Sustainable Jersey Upcoming Events

Sustainable Jersey and its program partners regularly host trainings and events that support progress toward Sustainable Jersey certification.  You can also post FREE events that are open to the general public that would be of interest to the Sustainable Jersey community by clicking on "Add Event" at right.  This link will only appear if you are logged into the website.  Click on "Sign in or sign up" on the top left of this page to log in.

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Moving Up to Silver Certification

January 31, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Is your municipality interested in attaining silver certification?  If so, then you should attend this webinar to get tips from silver certified municipalities and Sustainable Jersey staff on how to make the transition, and the actions that can set you on the fast path to silver!

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings

Stay In the Game! Strategize your Recertification

February 07, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Is your town’s certification expiring in 2017, and/or does your municipality wish to maintain its green team activities and certification? Now is the time to start planning for recertification! 

This webinar will provide helpful information to help you avoid a lapse and/or maintain your certification including: an overview of the certification cycle for the year; an update on new and existing action including a change to non-expiring actions, and an explanation of variable point actions; suggestions to prevent leaving actions “on the table”; accessing and using your online application; why actions are not approved.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings

Making a Game Plan for Getting Certified

February 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Calling all registered towns! Have you been thinking that 2017 is the year your town will join the 198 Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities that are making progress toward a more sustainable future? Would you like to receive the prestigious Sustainable Jersey certification at this year’s League of Municipalities Conference? This webinar will share proven strategies and tools to help map out a path to certification within six to twelve months. 

Learn how to mobilize your green team, navigate the Sustainable Jersey website, select “start-up” actions, get assistance completing actions from non-profits and other groups, track your progress and more!

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings

Mayors' Climate Summit

February 03, 2018 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy

33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

REGISTER - Cost: $10 before 1/29/18; $25 after 1/29/18; $10 students 

Mayors and community leaders across New Jersey have taken up the challenge of addressing climate change and implementing sustainability practices at a local level. Please join us to discuss what we must achieve locally, and understand the specific steps we can take today to succeed. It is vital for our mayors and communities to take a leading role in preserving the environment and protecting the public health of our citizens. The day will consist of three panels of experts, resource organizations, and local leaders discussing a pathway forward to enable New Jersey to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by climate change. This event is hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer of Franklin Township, Mayor Bruce A. Harris of Chatham Borough, and brought to you by NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, and Sustainable Jersey. For more information and to register, click here. Download the event flier here.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Co-Sponsored Events

Environmentally Safe Alternatives to Rock Salt Talk

December 12, 2017 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Great Swamp Watershed Association Headquarters

568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ 07976

REGISTER - GSWA Members: FREE; Non-Members: $10 suggested donation

The Great Swamp Watershed Association will host this talk to learn about the impacts of traditional rock salt to the environment and its organisms, and some environmentally safe alternatives. For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Exploring Ecological Solutions for Coastal Community Hazards

October 30, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Atlantic City Utilities Authority

6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

October 31, 2017 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Atlantic County Library System

201 15th Street South, Brigantine, NJ 08203

December 12, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Rutgers Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis

14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08904


This Worskhop Series is hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Barnegat Bay Partnership, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and is designed for municipal officials, engineers, contractors, and anyone who is interested in or works on ecological projects, such as living shorelines or stormwater management. Hear from experts in the region and learn about design, permitting, monitoring and planning ecological projects. There is no cost to attend the workshops and lunch is provided. 

Workshop 1: October 30, 2017 -  Egg Harbor Township

Introduction to Ecological Solutions for Coastal Community Hazards

This workshop compares nature based infrastructure and traditional techniques,explains coastal flooding applications, joint permitting process and Partnership in Action.

Workshop 2: October 31, 2017 -  Brigantine

Managing and Monitoring Ecological Projects: Is Your Project Meeting Its Goals?

Teaches how to identify goals, setting targets, and Monitoring for Success.

Workshop 3:  December 12, 2017 - New BrunswicK

Technical Planning for Ecological Projects

Learn tools for project planning, assessing specific project needs using technological resources, and participate in an open Q&A discussion with experts sharing advice about obstacles, lessons learned, and successes.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

TNJ Transit Hubs Workshop Series

December 15, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

NJTPA Board Room

One Newark Center, 17th Floor Newark, New Jersey 07102


The Together North Jersey Institute and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are co-sponsoring a series of workshops to explore the opportunities for creating vibrant transit hubs in Northern New Jersey.

A transit hub is an area surrounding a transit station – bus, rail, light rail, or ferry – which contains diverse land use, a variety of activities, and multi-modal transportation connections that are fully integrated with the transit station. The hub creates a vibrant neighborhood that benefits from the access from the train station at its core.  Creating a successful hub takes extensive thought about the transit station and the community that surrounds it. Although every community is unique, the workshops will attempt to follow a process that can be used throughout New Jersey.

The workshops are open to those who want to learn more about the elements of a strong transit hub, the opportunities that it can bring to the community, and the process to create it.  To view an outline of  Workshop Series Number One, please click here.  Addition workshops are coming soon.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Asking the Right Questions in Stormwater Review Webinar

January 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


REGISTER - Cost: 10; FREE for ANJEC members - email ANJEC or call 973-539-7547

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) will host this webinar to highlight steps to guide you and your municipality to ensure that new development is in compliance with the NJ stormwater management regulations. Presentation will include review of the Stormwater eLearning Tool.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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