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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for May 10, 2016

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

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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 Webinar Info & Registration This 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 the 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 

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.

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  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. Join us for our exciting celebration! Event proceeds support EarthShare New Jersey’s work for a cleaner and greener Garden State.
EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE- $85 until March 17Regular ticket price $100 until May 11.
 If available at the door, tickets will be $125 
Purchase Your Tickets Here


May 14, 2016
Improve Your Garden and Your Diet 
The EARTH Center
Davidson’s Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex  County invites you to participate in a series of workshops that will help improve both your garden and your health. The workshops are free 
10 a.m. to Noon:  Putting Herbs to Work in Your Garden  
Herbs are wonderful garden helpers and have a variety of uses. In this workshop, you will learn to use herbs for attracting beneficial insects,
 repelling pests, improving your soil and as companion plants in your garden. The presenter will be Caren White, a certified Rutgers Master Gardener and longtime Rutgers Gardens herb garden steward. 
1-2 p.m. Growing Figs in Containers Figs are becoming a popular backyard favorite for their delicious flavor and high dietary fiber and potassium, but growing them at home can be difficult. This workshop will review the challenges of growing fig trees in New Jersey and why containers are better
for the average gardener.  The presenter for this workshop will be Master Gardener Fred Primich, longtime surgeon and container gardening expert.  
To register for the workshops, please call 732-398-5262 by May 11. Class size is limited, so register early to ensure a space. For more information,
contact the EARTH Center at 732-398-5262.

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.  More information 

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 19, 2016
USGBC NJ Central Branch Presents:The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center For Environmental Advocacy Science And Education:A Case Study of Advanced Sustainability & Water Protection 
6 to 9 p.m. (Registration at 5:30)
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 
This event includes a presentation (suitable for CEUs), networking, and food & refreshments at the beautiful LEED Platinum Watershed Center

May 20, 2016 
EPCON 2016 (Environmental Procurement Conference)
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Renaissance Woodbridge HotelEPCON, 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

May 20, 2016
Horseshoe Crab Walk
6 p.m.
American Littoral Society
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk along
Plum Island, Sandy Hook to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about
an animal that has survived virtually unchanged for 400 million years. Wear foot gear that can get wet. Great for families. Meet at Parking Lot B,
 6:00 p.m. 
Cost : Free. Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

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

May 26, 2016

Practical Herbs for Foods and Teas      
7 p.m.
The Whitman-Stafford Farmhouse

315 Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. 
ractical Herbs for Foods and Teas is the program at the monthly meeting of the South Jersey Organic Gardeners’ Club. Free and open to the public. For information, call Gwenne Baile, 856-816-8508, email us at, or visit our Facebook page.

June 10, 2016

The 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference

8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Douglass Student Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
In celebration of Rutgers University’s 250 Anniversary, the focus of the 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference is to showcase the University’s efforts in the Raritan Basin, provide a forum for identifying a University-wide agenda for stewardship of the Raritan, and to establish a network for collaboration among University-based research, extension and outreach-efforts related to the Raritan Basin. This conference will explore work that Rutgers’ faculty, staff and students, and some of our Collaborative partners have been doing in the Raritan region in the areas of water quality; wetlands, forestry and ecosystems; watershed systems and management; public access and citizen science; and resilience, stormwater management, and flooding.   Click on this link to see the conference agenda, or follow this link to view other conference detailsOur conferences typically draw upwards of 200-250 attendees from state, local and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, philanthropic organizations and other organizations committed to watershed management and stewardship of the Raritan environs. Continuing education credits have been requested. Conference Sponsorships and Exhibit Space are available. Visit our website for more information or to register. Early Bird General Registration runs through May 18.

June 13, 2016

Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012The Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law, will hold a discussion on, "Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue." In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. Yet, despite the influx of intermittent resources, grid reliability appears uncompromised. What regulatory and technical innovations has Germany implemented to accomplish this feat and what challenges has it encountered along the way? The upcoming event will examine the German experience and the lessons it may hold for New York State.  The panel will also provide an update on initiatives underway in New York to help manage an increasingly renewable power system. The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP, here1.5 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.  Speakers: David Edelson, Manager, Operations Performance and Analysis, New York ISO; Dr. Annegret Groebel, Director, International Coordination, German Federal Network Agency; Damian Sciano, Director, Distributed Resource Integration at Consolidated Edison, and Eleanor Stein, Advisor for Special Projects, New York State Public Service Commission

June 15, 2016
USGBC NJ EP 4th Annual Summer Kick Off Happy Hour 
5:30 p.m.Surf City, Jersey City, NJ.
Join USGBC NJ Emerging Professionals & the USGBC NJ North Branch Committee for fun & networking. 
$30 for EPs; $45 for USGBC NJ Chapter members; $55 for non-members. Includes BBQ & 1 drink ticket per person. Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
Info & Registration.

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

June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice Walk 
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with a stroll on the Hook. Society naturalists will discuss the fauna and flora that inhabits the coast as well as Sandy Hook history. A special tour inside a gun battery may be included. Meet at 6:00 pm at Building 18. Cost: free Contact 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve

June 21, 2016
Association of New Jersey Recyclers Golf Outing

June 24, 2016

Pine Barrens Canoe Trip
American Littoral Society
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
Join the American Littoral Society guides for a canoe trip down the tea colored waters of the Wading River where we will explore the world renowned Pine Barrens. Discover the diversity of the Pine Barrens as your guides point out the native flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat. We will meet at Mick’s Pine Barren Canoe Rental in Chatsworth, NJ at 9:30 amCost: $50 per member, $60 per non-member. Contact 732-291-0055 

June 27-30, 2016 
10th Annual Life Science Field Training Institute 
Presented by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and
Bonazzi Foundation for the Promotion of Science Education 
Looking for ways to bring field-based investigations into your biology
or environmental science classroom? During this FREE four-day training course you will strengthen field-based investigations in your teaching and improve student performance in science and math. The course connects classroom activities with field studies in topic areas such as natural resource management, community ecology, biodiversity, biostatistics, and citizen science. Much of your time is spent outdoors where you will conduct vegetation analyses, practice species identification, canoe a Pine Barrens river and more. This program is held at the headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton, NJ, and at selected sites in the New Jersey Pinelands. Three graduate credits through Rutgers University and 35 professional development credits are available to attendees. Please see our website for more information about the Institute. Registration and a $50 deposit (fully refundable upon completion of the course) are required. Register online here. Contact (609) 859-8860 x 26 or for more information.

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