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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Coding for Community Wrap Up Event

March 31, 2017 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

The College of New Jersey

Library Auditorium, Basement Level, 2000 Pennington Ave, Ewing, NJ

REGISTER - RSVP to Lauren at or call 609-771-3129.

Coding for Community is Sustainable Jersey's first civic tech competition, pairing New Jersey municipalities with the technologists to develop solutions to local sustainability and public engagement issues.  The competition kicked off on January 27 and will wrap up with demonstrations of tech solutions developed by the finalist teams.  Awards will be presented to the winning team and runners up.  For more information, click here.

Visit the TCNJ campus map here.

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

Landscaping for a Healthy Environment

April 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



The entire community can reap the benefits of utilizing efficient landscaping techniques to create an attractive environment in balance with the native surroundings, local climate, and function of the space.  Learn about actions and resources in both the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs that can help municipalities and schools provide landscapes that reduce stormwater runoff, and minimize water use through use of sustainable landscaping practices.

The webinar will feature a demonstration of the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, (, an easy-to-use, comprehensive source of information for creating attractive, low-maintenance landscaping that is not only better for the environment but also saves time and money.  You’ll also hear from Neil Chambers, a member of the South Orange Environmental Commission and the Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn Green Team who will talk about their successful ReYard program, which he helped to create.

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

Technical Assistance Calls about Changes to Energy Actions

March 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

ONLINE - Go To Meeting

April 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ONLINE - Go To Meeting

May 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 am

ONLINE - Go To Meeting

Sustainable Jersey staff will be available for “Technical Assistance Calls” on the revisions to the suite of Energy Actions, so if your green team has questions about what is needed for certification on these actions, mark your calendars and call in.   You don't need to register -- just use the information below to join the call.  

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2070 
United States: +1 (224) 501-3316 

Access Code: 842-038-685 

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

Ecological Solutions to Community Coastal Hazards

March 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



The triple bottom line benefits of green infrastructure and other ecological approaches to flood management and erosion control are becoming increasingly important given the trends in heavier precipitation events, increasingly intense storms and sea level rise. This webinar will feature a team of ecologists, engineers and planners who have been working with NJ coastal communities for the past two years on strategies to help minimize flood risks, protect fish & wildlife habitats and strengthen overall community resilience to coastal flooding.

Speakers include:

  • Stacy Small Lorenz, Ph.D., Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, National Wildlife Federation
  • Jon Miller, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Linda Weber, AICP, PP, Resiliency Director, Sustainable Jersey and the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey

 This webinar has been made possible through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the “Building Ecological Solutions to Community Coastal Hazards” program administered by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.  

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

Thriving Together, the 2017 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

May 05, 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

New Jersey Institute of Technology

323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

REGISTER - 15% discount for green team & creative team members who use the code "green"

Thriving Together, the next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, will focus on how creative placemaking can improve quality of life for disadvantaged people, successful partnerships, and maintaining and growing creative placemaking over the long term. The Leadership Summit focuses on the 'how to' of creative placemaking.

Sustainable Jersey will be facilitating a session on the suite of actions related to creative placemaking.  We invite you to bring your Creative Team and take part in the interactive Sustainable Jersey session which will help you plan your arts and creative culture initiatives. 

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits bring together people from many different fields -- arts, public affairs, urban planning, real estate development and more -- to explore ways to make communities better through arts and culture.  The Summit offers 'how-to' information through workshops, presentations, and other formats.  There is also plenty of time to build your network of creative placemakers. 

For more information, visit the conference website

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Events where Sustainable Jersey is speaking

Sustainable Sips

June 07, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oaklyn Manor Bar

198 W Clinton Ave, Oaklyn, NJ 08107

*This is a Tri-County Sustainability Alliance event (the Burlington-Camden-Gloucester hub)

The Tri-County Sustainability Alliance will host this networking event with local sustainability enthusiasts for those living in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Meet other green team, environmental committee members, and and municipal representatives from around the area to share ideas, learn what's worked in their towns, share your town's accomplishments in sustainability, and more! Light refreshments will be provided, but each person pays for their own drinks and other food.  Oaklyn Manor Bar will be serving a specially created drink for this event and products from the local Tonewood Brewery will be available. No registration is required for this free event.

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

Local Governmental Interventions to Urban Public Health Challenges: A Case for Local Food Entrepreneurship

March 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept., Rutgers

Smith Hall Seminar Room 125 Rutgers University 101 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Many urban Americans struggle to be healthy in the face of economic and built environment factors that create inadequate urban food systems. Local urban governments face significant challenges in mitigating these factors. This lecture explores some of these challenges as well as proposes the need for local government promotion of local food entrepreneurship as an additional way to prompt healthier citizens.  For more information contact Deborah Greenwood, PhD, Director, Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI), at 973-353-2738  or

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place, the Right Way Seminar

March 31, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Hopewell Municipal Complex, Auditorium

201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ

REGISTER by March 24 by emailing  Lisa Simms at

The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Public Service Electric & Gas are offering this FREE seminar on planting the right tree, in the right place, the right way.  Topics include the importance of utility mark-outs prior to planting, Emerald Ash Borer, vegetation management policies for safe and reliable delivery of electric service, and ash tree re-use.  This seminar is worth 3 Continuing Education Units needed for Sustainable Jersey's Community Forestry Plan and Tree Cover Goal action.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Go Green With Hope Green Fair

April 08, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hope Township School Gym

320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope, NJ 07844

The Hope Township Green Team will host this green fair and offer free paper shredding; Project Medicine Drop, electronic waste, clothing, housewares, books, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, and pet item collections; a Green Market, informative tables, and a t-shirt totes demo and give-away.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Essex Hub: Sustainability Night at Red Bull Arena

April 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Red Bull Arena

600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ 07029


Join the Essex County Hub for Sustainability Night as the New York Red Bulls play the Columbus Crew. Take advantage of a special ticket offer and enjoy the game with Sustainable Jersey Hub members, your fellow school and municipal green team friends, U.S. Green Business Council-NJ members and other sustainability-minded people! All are welcome, bring your family.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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