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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Community Solar by Municipalities Webinar

January 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Municipalities play a key role in promoting community solar.  This webinar will focus on municipal engagement of local stakeholders in creating momentum for developing community solar projects.  A case study from New York City Housing Authority will highlight elements of utilizing public housing to site community solar installations as well as provide insight on NYC's ACCESSolar program.  Speakers include Ariane Benrey, NJ Board of Public Utilities, and Ron Reisman, Solar Ombudsman, Sustainable CUNY.

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

Moving Up to Silver Certification

January 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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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, Trainings & Hub Events

Stay In the Game! Strategize your Recertification

February 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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February 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Is your town’s certification expiring in 2019, 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.

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

Making a Game Plan for Getting Certified

February 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Calling all registered towns!  Have you been thinking that 2019 is the year your town will join the over 200 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. 

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

Foundations for Using Technology Effectively in Your Town Webinar

February 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Technology can help local government communicate with and engage the public in decision making in a more meaningful way. And with the growing pool of tech tools out there on the market, it is easy to want to jump in head first to try them out. But before you do, it is essential to make sure you have set a foundation so that the digital programs you put in place are successful. Justin Heyman, Franklin Township's IT Director and past president of GMIS International, will discuss the elements to a solid foundation of governance and how your community will benefit. This webinar is co-sponsored by NJ-GMIS, New Jersey's premiere association for local government technology professionals.

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

Green Team 2.0: Building Your Capacity & Promoting Your Team

March 06, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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March 06, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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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

Completing Your Annual Accomplishment Report Webinar

January 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Learn about the New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry  (NJUCF) Program's Annual Accomplishment Report (AAR). The report is a fillable PDF and is the same format used last year. This webinar will walk you through the steps involved in filling out the form, focusing on areas such as the budget and the timeline section. Program participants must submit their 2018 Annual Accomplishments Report by February 15, 2019. The reports are used to assess the needs of the state's local urban and community forestry programs in order to provide the most needed and relevant assistance possible. 

Submitting an AAR and remaining accredited with the NJUCF Program is critical to being able to earn points for the Tree & Woodlands Management Actions in the Sustainable Jersey program. In addition, participants can also earn 1 NJUCF CEU.

If you have questions, please contact Terri Slack of the NJ Urban & Community Forestry Program at (609) 777-4187 or Terri.slack@dep.nj.gov.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Green Infrastructure Champions Training Sessions

February 01, 2019 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Rutgers EcoComplex

Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

February 15, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Rutgers EcoComplex

1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

March 06, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Rutgers EcoComplex

1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium are hosting the following three training sessions. All workshops will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex located in Bordentown, NJ.  More information on the specific topics of each session can be found here.

Session Dates & Topics

     

  • How to Identify Green Infrastructure Projects in Your Town, February 1, 9:30am-11:30am
  • Moving from Planning to Implementation of Green Infrastructure, Friday, February 15, 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Maintaining Green Infrastructure Practices/Projects, Wednesday, March 6, 1:30pm-3:30pm
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Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit

February 23, 2019 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Conference Center, Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

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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 current state and 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.  For more information, visit the website.  

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

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