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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Moving Up to Silver Certification

January 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Is your municipality interested in attaining silver certification?  If so, then you should attend this webinar to get tips from silver certified municipalities and Sustainable Jersey staff on how to make the transition, and the actions that can set you on the fast path to silver!

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

Coding for Community Kick Off Event

January 27, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

NJIT Campus Center Atrium

150 Bleeker Street Newark, NJ 07102


Coding for Community (CfC) is the first of its kind, state-wide civic tech competition in New Jersey. We're matching techies up with actual local needs from municipalities across the state so that real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues can be developed through data and other technologies.

The competition kicks off with an all day event on Jan 27th in Newark where potential tech solutions to local issues will be ideated and teams will form (program agenda below). Teams will have the choice of choosing from a curated list of municipal need statements and related data or working directly with a municipality to address its need, and winning up to $8,000 and other prizes!

Event Program:

Session 1: Matching Tech Solutions To Community Problems
9:00 AM - Doors Open –– Light Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM –– Welcome & Keynote by Mark Headd, former Chief Data Officer of Philadelphia

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM –– Case studies & Ideation of real life issues and technology solutions for those problems

Lunch / Networking –– 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Session 2: Going Deeper & Teaming Up
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM –– We go deeper into the competition details and flesh out potential projects for participants to take on as teams.

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM –– Teams begin developing their project plan with facilitating & coaching.

3:45 - 4:00 PM –– Wrap-up and next steps

Learn more and register HERE.

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

Stay In the Game! Strategize your Recertification

February 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Is your town’s certification expiring in 2017, and/or does your municipality wish to maintain its green team activities and certification? Now is the time to start planning for recertification! 

This webinar will provide helpful information to help you avoid a lapse and/or maintain your certification including:

• An overview of the certification cycle for the year 
• An update on new and existing action including a change to non-expiring actions, and an explanation of variable point actions 
• Suggestions to prevent leaving actions “on the table” 
• Accessing and using your online application 
• Why actions are not approved

If you have questions that you would like us to answer during the webinar, please email them to

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

Get Your Smokey On and Tune In to Learn How to Prepare for a Wildfire Emergency

February 16, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Would you like to engage your fire department, office of emergency management or police department in your community's Sustainable Jersey program work? 

This webinar will help municipalities understand the suite of Emergency Preparedness Wildfire Actions that provide a road map for addressing the issue of managing the increasing risk of forest fire in our communities as climate change impacts the forest resources. 

These actions include: 
Firewise Community 
Ready, Set, Go 
Community Wildfire Protection Plans, and 
Creating a Wildfire Safety Council 

Learn about grant funding available from NJDEP Forest Fire Service to develop a CWWP for your municipality. 

For more details, click here for flyer.

Speakers from Sustainable Jersey staff, NJ Department of Environmental Protection - State Forest Service, NJ Fire Safety Council and Barnegat Fire Company will be on hand to help municipalities to understand their role, where to find technical assistance and funding to complete these actions. 

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

Making a Game Plan for Getting Certified

February 22, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Calling all registered towns! Have you been thinking that 2017 is the year your town will join the 198 Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities that are making progress toward a more sustainable future? Would you like to receive the prestigious Sustainable Jersey certification at this year’s League of Municipalities Conference? This webinar will share proven strategies and tools to help map out a path to certification within six to twelve months. 

Learn how to: 

• Mobilize your green team 
• Navigate the Sustainable Jersey website 
• Select “start-up” actions 
• Get assistance completing actions from non-profits and other groups 
• Track your progress and more!

If you have specific questions you’d like us to answer during the webinar, please send them to

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

Complete Streets Workshop

February 28, 2017 - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Ocean County Library

101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753


This Greater Mercer TMA workshop will highlight how complete streets improve livability, health, safety and congestion, and how to move from passing a Complete Streets resolution to implementation. Sustainable Jersey's Resiliency Program Director, Linda Weber, will participate as a workshop panelist.  For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Events where Sustainable Jersey is speaking

Sustainability with Trees: Community Canopy Project

January 19, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Sustainable City Network will host a free 1-hour webinar that will explore how distributing trees through a community canopy project can fit with your sustainability efforts, help maximize energy efficiency and engage homeowners within your community. 

Kristen Bousquet, from the Arbor Day Foundation, and program partner Ian Jurgensen with the city of Orlando, will discuss how a tree distribution program for homeowners offers the ability to positively engage with your community, educate on strategic tree planting, and promote green infrastructure leading to measured environmental benefits (such as air quality, storm water management, carbon sequestration, and energy efficiency). 

These benefits are all quantified through meaningful data using a turnkey program that offers technology to assist with automated tree reservations, education, tree tracking, continued communication to the participants, and data/metrics showing the impact of trees planted.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Green Infrastructure as a Stormwater Management Strategy: Case Studies in New Jersey Municipalities

January 25, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Rutgers University, Newark

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

Registration is not required.

The Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at Rutgers University-Newark announces the first presentation in their Spring 2017 Seminar Speaker Series that highlights multi-disciplinary research and programming in sustainability issues. 


NESI and the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI), Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Rutgers-Newark will sponsor a seminar on Green Infrastructure as a Stormwater Management Strategy: Case Studies in New Jersey Municipalities.

Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage water and create healthier environments by reducing flooding, stormwater pollution, and combined sewer discharges. This workshop will discuss innovative green infrastructure projects across the state and the establishment of Municipal Action Teams to champion and implement such projects and engage communities. Case studies in Newark, Paterson, and Perth Amboy will be discussed. 




Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

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