Monday, March 28, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for March 28, 2016

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

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March 29, 2016

Stockton University Off-Shore Wind Energy Forum        
 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Stockton University
Campus Center Theater
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08025
(Parking available on campus in main lot (Parking Lot 3), as well as Parking Lot 1 and 2; please use the Stockton University main entrance).
The forum, co-sponsored by Environment New Jersey, the Stockton University Sustainability Trust and the Business Network for Off-Shore Wind, comes after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s sale late last year of two
leases for offshore wind energy development off the Jersey Shore to RES Americas and US Wind Inc., as well as Fishermen’s Energy continued efforts to develop a 5-turbine wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City. The forum will address the development plans for each developer, the opportunities for New Jersey to become a leader of an offshore wind energy industry, and the potential economic market created for this industry through the introduction of an offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) system. The panelists will feature representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), RES Americas,
US Wind Inc., Fishermen’s Energy, and New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District. Also, there will be a special video statement from Senator Cory Booker directed to the audience on the importance of offshore wind energy in New Jersey. Join us for an evening of featured presentations, a keynote address by Deputy Director Walter Cruickshank of BOEM, and multiple Q & A sessions. Light refreshments will be served at the forum’s conclusion. WHO (In Order of Presentations): Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman; BOEM Deputy Director Walter Cruickshank; Carolyn Heeps, Development Strategy Manager, RES Offshore; Paul Rich, U.S. Wind Inc. Project Development Director; Paul Gallagher, COO, Fishermen’s Energy; Sen. Cory Booker (Video Message); State Senator. Jim Whelan (D-2), and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2). Forum Moderated By: Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey Director; Dylan Martello, Stockton University Sustainability Trust. If you plan on attending in person, please RSVP for your general admission ticket (no cost) 

March 31, 2016
Sustainable Sips
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rack's Pub & Grill 
2021 North Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Network with other local sustainability enthusiasts. Meet in a private room.  Each participant pays for their own food and beverages.  Event is free. No registration required. Stop in any time during the event. Rack's Pub & Grill at 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 For more info: email, or  or Patrick Devitt at 609.254.3817


April 4, 2016
Natural Gas Fired Generation in the US: Looking at the Road Ahead
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street

New York, NY 10012
Join the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law for a discussion with leading industry experts on the outlook for natural gas fired generation in the year ahead. Panelists will examine legal, regulatory and market factors impacting the industry and the role of natural gas in the clean energy economy. The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP, hereSpeakers: Scott Beicke, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Catherine Callaway, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Dynegy Inc.; Thad Miller, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Calpine Corp.; Robert Mancini (’84), Managing Director & Co-Head of CPP-II, The Carlyle Group, and Michael Shenberg (’85), Partner, White and Case LLP. 2 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. This event was made possible through the generous support of White & Case LLP.


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April 7, 2016
Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems:
A Hands-On Computer Workshop
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day, hands-on computer workshop will appeal to LSRPs, engineers, and environmental professionals of all experience levels by providing an easy-to-use calculation tool for the planning and evaluation of a wide range of groundwater remedies, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry or sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate systems.  Seating is limited, register early to ensure a reserved terminal! For More Information

April 8, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules – The Engineering Standards 
(Part 2 of FHA Certificate)
8:am - 3:30 pm
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This class can be taken individually or as part of the 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA). This course (Part 2) will focus on engineering design standards. Various case studies will be discussed. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. For More Information

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April 11, 2016
Leading the Green Revolution: Danish Perspectives on Building Energy Efficient Cities
6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Faculty Library (3rd Floor), Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
A global leader in energy efficiency, Denmark has roughly halved energy consumption in its buildings over the last 40 years. Denmark’s experience may offer considerable insights for other countries and cities seeking to reduce their carbon footprints. On April 11, the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law will welcome Peter Bach, chief adviser on energy efficiency at the Danish Energy Agency, Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building for a conversation on Danish energy efficiency policies. Bach will discuss the strategies Denmark has implemented to achieve these impressive results and the obstacles has the country encountered along the way. Speakers: Peter Bach, President, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy; Chief Adviser on Energy Efficiency, Danish Energy Agency; Elta Kolo, Analyst, GTM Research, and Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Executive Director, Guarini Center
Please RSVP 1.5 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. This project, which is produced in cooperation with the Heinrich Boll Foundation, is part of the Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network, a program funded by the European Union. It brings together opinion leaders, legislators and policy experts from both sides of the Atlantic who are committed to achieving policy change in support of a low carbon economy agenda that creates sustainable jobs, strengthens local economies and helps to fight climate change.


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April 12, 2016

Everything but Daylilies—Longwood Lessons and More  

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Community Center  
820   Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 
Free and open to the public. 
Horticultural Society of South Jersey will present this program at their monthly meeting. The speaker is Beth Creveling. She will be discussing companion plantings with daylilies. She has a certificate in  ornamental plants from Longwood Gardens. Her garden contains over 2200 daylilies. Call Gwenne Baile, (856) 816-8508 for more information or visit the website:

April 13, 2016
Drinking Water… At What Cost? “Is Our Drinking Water Supply at Risk?”
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft Student Life Center: Rooms Navesink I & II
Parking Lot 7 (Lot 6 Overflow)
Join the League of Women Voters for this free forum
Guest speakers: Fred Sickels, Director of the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience NJDEP, retired; Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director Pinelands Preservation Alliance, and Dan VanAbs, Ph.D., PP/AICP, Assoc. Prof. Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. SPONSORED BY: The League of Women Voters of Monmouth County, NJ CO-SPONSORED BY: Brookdale Community College Department of Political Science, the History and Political Science Club, Students for Global Citizenship and the Environmental Club, Clearwater, United Methodist Church of Red Bank, NY/NJ Bay Keeper, WaterSpirit, Clean Ocean Action

April 13, 2016
Beneficial Insects for Your Garden
Sign in at 6:30 p.m.
Talk begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Camden County Parks Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002  
Pre-registration is suggested.  Fee is $10 per household. 
Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County, the third in our series of four Homeowners' classes.  Learn what the difference is between the good and bad bugs in your garden. Bernadette Eichinger, Master Gardener, class of 2007, will be the speaker.  For more information and to register call the Master Gardeners office at 856-216-7130 or e-mail: or go to the website:


April 15,  2016
Vapor Intrusion in NJ
8:30 am - 4 pm
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP's) Vapor Intrusion Technical (VIT) Guidance document provides assistance in the evaluation of this potential exposure pathway and takes the investigator through the various stages of receptor evaluation, VI investigation, mitigation, monitoring, and closure.
In this one-day seminar, instructors will present the State's approach to Vapor Intrusion as outlined in the VIT Guidance document and discuss pertinent revisions being made to the document. For More Information

April 16, 2016
Honor Your Mother (Earth, and Other) 
Art Show and Sale, A Benefit for the American Littoral Society
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
18 Hartshorne Drive
Highlands, NJ, 07732
Looking for that special present for your mom? Visit the American Littoral Society to pick the perfect gift and support coastal conservation! Featuring select New Jersey artists with a variety of shore collections, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, soaps and lotions, textiles, baskets, and more!

April 17, 2016

Deadline for submissions to NJ Future's Build it Green Competition
Details here

Lobster Run Heading

April 23, 2016
Lobster Run 5K Run/Walk to Care for the Coast
4 p.m. 
The Lagosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue and Second Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Introducing the 1st Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast. The event is for all ages and ability levels. Bring your spouse, kids, nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Form a team with co-workers or denizens of your favorite bar. Whet your appetite for lobster with a spring ramble through beautiful Asbury Park. Race registration proceeds with benefit the American Littoral Society. The race will be followed by a lobster bake on the boardwalk at Lagosta Lounge. Register before April 16 to get early discount. More info hereRegister here

April 24, 20162016
Edison Earth Day Celebration   
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817  
The free, outdoor, green/sustainable event will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC), Edison Clean Communities Program and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team. Mayor Thomas Lankey has been invited to make the 2016 EEDC Opening Address, as well as comments from invited officials and dignitaries.  Later in the day, Council President Michael Lombardi and Members of the Edison Municipal Council shall plant a tree on the site to commemorate Arbor Day, as well as to acknowledge Earth Day. A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned.  Event activities shall include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Eco-Tour and Discussion of Papaianni Lake.  Food will be available to purchase on-site.  No registration fees are applicable to 2016 Event Staff, Volunteers, Presenters, Exhibitors or Vendors.  2016 EEDC Sponsorships are available at a graduating scale of support. Since 2011 Edison Earth Day Celebrations have drawn approximately 6,000 visitors and participants, en total.  This year (4/24/16) 2,000+ visitors and participants are anticipated, including numerous presenters and vendors.  Food will be available to purchase on-site. For more information as to event attendance, volunteer/ vendor/presenter participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at732-248-7356 (Office Telephone), 732-287-6679 (Office Fax) and/ (E-mail).

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.  

April 28, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules –Environmental Standards (Part 3 of Certificate Program)
(Part 3 of FHA Certificate)
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This class can be taken individually or as part of the 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA).  This course (Part 3) will focus on environmental issues. Various case studies will be discussed. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. For More Information

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April 29, 2016
Critical Drinking Water Issues: From the Source to the Tap 
8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This program will appeal to engineers, scientists, public health officials and water operators. An overview of the critical issues facing the drinking water industry will be presented. Current and anticipated regulations, drinking water treatment technology advances and distribution system operations will also be addressed. For More Information

April 30, 2016
Free Tree Seedling Giveaway 
9 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Grove Park
42 Grove Avenue
Verona, NJ
People who seek to enrich their yards and benefit the environment can obtain free tree seedlings at Grove Park. Organized by the Verona Environmental Commission, the giveaway is open to all property owners as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. All the seedlings will be native tree species, which helps support our native birds. The commission is working with the municipal government and the DEP to conduct the distribution of 150 free trees. The seedlings will come with planting instructions. For more information please visit


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May 5, 2016
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)
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Update – Steve Rinaldi, WasteWise Chair, NJDEP, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability 
9:40 a.m.  Product Stewardship Update – Electronic Waste and Paint Recycling – Guy Watson, Chief, NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management
10:10 a.m.   “Repurposing”: the Art and Business of Giving New Life to Industrial Junk – Damon Carson, Founder and President, repurposed MATERIALS
10:55 a.m.  Break
11:10 a.m.  Transforming Edible and Inedible Residual Bionutrients into Valued Resources – Billy Frish, Regional Vice President, Darling Ingredients Inc. 
11:40 a.m.   Strategies for Successful Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs in the Business Sector and Implementing Sustainable Janitorial Services” – Rachel Weisslitz, National Sustainability Manager, SBM Site Services
12:10 p.m.   Adjourn/Networking/Open Discussion
Reminder:  There is no fee charged to attend this meeting or any of our meetings!   
NJ Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 2.5 re-certification credits Note:  GPS and Driving Directions – If for some reason, your GPS does not recognize 1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton, NJ, 08691, try Horizon Drive, Hamilton NJ 08691.  The facility is in the Horizon Center on Rt. 130.  Please RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at    

May 5, 2016
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Montclair State University  
University Hall 
30 Normal Avenue 
Montclair, NJ 
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal,this class is for you! Stay current with New Jersey's UST regulatory requirements and help your company and clients avoid costly penalties and fines.  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 requirement 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. 

May 13, 2016 
10th Annual EarthShare Celebrates New Jersey!
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 
EarthShare New Jersey’s 10th annual celebration features a photography exhibition showcasing NJ’s wildlife, landscapes and waterways; ecofriendly auction prizes of unique experiences such as wildlife releases and art work; wine and dinner served by Jaques Catering; and live jazz music presented by Stringzville. Come and join us for our exciting celebration! Event proceeds support EarthShare New Jersey’s work for a cleaner and greener Garden State. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE for $85 until March 17 Regular ticket price $100 until May 11 If available at the door, tickets will be $125 Purchase Your Tickets Here

May 17, 2016
Audubon Women in Conservation Luncheon
2016 Rachel Carson Awards
Reception 11:00 a.m., Luncheon Noon – 2:00 p.m.     
The Plaza
768 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Audubon’s Rachel Carson Award honors American women whose work has greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Proceeds from the Women In Conservation Luncheon support the conservation efforts of Audubon New York, including the Rachel Carson Field Internship and the Long Island Sound and Coastal Stewardship Program. Tickets can be purchased at

June 21, 2016
Association of New Jersey Recyclers Golf Outing

October 13-14, 2016
Passaic River Symposium VII 
Environmental Management for a Sustainable Passaic!
Organized by the Passaic River Institute at Montclair State University
Montclair State University Conference Center
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 
For More Information, Please Contact Passaic River Institute. Phone: 973-655-5423


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