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management annual conference 
The Revel

Atlantic City
It's the premier floodplain management conference in the Northeast. With more than 40 speakers and several hundred participants, this is the conference that regional floodplain managers from the public and private sector plan to attend. In addition, many consulting firms and product vendors associated with floodplain management attend as well.The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management and emergency management to participate in Plenary Sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The NJAFM conference also includes a number of training opportunities and networking events. Visit the NJAFM Annual Conference webpage for more information on conference registration, abstract submissions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, Local Official and Student scholarships, and more! To register for the conference, click here. Register by July 31 to get the early-bird discount!!

October 16- 18, 2013

2013 Paper Recycling Conference 
Chicago, Il 

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October  18, 2013

EIA 2013 Fall Technical Seminar
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

The Environmental Information Association is excited to be holding the 2013 Fall Technical Seminar in San Antonio! With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that over looks the historic Alamo mission, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations at our special EIA conference rate! The downtown location features genuine Texas hospitality and a prime location in the heart of the River Walk, for our EIA San Antonio, TX adventure. Information and Registration

October 23, 2013 
An Evening with "Morning Joe" Scarborough
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ
See What Morning Joe Brews Up  
Reception and Hors d'oeuvres: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
"An evening with Morning Joe": 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 
Special Sponsor Reception 7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (invitation only)
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

November 14, 2013
PlanSmart NJ's 45th Annual Dinner and Awards
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Heldrich,
New Brunswick, NJ  

Please join us in congratulating this year's award recipients. For more information click here.
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities. PlanSmart NJ is an independent, non-profit planning, education, and research organization committed to improving the quality of community life through the advancement of sound land use planning and regional cooperation. 

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