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Enviro-Events Calendar for May 11, 2015




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




For free publication, send your event information to: editor@enviropolitics.com


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 Contin. 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 
Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov



May 7, 2015
NJDEP News Conference on LBI Dune Construction Project  

On the beach at East 5th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin will join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Ocean County officials and local officials in launching a major coastal construction project on Long Beach Island. The projects are being funded through $1.2 billion appropriated by Congress to rebuild and strengthen New Jersey's coastline to better protect shore communities following Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Construction of a statewide coastal protection system is a key component of the Administration's post-Sandy storm recovery and resiliency strategy.

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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 Contin. 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 
Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov

For free publication, send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com

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
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


May 9, 2015
11th annual Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair 
11 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Admission: Free
$10 parking donation requested to defray costs.
The Garden State's contributions to the nation and world will be highlighted when the 11th "Spirit of the Jerseys." The fair was first held in 2004 to celebrate the centennial of New Jersey's state-owned historic sites - a system that began in 1903 with the state's purchase of the Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield. The goal of the fair is to help the public learn about New Jersey's significant history in a fun and enjoyable way. For example, one of the most pivotal battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Today, the park preserves a stunning rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a new Visitor Center.With New Jersey's rich history as its backdrop, the State History Fair will have plenty to offer for anyone curious about the Garden State. More than 180 new historical, governmental and nonprofit entities and organizations have registered to participate in this year's event. All 21 New Jersey counties will be represented at the fair, in addition to exhibitors from Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. At the History Fair, visitors can step back in time and participate in a military drill, plow a furrow, play historical games, watch baseball games played with period uniforms, equipment and rules, tour the New Jersey Hall of Fame mobile museum, check out vintage automobiles, and gain insights into New Jersey's more than 350-year history. Historical characters at the fair will include Benjamin Franklin, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Molly Pitcher, Admiral David Farragut, Loyalist Governor William Franklin, General Ulysses S. Grant, Governor Charles Olden and General George Washington. Musical performances also are planned by Jonni Drue, singing Frank Sinatra standards and Charlie Zahm, performing Civil War-era music. The New Jersey National Guard, 63rd Army Band also is scheduled to perform. For more information on the State History Fair, including a full listing of events, food menus and directions, visit: www.njhistoryfair.org.



May 11-12, 2015
What it Takes: Achieving Net-Zero Energy in New Buildings 
8:30 am to 5:00 pm (each day) 

215 Rachel Carson Way 
Song Common House
EcovVillage Ithaca
Ithaca, NY
This two day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014) and Liz Walker, Learn@Ecovillage, co-founder of EcoVillage Ithaca, and Executive Director of its educational arm,  as they address fundamentals and strategies for zero energy design. Ecovillage and cohousing concepts will be covered as well as site visits to homes and community buildings at Ecovillage's three cohousing neighborhoods, emphasizing different green building approaches, styles and details, culminating in the newest neighborhood called TREE, the largest Passivhaus development in North America, which includes a number of net zero homes. Please fill out the online form at http://ecovillageithaca.org/visit/visiting/ and enter "Net Zero Energy Training."  We'll be back in touch with specifics. For more information contact Liz Walker at 866-529-4465 or liz.learn@ecovillageithaca.org


May 13-15, 2015
Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference
Erie Bayfront Convention Center 
Hundreds of redevelopment and remediation experts from across the northeast will gather for the 2015 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference.  Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), the 10th annual conference features more than 20 educational and plenary sessions led by brownfields experts and practitioners from both the private and public sectors. DEP Acting Secretary John Quigley will deliver the keynote address at 9 AM, Thursday, May 14, following a welcome message by Erie Mayor Joseph Sinnott.
This year’s conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the signing of Acts 2, 3 and 4, the cornerstone statutes of Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program. The conference features a look back at 20 years of successful brownfields redevelopment in Pennsylvania with a session led by former DEP Secretary James Seif, who will reflect on the development of the landmark brownfield statues and the bipartisan effort to get the bills passed.  Other speakers include Evans Paull of Redevelopment Economics, a nationally recognized leader on brownfields issues and Cecil Rodrigues, director of EPA Region 3’s Hazardous Site Cleanup Division.  The story of the redevelopment of Erie’s bayfront is highlighted in a new video produced by DEP and Commonwealth Media Services. The video shows the remarkable transformation of the city’s bayfront and the boost the redevelopment projects have given to the region’s economy and way of life. The video is available here on DEP’s YouTube channel. Another highlight of this year’s conference is the “Best of Act 2” contest. Dozens of successful brownfield redevelopment projects from across Pennsylvania will be showcased in a contest where attendees will vote for the best project in each category. Registration for the conference is available on ESWP’s website. To stay up-to-date on conference happenings, follow @PA_DEP or @EngSocWestPA on Twitter.


May 13, 2015

Confirmation Hearing in Harrisburg today for Cynthia Dunn
to become Secretary of the Pennsylvania
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


May 13, 2015
SWEP's Networking Lunch and Business Card Exchange
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bahama Breeze                         

320 Goddard Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Registration: 11:30 AM
Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Cost: $20 for members and non-members (includes lunch menu).  The Bahama Breeze menu is here. Registration and payment: on-line (coming soon), or on-site by check or cash. Registration deadline will be May 11. Contact Eileen Snyder at 
esnyder@alphalab.com or Christina Ruble at cruble@brickhouse-environmental.com with any questions.


For free publication, send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com


May 14, 2015
Applications of Thermal Remediation in New Jersey 
Approved for 3.5 Technical CECs
National Conference Center at the Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Registration 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Course from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LSRPA Members: $155; Non Members: $225
This 4-hour course will guide attendees through the application of thermal remediation in New Jersey. Proposed by TerraTherm and approved as course 2015-009, this course describes In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) as comprised of several robust technologies that have been proven to be able to clean up Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) and other organic compound-contaminated source zones in a wide range of subsurface settings, including all soil types both above and below the water table, and in fractured rock. The course will begin with a basic overview of ISTR and evaluation of the pros and cons of Electrical Resistive Heating (ERH) and Thermal Conductive Heating (TCH) and show how thermal treatment can be used to treat bedroc
Register for this event


May 27, 2015
SWEP's 
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Program 
Environmental Standards office
1140 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA.

Check-in 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Followed by a catered boxed lunch.Join SWEP for a comprehensive look at the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Process – in the field, in the laboratory and at data verification and validation. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration details: coming soon. Registration deadline will be May 24th. Plant the Seed… in the field How do you plan a successful project in the field, so that you can ensure data usability? What Quality Assurance Measures need to be considered in designing the Conceptual Site Model? Learn from a tenured field expert on how to set-up, plan, schedule and perform successful field operations. Also hear tales of actual issues encountered so you can avoid some of the common (or not so common) mistakes. Watch it Grow… in the laboratory What happens with quality when your samples arrive at the laboratory? How are Data Quality Objectives monitored and assured? What are some typical pitfalls with laboratory analysis and how can they be avoided? Hear from a laboratory Technical Director with over 35 years of testing experience. Harvest the Crop…and use your data Now that the data is generated, how do you determine that it is usable? What are some data validation techniques for reviewing your data? Examine some data disasters and learn how to overcome them and avoid issues by listening to a senior-level Quality Assurance Officer. 





June 2, 2015

Confirmation Hearing in Harrisburg today for John Quigley
to become Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection


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 



June 17, 2015
PADEP Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ferguson Township Elementary School
215 West Pine St. 
Pine Grove Mills, Centre County The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites middle school teachers, administrators, and building managers  training workshop on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes. The workshop is offered free of charge. Pre-registration is required. KEEP is primarily for teachers of grades 4 through 8, administrators, and building maintenance managers. Workshop participants will explore energy conservation, efficiency, energy basics, student energy teams, and benchmarking the school building using the free Energy Star Portfolio Manager program through presentations, tours, and hands-on activities. Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register by online by visiting DEP’s website and clicking on the KEEP Workshop button.




June 23, 2015

ANJR 
Golf Outing
Mountain View Golf Course
850 Bear Tavern Road
Ewing, New Jersey 08628
11:30 a.m. - Registration
Noon - Luncheon
1 p.m. - Shotgun Start
Four- Person Scramble
For Sponsorships, Prize donations and registrations:
Contact ANJR at (908-922-7575) or anjr@optimum.net 







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

201 Village Boulevard

Princeton
New Jersey08540

October 23, 2015
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
CEC Credits Available!The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/re-certified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep/




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