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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Sustainable Jersey Listening Sessions

September 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Woodland

60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040

September 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The College of New Jersey, Business Building Student Lounge

2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628

The date, time and location of the third event is in the process of being finalized.

REGISTER - for September 10 at The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ

REGISTER - for September 13 at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Sustainable Jersey has come a long way over the past decade, and we would like to involve program participants in the planning process for the years to come. 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. (The date, time and location of the third event is in the process of being finalized.)

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events, Trainings & Hub Events

Community Revitalization through Brownfields Webinar

October 29, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm



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. 

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events, Trainings & Hub Events

Ditching Disposables Forum

July 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Lambertville House

32 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Email or call 973-539-7547 to register. Registration fee may apply.

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.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Morristown Green Drinks

August 01, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

En Masse Coworking

10 High Street Court, Morristown, NJ 07960

REGISTER- RSVP by contacting

Meet the Morristown green team and discuss ways to become more sustainable in your everyday practices. Enjoy networking, drinks and light fair on Thursday, August 1st at EnMasse Coworking. Click here for more information.

Event Type: Networking
Event Category: Other Events

Fall Forestry Festival

October 05, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

NJ Forest Service Nursery and Forest Resource Education Center

370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527

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.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Priority Actions Webinar

August 08, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am



Priority actions can be stumbling block for towns on the way to certification - but they don't have to be! To earn certification two priority actions are required for bronze and three for silver. Whether you are currently in the 2019 certification cycle, or planning to apply in the future, this webinar will provide insight into the 12 priority actions, typical reasons why they are not approved, and how to overcome them. Sample documentation from approved towns will be provided to help make sure your submission qualifies for points.

Event Type: Webinars

Organic Waste Management Summit

October 01, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Rutgers EcoComplex

1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505

REGISTER - Fee applies

The New Jersey Composting Council and the Rutgers EcoComplex will hold this Summit for organics processors, composters, haulers, regulators, academics, organics waste management professionals, sustainable community organizations, and nonprofits for a conversation about New Jersey’s organics management practices.

The Summit will host panels featuring experienced industry professionals, academics and regulators on topics of: curbside food waste challenges and logistics; the state of organics, laws and legislation in New Jersey; compost and digester technologies; compostable products and their processing; community composting; compost utilization and marketing; and efficient approaches to achieve Circular Carbon Economy

USCC Professional certification credits and Rutgers Recycling Continuing education credits available.

Event Type: Conferences

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