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Enviro-Events Calendar for January 13, 2016




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



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

                                     







Registration through January 30, 2016
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 2 thru April 28 from 9:00 am until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is open from January 1 through January 30.  The science-based course is located at the Camden County Parks Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002  The fee is $250 which includes a handbook and class material. Don't wait!  Complete the registration form from the website and send it today!!  Email: 
njgarden@camdencounty.com or phone 856-216-7130  Website: Camden.jaes.rutgers.edu  For further information contact person is Becki Szkotak  email: szkotak@AESOP.Rutgers.edu


January 12, 2016
Chinese Auction
Horticultural Society of South Jersey
7 p.m. -9 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer StreetCherry HillNJ.
Bring new or gently used items to donate. What a great way to pass on any unwanted holiday gifts that someone else may treasure.  Gardening items always wanted but not mandatory. Carmen Tilelli Community Center. Call Gwenne Baile, (856) 816-8108 for more information or visit the website:www.HSSJ.org.



January 13, 2016

Healthy Eating In a Junk Food World
Label to Table ~ Navigating the Landscape
Haddonfield Friends Meetinghouse
RSVP:  call (856) 425-2221 or email RSVP@gmofreenj.com
West Jersey Sierra Club meets to learn about genetically engineered foods (GMOs), their accompanying agricultural chemicals and healthy food awareness. Barbara Thomas and Keith Monahan of GMO Free NJ will speak and answer questions about the current status of GMOs and their accompanying agricultural chemicals in our food supply and how they affect our health, our children, the environment and our future.  This meeting will explore which foods to avoid, which to seek out, and how to navigate the supermarket. You will also hear the latest news about GMO labeling and what you can do to help. Together we will explore ways to regain true food sovereignty so that we can all make informed choices for ourselves and our families while contributing to a sustainable future for all. LEARN MORE:  www.gmofreenj.com




January 14, 2016
Climate Adaptation Tools Workshop  
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences - Room 120
Greater resilience requires more interdisciplinary and sustained planning for communities at risk. Now, more than three years into the process of redevelopment following Superstorm Sandy, there is both a need to share some of the lessons learned from these events as well to keep learning from other places.Climate change as a relatively young field has a growing number of tools, and the risks are steadily increasing for the growing populations who live in harm's way. To help highlight some of the tools available to aid in planning and design for climate change a workshop is organized at Montclair State. This event will include presentations by US and Dutch experts involved in planning, design and engineering. Register here


January 15, 2016

Fundamentals of Building Green
Registration: 8:40 a.m.
Course (including exam) 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Lunch is included. Exam will be given from 2-3:15 p.m..
Associated Construction Contractors of NJ offices
Carpenters Funds Building – 1st Floor 
91 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837$235 per personOPEN TO QUALIFYING GRANTEES: Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 orexecutivedirector@usgbcnj.orgREGISTER HERE



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January 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108   
How bad is a little Roundup weed killer in our cereal, anyway? Which is better--organic or non-GMO? What does it mean when I see "NATURAL" on a food label? GMO Free NJ explores these questions and many more in a special meeting about Roundup, the agricultural chemical that is applied to genetically engineered foods. Free and open to the public.







January 20, 2016
Foodopoly Book Club
7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Inkwood Books
31 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(FREE on street parking after 6 p.m.)
If you're fed up with America's food crisis and the overuse of pesticides, join us for a lively discussion of America's food crisis examined in the highly praised book Foodopoly.
Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill's Green Health Task Force 


January 23, 2016
Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping

8 a.m. - Sign-in
8:30 a.m. to Noon (Session)
Camden County Environmental Center                
1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002 
Pre-registration is required.  $10 per household.
Presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County. We will provide you with an introduction to the unique biology of the honey bee, how they organize their hive, make their honey and what beekeepers do in concert with them. A fully assembled hive will be available to examine as well as additional equipment that beekeepers use. For more information and to register call Mike Haberland at 856-216-7130 x3 or e-mail Haberland@njaes.rutgers.edu.  Please call before sending payment to ensure that space is available.  Payment must be received by January 20.



January 24, 2016
The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens in the Suburbs and City
Presented by Camden County Chickens 
Camden County Parks Department Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (between Grove Street and Kings Highway)Learn how easy it is to set up a coop, select hens and care for them year-round as well as the legal issues in your town and what you can do about them. Speakers are Maureen Breen, Chair of Philadelphia Backyard Chickens and Gwenne Baile, Chair of Camden County Chickens. Cost is $10 per household and pre-registration strongly advised to reserve a seat. Registration at 12:30 pm and class is 1-3:30 pm. For more information and to register email Gbaile@verizon.net or call 856-858-6644.


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January 26, 2016
 
EBC Roundtable
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
McCarter & English, LLP
4 Gateway Center
100 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ
Register HereThe EBC Environmental Roundtable meets every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members provided 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. Please note the change in day and location.
Parking is free, if you park in the McCarter & English, LLP garage or outside lot.



January 26, 2015
Energy Private Equity: The New Reality of Low Oil Prices
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012  The Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law will host a discussion on, “Energy Private Equity: The New Reality of Low Oil Prices” featuring leading private equity investors with extensive experience in domestic and cross-border energy investments. Among other topics, themes to be discussed include the ways in which low oil prices have impacted investment strategies and the outlook for the oil industry in the year ahead. The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP, hereSpeakers include: Stephen Coats, Partner, Riverstone; Thomas Edelman, Managing Partner, White Deer Energy; Robert Gold (’84), Senior Executive, Ridgewood Energy;Shaia Hosseinzadeh, Managing Director, WL Ross & Co. LLC, and Robert Seber, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP (moderator). 1.5 credits of CLE are available in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. This event has been made possible through the support of Vinson & Elkins LLP


January 28, 2016
South Jersey Organic Gardeners’ Club
7:30 pm.
Barrington VFW (Senior Center)
109 Shreve Avenue
Barrington, N.J.  
Permaculture-- Plan Your Garden for a Decade by Charles White. Ideas will be discussed as to how we can all incorporate permaculture into our lives. Free and open to the public. For more information, email  sjorganicgardeners@gmail.comor visit the Facebook page.




January 30, 2016
Water is Life
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Palmyra Cove Nature Park
1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra, NJ
Free Public Workshop.  
Water, an essential element to life! Come learn about the condition of your local waterways and drinking water. What efforts are being done to protect our water resources?  What can you do at home to conserve water and make a difference? Enjoy presentations by three local experts, Michael Hogan, Meishka Mitchell, and Michael Haberland. Event is free, but space is limited. Please visit www.sustainablecherryhill.org to register.  Questions? Contact tricountyalliance@sustainablecherryhill.org. Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Tri-County Alliance Task Force.


January 29, 2016
CIANJ Real Property Roundtable
How Will Valuations, Tax Changes & Rate Environment Impact You in 2016?
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Hilton Hasbrouck Heights
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ


January 31, 2016

Mindfulness in Nature Workshop
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center
Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has partnered with Trinity Counseling Services of Princeton to create a brand new “Mindfulness in Nature” workshop at the Watershed Center in Pennington, NJ.  Geared toward those who spend an excess of time indoors or at a computer, the workshop explores a connection to nature through mindfulness. Trinity Counseling Services’ own Robin Boudette, Ph.D., psychologist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor will be leading nature walks and meditation sessions at the Watershed Center.  The program includes an introduction to mindfulness practices that uplift and provide insight into our lives. Registration is $50 per person and can be completed online at trinitycounseling.org/nature
The program invites both new and experienced participants to join these mindfulness exercises, whether to learn new skills or to hone ones.  The 930 acres of Watershed Reserve is the perfect location to experience the earth, the sky, your heart and mind. The Watershed Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm at 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.




                               






February 3-4, 2016
2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE
The 2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference offers two days of exploration into the latest wetland research, innovations to outreach and education and conservation programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn, network and interact with their peers and leaders in the wetland field. http://de.gov/dewetlandsconference


February 10, 2016
Green Garden Cents
Camden County Parks Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002  
Sign-in at 6:30 p.m. and talk starts promptly at  7 p.m. Pre-registration is suggested.  Fee is $10 per household.  Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County, the first in our series of four Homeowners' classes.  Learn how to save money the sensible way in your garden.  Presentation by Becki Szkotak, Agriculture Program Associate and Program Coordinator of the Master Gardeners program. For more information and to register call the Master Gardeners office at 856-216-7130 or e-mail:
njgarden@camdencounty.com or go to the website: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden.




February 21, 2016
Get Sweet on Rancocas Nature Center
Annual Male Sugaring to pair with Community Day
RNC Visitors Center
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Spend a tasty winter afternoon at Rancocas Nature Center’s Annual Maple Sugaring (1:30 to 3:00pm) and stay to learn about upcoming programs at the Annual Community Day (3:00 to 4:30pm). Learn about the sugar maple tree and history of maple sugaring, watch a tapping demonstration, then enjoy maple syrup tasting around an old-fashioned campfire.  “We combined our Annual Community Update Meeting with our Maple Sugaring event to give the public a double treat this year!” said Friends of Rancocas Nature Center Co-Chair Toni Price. Pre-registration is required: RNC Members $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); Nonmembers $9/person, $21/family (limit 5). Refreshments will be served. Call 609-261-2495or stop by the , Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9am to 4pm; Sundays noon to 4pm. Rancocas Nature Center is supported through the partnership of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders; NJ State Park Service Division of Parks & Forestry; Westampton Township; Friends of Rancocas Nature Center; and Rancocas Conservancy. More info at www.RancocasNatureCenter.org  


February 28, 2016

Mindfulness in Nature Workshop

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center
Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has partnered with Trinity Counseling Services of Princeton to create a brand new “Mindfulness in Nature” workshop at the Watershed Center in Pennington, NJ.  Geared toward those who spend an excess of time indoors or at a computer, the workshop explores a connection to nature through mindfulness. Trinity Counseling Services’ own Robin Boudette, Ph.D., psychologist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor will be leading nature walks and meditation sessions at the Watershed Center.  The program includes an introduction to mindfulness practices that uplift and provide insight into our lives. Registration is $50 per person and can be completed online at trinitycounseling.org/nature
The program invites both new and experienced participants to join these mindfulness exercises, whether to learn new skills or to hone ones.  The 930 acres of Watershed Reserve is the perfect location to experience the earth, the sky, your heart and mind. The Watershed Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm at 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.

Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference
Rutgers Eco-complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
Food waste is the largest portion of our waste stream, making up 21% of the material that is discarded. However, only 5% of the food waste generated is recycled. This two-day conference will share lessons learned from successful food waste-to-energy projects and address the challenges in establishing this industry in New Jersey. Check here for the schedule and registration information.  






























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