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Enviro-Events Calendar for March 9, 2016




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

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March 9, 2016
Raised Garden Beds
6:30 p.m.
Camden County Parks Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County, the second in our series of four Homeowners' classes.  Learn how to construct a raised bed and successfully garden in it.  Mark Wellner, Master Gardener, class of 2010 will be the speaker.  Pre-registration is suggested. Fee is $10 per household.     For more information and to register call the Master gardeners office at 856-216-7130 or e-mail:njgarden@camdencounty.com. Also see our website: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden
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March 10, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules-The Overview
(Part 1 of Certificate Program)

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 a 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA). This session (Part 1) will provide you with an overview of the FHACA Rules (& proposed amendments), including basic permitting requirements and guidance on how to successfully obtain flood hazard area approvals. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. 
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March 10, 2016
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve's 16th Annual Land Ethics Symposium
“Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping”

8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building
Doylestown, PA
This informative conference will focus on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. This year our speakers will be discussing sustainable stormwater management techniques, stream restoration, re-purposing and recycling urban soils, restoring the serpentine barren at Tyler Arboretum, and more! Professionals and property owners with an interest in sustainable design and land management are encouraged to attend this day-long event.  The Preserve will also present the sixth annual Land Ethics Award at the Symposium. The award honors the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.  Continuing education credits are available for symposium attendees. Registration and info:http://www.bhwp.org/education/Land-Ethics-Symposium.htm

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March 11, 2016
New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum   
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hyatt Regency
New Brunswick, NJ
NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) Will deliver the breakfast keynote address. His remarks will focus on the need for investment in water and transportation infrastructure in New Jersey as a driver of economic growth.  Two sitting mayors, three former mayors and one county freeholder will speak in various panel discussions. The plenary session will focus on ways New Jersey can get ahead of the threats presented by climate change. Author and urban innovator Gabe Klein will deliver the luncheon keynote, focused on how municipalities can behave more like startups in order to become more vibrant, equitable and fun places. Full speaker list - Full agenda.


                               





March 12, 2016
All day
Stockton University, Galloway Township, Atlantic County
The 27th Annual Pinelands Short Course features presentations, lectures and field trips about all things Pine Barrens. Learn about Pinelands water quality, ecology, the pygmy forest, moths and butterflies, and so much more. There are also courses on photography, history and music.  Sponsored by the NJ Pinelands Commission and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  Download an event brochure here.

March 13, 2016
 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Enjoy a wonderful day meeting Pine Barrens authors, artists and artisans! Free and open to the public. Over seventy talented Pine Barrens people will be on hand to sign their books, display their artwork or craft, play their music and in general, share their love of the Pine Barrens. After a full day of mingling with the exhibitors, opt for a delicious sit-down dinner complete with entertainment. Reservation and pre-payment required for dinner. For more information and a dinner reservation form, visit www.linesonthepines.org. Vendors and sponsors contact Linda Stanton at 609-561-1665.  Reservation and payment is required for dinner. SPEAKER: Ted Gordon: "The Forked River Mountains, Wells Mills and The Albert Brothers' Home Place" with musical entertainment by Gabe Coia.





March 16, 2016

ACEC-NJ's 45th Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration
6 p.m.
Forsgate Country Club
Jamesburg, NJ 
The American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes the top accomplishments and contributions of New Jersey's engineering profession to the State of New Jersey, and the nation. Registration & Sponsorship Opportunities 


                               





March 17, 2016
70th Montclair Environmental Movie Night: SWITCH  
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
50 South Fullerton, MontclairNJ 
All energy resources — fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear — have been undergoing profound changes; overall, we are gradually shifting to the energies of tomorrowSwitch” explores this sweeping transition, but rather than simply advocate that it should happen, the filmmakers travel the world to discover how, when, and where this transformation is occurring. Filmed in 11 countries and exploring 9 key energy resources – from coal to solar, oil to biofuels – viewers take an exciting world tour of the energy frontier. The film is also about the changing energy conversation: today it’s polarized and unproductive, but “Switch” focuses on practical realities, encouraging balance and understanding. Finally, the movie is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of simple and smart efficiency. Please join us, and bring a friend, a family member, or your neighbor for this free, fascinating film screening, and an open public discussion afterwards. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at (973) 335-4469 or marnie@MountainLakesOrganic.com

March 17, 2016
TPP--What's Being Traded Away?
Doors open at 6 p.m. - Program at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public--bring a friend. 
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave
Collingswood NJ  
Join GMO Free PA and NJ to find out how the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "trade" treaty could affect the food that ends up on your dinner table. The meeting will include an overview of the TPP that was negotiated behind closed doors without public or congressional input and a tele-conference with special guest and TPP expert Adam Weissman who will answer questions and help us understand the impacts, in the event that it is ratified. Come with your questions and ideas and leave with a local plan of action to effect global change. WEBSITE: www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events  MORE INFO:  call (856) 425-2221


March 18, 2016
The 20th Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally     
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1 W. Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ
The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally is a one day educational event about conserving New Jersey's open space and farmland. There will be 31 workshops to attend; workshop topics range from coastal conservation to urban conservation to agriculture to climate change and land use. Come meet new people, see old friends, learn, visit the Rally Farmers Market, network and have great conservation conversation! Register here. Early Bird tickets on sale NOW until February 29, 2016, regular admission begins March 1, 2016. For student event scholarships please email rally@njconservation for more details.  Please visit our website http://www.njconservation.org/conservationrally.htm  for more information. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1PEVwJW Twitter: @NJLandRally For questions etc. please email rally@njconservation.org


March 19, 2016
Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms
Hosted by Mount Holly Moose Lodge #737 
Benefiting the Rancocas Nature Center 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  853 Woodlane Road, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060.For tickets ($25 each), make checks payable to ‘Rancocas Nature Center’ and either call, mail or stop with your payment at the Nature Center Gift Shop, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 (Tues. thru Sun.) by Friday, March 4, at 4:00pm. For sponsor opportunities or information, call 609-261-2495 or email: info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. 


March 23, 2016

Nuclear Energy and the Clean Energy Future
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Coffee and registration starting at 8 a.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012
Nuclear energy currently provides approximately 20 percent of America's electricity- the majority of the country's zero-emissions electricity. Yet across the nation, many nuclear power plants are struggling to stay in business. These struggles raise questions about how states will implement their ambitious commitments to lower the carbon intensity of their power sectors. This event will examine the role that nuclear energy should play in helping America's transition towards a lower-carbon energy system as well as legal and policy options for supporting nuclear energy. New York State's recently proposed Clean Energy Standard, which is an innovative response to nuclear energy's challenges, will be discussed in detail. he event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP hereSpeakers include: Raj Addepalli,  Managing Director of Utility Rates and Services, New York Public Service Commission; Emily Hammond, Associate Dean for Public Engagement; Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Emilie Nelson, Vice President of Market Operations, New York Independent System Operator; Eduardo Porter, Reporter, The New York Times
1.5 credits of CLE are available in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional.


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 thetricsa@gmail.com, or www.tcsahub.org  or Patrick Devitt at 609.254.3817

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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.


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


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.


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!



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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/orcmazauskas@edisonnj.org (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


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 www.veronaec.org


                               

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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 Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov.    


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 ny.audubon.org/WICLuncheon.


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
E-mail: pri@mail.montclair.edu 






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