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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Sustainable Jersey Listening Sessions

September 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Woodland

60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040

September 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The College of New Jersey, Business Building Student Lounge

2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628

September 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

NJM Insurance Group

840 12th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037

REGISTER - for September 10 at The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ

REGISTER - for September 13 at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

REGISTER - for September 17 at NJM Insurance Group, Hammonton, NJ

Sustainable Jersey has come a long way over the past decade, and we would like to involve program participants in the planning process for the years to come. Three listening sessions will be held this Fall and for participants to share thoughts on what the next ten years might look like for New Jersey and the Sustainable Jersey program. These sessions will help envision the critical issues facing municipalities that Sustainable Jersey might tackle, how the program may better support the work being done on the ground, and more. For more information visit our website

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

Community Revitalization through Brownfields Webinar

October 29, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Redeveloping underutilized and blighted properties, termed “brownfields,” can help reduce emissions, preserve precious habitat, and reduce stormwater runoff.  This webinar will explain how New Jersey municipalities and green teams can earn Sustainable Jersey points by taking steps to redevelop underutilized and potentially contaminated properties. Speakers, including representatives from the Center for Creative Land Recycling, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, BRS. Inc, and the City of Trenton will offer insights and provide a redevelopment roadmap that parallels the four Brownfield Actions: Inventory and Prioritization; Marketing; Reuse Planning; and the recently added Assessment and Investigation.

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

Right Tree - Right Place Seminar

August 23, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Old Bridge Twp Municipal Court

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ 08857

REGISTER: Email with your name, town/organization and email by Friday, August 16, 2019

The NJ 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: sustainable resilience, storms aftermath, utility mark-outs & pruning, tree selection, maintenance, planting, and more. This seminar is worth 3 continuing education units for towns with a 5-year Community Forestry Management Plan. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019

September 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm to September 22, 2019 - 3:00 pm

The Grove Park at the Connell Center

200 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

REGISTER - pre-registration is required for the vegan cook off event

The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) and Sustainable Berkeley Heights are co-sponsoring Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019, which runs from Friday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 22nd. Vegan Fest features yoga, a children's high-energy dance session, educational panels, and a fabulous vegan cook-off.  All events are free and open to the public. For more information and complete schedule of events, click here to visit the BHEC's website.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Organic Waste Management Summit

October 01, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Rutgers EcoComplex

1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505

REGISTER - Fee applies

The New Jersey Composting Council and the Rutgers EcoComplex will hold this Summit for organics processors, composters, haulers, regulators, academics, organics waste management professionals, sustainable community organizations, and nonprofits for a conversation about New Jersey’s organics management practices.

The Summit will host panels featuring experienced industry professionals, academics and regulators on topics of: curbside food waste challenges and logistics; the state of organics, laws and legislation in New Jersey; compost and digester technologies; compostable products and their processing; community composting; compost utilization and marketing; and efficient approaches to achieve Circular Carbon Economy

USCC Professional certification credits and Rutgers Recycling Continuing education credits available.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

Fall Forestry Festival

October 05, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

NJ Forest Service Nursery and Forest Resource Education Center

370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527

The New Jersey Forest Service will hold its 25th Anniversary Fall Forestry Festival on October 5.  The event will feature many programs, activities and demonstrations, including information on endangered and non-game animals of New Jersey, forest pest invaders, rare species and land conservation, and much more.  For more information, click here.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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