Oct
16
to Oct 17

Delaware River Watershed Forum

  • Renaissance Allentown Hotel (map)
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The Delaware River Watershed Forum is a two-day conference that brings together organizations and individuals spanning the four watershed states of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Forum has previously focused on topics such as water quality, agriculture, community engagement, conservation, and equity.

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Oct
23
6:00 AM06:00

Imagine a Day Without Water

This day of collective action asks Americans and our elected leaders to think about our often-overlooked water systems. The goal of the day is to bring stakeholders together to raise awareness about the value of water and the need to invest in water infrastructure, so no communities have to imagine—or live—a day without water again.

http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/

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Oct
24
to Oct 25

Princeton Environmental Forum — Registration Opens Sept. 3!

The two-day Princeton Environmental Forum will feature Princeton faculty and alumni environmental leaders addressing urgent environmental issues for the 21st century beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Registration opens Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Visit the Princeton Environmental Forum website to register and for more information and an updated event schedule. The Princeton Environmental Forum coincides with the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

What's In Our Drinking Water?

What’s in Our Drinking Water? Emerging Concerns in New Jersey.

by Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease

The Center for Environmental Exposure and Disease (CEED) and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) at Rutgers University have been working on environmental health issues related drinking water and potential health impacts associated with contaminants such as lead, PFAS and others. The conference hopes to engage a broad range of stakeholders including regulators, public policy thought leaders, municipal leadership, academics, environmental and public health organizations, faith-based organizations, infrastructure associations and water purveyors. The overall goal of the conference will be to articulate solutions that make water safe and affordable in New Jersey.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Community Revitalization through Brownfields Webinar

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This webinar will familiarize municipalities and green teams on the Sustainable Jersey brownfields actions and provide information on the beneficial reuse of blighted or abandoned properties that are potentially contaminated. These properties, also known as "brownfields" can be repurposed for community health and safety and economic revitalization. Repurposing a brownfield site takes advantage of existing infrastructure and transit and reduces pressure on undeveloped or "greenfields" properties. A redevelopment roadmap will be provided that parallels the three brownfield actions: Inventory and Prioritization; Marketing; and Reuse Planning. Presenters include:  Jean Hamerman, Deputy Director, The Creative Center for Land Recycling; Bill Lindner, Manager, Office of Brownfield Reuse, Site Remediation and Waste Management Program, NJDEP; Leah Yasenchak, Principal, BRS, Inc.; and JR Capasso, Brownfields Coordinator, Division of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Economic Development, Trenton City. 

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Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Rutgers Climate Symposium 2019

Fostering collaboration among natural and social science researchers and students interested in climate change from institutions in the NJ, NY and Philadelphia region. Submit poster abstracts by November 10, 2019. Register by November 14, 2019 Posters can be on any scholarly climate change research; not restricted to the theme Free for students, faculty, and staff of academic and research institutions

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Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Companies for Zero Waste - Roundtables

Designed For:
Waste experts, architects, planners, developers, city planners, haulers, recycling experts, food waste & composting, building managers, waste to energy, investors and other stakeholders.

Zero Waste best practices for developers, tenants, landlords, haulers and building managers in the North East.

  • Designing green infrastructure must include the return of water to its original water source.

  • New IRS Tax Benefits for 2020 are coming -Reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs, and the donation of recovered materials to qualified 501(c)(3) charities, which provides tax benefits.

  • From permitting to operational, when is the right time to invest in projects?

  • Are capital markets designed to take on investing risks into clean energy?

  • There is urgency in finding the means to manage municipal wastes, Waste-to-energy could pose a practical solution if scaled correctly.

  • Investors need clear models since traditional capital markets are not designed to take on risk.

  • What successful Public-Private Partnerships look like.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Forestry Festival

  • NJ FOREST SERVICE NURSERY AND FOREST RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Jersey Forest Service will hold its 25th Anniversary Fall Forestry Festival on October 5.  The event will feature many programs, activities and demonstrations, including information on endangered and non-game animals of New Jersey, forest pest invaders, rare species and land conservation, and much more.  For more information, click here.

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Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Environmental Congress

  • The Conference Center at Mercer County College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) Environmental Congress is an annual statewide gathering of environmental commissions, local officials, agencies, citizen groups and environmental organizations to discuss the future of New Jersey's changing climate. Featured exhibits include non-profit and business tables, farmers markets, and electric vehicle testing.

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Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Naomi Klein & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Climate Crisis

Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Naomi Klein in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Humanities Council is please to announce the the first of two Gauss Seminars in Criticism for Fall 2019: “A Call to Action: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” featuring Naomi Klein in conversation conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (African American Studies)

Naomi Klein is a public intellectual, an award winning journalist, activist, author of several international best sellers, and the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair of Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Among her many influential books are No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (Picador, 1999), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Metropolitan Books, 2007), and most recently On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Simon & Schuster, 2019).

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor and Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), which won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book, and Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina, 2019), as well as editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Haymarket Books, 2017), which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction in 2018.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will also be available at the door until 6:55 pm on the day of the event while supplies last.

Labyrinth Books will host a book signing after the event. 

To get your tickets, visit tickets.princeton.edu or call 609-258-9220.

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Organic Waste Management Summit

The New Jersey Composting Council hosts keynote presenter author and inventor Rod Tyler for our Organics Waste Management hosted in conjuction with Rutgers University at their EcoComplex in Burlington NJ.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Speakers:
Rod Tyler: CEO, Author and Inventor of Compost SiltSoxx
Matthew Karmel - Environmental Attorney, Riker Danzig
Ryan Cerrato - Director, Product Marketing, WeCare Denali
Dr. Joseph Heckman, Soil Scientist, Rutgers University 
Dr. Serpil Guran, Director, Rutgers University EcoComplex
Greg McCarron, Vice President, SCS Engineering, 
Brett Hoyt, Vice President North American Sales, Sustainable Generation
Dr. Nick Smith-Sebasto, Founder and Chairman FOR Solutions
Matt de la Houssaye, Director, Sustainable Cities, Global Green USA
Charles Nouhan, Sustainability & Waste Management Specialist, EcoRich
Rhodes Yepsen, Executive Director, Biodegradeble Products Institute

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Trenton River Days Fair

Join us for a celebration on the Delaware River! This free event includes food and educational activities for the whole family! Explore games and exhibits about the life of the Delaware River, and then enjoy a boat ride or paddle along the river's banks. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Son 7 and performers from the Trenton Circus Squad. Participants can help plant a wildflower meadow, and discover River-Friendly tools and habits to bring home. https://thewatershed.org/riverwalk/

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Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

ANJEE Autumn Outdoor Conference

For more than three decades, ANJEE has organized one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals in New Jersey, designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices. This fall we are excited to present our second annual Autumn Conference: a day full of programs for educators at Duke Farms, a model of environmental stewardship that inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land.

All outdoors. Zero PowerPoint. Maximum inspiration.
We will feature a variety of outdoor sessions designed to educate and inspire.
Register TODAY!

Current ANJEE members receive 15% off all ticket types; become a member today!

The Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) is excited to present a day full of programs for educators at historic Duke Farms, a model for environmental stewardship and a more sustainable future.

Our autumn event will feature a variety of outdoor sessions designed to educate and inspire.

  • Explore natural history with local experts in birding, animal tracking, plant ID and more.

  • Learn trade secrets from experienced outdoor teachers who will share their methods and techniques.

  • Exciting pre and post event sessions are available for early risers and night owls.

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Sep
25
4:30 PM16:30

Environmental Humanities Colloquium: “Once Upon a Tomorrow”


Science journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), will present, “Once Upon a Tomorrow,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in East Pyne, Room 111. Subramanian challenges us to step into other people’s lives — and the narratives that shape them — during this pivotal time for humanity and the planet. From farmers in north India to fly fishermen in Montana, individual stories and perspectives may be more important than ever as nearly 8 billion humans struggle to share one planet.

The Environmental Humanities Colloquium aims to build an intellectual community of Princeton scholars and graduate students from all backgrounds whose work is animated by — or intersects with — issues central to the environmental humanities. The Fall 2019 colloquium is organized and hosted by Rob Nixon, the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and PEI associated faculty.

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Sep
24
8:30 AM08:30

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AVENUE STUDENT CENTER (map)
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Registration is open for the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit hosted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center.

Who should attend:

This biennial Summit brings together planners, engineers, public officials, health professionals, and others involved with shaping communities throughout New Jersey.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. *AICP and PE credits will be available for attendance.*

Why should you RSVP:

To learn more about how New Jersey streets can be made safer and more accommodating to road users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users.

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Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Atlantic City Drive Electric Celebration

Atlantic County Utilities Authority To Bring Together Leaders and Residents to Discuss the State of Driving Electric in New Jersey

We invite the public to learn about an alternative to traditional gasoline vehicles by attending Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s (ACUA) 5th Annual Drive Electric Celebration on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the ACUA Environmental Park on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Curious residents, car enthusiasts, business owners and all members of the public are invited to attend. 

Speakers from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Stockton University and Pepco Holdings, Inc. will discuss the latest incentives, research and benefits for purchasing electric vehicles or installing charging stations.

The latest available vehicle models as well as electric motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, scooters and UTVs will be on display.

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Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Together North Jersey Forum: Spotlight on Healthy Communities

This bi-annual forum will feature a panel session on diverse policies and strategies to create healthier communities. Experts on placemaking, age-friendly communities, and resiliency will discuss holistic and interdisciplinary approaches for improving community-wide health outcomes. 

The panel will also include a discussion of the recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, Building a Culture of Health, that calls for a diverse range of policies, such as increasing healthy food access, expanding early childhood learning, and ensuring transportation system accessibility for all users.

More details available here.

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Sep
16
to Sep 18

Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown

  • Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Project Drawdown is partnering with Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown — Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown.

Join the world’s foremost scientific experts in a critical discussion about the most innovative and promising climate change solutions and upcoming research.

This conference aims to connect international partners and research institutions. The three-day conference will focus on analysis and peer review of the portfolio of over 100 individual solutions, discuss synergies and interactions among sectors and evaluate implementation pathways including successful examples from around the world.

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Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainable Jersey Listening Session

  • TCNJ, Business Building Student Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three listening sessions will be held this Fall and for participants to share thoughts on what the next ten years might look like for New Jersey and the Sustainable Jersey program. These sessions will help envision the critical issues facing municipalities that Sustainable Jersey might tackle, how the program may better support the work being done on the ground, and more. If you cannot attend one of the three events below, there will be an opportunity to share ideas online. For more information visit our website.

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Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities Energy Master Plan Stakeholder Meetings #5 and #6

  • Black Box Theater, Kroc Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities released its draft Energy Master Plan last month and has scheduled six stakeholder meetings on three days over the coming months.

Stakeholder meetings 5 & 6: Thursday, September 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theater at the Kroc Center (1865 Harrison Way, Camden, NJ).

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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sustainable Jersey Listening Session

Three listening sessions will be held this Fall and for participants to share thoughts on what the next ten years might look like for New Jersey and the Sustainable Jersey program. These sessions will help envision the critical issues facing municipalities that Sustainable Jersey might tackle, how the program may better support the work being done on the ground, and more. If you cannot attend one of the three events below, there will be an opportunity to share ideas online. For more information visit our website.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ditching Disposables Forum

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) will hold a regional plastics forum aimed to inspire local action through policy and stewardship to reduce single-use plastic consumption and pollution in the Delaware River Watershed communities. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn and share best practices on education, ordinances and implementation

REGISTER - Email info@anjec.org or call 973-539-7547. Registration fee may apply.

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Green Infrastructure Tour & Picnic with RU Cooperative Extension

Join the LRWP and Middlesex County Water Resources Association on July 15 for a picnic and tour of green infrastructure and detention basins in Middlesex County with Rutgers County Extension Agent Michele Bakacs and Rutgers Doctoral Student and plant expert Kate Douthat. (Space limited, RSVP required)

Location: Gather at Middlesex County’s Thompson Park (Monroe Township)

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

City of Water Day

Now in its 12th year, City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners to get people to, on, and in the water, and will be held this year on Saturday, July 13, 2019. More information, here.

The South Street Seaport Museum is at the helm as this year’s festival partner providing visitors to Piers 16 and 17 in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District the opportunity to meet local marine life; participate in crafts, science experiments, and other water-related activities; and learn about the work of the many organizations that connect New Yorkers to our waterfront, work towards resiliency, and protect and preserve our resources.

The Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race will return to Lower Manhattan and free PortNYC Boat Tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats, will be offered from homeport docks throughout New York City.

Dozens of communities in New York and New Jersey will host their own City of Water Day events in celebration of our region’s 1,600 miles of coastline. In collaboration with the New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary ProgramIn Your Neighborhood events this year include 50 free waterfront events, with nearly 100 participating organizations, across all five boroughs, Westchester County, and New Jersey.

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

How Utilities Are Addressing Water Equity

This month’s One Water Webinar will feature stories from some of the US Water Alliance’s Water Equity Taskforce cities about how they are working on the ground with community organizations to apply strategies from the Alliance’s Equitable Water Future National Briefing Paper. Social and economic inclusion is a key component of the One Water movement. A sustainable water future requires that all people have access to clean, safe, affordable water and wastewater service. However, frontline communities across the nation experience compounded water challenges. Low-income communities and communities of color are most often hit first and worst by flooding, storm surges, compromised water infrastructure, and other water crises. The Water Equity Taskforce is comprised of a network of cities, each anchored by a US Water Alliance member utility. This webinar features leaders from three of these anchor institutions and focuses on their collaborative efforts to develop and advance more equitable water policies and practices. Webinar attendees will learn more about how cross-sector partners in Camden, Buffalo, and Louisville are using equitable water management to promote job creation, workforce development, climate resiliency, improved public health., and more. Moderator: • Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance Speakers: • Andy Kricun, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority • Oluwole (OJ) McFoy, General Manager, Buffalo Sewer Authority • James A. (Tony) Parrott, Executive Director, Louisville MSD

ONLINE WEBINAR: REGISTER HERE

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Jun
19
8:30 AM08:30

NJ Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the NJ American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with green infrastructure, stormwater regulations and stormwater utilities. The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning session, which will cover topics including draft revisions to the NJ Stormwater Rule, the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual, the NJ Future Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit, and impacts of urban flooding; and an afternoon session dedicated to the nuts and bolts of creating a stormwater utility, from communications and collaboration opportunities to rate setting and technical considerations.

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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

2019 NJ Sustainability Summit

This exceptional one-day forum spotlights the people and projects that are helping New Jersey realize a more sustainable future. Twelve break out sessions will allow participants to engage in thoughtful discussions, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout New Jersey, and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to be ready to deepen their understanding and expand their network.

Register here.

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual New Jersey Conference

Don't miss Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual Conference, "Unity and Action NOW" featuring:

  • Environmental Speakers & Plenaries

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Networking Lunch

  • Green Vendors

  • Keynote Speaker

This annual interactive, educational event brings together New Jersey residents, community and organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, business thinkers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient, sustainable and healthy communities. Come, learn and share with us.

Registration

Registration is $35 per person and $15 per student. To register:

  • Online: Click here.

  • By Mail: Mail check payable to Clean Water Action (for tax-deductible, Clean Water Fund) to Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund, 198 Brighton Avenue, 2nd FL, Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Green Roof and Wall Symposium

Hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Stevens Institute of Technology Living Architecture Center.

This one-day event will feature industry experts and local leaders presenting on green roofs and walls, local standout projects, the importance of strong green roof and wall policy, and advanced topics in green roofs and walls such as solar integration, agricultural applications, and more. The Symposium will also feature a trade show for local green roof and wall companies, interactive panel discussions and workshops to help develop policy locally.

Cost to attend is $49 for students, $99 for GRHC members, and $149 for non-members. Register here.

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Jun
5
8:00 AM08:00

An NJ Spotlight Roundtable: Improving Energy Efficiency in New Jersey

Few disagree with the proposition that energy efficiency is a win-win-win: For utilities, for their customers, and for the environment. And yet increasing energy efficiency in New Jersey is proving to be a challenge.

Why is New Jersey, once a leader in energy conservation, now in the middle of the pack among states in convincing customers to use less electricity and natural gas? The conservation incentives are clear: Customers save money, utilities purchase less fuel, and pollution levels harmful to the public and that contribute to climate change are reduced.


new state law aims to spur greater energy conservation in New Jersey by putting the onus on the state's electric and gas utilities. Is that the right model? How to best to guide the state’s energy efficiency practices? What regulatory changes are needed to improve New Jersey’s conservation efforts?


Find out at this NJ Spotlight roundtable. REGISTER

Attendees may submit questions for consideration in advance of the event as part of the registration process.

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Energy Efficiency Summit

  • CAMDEN COUNTY EMERGENCY REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER (map)
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The Tri-County Sustainability Alliance will hold this summit for participants to learn about actions communities can take to improve energy use through proven energy efficiency measures.  Successful case studies will be presented, and information will be shared about available resources and incentives.

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May
29
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: One Water in the States

While increased federal support is important, state governments are uniquely positioned to address water management challenges at the ground level. State policymakers can promote One Water by establishing targets and goals, benchmarking performance, creating enabling conditions, removing barriers and bottlenecks, and prioritizing funding and financing. The webinar will spotlight the State Policymakers’ Toolkit, which was recently released by the US Water Alliance and the Council of State Governments. The State Policymakers’ Toolkit builds on the One Water for America Listening Sessions and the Seven Big Ideas for water by providing decision makers and advocates with models of successful initiatives and policies from states around the county who are working towards each goal listed in the Seven Big Ideas. Our panelists will also discuss changes in state governments following the 2018 midterm elections and some of the success stories from One Water leaders working to engage state policymakers.

Moderator: Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance

Speakers: • Daniel Logsdon, Assistant Director of Policy and Research, The Council of State Governments • Karyn Riley, Director, Intergovernmental Relations, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission • Chris Sturm, Managing Director, Water and Policy, New Jersey Future

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

ArtsTank Competition & Creative Placemaking Conference

REGISTER - fee applies

This South Jersey Cultural Alliance event will feature a morning presentation on Financing Creative Placemaking, a networking lunch, ArtsTank competition, and mural tour of Atlantic City.  The ArtsTank competition is a fun opportunity to learn about creative placemaking, how to fund it, best practices, and how it can be an investment spark in your town.  Thirty South Jersey municipalities submitted letters of intent to create proposals using arts, history, and/or culture to engage their communities in addressing a local challenge.  Five finalists will present to a panel of creative placemaking expert "sharks."  Attendees will learn best practices, how to address the needs of all involved, and how to fund your project and receive points in Sustainable Jersey's  Arts & Culture suite of actions.  For more information, visit the website.  

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