Sunday, December 15, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for December 16, 2013

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

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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 16, 2013

Public Hearing on Climate Change
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room 418, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pa 

The House Democratic Policy Committee will consider measures Pennsylvania can take
to address the issue of climate change. State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, who serves
as Democratic chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, 
requested the hearing and will serve as co-chairman. The hearing will include testimony from experts in the field of climate change including professors, advocates and professionals in green construction.

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:

December 20, 2013
PADEP Webinar on proposed changes to the GP-8   
10 a.m.
Register here for Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection webinar
on proposed changes to the General Permit-8 covering temporary stream crossings, environmental testing and monitoring activities.

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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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