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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Strategically Maximizing the Energy Efficiency of Your Building Portfolio Webinar

August 14, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Combining New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) incentives with a strategic vision can help schools and municipalities finance energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. Planning efforts can start with Energy Tracking and Management to highlight current energy use. The next steps involve assessing energy upgrade projects and identifying available incentives from both NJCEP and utilities that can help bring projects from planning to implementation.

For the past four summers, Sustainable Jersey has partnered with New Jersey Natural Gas and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide onsite technical energy assistance to local officials. This program has matched highly trained EDF Fellows with New Jersey schools and municipalities to identify energy savings opportunities through an individualized strategic approach.

 Come join us for this one hour webinar as this year’s EDF Fellows guide you through the process they used to help their clients address their unique energy needs. Learn how measuring current energy use and planning for energy efficiency can help your school or municipality identify opportunities for leveraging NJCEP and utility incentives to maximize potential energy savings -- and cost savings -- for your facilities.

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

Implementing Complete Streets at the Local Level

August 21, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Room 369

33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


The concept of complete streets is to design streets for all users and all ability levels. The successful implementation of this concept requires a focus on context and the unique needs of the community. A variety of resources are available to assist municipal officials, staff, and the public in embarking on a connected and coordinated effort to advance implementation of complete streets at the municipal level.

This free workshop is a collaborative effort by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Sustainable Jersey, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Together North Jersey. The full day training opportunity is structured in four discrete sections, giving the participants the ability to make the most efficient use of their time by choosing the content that best meets their needs. 

Workshop topics include: Crafting an effective complete streets policy; Integrating complete streets into the local planning process; Best practices in complete streets design; Project development, design and delivery; Building support through effective communications; Federal, state  and other funding resources available to support municipal efforts, including; NJTPA’s Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program.

For more information, click here.

Note: This is the same workshop that was presented at NJTPA in Newark on June 26 and at the Bloustein School in New Brunswick on June 27. The additional offering has been scheduled based on demand.

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

Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 19, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Duke Farms – Farm Barn/Orientation Center

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

September 26, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Wheaten Art Center – Event Center

1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ 08332

Come and Find Out How to Get Your Points

REGISTER - September 19 at Duke Farms

REGISTER - September 26 at Wheaten Art Center

This course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions.  If your municipality is struggling with localize flooding or unhealthy waterways, you must come to this workshop.  There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation.  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities.  Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points.  If a plan is not already developed for your municipality, we will share with you how to get one done.

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