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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Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

October 16, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

One Newark Center – 17th Floor Newark, NJ 07102

October 24, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

New Jersey Highlands Council

100 North Road Chester, NJ 07930

January 09, 2020 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Rowan College of South Jersey - Cumberland

The George P. Luciano Family Center for Public Service - Forum Room 3322 College Drive Vineland, NJ 08360

REGISTER - for October 16, 2019 in Newark, NJ

REGISTER - for October 24, 2019 in Chester, NJ

REGISTER - for January 9, 2020 in Vineland, NJ

This FREE full-day training features an overview of complete streets and the many resources available to assist municipal elected officials, administrators, engineers, planners and others in advancing complete streets initiatives. It will be offered on three different dates in three different locations.   

This training is a collaborative effort by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Sustainable Jersey, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Attendees qualify for New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Continuing Competency credits (CPC’s) and AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) – self-reporting credits through Rutgers University. For more information click here.  

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

2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit

September 24, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Rutgers University, College Avenue Student Center

126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


The 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will engage those interested in shaping their communities to make roads safer and usable for all ages, abilities and modes of travel including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users.  Green Team members interested in adopting, updating or improving implementation of a Complete Streets Policy will find sessions to help with this and the Sustainable Jersey Land Use & Transportation actions, as well as information on NJDOT's newly released guide, “Complete and Green Streets for All.”

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

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

Bordentown City's National Drive Electric Day

September 22, 2019 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Carslake Community Center

207 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505


Bordentown City Environmental Commission and Green Team are teaming up to host their first event as part of the National Drive Electric Week. They will be partnering with the Bordentown City Farmers' Market to host the event during market hours on Sunday, September 22 at Carslake Community Center. The location offers ample open space for test drives, food trucks, farm fresh produce to further push sustainability efforts, and live music by local artists in the community! Register and enter to win $250!

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

Annual Environmental Congress

October 04, 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:30 am

The Conference Center at Mercer County College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550


The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) Environmental Congress is an annual statewide gathering of environmental commissions, local officials, agencies, citizen groups and environmental organizations to discuss the future of New Jersey's changing climate. Featured exhibits include non-profit and business tables, farmers markets, and electric vehicle testing.

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

Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making Training

October 18, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Room C

59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

REGISTER - Fee applies

The Planning Healthy Communities Initiative staff at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment (HIA) as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision- making. Participants engage in group exercises related to HIA steps, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives and emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and to support health in all policies. This training meets the requirements of Sustainable Jersey's Health in All Policies Professional Development action, addition to Rutgers CEUs and professional license CEUs.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

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