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Monday, September 5, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for September 5, 2016




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

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September 9, 2016
American Littoral Society's End of The Summer Party
North Beach, Sandy Hook
HighlandsNJ 07732
Join us for this very special evening on the beach, under the stars to benefit the American Littoral Society as we work together to care for Sandy Hook and our Coast. Enjoy a cocktail reception featuring a raw bar and passed hors d'oeuvres, a seafood dinner, grilled buffet, specialty salads, and assorted desserts, all while listening to a live band! Casual Attire. Tickets start at $150 and must be reserved beforehand. For more information, please call (732)291-0055 for questions and ticket reservations.



September 13, 2016

Fungi in the Soil, Mushrooms in the Kitchen    
7 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Hall
820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Horticultural Society of South Jersey presents Join Tyler Case of Mycopolitan as he addresses everything mushroom. Fungi play many pivotal roles in soil biology and ecology.  Mycelium breaks down wood, channels water and minerals, and even provides transport for plant signaling.  These processes occur largely unseen.  Only for brief moments can we bear witness to the mycelium's fruit: mushrooms, popping up just long enough to cast spores then giving themselves up to the forest.  There are many ways that we can mimic nature to grow mushrooms indoors and out, and the results are captivating, delicious, nutritious, and medicinal.  Join us for a discussion and celebration of all things fungal! . For more information, check the website: www.hssj.org or call 856-816-8508.







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September 15, 2016
Josh Fox Film "How to Let Go of the World"
Unitarian Fellowship
One West Nelson St.
Newton, NJ 07860
Having achieved high acclaim for writing, producing and directing the anti-fracking documentary films Gasland and Gasland II, Josh Fox continues in this latest film investigating climate change in his deeply personal style, traveling to twelve countries on six continents. Fox acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences of global warming, but focuses on that which is so deep within us no calamity can take it away. While still aiming to stop the mass build out of oil and gas infrastructure and expedite the adoption of renewable energy alternatives, Fox asks us to think about love, community and the goodness of humanity that climate can't change. More info 



September 16, 2016
Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniques 
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
With the expanding regulatory push to decrease stormwater volume and improve stormwater quality, increasing attention is being given to the use of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques.  While growing popular, these techniques are often misapplied, improperly designed or inadequately maintained. This innovative one-day class will explore those techniques being implemented on an increasingly frequent basis throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.


September 21, 2016


September 26, 2016

GIS Data Submittal Requirements & Application of NJ-GEOWEB For the LSRP:
A Hands-on Computer Workshop

8 AM- 12 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This half-day interactive computer workshop is team taught by NJDEPs Site Remediation Waste Management Program (SRWMP) GIS staff and includes a lecture portion that will address SRWMP GIS data submittal requirements, common problems encountered with these submittals and the various GIS layers created and maintained by SRWMP.  Information and hands-on learning will enable licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to provide required submissions to the department consistent with NJDEP's rules and guidance. The interactive portion explores the popular NJ-GeoWeb mapping application as it relates to site remediation activities.  Learn how to locate areas of interest, view and interact with NJDEP's GIS data, and query related environmental information.  In addition, attendees will work with ArcExplorer, a free GIS mapping software from ESRI to demonstrate how to create basic GIS data deliverables for submittal to SRWMP For More Information


September 27, 2016
A Conversation with Rachel Sussman 

6:00 p.m.
Temple Contemporary
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Artist Rachel Sussman opens Visualizing Sustainability with a discussion of her practice, which has been categorized as “the missing science of biological longevity.” Her ongoing research on our changing climate offers a global perspective on the interrelationship between geologic time and contemporary efforts of building an environmentally sustainable future.Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


September 29, 2016
Mireya Loza on the Bracero Program, Migration, and Political History 

2:30 p.m., Temple University
Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Mireya Loza, curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, discusses the Bracero Program (1942­1964), the largest guest worker initiative in U.S. history. Loza's most recent publication, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (University of North Carolina Press), has been widely lauded as the most comprehensive and extensive historical publication on Braceros and the Bracero Program. Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


September 29, 2016
Sustainable Business Initiative Stakeholders Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bergen Community College- Meadowlands
Lyndhurst, NJ. The theme our speakers will be addressing at this meeting is the connection between Sustainability and Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Retention. More information to come.


September 30, 2016

CIANJ Hot Topic Seminar Series

8:30 AM– 1 PM
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Networking Lunch Included!
Learn about the ever changing environmental issues that affect your business an bottom dollar.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current trends, technical advances and regulatory updates in this half-day interactive credit bearing seminar that is taught by NJ’s top environmental experts.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.
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September 30, 2016
Curating Digital History with Mireya Loza 

Noon, Temple University
Digital Scholarship Center
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Mireya Loza demonstrates curating and archiving digital history, using the Smithsonian's Bracero History Archive. This archive collects, interprets, and makes available oral histories, objects, and articfacts related to the Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican agricultural workers to work in more than half of the states in America.Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art


October 3, 2016
Bird and Bird Habitat Tour 

5:30 PM Meet at Temple Contemporary
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pa
Tours take place throughout campus Keith Russell of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society leads a tour of campus bird habitat and pollinator plants; he will explain what attracts birds to campus and how to make it safer for them during their travel. Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art


October 14, 2016
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use of Professional Judgment
8:30 AM - 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
The Site Remediation Reform Act law allows for LSRP to issue variances from the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation and also allows the LSRP to employ alternatives to those detailed in Department Technical Guidance. This approach allows greater flexibility in determining how sites are investigated and remediated. This full-day course will examine the legal and regulatory requirements, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and examine cases where professional judgment was employed. A panel of LSRPs, attorneys, and NJDEP representatives will give their views on the appropriate use of professional judgment.
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October 14, 2016 
Volunteer Tree Planting 
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer RoadAvondale, Pa 19311  
www.stroudcenter.org
Planting 1 begins at 9 a.m.Planting 2 begins at 1 p.m.Healthy forests are essential to the life-support systems of our streams. Trees filter contaminants before they reach the water, stabilize the stream bank, and provide food, shade, and habitat for fish and wildlife! Help the Stroud Center restore our local streams by planting trees. Registration required. Contact Rebecca Duczkowski at 610-268-2153 296 orrduczkowski@stroudcenter.org




October 20, 2016
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8 AM- 4 PM Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
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/recertified 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. For More Information


October 20, 2016
A Bird's’ Eye View of Home 

11:00 a.m.
Temple University's Digital Scholarship Center
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Valerie Peckham from the Philadelphia Zoo leads a mapping exercise of a bird's experience of Temple's Main Campus at the Digital Scholarship Center. 
Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art


October 25, 2016
The Color of Food: Discussing Food Justice, Food Activism, and Farmers of Color
2:30 p.m.
Temple University's Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, Pa. Ground Floor
Community organizers Kirtrina M. Baxter and Dara Cooper discuss racial disparities in the food movement, strengthening community work through food, and advocating for food sovereignty in communities of color. Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


November 2, 2016
Audubon New York 2016 Keesee Awards Luncheon
Metropolitan Club1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 
Reception 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jacket and tie required for gentlemen.
Join Audubon New York on November 2nd for the annual celebration of the prestigious Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award & Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing. Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award Honoree: Christopher (Kim) Elliman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Space Institute. This award is presented in recognition of remarkable leadership and commitment to Audubon’s mission.  The award is named in remembrance of Thomas W. Keesee, Jr.’s lifelong commitment to the environment and advocacy of Audubon’s grassroots legacy.  Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing Honoree: Edward O. Wilson This award recognizes writers who use the power of the pen to influence positive change in the world of environmental conservation in support Audubon’s mission.  


November 3, 2016
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation 
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This program will provide a concise overview of ecological risk assessment (ERA) as it applies to site remediation. Students will be walked through the tiered ERA process, including the screening level Ecological Evaluation (EE) and baseline ERA as outlined in the NJDEP and USEPA guidance. The application of fundamental principles, such as bioavailability, weight-of-evidence, and comparing risks to background will be illustrated with real-world examples and case studies.  Students will leave the course with an understanding of the difference between an EE and an ERA, an idea of the data required to reach management decisions, and how professional judgment can be applied when evaluating ecological risks.


November 4, 2016

Ditch to River, Wetland to Sea:
Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas

8 AM- 4 PM 
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This program will show you how to clean up an environmentally sensitive area in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Given a range in environmental settings (from ditches to urbanized estuaries), students will be taught how to select the proper remedial method (e.g., capping, dredging, bank stabilization) based on the source of the contaminant, practicability, cost, intrusiveness, and long-term effectiveness. Technical aspects will include remedial design, specification of materials and equipment, and coordinating with contractors. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the responsible party selected the appropriate remedy, coordinated with regulatory agencies (e.g., NJDEP, USEPA, USFWS), and monitored long-term effectiveness


December 2, 2016
New Jersey Real Estate & Corporate Transactions:
Dealing With Environmental & LSRP Program Concerns 
8 AM - 10 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
In this CLE session, attendees will learn about what due diligence to perform in purchase and sale transactions as well as methods for dealing with environmental issues that may arise. Attendees will also learn practice tips for ISRA compliance, performing due diligence, and allocating responsibility for addressing environmental issues. Whether involved in a merger, acquisition or real estate transaction, you will be able to identify certain environmental issues and learn how to navigate through those issues to close your deal.


December 9, 2016

Risk Management in Remediation: A Review of Principles and Applications 
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day program will provide a review of the risk management framework for remediation programs in New Jersey, US EPA and other states.  This unique program will include an in depth look at the state of the science of risk assessment and lessons learned in applying these techniques.


December 16, 2016

Effective Use of Compliance Averaging

8:30 AM- 4 PM
EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
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 will also be included.



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