Friday, February 28, 2014

Enviro-Events Calendar for February 28, 2014

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

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February 28, 2014
Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies Workshop
Kessil Lighting
1689 Regatta Blvd

Richmond, CA 94804
Register here

February 28, 2014
REsiliency NYC: Energy Storage Solar Salon
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
"the Gallery" 
@ John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street
Presenter: Philippe Bouchard, VP Business Development, EOS Energy Storage Efficient and affordable energy storage--the holy grail of energy systems--is especially relevant to wind and solar projects that provide distributed generation. This first of five Fourth Friday Solar Salon events features Philippe Bouchard of EOS Energy Systems. EOS has invented a less expensive battery technology that offers cost effective energy storage solutions. EOS is currently working on a demonstration project with ConEdison. A speaker from ConEdison has been requested. RSVP: or send a note to
Sliding scale: $20 - $10 (no one turned away) Refreshments served. 

March 1, 2013

Inspire, Organize, Energize: Clean Water Action’s 28th Annual Conference
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
The event features:  Keynote speaker Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation and Associate Professor of journalism and the Director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at NYU.  Environmental workshops and speakers on topics including sustainable water and green infrastructure, children’s health, nuclear energy, environmental justice, the climate crisis, drinking water, and social media, technology and organizing training. Environmental achievement award to Georgina Shanley of the Citizens United for Renewable Energy (CURE) for her work to help stop the Pinelands Pipeline. Breakfast, lunch, and a networking wine and cheese reception with key political and environmental leaders. Registration is only $15 for students, $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Please RSVP by Feb. 24  or call 732-963-9714, or email:

March 3, 2014
The Utility Industry of the Future
Keynote: Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York State Public Service Commission
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall
Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY
This symposium will examine potential futures for the U.S. electric utility industry. The emergence of cost-competitive distributed energy resources, the application of information technologies, and the curtailment of customer demand for electricity have led regulators and industry experts to call for new business and regulatory models for the electric distribution utility. Across the United States, state Public Service Commissions are reviewing existing incentives to attract stable investment and increase innovation. While in the Northeast, regulatory processes are examining how utilities can prepare for future natural disaster and cyber threats. Although there is widespread agreement that the electricity industry is entering a period of change, the shape of those changes in New York, the Northeast, and the United States is not clear. Four panels will discuss aspects of the utility industry of the future: Potential Business Models; New Regulatory Models to Drive Innovation; Financial Implications of the Utility Transformation, and Transformations in New York's Utility Regulatory Environment: Then and Now. Panelists will include legal practitioners, academics, policymakers, and other major figures in the field of electricity regulation. Organized by the Environmental Law Society, the Environmental Law Journal, and the Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law.

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March 5, 2014

FLOURISHING:  A Frank Conversation about Sustainability 
Speaker: John Ehrenfeld - Author,
Top Thought Leader from MIT on Sustainability
 a.m. – 9:30 a.m:   Presentation (Breakfast & Networking from 7:30 a.m. on)
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m:   Continuing Optional Discussion with speaker Lenfell Hall in “Hennessy Hall” (The Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940 Crazy weather, sea-level rise, polar vortex: we're as sick of it as you are. Even though it seems like there's little progress on the climate change and sustainability fronts, there is another way.  It's called Flourishing. ISE is proud to host giant John Ehrenfeld of MIT on Mar. 5. Come spend the morning with us and John. Be part of a conversation about John's work and the practical, paradigm-busting steps we can take to ensure a better world for all of us. Discussant:  Bill Russell, Noted sustainability educator; ISE Senior Fellow; Transitioning to Green principal; Founder of PWC sustainability practice. REGISTER online on or before 2/26/14. Call ISE/CHRMS at 973-443-8577. E-mail: FEE: $40 for non-profits; In-transition: $20. See flyer for more information, 

March 6, 2014
International Energy Conservation Code Workshop

Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4700 E. Street Road

Feasterville, Pa
The one-day program will focus on energy code compliance for residential buildings. Participants will learn about performing a thorough plan review, proper air sealing and insulation inspection items, the process for completing a thorough energy inspection and accurately assessing every item in a provided plan review and insulation checklist. The IECC is updated every three years by the International Code Council. In Pennsylvania, it is considered part of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), according to Act 49.
Registration fee is $40 and includes a training manual, breakfast and lunch. Six UCC continuing education hours will be awarded to attendees. Registration is available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins may be accepted if space and materials are available. Funding for the workshop is provided by the department through a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program grant. More information here or here or call 717-763-0930.

Roundtable Breakfast with State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, March 7, 2014 at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe | 8:30a.m. to 10 a.m.

March 7, 2013
2014 Tri-State Sustainability Symposium
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Temple University Performing Arts Center
Philadelphia, Pa
Now in its fourth year, this event brings together industry, university and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions, and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Tri-State region. This event, to be held at Temple University, will draw over 800 attendees and will feature sessions covering diverse topics such as green technology, business and sustainability, commercial real estate owners and tenants, renewable energy, LEED v4, and more. More information here

March 7, 2013
Forum on Sustainability with PA Candidates for Governor
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Temple Performing Arts Center  Immediately following the 2014 Tri-State Sustainability Symposium (see above), join DVGBC and Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates for a forum on sustainability. Come get to know the candidates and learn more about their positions on green building in Pennsylvania and on our green building agenda. Register for free today (separate from Symposium registration) and view sponsorship benefits and opportunities for the PA Gubernatorial Forum. 

March 11, 2014
A Discussion on New Jersey's Economic Growth
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CIANJ Headquarters
61 South Paramus Road, Paramus NJ
With the distraction of the gubernatorial and legislative elections out of the way, a primary
focus of this year's legislative agenda will undoubtedly be on growing New Jersey's
economy. What legislation is needed to spur private sector job growth and private investment? How will the budget battle end with revenue projections falling short? 
Please join us for this special roundtable discussion on economic growth as we hear 
from lawmakers serving on the Senate Economic Growth & Commerce Committees, as 
well as the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. They will give their insights on this vital topic and answer questions from the attendees.  Register here

March 11, 2014
Strengthening New Jersey's Economy
Presented by the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trenton Country Club
West Trenton, NJ  

Join three of the most influential individuals in New Jersey, Tom Bracken (NJ Chamber of Commerce), Bernie Flynn (NJM Insurance Group), and Wayne Hasenbalg (NJ Sports & Exposition Authority), as they discuss the current economic climate and future growth in the state. Register here

March 11, 2014

Ikebana demonstration by Anna Nakada
7 p.m.
 Tilelli Community Center

820 Mercer Street

Cherry Hill
NJ 08002
A Master of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana will be  featured at the monthly Horticultural Society of South Jersey. Ikebana is a 550 year old Japanese tradition of flower arranging.  It emphasizes making flowers come alive in a natural way such as combining materials in a natural balance of their weights rather than fastening down the materials by artificial means. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the

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March 12 and 22, 2014 

Starting Vegetables from Seed 
March 12 - 6 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
March 22 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KCC Urban Farm
Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY  
NHB08, $75 Learn the ins and outs of growing edible crops from seed. This two-day course will include seed science, pest management, equipment, and maintenance to successfully carry your crops through the process of  germination. At the end of this course, you will go home with seedlings for your own garden. Please reach out to with any questions. Looking forward to a great season!

March 12, 2014
43rd Engineering Excellence Award Banquet

American Council of Engineering Companies
6 p.m. - Cocktails
7 p.m. - Dinner
Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive
Jamesburg, NJ
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March 17-18, 2014

Millersville University
It is back and will be bigger and better than ever. This year’s event will be held at Millersville University at Millersville, PA and will feature keynote presentations, exhibits, our annual meeting, and several hours of continuing education credits just like last year, and a few special additions. Millersville University is centrally located and offers exceptional accommodationsThis year’s Chair is Jan Russell. She is looking for individuals willing to help with the planning and management of the program and can be reached at ; Tania Reinaman, Josh,  and Scott Pusey are also on the committee. More information here.
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March 19, 2014

ANJHHWC Spring Meeting
The Association of NJ Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators spring meeting
10 a.m.
Rutgers Eco Complex, Environmental Research and Extension Center
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200.
Please forward items for the agenda to JoAnn Gemenden at

March 19, 2014
LSRP Ethics Continuing Education Course

University Hall Conference Center
7th Floor, Montclair State UniversityMontclair, New Jersey, 07043
7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.  Registration
8:15 a.m.-Noon Ethics Course, with morning break included.
Registration fee is $155 for LSRPA members (includes parking fee), who also have preferred registration. $225 for non members (plus pay your own parking fee).Continuing Education Credits (CECs):
This course is approved by the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPLB) for 3 CECs toward LSRPs’ mandatory continuing education ethics course requirement and the requirement for 3 CECs in Ethics. This half day professional ethics course for New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals will review both general and professional ethics fundamentals, which will serve as the basis for discussion of the Site Remediation Reform Act’s Code of Conduct. Information and Registration

March 20, 2014 
Closing Property Transactions Using Mitigation Banking Credits
Webinar presented by RTM Communications, Inc. and Bloomberg BNA 
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (EST)
Fee – $99 for webinar, $99 CD, $174 for Webinar & CD
During this webinar our moderator and speakers will empower attendees to: Facilitate brownfield redevelopments using mitigation banking; Offset environmental permitting or enforcement actions through the use of ecosystem financial tools and tactics; Learn what mitigation credit stacking can do for energy and infrastructure projects and brownfield properties that may qualify for many kinds of mitigation credits;·        Use mitigation credit banking to re-position nonperforming real estate and meet environmental permitting requirements; Navigate the effective ways to sell mitigation credits to permittees for water resources and carbon sequestrations issues, and Examine through case studies how successful brownfield developers and corporate owners use mitigation banking. For more information go to  or call us at 703-549-0977  or email

March 20, 2014
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.  

Highlands Council Offices
100 North Road
Chester, NJ. 

March 20, 2014

GMO Free NJ Monthly Meeting and Discussion
6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 
You can be a Food Choice Freedom Warrior, for yourself, your family, your community, even the world! It starts with sorting through the GMO myths and facts. Come join GMO Free NJ to explore some common misconceptions about genetically engineered foods. Learn the truth and what you can do about it. Free and open to the public.  RSVP:   Learn more:

March 20, 2014

Get the Keys to Detoxing & Rehabbing Your Home Sustainably 

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cherry Hill (NJ) Library
Panelists: Jon Jenson, LEED AP for Homes, MaGrann Associates, an innovative energy/building consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Angelo Anastasio Owner of  Greenable, an  award winning supplier and specifier that maintains the largest selection of sustainable products and distribution channels in the region. This program is hosted by the Green HealthTask Force  of Sustainable Cherry Hill. Spots are limited and going quickly! Free program but registration is required

March 22, 2014
18th Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally
Busch Campus Student Center, Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey
9 am - 5 pm
The NJ Land Conservation Rally is a one-day educational conference about preserving open space and farmland in New Jersey.  The event consists of 21 workshops about conservation finance, trail building, land stewardship, community conservation, economic growth and land preservation, healthy forests, and much more.  A special "lightning round" session will include a panel of state and community leaders telling personal stories about the importance of land preservation to New Jersey.  The event will conclude with a social to network with conservation colleagues.  For a full list of workshops and more information, and to register for the conference, click here

March 26, 2014
NJBIA's Meet the Decision Makers:
New Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto & Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Meet the Decision Makers
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Twp.
$79 per person for NJBIA members
$129 for nonmembers. Includes buffet breakfast. 
Register here

March 27, 2014

Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) Annual Meeting
8:30 a.m.
NJ EcoComplex
Burlington County
Registration fee: ANJR Members: $65 if postmarked by 3/17/14; $70 if postmarked after 3/17/14. Non‐Members: $90 if postmarked by 3/17/14; $95 if postmarked after 3/17/14. For more information, call: 908‐722‐7575 fax 908‐722‐0280 or E‐mail:
Exhibitors– Want to exhibit? Call 908‐722‐7575 for more information


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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 here  

April 9-11, 2014
Utility Analytics Summit 2014

April 17, 2014
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.  

Highlands Council Offices
100 North Road
Chester, NJ.

April 19-26, 2014
South Plainfield (NJ) Seeks Volunteers for Litter Clean-up Week 
The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board will sponsor a Borough-wide cleanup the last week in April.  The main clean-up event will be on Saturday morning, April 19.  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 more information, contact Clean Communities Coordinator Alice Tempel (908) 226-7621 or       

April 27, 2014

2014 Edison Earth Day Celebration
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Boulevard
Edison, NJ 08817Co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC) and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), the annual green/sustainable, outdoor, day-event will include a number of presenters, exhibitors, vendors and speakers. Activities will include: Event Volunteer plantings, site cleaning and organic debris consolidation; ETEC environmental testing; Central Jersey Bicycle Association (CJBA) Bike Ride.  Food will be available to purchase on-site.  Since 2011 Edison Earth Day Celebrations have drawn approximately 1,500 visitors and participants, en total.  This year (4/27/14) 1,000+  event participants and visitors are anticipated, including more than sixty (60+) presenters and vendors.  As with prior Edison Earth Day Celebrations, the event shall be video-recorded, edited and broadcasted by award-winning Edison TV to 100,000 cable television-viewing households throughout the Edison/Greater Edison area.  Edison Clean Communities Program will provide free, re-usable water bottles, as well as sponsor the portable rest facilities at the event.  Additionally, volunteers will participate in clearing and cleaning the site, before and after the event, as well as a variety of other green/sustainable activities.  Ample free parking will be available for event participants and visitors. For more information as to event attendance, volunteer/vendor/presenter participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration, Township of Edison at 732-248-7356 (Office Telephone), 732-287-6679 (Office Fax) and/or (E-mail)

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

September 20-24, 2014
Climate Ride NYC-DC
New York City, NY to Washington DC
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. On the NYC-DC ride, you’ll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You’ll find out why they call New Jersey “The Garden State” as you cycle through the lush landscape. You’ll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. Climate Ride takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 45-70 miles per day of carefully planned routes on back roads that meander through the countryside. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. The ride has followed the same route between the two cities since the first Climate Ride in 2008, although portions change from year to year. The Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable. Registration: Open


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