The National Council for Science and the Environment works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to inform environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. NCSE programs are designed to foster leadership and education around timely and pressing issues at the intersection of science, policy, education, and decision-making. The programs also advance interdisciplinary education and develop international cooperation and engagement.
The Uncomfortable Truth is an important research report that looks at the ways that structural racism perpetuates poverty in New Jersey, along with recommendations for how our state can move toward the end of structural racism.
On Saturday, January 12th, we continue to engage diverse stakeholders as we all move toward significant change in our state towards justice in health, hunger, and mental health.
Presented by the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey.
This three-day conference retreat, called Estuary 2029: Saving our System Through Collaboration, brings scientists, researchers, managers and environmental education specialists together to share information.
The theme highlights necessary inter-disciplinary and cross-sector relationships to successfully implement the revised Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary. Attendees are invited to forge new collaborations that promote ecosystem-based science, management and restoration.
Location: Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 500 local and state officials, citizen activists, development professionals, architects, attorneys, planners, business leaders and students. Redevelopment allows us to re-use infrastructure, take advantage of historically strategic locations, maintain and improve our communities and preserve our remaining open spaces. It is clear that redevelopment, already at the heart of many of the opportunities available today, will play an even more vital role in the future.
Municipalities can be key players in the new landscape for community solar whether in working with housing authorities, municipal utility authorities, local developers and other stakeholders to identify and assess sites for solar installations. Community solar allows one solar installation to serve many customers, making it a desirable option for those whose rooftops are not well-suited for solar, including for renters and multifamily residents who cannot install solar on the roof. We will discuss the multiple roles that municipalities can play in promoting, managing, and/or developing community solar projects. Green team members, municipal leaders and staff, elected officials, and housing authority officials are welcome to attend the webinar to learn more about New Jersey's latest market transforming solar initiative.
The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ invites you to join members of the Advisory Committee, philanthropic supporters and other community development professionals for the release of “Thriving Cities: A New Urban Agenda” and a discussion about next steps. This event is free to attend but you must register no later than December 5th.
David V. Budescu, Anne Anastasi professor of psychometrics and quantitative psychology at Fordham University, will present, “Communication of and Reactions to the Uncertainty of Climate Change” at noon Monday, Dec. 10, in Wallace Hall, Room 300. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. David's research lies in the areas of human judgment, individual and group decision making under uncertainty and with incomplete and vague information, and statistics for the behavioral and social sciences.
This event is free to the public with an RSVP to Chuck Crosby. The event is part of the David Bradford Seminars in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy series co-sponsored by PEI.
The fourth annual Jersey Water Works Conference is a day-long event that will bring together more than 300 state and local decision-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to amplify the importance of addressing New Jersey’s water infrastructure, explore innovative solutions and celebrate the Jersey Water Works collaborative as an effective, comprehensive approach to achieving statewide impact.
You are invited to attend: NJ Spotlight Roundtable - NJ's Drinking Water: PFAS Chemical Threats and Clean-up Efforts
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join NJ Spotlight as we bring together experts to discuss the public health and policy challenges presented by PFAS, a class of chemicals that is linked to cancer and other illnesses.
PFASs are widespread in the environment and have been found more often in New Jersey’s drinking water than in many other states.
As states including New Jersey set strict health limits on some of the chemicals, our panelists will examine questions including:
What the chemicals have been used for, and how they got into water source
Why they are seen as a threat to public health, even at low levels
What policies campaigners want to see from state and federal governments
What the military is doing to clean up water sources on and around its bases
How leading water systems and municipal providers are responding to rising public and governmental concern on the issue
Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Dr. Keith Cooper, Professor of Toxicology, Rutgers University; Chairman, New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute; former member NJ DEP’s Science Advisory Board
Anthony Matarazzo, Senior Director for Water Quality and Environmental Management, New Jersey American Water; Member, Drinking Water Quality Institute; Founding Member, Raritan Basin Alliance
Additional panelists to be announced.
Jon Hurdle, Water Reporter, NJ Spotlight
Parking is provided in the Camden County Collge parking deck located in the same building as the event. From Cooper Street make a right onto 6th Street and a right onto Penn Street and a right into the entrance of the deck. The event is on the ground floor of the building.
This year’s Center for Non-Profits Annual conference Raising the Voices of Our Communities - will focus on advocacy and movements, diversity and equity, listening to and engaging with constituents, communications and visibility, and so much more, to ensure that all of the different types of “communities” non-profits serve are reflected in our missions, deeds, and impact.
Hosted by Together New Jersey
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a series of community planning and design strategies that aim to reduce crime and improve safety. This workshop features professional planners and leaders in the field who will share insights on how to effectively use CPTED strategies in your community.
Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
CivicStory will host a free public forum on “News & Democracy” on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in the Auditorium of Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit, NJ. The public is welcome, admission is free, reservations are required. To reserve your seat, REGISTER HERE.
The panel of distinguished journalists and thought leaders in the field of journalism will address questions such as: How does daily news foster or inhibit problem-solving? Does the emphasis on breaking news distract the public from stories that may have less visibility but greater impact, such as reversing global warming? How could the news field empower citizens to solve society’s complex problems?
Michael Hill: NJTV news anchor and correspondent
Joseph Lichterman: Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Philadelphia
Stefanie Murray: Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University
Paula Saha: Dir. of Communications, NJ State Bar Association
The panel will be moderated by CivicStory Founder and Creative Director, Susan Haig. The forum is free and open to the public.
NJ-AWRA's newly formed Future Risk Committee has been working hard to present a symposium focused on future flooding in riverine systems. This event will present on relevant climate trends, modeling, and planning that can be used in NJ to prepared for future flood events in our riverine systems.
This event is free to NJ-AWRA members, and $15 to non-members
This seminar is approved for 2 CFM CEC's and 2 NJ PE self-reporting credits
The New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program presents a conference celebrating the release of HEP's final Action Agenda, State of the Estuary Report and Environmental Monitoring Plan.
This event will bring together 200 officials from local, state and federal government, non-profit advocates, utilities, scientists and private consultants. Please join us for a full day discussion of the environmental health of the Estuary and what actions our program and partners are taking towards our shared goals.
The afternoon sessions will feature highly interactive panels and workshops based around actions in which we would like feedback from the community.
See the full Agenda here (pdf)
Klein will discuss her best-selling book "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" with writer and environmental activist Ashley Dawson, the 2017 PEI Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Klein's visit is timed with the major Art Museum exhibition, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment. A public reception at the Art Museum will follow the lecture, during which time the galleries will be open for viewing Nature's Nation.
Join the Morris County Chamber of Commerce at this timely event to gain insight into how companies in Morris County are transforming through corporate social innovation. This event will empower organizations to increase and sustain employees through health & wellness and philanthropy.
Location: Hanover Marriott, 1401 NJ-10 E, Whippany, NJ 07981
The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center at Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) will open its doors at various libraries throughout Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The simultaneous launch brings TRHT centers to RU-N John Cotton Dana Library and four Newark library branches where anyone can learn more about the initiative and participate in projects such as Racial Healing Circles, Healing Sounds of Newark spoken word events, and ‘ImVisible’ art programs.
Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon is the premier celebration for New Jersey's sustainability community. This gathering includes leaders in the sustainability movement representing businesses, academic institutions, and over 445 New Jersey municipalities participating in the Sustainable Jersey program. For more information, visit our website.
Join us for a special 90-minute workshop that shares the remarkable story of the Cuban-American immigrants who settled in Elizabeth in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s and transformed the life of the city and New Jersey.
The workshop is an interactive oral history presentation and discussion that will feature the debut of our Cuban Voices video.
Please RSVP to Elliot Dee at Elliot@acadenj.org by Nov. 9.
Find out what's happening with offshore wind, why it's so critical to the state's efforts to combat climate change, and what it means for customers.
Shaping Newark’s CJ/EJ Public Memory Project
Join community leaders, stakeholders, and students from Newark and around New Jersey to identify ways New Jerseyans are addressing climate and environmental justice issues. Envision how to use the project’s Fall 2019 international launch and three-month programming to strategically connect local cultural and political activities, from the fight to clean up the New Jersey/New York seaport to the Water/Ways exhibition, which will travel to six different cultural and historic sites around New Jersey. This session is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Humanities Council.
The 2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference is an educational event that aims to advance knowledge and communications on issues related to water quality and quantity across the state. Attendance is welcomed from environmental professionals, government officials, and interested members of the general public.
The conference will feature a variety of presentations from local experts on watershed management, stormwater, green infrastructure, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds. $25 registration includes lunch.
The next meeting of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network will be on Thursday, November 1. Presentations will focus on food donation and its positive impact on waste reduction; advancing waste reduction, recycling and environmental stewardship at religious institutions; what's new in scrap tire recycling/management; and going beyond the traditional recyclable materials.
REGISTER- RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at Steven.Rinaldi@dept.nj.gov
It’s been 10 years since United Way set an ambitious goal to make the invisible visible. Hidden within every community, every age group, and every ethnicity were a growing number of workers earning above the poverty line, but less than what’s needed to survive. In a state perceived as wealthy, United Way placed a spotlight on these workers, calling them ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).
GreenFaith, Calvary Baptist Church and Good Shepherd Baptist Church are working with electric vehicle charging station firms and EV owners to educate urban faith and community leaders about the benefits of Electric Vehicles and buses and to learn about how to push for more electric vehicles in our cities. A display of EV charging stations and a ceremonial blessing of electric vehicles will also take place. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Rutgers Environmental Health Summit
The New York/New Jersey port industry includes the largest seaport on the East Coast, which has been estimated to generate over $80 billion in annual economic activity. This “economic engine” is powered by thousands of diesel engines found in the trucks, trains, cargo handling equipment, and vessels that emit air pollution that has been linked to asthma, heart disease, cancer, and other adverse health effects. While these emissions affect the entire region, the effects are felt disproportionately among the urban poor and people of color living in port-adjacent communities. This conference, hosted by the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, its NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposure and Disease, and the Rutgers School of Public Health, will bring together stakeholders from port-affected communities, environmental health scientists, engineers, regulators, the port industry, and elected officials to seek solutions to resolve this long-standing environmental health issue.
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will present, "Art, Activism and the Chance for Change," a lecture hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. His visit is timed with a major exhibition, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment. A public reception at the Art Museum will follow the lecture, during which time the galleries will be open for viewing Nature's Nation.
This event is free and open to the public — tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office or online!
In the final panel of our 3-event series on the opioid epidemic in New Jersey, we will focus on the clinical and policy dimensions of long-term recovery. We'll explore how the state - with input from behavioral health providers, public officials and other experts - can build a sustainable system to promote health and expand support services to help families and communities overcome the impact of addiction.
The American Water Summit gathers the most influential figures in water for two days of debate and decision making at the highest level with the objective to build the vision for America’s Water Future. It is the only North American water conference that tackles water, performance and money in a single agenda. Bringing together top executives and visionaries from industry, the private and public sector, and the federal government to build consensus on the roadblocks to progress and roadmaps to success in the future, The American Water Summit is a powerhouse of change, innovation and transformation.
The Citizen Science Forum, co-hosted by EPA Region 2, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and The Watershed Institute, brings together New Jersey environmental organizations to discuss key issues impacting the volunteer water monitoring community. Registration for this FREE citizen science forum is limited. Optional box lunch is available for $13.
For over twenty years, Hackensack Riverkeeper has worked tirelessly to protect, preserve, and restore our Hackensack River.