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Friday, January 10, 2014

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 10, 2014

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

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January 16, 2013
GMO Free NJ - GMO free a budget.
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
Organic?  Non-GMO?  Safe eating without taking out a 2nd mortgage?  Feeling lucky? SPECIAL BONUS to brighten up midwinter--there will be a door prize!  Free and open to the public. RSVP:  Learn more:

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.


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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, 2013
NJBIA presents: Meet the NEW Decision Makers
Democratic and Republican Executive Directors
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Twp.  
$79 per person for NJBIA members, $129 for nonmembers (Includes buffet breakfast) 
At this briefing breakfast, hear from the executive directors of the four legislative offices that support the lawmakers of both parties in Trenton. These top staffers are critical decision makers in setting and shaping the laws that impact New Jersey businesses on a daily basis. Learn their priorities for next year, what they think will be considered next year, their political insights on the 2014-15 legislative session, and how they see the Legislature interacting with the Christie Administration on key issues. Ask questions. Get answers. Make contacts. Register now or download the registration form. For more information, contact Katie Wittkamp at 609-393-7707, ext. 9481. Contact Sherry Esteves at ext. 9484, to become a high visibility exhibitor

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January 24-25, 2014

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) Annual Conference  
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.

January 27, 2014

Go Green Galloway Presents "Deconstructing Supper"  
7 p.m.
Atlantic County Library/Galloway Township, NJ

Go Green Galloway continues their ongoing Environmental Movie Series with a screening of the film Deconstructing Supper, a feature documentary that poses the question:  “Is your food safe?” 
Renowned chef John Bishop leads viewers on an eye-opening and engaging journey into the billion-dollar battle to control global food production.  Starting with a gourmet meal in his five-star restaurant, Bishop travels the world—from farmer’s fields to biotech laboratories to supermarket aisles—on a personal quest to find out what our food choices are. Neil Ritchie, of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says the film is “Superbly constructed..Incredibly informative as well as entertaining…Allows the audience to come to their own conclusions with the facts from both sides of the food issue presented”. We invite the public to join us for this FREE event.  There will be light refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee. For more information, please contact Barbara Fiedler, Chair of Go Green Galloway, at 652-3700 x209 or 

January 29, 2014

EBC Environmental Roundtable

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

PSE&G Training & Development Center
234 Pierson Ave., Edison, NJ
The Roundtable meets the last Wednesday of every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, legislation regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members led by our sub-committees which focus on: Regulatory Affairs, Brownfields & Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages, Water, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations. 
Lanny Kurzweil, McCarter & English, LLP, Moderator Tracy Straka, Creamer Environmental, EBC Chair.

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February 1- April 29, 2014
Rutgers Master Gardener Course
9 a.m. to Noon (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Camden County Environmental Center 1301 Park Blvd.Cherry HillNJ.
Become a Rutgers Master Gardener of Camden County.   Do you want to increase your knowledge of the garden?  Are you a novice gardener who wants to learn more?   The Rutgers Master Gardener Course runs from February 4 through April 29 from 9 am until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is now open and runs through January 31 The fee is $250 which includes a Master Gardener Handbook and supplemental class material.  Register today!!!! Email: or phone 856-216-7130. Contact person:  Becki Szkotak  Email:  phone 856-216-7130 Website:

February 4, 2014
Green Drinks at Flying Fish Brewery 

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Flying Fish Brewery 

900 Kennedy Blvd

Somerdale, NJ 08083 

Some highlights of this FREE event include: 
Inspiration by Flying Fish Founder, Gene Mueller as he shares his experience of owning a sustainable business; Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting; Food & Drink; Sustainable Jersey Representative and Regional Sustainability "Ambassadors" to help introduce you around! Learn more about Flying Fish Brewery's sustainability initiatives hereAlthough this event is FREE, space is limited and registration is required! 

February 20, 2014
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve' Land Ethics Symposium:
Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping   
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Fee: $129 Early Bird (submitted by January 22); $149 ( between January 23 and February 12); $99 full time students. Registration with payment required by February 12. This informative conference will focus on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. Participants will have opportunities to network and share their experiences with peers at this professional program. The Symposium is geared toward professionals, including landscape architects, designers, contractors and the green industry, environmental consultants, land planners, managers and developers, and state/municipal officials. Continuing education credits are available. The fee is $129 early bird (submitted by January 22); $149 regular ( between Jan. 23 and Feb. 12); and $99 full-time students. The fee includes continental breakfast, break, and lunch. Pre-registration with payment is required by February 12. For a brochure, visit, call (215) 862-2924 or email

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 7-8, 2014
Green Tourism Conference
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
Callicoon, NY 12723
The Green Tourism Conference will be a first-of-its-kind opportunity to unite food service and lodging facilities, tourism agencies, “eco” product suppliers and recreational activity businesses from the Catskills to the Poconos around the common cause of promoting eco-tourism. The region’s proximity to two major metropolitan areas positions it as the #1 up and coming destination for tourists seeking 'green' travel and outdoor recreational opportunities.  The main goal of the conference is to increase tourism revenue by facilitating collaboration and fostering sustainable tourism initiatives throughout the region, spanning Delaware, Greene, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties of New York; and Wayne, Monroe, Pike and Carbon counties of Pennsylvania.  The conference will kick off April 7th with a “Taste of the Region” reception showcasing regionally produced foods and beverages, coupled with a silent auction of local artworks. Tuesday April 8th will be packed with presentations of green initiatives from throughout the region, expert advice on activity packaging and marketing, various green training programs, networking opportunities in the vendor exhibition area and a luncheon sourced from local ingredients during which businesses demonstrating exceptional sustainable practices will be honored. Attendees will be able to choose from multiple educational forums designed for tourism agencies, lodging and food service facilities and recreational activity businesses, including a newly developed Green Ambassador Certification. A “Green Ambassador” is an existing employee of a lodging, food service or retail facility trained in customer service, to locate events and activities in the region, and convey this information to guests. HospitalityGreen’s Green Lodger’s Training, which provides the necessary staff training requirement for TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certification, will be offered.  Traveling to and from the conference will provide another avenue to showcase the region. Each attendee will be given a custom coupon package for regional products and services, plus an information packet of events, sites, tours and fun stops to explore en route to or from the Villa Roma. The Green Tourism Working Group is a public-private sector collaboration chaired by Sue Currier, Executive Director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Evadne Giannini, founder of HospitalityGreen LLC. The partners are:  Catskill Association of Tourism Services, Delaware County Chamber, Greene County Chamber, National Parks Service, Orange County Tourism, Orange County Citizens Foundation, Orange County Partnership, Pocono Lake Region Chamber, Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau, Sullivan County Visitor's AssociationSullivan RenaissanceSullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wayne County Commissioners Office and Ulster County Tourism. Contact: Adrianne Picciano, GT Working Group Coordinator, c/o HospitalityGreen LLC,  (845) 798-9468.  Register:

April 9-11, 2014
Utility Analytics Summit 2014

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

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