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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What You Need to Know about Changes to the Energy Actions

March 01, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



This webinar will help municipalities understand the changes to the suite of energy actions in the Sustainable Jersey program for the 2017 cycle.  Learn about changes to existing actions as well as about new actions which have been added to the program.  Find out how to maximize your points, and make strides to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money!  

Webinar Speakers: 

  • Tony O’Donnell, Economist, Sustainable Jersey
  • Nancy Quirk, Program Coordinator, Advanced Infrastructure 
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

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

The Jersey City Summit on Economic Development, Placemaking and Innovation

March 15, 2017 - 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

The Mac Mahon Student Center at Saint Peter’s University


Cross-sector leaders will gather for the inaugural Summit on Economic Development, Placemaking and Innovation to discuss the areas driving municipal innovation – economic, community and cultural development.

To learn more, click here.

Registration & Related Questions:


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

Thriving Together, the 2017 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

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

New Jersey Institute of Technology


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 running a session on the suite of actions related to creative placemaking.

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 their website

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

Redevelopment Forum 2017

March 10, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hyatt Regency

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

REGISTER - $110 for NJ Future members, municipal employees, and non-profits; $150 for non-members. Ticket prices increase after February 17

New Jersey Future's Redevelopment Forum is a daylong conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned.  Sustainable Jersey's Program Director for Community Engagement, Lauren Skowronski, is participating on the panel discussion, "Data-Driven Cities: Effective Civic Engagement and Decision-Making.

Questions: contact Marianne Jann at 609-393-0008, ext. 101.  

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

2017 Seventh Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Papaianni Park

100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ 08817

The 2017 Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), Edison Clean Communities Program (ECCP) and Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC). The free, annual, outdoor, green/sustainable event will be staged at Papaianni Park.  A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned. Event activities include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Eco-Tour and Discussion of Papaianni Lake; Rock Wall and Bunge; Bounce Tent; Concurrent EREC Fishing Derby; MCDEH Rain Barrel Demonstration/Free Raffle; and other green/sustainable activities.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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