June 15 Sustainability Summit is Focused on Achieving a Sustainable New Jersey

on Jun 08, 2016

Experts and attendees will evaluate NJ’s progress and review Sustainable State of the State Report


One-day sustainability summit with over 300 diverse participants from across New Jersey and more than 50 experts and practitioners. The event will kick-off with a keynote address by Dr. Benjamin Strauss of Climate Central, followed by an update on New Jersey’s Sustainable State of the State Report and a preview of the Sustainable Jersey gold standard for energy and waste. The Sustainable State of the State Report provides a vision for New Jersey, presents goals and indicators for 18 dimensions of sustainability and establishes a template for an annual 'dashboard' view that captures progress and illuminates challenges. A total of 15 concurrent sessions are offered at the event to dig deeper into the dimensions of sustainability. Event sponsors are Good Energy and Verizon. Register: http://bit.ly/2016SummitRegister    #SustainableStateNJ  

WHEN:   8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WHERE:The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618; Directions

PROGRAM: Key note address, 15 concurrent sessions and open discussions with attendees. Speakers include:

  • KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Benjamin Strauss, Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts at Climate Central

  • Art Pride Foundation: Adam Perle, President and CEO

  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority: Richard Dovey, President

  • Bayshore Recycling: Gary Sondermeyer, Vice President of Operations

  • Bristol Myers Squibb: Clare Lumkong, Manager, Sustainability

  • Coopers Ferry Partnership-Camden Smart: Meishka Mitchell, PP, AICP, Vice President of Neighborhood Initiatives

  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: Christopher Linn, AICP, Manager, Office of Environmental Planning

  • Hoboken City: Stephen Marks PP, AICP, Municipal Manager

  • Jersey City: Stacey Flanagan, Director, Department of Health

  • Main Street Hammonton: Cassie Iacovelli, Executive Director

  • Montclair Township: Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer

  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities: Richard Mroz, President

  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Clean Energy Program: Michael Winka, Senior Policy Advisor

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Bob Martin, Commissioner; Nicholas Angarone, Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning; Michele Putnam, Director, Division of Water Quality; Athena Sarafides, Bureau of Sustainability and Green Energy; Sarah Gentile, Acting Manager, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability

  • New Jersey Department of Health: Collette Lamothe-Galette, Acting Director of the Office of Population Health

  • NJM Insurance Group: Pat Kobol, Workforce Administrator

  • New Jersey Natural Gas: Anne-Marie Peracchio, Director, Conservation and Clean Energy Policy

  • New Jersey Office of Emergency Management: Kelly Boyd, Access and Functional Needs Planner

  • New Jersey School Boards Association: John Henry, iSTEAM and Sustainable Schools Specialist

  • Organic Diversion, LLC: Rocco D’Antonio, Managing Member

  • Perth Amboy Arts Council: Greg Bender, President

  • Princeton University:  Janet M. Currie, Ph. D., Director, Center for Health and Well-Being

  • Rutgers University:  Marc Pfeiffer, Assistant Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center

  • Rutgers EcoComplex: Serpil Guran, Director

  • Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences: Jason Grabosky Ph.D, Faculty Scholar in Urban Forestry

  • South Orange Village: Howard Levison, Village Trustee

  • John Watson Institute, Thomas Edison State University: Nicky Sheats, Ph. D., Director, Center for Urban Environment

  • Woodbridge Township: Dennis Henry, Director of Public Works

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