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Friday, April 10, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for April 10, 2015

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

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April 13-14, 2015
SWANA NJ Chapter Spring Conference/Trade Show"Proactivity for Sustainability" 
Tropicana Resort and Casino     
Atlantic City, NJ
Participants include NJDEP, Industry Leaders and Innovators
Earn Continuing Education Units
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact: Kate Robert (609) 465-9026 - 


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April  20, 2015

Pennsylvania House Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy
Public hearing on Chapter 78- Oil and Gas Regulations
10 a.m.
Room 8E-B
East Wing
State Capitol
Harrisburg, Pa

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April 22, 2015

Hard Rock Cafe
Philadelphia, Pa.
Join the Philadelphia Business Journal as we begin our real estate event series highlighting the Philadelphia area's most important growth corridors. Natalie Kostelni, staff writer of the Philadelphia Business Journal, interviews Carl Dranoff of Dranoff Properties and Lauren Vidas of South of South Neighborhood Association, followed by cocktails and light fare as you mix and mingle. Register

April 27, 2015

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April 28, 2015
NJ Chamber of Commerce Breakfast With Senate Budget Committee Members
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club

April 29, 2015 

German Energiewende (Energy Transition)
NYU School of Law
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012
Please RSVP. 2 CLE credits available for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Please join the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law and the Ecologic Institute for a discussion about the German Energiewende (Energy Transition). This event will provide an opportunity to speak with experts with first-hand insight into the Energiewende and lessons it may hold for policymakers in New York State as they pursue their own comprehensive energy reforms. Speakers: Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Smart Grid Services Siemens AG; R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and Founding Chairman, Ecologic Institute US; Georg Maue, First Secretary for Climate and Energy Issues, German Embassy; Michael Mehling, Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Eleanor Stein, Advisor for Special Projects, New York State Public Service Commission, and Justin Gillis (moderator), Reporter, New York Times. This event was made possible by the generous support of the German Embassy in Washington DC and the Transatlatic Climate Bridge Program.

May 5, 2015
PADEP hearing on Shell cracker plant permit   

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Central Valley High School
160 Baker Road Ext.
Monaca. PA
The state Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing on whether to issue an air quality permit for Royal Dutch Shell's proposed ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. The department will take oral testimony on the permit application. The plant will convert ethane into ethylene, and then into polyethylene. Based on the permit application, the plant would be capable of producing 1.6 million metric tons of polyethylene per year.

May 7, 2015

New Jersey WasteWise Business Network
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium
1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (Mercer County).
No attendance fee 
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 2.5 recertification credits for attending 
9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Update – Steve Rinaldi, WasteWise Chair, NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management
9:40 a.m.  "Green” Printing and A Whole Lot More! – Michael Kaufman, Owner, Cox Printers
10:10 a.m. Climate Change:  Update on Recycling’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas Reduction – Anthony Broccoli, Associate Professor, Rutgers University Department of Environmental Sciences
10:50 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. Business Recycling Economics 101 (How Waste Reduction and Recycling Can Improve Your Bottom Line!) – Jim Morris, Associate Vice President, Rutgers University, Division of Continuing Studies
11:35 a.m. Case Study – Getting to Zero Waste and Beyond! - Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Vice President of Sustainability and Education, Earth Friendly Products
12:05 p.m. Open Discussion
12:15 p.m. Adjourn/Networking
Note:  GPS and Driving Directions  – If for some reason, your GPS does not recognize 1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton, NJ, 08691, please try Horizon Drive, Hamilton NJ 08691.  The facility is in the Horizon Center on Rt. 130. Please RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at

May 7, 14 and 21, 2015 - Optional Lab Day - May 28, 2015
Practical Applications in Hydrogeology
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turf grass  Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical principles, the identification of problems, the application of different groundwater models, and the limitations of those models. The structure of the course allows you to analyze assigned problems during the week between lecture sessions. Gain Hands-on Experience! Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (May 28, 2015 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests. More information

May 8, 2015
Moms Clean Air Force’s Family Friendly New Jersey Mama Summit
9 a.m.
New Jersey State House   
Committee Room 4
125 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Schedule of events
9:00-10:00 AM: Registration, Refreshments, and Networking – Committee Room 4
10:00 AM: Press Conference – Steps of State House
12:00 PM: Lunch and Brief Training- Committee Room 4
1:00 PM: Legislative Meetings
 Mama Summit is a chance for moms, dad, grandparents, and kids from across the country to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. Register here or Contact Trisha Sheehan for more information

June 5, 2015
Plan Smart's 2015 NJ Regional Planning Summit:
Stranded Suburban Real Estate Assets: Changing Economy, Changing Land Use

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The War Memorial
Trenton, NJ
Registration Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information 

November 12, 2015
PlanSmart NJ 47th Annual Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village201 Village BoulevardPrincetonNew Jersey08540


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