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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 5, 2016

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

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January 10, 2016
Local Food for Thought 3
Presented by the Garden Task Force of Sustainable Cherry Hill.
1 p.m., to 3 p.m.
Camden County Parks Dept. Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 (between Grove Street and Kings Highway). Free. 
Interested in getting fresh, local food with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share purchase?  Want to learn how to grow your own veggies?  Meet 8 CSA farms and the farmers who grow this delicious food including several participating for the first time.  Learn about their growing season, share cost and convenient delivery options. Get to know local food buying clubs featuring organic options. Master Gardeners will provide information about growing your own veggies and making raised beds and community gardens. Learn about vertical gardening. Camden County Chickens will be bringing a hen. See how honeybees work with a local beekeeper’s demonstration hive.  Please bring a healthy non-perishable food for the local food pantry. To register, go to For more information, call (856) 816-8508. Snow date is January 17, 2016.

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

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
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:

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

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  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 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 to register.  Questions? Contact Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Tri-County Alliance Task Force.


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.

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: or go to the website:

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   

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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