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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2019 New Jersey Sustainability Summit

June 14, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Bell Works

101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733


This year Sustainable Jersey turns ten! We are proud of the role Sustainable Jersey has played in the statewide movement to create “a better tomorrow, one community at a time,” and we would like to celebrate with you at this year’s Sustainability Summit.  The Summit will feature 12 breakout sessions, networking, a NEW sustainability exhibit, NEW EV ride and drive, and NEW location!

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Annual Event

Countdown to Certification Webinar

May 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



The clock is ticking, and the June 2 application deadline is rapidly approaching!  If you have last minute questions about the certification process, this webinar will review what you need to know to ensure that your application process is as smooth as possible.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A.  

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

Going for Energy Gold Workshop

May 31, 2019 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

The College of New Jersey, Education Building Room 212

2000 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ 08628


This workshop will feature working sessions to help municipalities complete the required actions for the Sustainable Jersey Energy Gold Star in the solar, electric vehicle, and energy efficiency categories. There will also be information about the role of renewable government energy aggregation (R-GEA) in achieving the Gold Star and ample opportunity for municipalities to share success stories on reducing greenhouse gas reductions from municipal operations in order to meet the 3.6% annual GHG reduction rate required for the Gold Star Standard in Energy.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but are working towards the Gold Star in Energy, please register and check the box that indicates that you are available only for a phone consultation.

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

ArtsTank Competition & Creative Placemaking Conference

May 29, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:45 pm

Noyes Art Garage

2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

REGISTER - fee applies

This South Jersey Cultural Alliance event will feature a morning presentation on Financing Creative Placemaking, a networking lunch, ArtsTank competition, and mural tour of Atlantic City.  The ArtsTank competition is a fun opportunity to learn about creative placemaking, how to fund it, best practices, and how it can be an investment spark in your town.  Thirty South Jersey municipalities submitted letters of intent to create proposals using arts, history, and/or culture to engage their communities in addressing a local challenge.  Five finalists will present to a panel of creative placemaking expert "sharks."  Attendees will learn best practices, how to address the needs of all involved, and how to fund your project and receive points in Sustainable Jersey's  Arts & Culture suite of actions.  For more information, visit the website.  

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events Planning Tool Webinar

May 29, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm



The Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and New Jersey Transit will host this webinar on updates to the New Jersey  Land Use and Transit Data Application (  The GIS-based, online application can be used in a variety of fields across the planning sector to map, report, and analyze land use, travel, transit, demographic and real estate data. VTC will present examples of how the data application can be used to support integrated land use and transit planning in New Jersey, with an emphasis on facilitating transit-oriented development, which is also a Sustainable Jersey action.  For more information, visit the website

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Creek (and Lake!) Friendly Yards

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cranbury Hall

17 North Main St. Medford, NJ 08055

REGISTER - call  973-539-7547

Join the Medford Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee, Pinelands Preservation Alliance and ANJEC to learn how you can change your landscaping practices to help nature. All topics will focus on steps you can take at home to help reduce the amount of pollution that makes its way into the environment, especially our waterways. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Making TOD Real: Planning & Building Transit-Oriented Development in New Jersey

May 30, 2019 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Edward J. Bloustein School, James J. Florio Forum

33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


New Jersey Transit-Oriented Development ( and Downtown New Jersey will host this panel discussion with experts who have been on the front lines taking transit-oriented development (TOD) from planning to completion.  The panel will discuss how to engage the community, craft realistic goals, put together a good project, be a good partner, plan for success, overcome challenges, and use TOD to redevelop New Jersey's downtowns.  These topics also relate to Sustainable Jersey's transit-oriented development action.  For more information, visit the website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Together North Jersey Transit Hub Guidebook and Pilot Program Workshop

June 06, 2019 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102


Revitalizing areas around transit stations can help connect a community’s businesses, public spaces, residential areas and public transportation resources. But taking on such a project can be a major challenge. The Together North Jersey (TNJ) Efficient Task Force, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) have developed a new resource to help communities interested in creating a vibrant transit hub.              

The Guidebook for Developing Transit Hub Strategic Plans is an engaging and easy to follow guide that makes sense of the often complicated transit hub planning process. It includes best practices from projects that have been implemented across the nation, as well as knowledge from developers, community officials and other experts with direct experience in planning for and constructing transit hubs.  

This workshop will also showcase the exciting work of the 2018 Transit Hub Pilot Program, which created strategic plans for the City of Passaic, Bloomfield Township, and the Borough of Dunellen in northern New Jersey. These plans were developed by the TNJ Efficient Task Force and volunteers from the Community Planning Assistance Program (CPAP) of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. The pilot communities delved into various land use and mobility improvements in their plans and the lessons they learned were incorporated into the guidebook.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Barnegat Bay Blitz 2019

June 07, 2019 - 9:00 am to June 08, 2019 - 12:00 am


1 Wanamaker Municipal Complex, Island Heights, NJ 08732


Common trash makes up the majority of what eventually becomes marine debris, polluting our streams and rivers, bays, and oceans.The Barnegat Bay Blitz 2019 is a watershed- wide clean-up event to be held on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th. Please register and your information will be directed to the “Team Captain” who is coordinating a clean-up in your area. The Captain will contact you with additional details about your local clean-up. For more information, please contact Karen Walzer at

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual New Jersey Conference

June 08, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wartlaw Hartridge School

1295 Inman Ave, Edison, NJ 08820

REGISTER - Fee applies

Clean Water Action's 33rd Annual Conference, "Unity and Action NOW"! will be held on June 8.  This annual interactive, educational event brings together New Jersey residents, community and organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, business thinkers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient, sustainable and healthy communities. For more information, click here.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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