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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Green Team 2.0: Building Your Capacity & Promoting Your Team

March 04, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm



You've got your green team - what's next? This session will talk about recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers; promoting the work of your green team; keeping your green team active during transitions; and the pros and cons of starting your own 501(c)3 non-profit.  This is an extended version of the presentation from the 2018 Sustainability Summit.

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

14th Annual Mercer GreenFest

March 14, 2020 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Rider University Alumni Gymnasium

2083 Lawrenceville road, Lawrence, NJ 08648

REGISTER - not needed for this event

The Mercer GreenFest is hosted by the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition (MCSC), and is the area's local green fair featuring sustainable local businesses, community organizations, local farms, cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and informational speaker presentations.  It is organized by the MCSC to educate and inform residents about the best of new energy saving technologies, to promote local businesses and organizations, to further arts and showcase what can be accomplished working collaboratively. This year's theme is reduce, reuse, recycle. This event is free and open to the public.

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

Redevelopment Forum 2020

March 06, 2020 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel New Brunswick

2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901

REGISTER - Fee applies

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is a day-long conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders, community activists, and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation, and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned about redevelopment to make New Jersey a better place for tomorrow.  For more information visit the website.

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

2020 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

March 07, 2020 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Conference Center, Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

REGISTER  - fee applies

The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition's annual Summit is a statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials, and other township leaders, transportation and urban planners, and others who are interested in making New Jersey a better place to live. Attendees will learn about the latest information on federal legal and policy issues affecting communities, provide information on various public funding sources, and give ample opportunity to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help communities become more bike and pedestrian friendly, and more livable. These workshops support Sustainable Jersey’s Land Use & Transportation suite of actions. For more information, visit the website.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

Green Infrastructure Champions Program

March 13, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

REGISTER - Fee Applies

Green Infrastructure Champions are key players in implementing green infrastructure as a stormwater management approach town by town. Through this program, offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, participants can attend one or more of the ten low-cost classes from January to May to learn how to identify green infrastructure locations, perform installations and maintenance, and more. A session, "Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Jersey Points," will be held on March 13 to discuss planning as well as implementation activities that can be completed to obtain Sustainable Jersey points for the Green Infrastructure Planning and Green Infrastructure Implementation actions.  For more information, including all training topics, days, and times, visit the website

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey Urban Community Forestry Core Training

March 28, 2020 - 8:30 am to 4:30 am

Holly House, Rutgers Gardens

130 Log Cabin Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08816


Two Core trained individuals active in the local Urban and Community Forestry program and the care of its tree resources is required to attain and maintain New Jersey Urban Community Forestry (NJUCF) accreditation.  Municipalities accredited with NJUCF can earn 20 points toward certification for Sustainable Jersey’s Community Forestry Management Plan and NJUCF Accreditation action.  The following training can be used toward completing this requirement.  For more information visit the website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey WasteWise Business Network Meeting

May 07, 2020 - 9:30 am to 12:15 pm

1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691

REGISTER - RSVP to Steve Rinaldi at

The New Jersey WasteWise Business Network is a free educational program designed to help businesses, local governments and other organizations learn how waste reduction, recycling and recycled product procurement help the environment and their bottom line. The next meeting will cover the following topics: New Legacy Book’s book bin fundraising and repurposing program, Long Beach Township’s Oyster Shell Recycling Partnership, putting used bikes and sewing machines to good use, an update on the worldwide paper and plastics recycling markets, and a case study of Merk & Company’s waste reduction and recycling initiatives.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

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