Citizens’ Forum on Environmental Literacy

Link: Citizens' Forum on Environmental Literacy

Public Forum: Citizens’ Forum on Environmental Literacy

Monday, April 25, 2011
6:15 – 8:30 pm

Newark Museum, Billy Johnson Auditorium

Living Responsibly in the 21st Century: Environmental Literacy in the Garden State


6:15 pm

  • Music: Kathy Moser, singer/songwriter/environmentalist                 
  • Welcome: Shana Weber, PhD, Sustainability Manager, Princeton University
  • Introduction: Tanya Oznowich, Environmental Education Supervisor NJ Department of Environmental Protection

6:30 pm

  • Opening Address: Governor Christine Todd Whitman            
  • Environmental Literacy in the Garden State
  • Governor Whitman’s remarks will be followed by a Q & A.     

7:00 pm - Living Responsibly in healthy, sustainable 21st century homes

  • Robin Dougherty, Executive Director, Greater Newark Conservancy
  • Michele Byers, Executive Director, NJ Conservation Foundation
  • Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith    
  • Marian Glenn, PhD, Professor, Seton Hall University, Board of Directors, ANJEC
  • Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer, NJ Environmental Federation
  • Amy Soli, PhD, Director of Science, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
  • Jennifer Papa, Founder & CEO, City Green

7:50 pm - Defining BlueGreen / fostering home sustainability and envisioning change in New Jersey

  • Dena Mottola Jaborska, Executive Director, Environment New Jersey
  • Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey at the Center for Municipal Land Use, The College of New Jersey
  • Audience response; Q & A; citizen survey/exercise

8:30 pm Conclusion

Co-convened by:

Association of NJ Environmental Commissions, Greater Newark Conservancy, 
and Sustainable Jersey