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Friday, June 3, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for June 3, 2016





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

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June 7, 29016
PlanSmart NJ's 2016 Regional Planning Summit 
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive
Trenton, NJ 
Join PlanSmart NJ at its annual Regional Planning Summit: Repurpose, Reuse, Revitalize. The Summit will highlight opportunities and success stories on how stranded real estate assets can be turned into dynamic communities. Directions | Agenda  PlanSmart NJ will be unveiling the "Guide to the Future" at the Summit, a culmination of over a year's research and analysis to revitalize stranded retail and office assets throughout New Jersey. We will be distributing a limited number of PlanSmart NJ 2 GB USB flash drives containing the Guide, free of charge! Register now to get your FREE copy  Register now

June 10, 2016



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. Information and Registration.



June 10, 2016
CIANJ Real Property Roundtable
New Life to Old Cities: Urban Redevelopment
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Saddle Brook Marriott
138 New Pehle Avenue
Saddle Brook, NJ
Urban centers are the lifeblood of every state. Vibrant cities bring
the promise of economic health and well-being. That's why
revitalization projects attract so much attention. Everyone wants
to know what makes for successful urban redevelopment. For this
roundtable, CIANJ assembled leading statewide forces in
redevelopment-the NJ Economic Development Authority, the
New Brunswick Development Corporation and the RBH Group. |
Participants will have a rare opportunity to hear about some of the
state's most remarkable projects from the professionals responsible
for them. The discussion will include: How the best public-private
partnerships are forged and How policy shapes a project. 
Guest Speakers:
Rob Beit, CEO, RBH Group
Melissa Orsen, CEO, NJ Economic Development Authority
Chris Paladino, President, DEVCO


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 un-compromised. 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 14, 2016
28th Annual Luncheon- Foundation for Free Enterprise
Honoring Charles P. Shotmeyer, CEO, Shotmeyer Bros., Inc.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ
To register, contact Kathryn English at kengish@fffe.org



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 16, 2016
In-Situ Remediation Technologies Workshop
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences – Montclair State University
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This full-day interactive program offers valuable, technology-based instruction to those in the professional remediation industry. Our team of experienced instructors provides regulators, consultants, and field applicators with an understanding of the primary in-situ chemical oxidation removal mechanisms, an in-depth understanding of each oxidant’s strengths and limitations.


June 16, 2016 

Montclair Environmental Movie Night: Divide in Concord
6:30 p.m.
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of - DIVIDE IN CONCORD - telling the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America.


June 16, 2016

MOVIE NIGHT--A Sense of Wonder
6:30 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Avenue
Collingwood, NJ.
Critically acclaimed documentary depicts Rachel Carson, 
extraordinary pioneer environmentalist, in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson (portrayed by actress Kaiulani Lee) recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.  The film is an intimate and poignant portrait of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. Free and open to the public. RSVP:  call (856) 425-2221 or email RSVP@gmofreenj.com 


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.http://www.permacultureproject.com/waynes-schedule


June 18, 2016
5th Annual Pedal for Preservation   
West Morris Central High School
259 Bartley Rd, Chester, NJ (mapCyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to hit the trail and help raise money to preserve and protect New Jersey’s land and water resources. The Pedal for Preservation is ideal for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Participants are urged to ask friends and family to sponsor their ride. The Land Conservancy hosts New Jersey’s Premier Rail Trail Ride — an off road biking experience on a relatively flat tree-canopied trail, ideal for both avid cyclists and casual riders to explore. This acclaimed route traverses forest, farms, and parkland alongside the South Branch of the Raritan River and through small towns in Morris and Hunterdon counties. The trail surface is natural dirt and crushed stone. There are also hike/walk options for non-cyclists.Clicking that you will participate in Community Green meetup group does not register you! Register online at: tlcnjride.eventbrite.com  Complimentary bike checks. SAG mechanical support. Light breakfast & delicious lunch. Well stocked rest stops with portapotties. “Real” restrooms at the school/ Moisture-wicking Tech T-shirt (complimentary for first 250 adults registered).T-shirts for teen and youth participants. Fundraising incentives. Door prize drawing. Admission to the Finish Festival featuring food, entertainment & more. Schedule: 8:30 am  30-mile ride begins. 9:30 am 20-mile ride begins. 10:30 am 7-mile ride begins. 11 am – 1 pm. Finish Festival featuring live entertainment, delicious lunch, & activities. Registration for each scheduled ride begins 30 minutes prior. Join or login to comment



June 18, 2016
Free Plant Clinic-Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County
9 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Parks Environmental Center
301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002.
Get answers to your gardening questions.  Bring your plants or a piece of a diseased plant for identification and suggestions on how to treat.  Bring a sample of any insect in your garden you need identified. For more information, call 856-216-7130, email: njgarden@camdencounty.com or visit: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden


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 23, 2016
14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED)
Montclair University
Montclair, NJ
The conference will feature Novo Nordisk's VP for Corporate Sustainability, Susanne Stormer, as the keynote speaker. Hackensack University Medical Center's Kyle Tafuri will also speak. 
For additional information please visit https://business.montclair.edu/faculty-research/sgbed-conference



June 23, 2016
Effective Use of Compliance Averaging
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences – Montclair State University
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Compliance averaging is a powerful tool for demonstrating compliance with soil and vapor standards.  This course is designed to acquaint the attendee with various methods recommended by DEP for demonstrating compliance.  Case studies will be presented and will include simple to complex cases. Interactive exercises to be included. Info/Registration


June 24, 2016
Pine Barrens Canoe Trip
American Littoral Society
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
(732)291-0055
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 am. Cost: $50 per member, $60 per non-member. Contact 732-291-0055 June 24, 2016


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 ryan@pinelandsalliance.org for more information.








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