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Enviro-Events Calendar for March 17, 2014





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


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March 17-18, 2014
Fundamentals of Infection Control for Environment of Care During Construction
Maxons Headquarters
280 Madison Ave  (Mid Town near Grand Central and Penn Station)
New York, NY
The purpose of this course is to introduce and review the factors regarding Infection Control, emerging infectious diseases, air and waterborne pathogens, MRSA and exposure risks during construction for healthcare facilities for design professional, contractors, vendors etc. Continuing Ed for: AIA (HSW) LEED/GBCI  CIHs .5 IICRC Additional Information and fees: info@thelindershealthinstitute.com or 407 222 9713.


March 17-18, 2014

GreenCon
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 jrussell@greenspringinstitute.com ; Tania Reinaman treinaman@reinaman.com, Josh Millmanjmillman@facplan.com,  and Scott Pusey scott@everydaygreendc.com 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 jgemenden@ucnj.org


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






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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 www.rtmcomm.com/Webinars  or call us at 703-549-0977  or email mbekele@rtmcomm.com


March 20, 2014
New Jersey Highlands Council  Cancelled
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: GMOfreeNJ@gmail.com.   Learn more: gmofreenj.com


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


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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 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  kccurbanfarm@kbcc.cuny.edu with any questions. Looking forward to a great season!



March 23, 2014

Celebrate Maple Weekend in Parksville, NY
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.The public is invited to a Maple Weekend Tour at the Justus Asthalter Sap House in Parksville, NY followed by a short hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, along the Parksville O & W Rail Trail.
Meet at the Justus Asthalter Maple Sugar Farm at 1:30pm, located at 865 Aden Road, Parksville, NY, to witness tree tapping and sap boiling at a 4th generation Sullivan County sugaring operation. Then explore a 1.3-mile segment of the Parksville Rail Trail along the picturesque Little Beaverkill.  The Parksville Rail Trail is just off Route 17, at exit 98. Parking in the new municipal lot next to the historic Parksville Church and across from the Mobil Station, at the corner of Parksville Road and Short Avenue. At approximately 2:30pm, the hike begins one block away in front of the old Mr. Willy's on Main Street, where the trailhead is located. There will be two groups, the jack rabbits and the tortoises, so participants can pick the pace that fits them. Afterwards, everyone is invited to warm up at nearby Rolling River Café in a relaxing, cozy atmosphere, just a block from the trailhead. Hot and cold beverages and tapas are available. You may want to stay for supper – chef Rob Rayevsky’s entrees are superb! Reservations are required by Sunday March 23rd at 11 a.m. Call Lisa at 845/439 5507 or email info@morgan-outdoors.com. An update on trail conditions will be available too. If trail conditions call for snowshoes, rentals for this special event are just $5. To reserve a pair or for driving directions, call Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507. Sponsored by Trailkeeper.org, with experienced staff from Trailkeeper partners: Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors and Erin Burch of Catskill Mountainkeeper. TrailKeeper.org is a partnership of local organizations, businesses, and agencies to promote the public trails and natural beauty of Sullivan County, NY, including: Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Morgan Outdoors. 


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: anjr@optimum.net
Exhibitors– Want to exhibit? Call 908‐722‐7575 for more information



March 27, 2014
 "Can We Balance Environmental Goals with Promoting Competitive Markets 
and Maintaining Reliability? Developments in Federal Electricity Regulation." 
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall
Snow Dining Room, 4th Floor       

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY
RSVP
The Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law at NYU Law is sponsor of this event that will examine the future of electric utility regulation. The speaker will be Richard B. Miller, Director of the Energy Markets Policy Group at Con Edison. Miller is responsible for federal energy policy issues, particularly as they relate to the operation of wholesale markets and the bulk electric transmission system. 

  


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April 3, 2014

SWEP Presents: Technical Program and Facility Tour: Waste Disposal 
and Beneficial Use for Site Remediation Projects 
Classroom Presentation at Keystone Industrial Port Complex (KIPC)
Facility Tour at Clean Earth of Southeast Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals
11:30 a.m. - Check-in
12 noon - 3 p.m. - Program
All are welcome. Pre-registration required$15/person member; $20/person non-member
Please RSVP by April 1, 2014. Pre-register, make payment, and indicate your lunch selection on-line at: www.swepweb.com   Note: Walk-ins are not possible since a gate code is needed to enter KIPC.  
12:00 noon to 1:30 pm  Classroom Presentation: Waste disposal can be one of the most difficult steps in successfully completing a remediation project. During this program Clean Earth will discuss: Project set-up considerations; Development and implementation of a successful waste characterization plan; Sample collection methods and spatial layout; Waste Disposal vs. Beneficial Use options; Regulatory compliance considerations; Generator responsibility and liability;  Waste management and processing considerations; Documentation requirements; Identification of potential roadblocks and pitfalls with associated risks; Additional steps and guidance to minimize project challenges and maintain project schedules, budgets, and environmental regulatory requirements. 2-3 p.m.: Facility Tour:  A facility tour of Clean Earth of Southeast Pennsylvania (located in Morrisville, PA), including: Basic understanding of low temperature thermal desorption process; Understanding of how soil conditions effect treatment (e.g., excess debris, high moisture, clay content, odors, additives, etc); and Tour of the operating plant.Dress Requirements for Facility TourJeans, steel-toed work boots or work shoes for tour participation.  Clean Earth will provide: Safety hats, vests, and glasses for the tour.  Program Presenters: Karen Hartley, CHMM, Senior Environmental Project Manager, Clean Earth, Inc.; Cheryl Coffee, Corporate EH&S Manager, Clean Earth, Inc.;          Joseph Siravo, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Clean Earth of Southeast PA, and  Michael Kelly, General Manager, Clean Earth of Southeast PA, Clean Earth Philadelphia Program Location:  Presentation and Lunch at KIPC, followed by Facility Tour: USS Real Estate Conference Room at Keystone Industrial Port Complex (KIPC), One Ben Fairless Drive, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 Clean Earth of Southeast Pennsylvania, 7 Steel Road East, Morrisville, PA 19067 Program Contacts: Eileen Snyder, Alpha Analytical Inc., MidAtlantic Region. Email:  esnyder@alphalab.com. Sonyya Ward, H2M architects + engineers, Parsippany, NJ  Email:  sward@h2m.com


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. go.green@hospitalitygreen.com  Register here  
April 8 2014
Ergonomic Gardening
7 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer Street

Cherry Hill
NJ

Marilyn Fishman
 will be featured at the monthly Horticultural Society of South Jersey meeting. She will share her recent research on ergonomics for gardeners and gardening with arthritis.  Her focus will be on how you can protect against repetitive stress injuries while working in the garden.  “Ergonomic” has become common in the description of gardening tools, and she will share her ergonomic tools as well as discuss what to look for in buying a “true” ergonomic gardening tool.  Marilyn is a Rutgers Master Gardener of Burlington County who has worked over forty years in Informational Science and Technology.  She is an HSSJ member and is editor of the HSSJ newsletter. 
Free and open to the public. For more information visit the website 



April 14-15, 2014
SWANA NJ Annual Spring Conference
Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
This year conference speakers will focus on ethics in the Solid Waste Industry along with other current industry topics. Click here to see full agenda.  Attendees also will have the option to participate in a Green Tour at the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority to learn about their landfill gas to electric projects as well as the newly renovated single stream recycling facility.  


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

Highlands Council Offices
100 North Road
Chester, NJ


April 17, 2014

GMO Free NJ's Spring Cleaning Pantry Makeover
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon AveCollingswood, NJ
Join GMO Free NJ to find out how to clear your pantry of GMOs and refill it with healthy non-GMO essentials. You'll even walk away with recipes . . . and possibly a door prize!
Free and open to the public.  RSVP: GMOfreeNJ@gmail.com  Learn more here 


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 atempel@southplainfieldnj.com       


April 26, 201
4
5th Cherry Hill Earth Festival  
More information to come



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 cmazauskas@edisonnj.org (E-mail)


May 17, 2014

Earth Day Celebration and Shredding Event
sponsored by Sustainable Maple Shade
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Maple Shade Township Building
200 Stiles Ave.
Maple Shade, NJ
Join Sustainable Maple Shade as we celebrate the environment at our first ever Earth Day Celebration and Shredding Event. There will be food, fun, demonstrations and many different vendors talking about sustainability and teaching you how to help make the earth a better place to live. Residents can bring up to one box of items to be shredded; no businesses, plastic folders, carbon paper or photos, please. 
For more information, email htalarico115@yahoo.com or call 609-975-6260.


August 3-7, 2014
StormCon 
Stormwater Conference and Expo 
The Oregon Convention Center 
www.stormcon.com


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
Website: http://www.Climateride.org


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