Friday, December 13, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for December 15, 2013

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

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December 13, 2013
Breaking New Ground:  Corporate Sustainability in the Spotlight 
Verizon executive James Gowen shares sustainability initiatives Flyer
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m:   Presentation  (Networking from 7:30 a.m. on) 
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m:  Continuing optional discussion with speaker/colleagues
Lenfell Hall in “Hennessy Hall” (The Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940   
Register online on or before 12/9/13 Fee: $40; $20 for non-profits and 'in transition.' Verizon employees admitted without charge. Call ISE/CHRMS at 973-443-8577  

December 13, 2013
Mount Laurel Revisited, Beyond the Supreme Court Decision 
Presented by plansmart nj
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Policy Briefing    
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ The program will open with a summary of highlights of the just-published book, Climbing Mount Laurel (Princeton University Press), a systematic evaluation of the impact of Ethel Lawrence Homes in Mount Laurel Township on its low and moderate residents, its neighbors and on the Township. Then two panels will evaluate the September 26, 2013 New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on the Council of Affordable Housing’s round III methodology for calculating each town’s affordable housing obligation. The forum will include an explanation of the key findings of the Supreme Court’s decision and insights from housing experts into what the third round fair share numbers might be and implications of the decision on municipalities, home-builders and low and moderate income households. Register here

December 13-15, 2013
Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs Training      
Girl Scout's Camp Sacajawea South
Newfield, New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife will host another 2-day training for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a statewide youth fishing education program which introduces youth to fishing. The program includes learning about local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. HOFNOD is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations. More information here

December 14, 2013
Sustainable Technology at Duke Farms: An Overview 
Noon to 3 p.m.
Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ
Join Duke Farms’ staff on an exploration of the sustainable initiatives in place throughout the Farm Barn Orientation Center and surrounding grounds as well as the Orchid Range. From our on-site waste water treatment, green roof, rain gardens, solar array and geothermal heating and cooling systems you will see how Duke Farms is working to be a model of sustainability and will learn how you can implement some of these technologies at your home or business. Cost: $10 per person.  Visit the Duke Farms Website to register or call (908) 722‑3700

December 15, 2013
Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Kingston Section
Join the Kingston Greenways Association  for their Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  The count begins at 7:30 AM and goes until noon. After a break for lunch at Main Street Cafe in Kingston, we will continue with the count in the afternoon.  Join us for morning, afternoon, or both. Experienced birders and novices are equally welcome to participate.  If interested, give Karen Linder a call at (609) 683‑0483 or an email for more information and registration.  (Photo: Chickadee with Poison Ivy Berry by Brenda Jones)

December 15, 2013
Winter Farmers' Market at Dvoor Farm

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dvoor Farm
111 Mine St. off the Route 12 Circle
Raritan Township, NJ.
The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market winter season kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 15. Visit the market for the best local produce, meats, cheeses, wine and more. The market will be open the third Sunday of every month: Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16. An April date will be announced soon. The winter Farmers’ Market features these farmers: Apple Ridge Farm (artisan breads, hearty pastries), Comeback Farm (organic vegetables), Fulper Farm (cheese, yogurt), Griggstown Farm (poultry and poultry products), Headquarters Farm (lamb, lamb products, sheep skin), Milford Farm (beef), Purely Farm (pastured pork, turkey), Sandbrook Meadow Farm (organic vegetables), Tassot Apiaries (honey and honey products), The Coffee Scoop (locally roasted coffee beans and fresh coffee), Toadshade Wildflower Farm (native plants, teas, nutes), Villa Milagro Vineyards (organic wine), Woods Edge Wools Farm (alpaca products, yak and aged beef). The Hunterdon Land Trust began its producers-only Farmers’ Market to create a unique venue that directly benefits local farmers and producers and to provide a place where farmers and area residents can connect. The market is located at the Dvoor Farm,  
Please check for updates at our website.

December 19, 2013

Creating a GMO-Free Holiday
6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
GMO Free NJ meets to explore ways to avoid the genetically modified organisms that are in our food supply.  From 6:30-7, we will have a holiday cookie exchange. Participation in the cookie swap is optional--bring a batch of your favorite non-GMO cookies to share (along with an ingredients list) and leave with a variety pack!  From 7-8, we'll discuss  creating a GMO free holiday, the latest on GMO labeling legislation and other projects. There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP:  Learn more:

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January 8, 2013
Environmental Stewards Program Begins. Register Now!
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Avenue
South Brunswick, NJ

Registration is now open for the January to May, 2014 Environmental Stewards Program conducted by Rutgers at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick, NJ. Anyone interested in learning more about the science behind environmental issues is an excellent candidate for the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program. The goal of the Program is for graduates to expand their awareness of science based information on environmental issues and to facilitate positive change in their community.  Graduates become versed in the basic processes of earth, air, water, and biological systems. They will be educated on the techniques and tools used to monitor the health of our environment. They will also gain an understanding of the regulatory infrastructure of state and federal agencies operating in New Jersey.  Communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills are also taught in this program to enable Stewards to be effective in community action and political discourse, where most environmental issues play out.  To read more about the Rutgers Environmental Steward program visit 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program at the EARTH Center.  Classes take place on Wednesday evenings starting January 8 until May 14, 2014. To register or for further information contact Meredith Jacob via email or at (732) 398-5275. Click here to download a program application. Class size is limited, so register early.

January 19, 2014

Rain Barrel Workshop at Echo Hill Park
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Echo Hill Park
Lauren Theis of Raritan Headwaters Association will lead participants in creating a rain barrel.  She will demonstrate the importance of these barrels in saving water, and will teach participants how to use them effectively.  Cost includes materials.  Pre-registration required; contact Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation at (908) 782-1158 or visit our website (click on “Parks & Recreation”) for more information.  , ages 13 through adult, $63 per barrel.

January 22, 2014
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
This interactive one-day workshop will engage Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to work through a typical Site Remediation Program (SRP) Case starting with an ISRA triggering event, through all the phases of remediation (PA/SI/RI and RA), including applying for and implementing a remedial action permit and culminating in the issuance of an RAO. The participants will use the various tools, guidance and resources provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to ensure all forms, and documents are properly prepared and submitted within the applicable time frames established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules. More information here

January 24 & 25, 2014
Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) Annual Conference  
Crowne Plaza Princeton Hotel and Conference Center
Plainsboro, NJ
Online registration is now OPEN for the 2014 ANJEE Conference taking place Friday and Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2014 – one of New Jersey’s top conference venues featuring professional service in a most comfortable atmosphere. The theme of the upcoming event is Cultivating Environmental Citizenship and will feature keynote addresses by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and best-selling author of The China Study and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition; and Merry Brennan, author of Peace Pilgrim: Walking her Talk Against Hate. The two-day conference will also feature a complete schedule of workshops and plenary sessions; exhibitors with info regarding products, programs and services of interest to the EE and nonprofit communities; and networking opportunities sure to benefit both classroom teachers and non-formal educators of all description. Another highlight will be the 2013 Environmental Educator of the Year Awards Dinner, which takes place on the Friday evening with after-party to follow. Special hotel rates are available for ALL conference participants. Early Bird conference registration rates are in effect until December 24, 2013 in ALL categories: Presenter, Exhibitor, Attendee. Visit the ANJEE Conference Website for full conference info including the Calls for Presenters and Exhibitors; and Invitations to Sponsor and Advertise. Or simply CLICK HERE to register. Founded in 1985, ANJEE is New Jersey’s statewide association of environmental educators, and is the state’s representative to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The annual conference is one that should not be missed by anyone involved with EE at any level.

March 1, 2014
Clean Water Action's 28th Annual Conference
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ.
The annual event brings together citizens, organizations, students, scientists, and policymakers to discuss the most important environmental issues facing New Jersey. We are very excited to announce that Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, will be our keynote speaker. The day will also feature dozens of environmental workshops, speakers, vendors, and grassroots awards, along with a continental breakfast, lunch, and networking reception. Interested in sponsoring or know someone or an organization/business that might be? All sponsors will benefit from extended exposure through outreach and promotional efforts directed toward the supporters of Clean Water Action Jersey. Please contact us to get involved!

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April 9-11, 2014
Utility Analytics Summit 2014

August 3-7, 2014
Stormwater Conference and Expo 
The Oregon Convention Center 

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