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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for April 24, 2016

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

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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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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.   “Re-purposing”: 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
, 12 and 19, 2016
Optional Lab Day - May 26, 2016
8:30 a.m, - 4:30 p,m, (Check-in time on Day 1: 8 a.m.)
Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ 
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 26, 2016 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests. 
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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. More Information

May 5, 2016
Advancing Resilience – Pathways to Improve Regional Water Quality in the Face of Climate Change
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Conference Center at
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043  
Environmental engineering and public finance professionals will discuss opportunities to improve the resiliency of local wastewater treatment infrastructure and surface water quality in light of climate change risks and adaption needs. The program will consist of two panel sessions. For additional information or to register,  

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May 10, 2016 

Understanding the WELL Building Standard™

U.S. Green Building Council - New Jersey
9 a.m.-
 1 p.m.
14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany NJ
Mission Control room 
or via Live WebinarInfo & RegistrationThis is a half-day workshop designed to introduce the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in the buildings. 
Info & Registration

May 10, 2016
Plant Swap - The Horticultural Society of South Jersey 7-9 p.m.Carmen Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
Free and open to the public. Come and share your plant abundance with members and guests. Suggested plants include houseplants, seedlings, seeds, bulbs, succulents and cacti, water plants and clean garden tools in good condition. No invasive, sick, or insect-infested plants. Please I.D. your plant and list growing instructions. For more information, call 856-816-8508 or go to

May 11, 2016
Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey
9:00 a.m, - 4:30 p,m, (Check-in time:8:30 a.m.)
Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ 
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversees implementation of the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) rules (N.J.A.C. 7:1E et seq.) that impact major facilities throughout the State. As part of these regulations, major facilities are required to prepare, submit and update Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) plans and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) plans with the NJDEP.  
This one-day workshop will provide guidance on preparing updates to current DPCC and DCR plans, steps to ensure compliance with the plans and NJDEP rules and a discussion of the federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) "sister" program, and how discharges will be addressed under the new Remediation of Contaminated Sites Rule. More information 

May 12, 2016
Development of Unmanned Vehicles for A Hands-On Computer Workshop - Geo-Environmental Hazard Assessment
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel
60 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ   
Engineering Knowledge Management LLC developed a unique four-step geo-environmental hazard assessment methodology based upon an evaluation of thousands of failures over the past 35 years.  While the focus of the research being presented at this meeting is regarding geo-hazards, information will be presented which is relevant to the process of site remediation in New Jersey as drones may be used in a variety of site remediation applications.RSVP Tuesday, May 10th.  For reservation contact Amanda Forsburg, Secretary at $30 for AEG members/$35 non-members $5 for students with RSVP   Non-members always welcome! Pay at the door by check or cash only.  One professional development hour (pdh) for continuing education credit (CEC) will be awarded for attending the presentation SRPLB Approval for One Technical CEC Has Been Applied For And Is Pending

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

OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Training
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ  
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively.  This one-day hands-on practical course is designed to meet the 8-hour annual refresher training requirements under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)]. The one-day course will also address emergency response plans, confined space entry and spill containment procedures and will include applicable hands-on exercises.  

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


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May 20, 2016 
EPCON 2016 (Environmental Procurement Conference)
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel 
EPCON, which stands for Environmental Procurement Conference, is an event which brings
together environmental professionals and business executives to discuss the state of the
environmental industry. The environmental industry touches so many facets of our lives.
Whether we are discussing climate change, safe drinking water, clean air, sustainability, brownfield redevelopment, or protection of our infrastructure, one thing is for sure, the business professionals involved in these areas help improve our quality of life and enhance our economic vitality. EPCON will feature six breakout sessions and keynote presentations where attendees will hear first-hand
about environmental market trends, upcoming opportunities and the issues confronting the environmental industry. Click here for draft agenda Click here for registration  

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May 23, 2016
SWANA-NJ 7th Annual Spring Golf Outing
For more information contact Gary Conover at (609) 272-6913

June 18-26, 2016

Permaculture Design Course
Have you  considered becoming a certified Permaculture Designer?  Permaculture expert Wayne Weiseman will be teaching a comprehensive  course in Egg Harbor Township. For information including cost, course topics, exact location and times, call 609-839-3454
 or email grantholway@gmail.com

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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