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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Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

August 21, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Room 369

33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

PE CPC and AICP CM Credits Available!


The concept of complete streets is to design streets for all users and all ability levels. The successful implementation of this concept requires a focus on context and the unique needs of the community. A variety of resources are available to assist municipal officials, staff, and the public in embarking on a connected and coordinated effort to advance implementation of complete streets at the municipal level.

This free workshop is a collaborative effort by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Sustainable Jersey, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Together North Jersey. The full day training opportunity is structured in four discrete sections, giving the participants the ability to make the most efficient use of their time by choosing the content that best meets their needs. 

Workshop topics include: Crafting an effective complete streets policy; Integrating complete streets into the local planning process; Best practices in complete streets design; Project development, design and delivery; Building support through effective communications; Federal, state  and other funding resources available to support municipal efforts, including; NJTPA’s Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program.

This workshop qualifies for 6.5 New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Continuing Competency credits (CPC's) and 6.5 AICP Certification Maintenance credits (CM) through Rutgers University.

For more information, click here.

Note: This is the same workshop that was presented at NJTPA in Newark on June 26 and at the Bloustein School in New Brunswick on June 27. The additional offering has been scheduled based on demand.

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

2018 Energy Grant Projects Webinar

September 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm



The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $150,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Grants Program cycle for municipalities and school districts. This webinar will cover the application process, online submission procedures, eligible projects, and tips for a successful Sustainable Jersey Grant application. Applications are due Wednesday, October 31, 2018. For more information, click HERE.

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

Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 19, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Duke Farms – Farm Barn/Orientation Center

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

September 26, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Wheaten Art Center – Event Center

1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ 08332

Come and Find Out How to Get Your Points

REGISTER - September 19 at Duke Farms

REGISTER - September 26 at Wheaten Art Center

This course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions.  If your municipality is struggling with localize flooding or unhealthy waterways, you must come to this workshop.  There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation.  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities.  Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points.  If a plan is not already developed for your municipality, we will share with you how to get one done.

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

Accelerate Land Reuse for Community Revitalization Workshop

October 09, 2018 - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Middle Sex Fire Academy

1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872

October 18, 2018 - 8:30 am to 2:30 am

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

1865 Harrison Avenue, Camden, NJ 08105

REGISTER - October 9 at Sayreville, NJ (registration fee applies)

REGISTER- October 18 at Camden, NJ (registration fee applies)

This workshop, sponsored by the Center for Creative Land Recycling, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Business Action Center, and US EPA, addresses legal liability, regulatory issues, funding resources, assessment/remediation, and community engagement to turbo charge redevelopment projects. Caroline Ehrlich, Executive Director of Woodbridge Township's Redevelopment Agency and Sustainable Jersey Board member, joins the, "Lightning Rounds: Ask the Expert" panel to spotlight Woodbridge's experience in gaining support and funding for brownfield redevelopment projects in Woodbridge and answering your questions on municipal leadership.  There will also be an opportunity for attendees to speak with public and private sector experts during an, "Office Hours Consultation." For more information, please click the Register link(s) listed above. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Co-Sponsored Events

Monroe Township (Gloucester) Green Fair

September 22, 2018 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pfeiffer Community Center

301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Sustainable Monroe Township will hold its third annual green fair, farmers market and shredding event on September 22. Local and regional efforts will be highlighted to ensure our towns, states, and world are more sustainable. For more information, visit their Facebook Page. 

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

2018 National Solar Tour

October 06, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

October 07, 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

REGISTER- See website for tour locations and registration links

This tour is a partnership between the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors, and is a chance for people across the country to meet their neighbors and check out their solar systems. It's a chance ot see local renewable energy in action, ask home and business owners about their experience going solar, and network with other solar tourists in your area. The tour will take place October 6 and 7.  For more information, visit their website.  

Event Type: Networking
Event Category: Other Events

C-Change Primer

September 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ocean City Free Public Library

1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226

*This is an Atlantic-Cape May Counties Hub event


Join us for a 45 min multi-media introductory seminar on the science of climate change, developed by the nonpartisan C-Change Conversation group in consultation with scientists, business leaders, and public policy experts working on the issue. The event will provide a safe & encouraging environment for learning. Encourage people you know to attend to learn more about this critical topic from experts. Networking opportunities & snacks provided. This hub event is being sponsored by the Ocean City Free Public Library in collaboration with the Upper Twp. Green Team, Ocean City Green Team, and the Ocean City Environmental Commission.

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

Bergen County Styrofoam Recycling Drive

September 22, 2018 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Leonia Public Library

227 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605

September 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Glen Rock Recycling Center

350 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452

This is a Sustainable Jersey Bergen Hub Event

Bring clean, dry, uncontaminated packaging Styrofoam to the Bergen County Styrofoam Collection Drive on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23.  This event is a waste reduction pilot program sponsored by the Sustainable Jersey Bergen Hub.  All Bergen County residents, businesses, and municipalities are invited to participate.  For more information, email

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Hub Events

Building a Sustainable Future: Strategies for a Successful Community

October 04, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rowan College at Gloucester County

1400 Tanyard Road, Deptford Township, NJ 08080

*This is a Tri-County Sustainability Alliance event


Join sustainability enthusiasts and local Green Team members at an informative, collaborative, and FREE bonanza at RCGC's new campus.Delicious light snacks provided. During breaks, continue the discussion, network, and refresh! Visit a dozen tables with free resources to help outreach, expertise, education, and more! This event is free and sponsored by Rowan College, Sustainable Jersey, and Tri-County Sustainability Alliance. Get more details on the program here.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Hub Events