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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Bringing Together Sustainability Experts in New Jersey

February 22, 2018 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Earth Friendly Products Manufacturing Plant

50 Lackawanna Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054

REGISTER - email

The Sustainability Speaker Series (S3), sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Office of Sustainability, provides a forum to share ideas and strategies to expand social, environmental and economic sustainability within New Jersey.  S3 brings together sustainability experts and New Jersey leaders from diverse sectors to discuss how organizations can incorporate sustainability into business decisions.  Events are open to everyone, including businesses, colleges, government officials, schools, nonprofits, and residents.  For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision Making

February 23, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 am

State Operator Training Center

18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

REGISTER  - Cost: $125; $95 for two or more people 

The New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (NJHIC) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making.  Participants will 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.  For more information, visit their website. 

A town can earn 10 points towards Sustainable Jersey certification for the Health in All Policies Professional Development action if three elected or appointed officials, or staff members attend this training. Attendees must include at least one from the planning board, one from the health department, and one from the governing body. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey Future's Redevelopment Forum

March 09, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

Hyatt Regency

2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

REGISTER- There is a fee to register for this event. 

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is a day-long event that brings together more than 500 local and state officials, citizen activists, development professionals, architects, attorneys, planners, business leaders and students. Come learn best practices, share innovative ideas, and make our state a better place for tomorrow. Comprehensive workshops and panels feature impressive speakers with real world redevelopment experience. This year’s panels cover a wide range of topics in redevelopment, including flooding, electric vehicles, marijuana regulation, affordable housing, redevelopment finance, and more! New this year will be two special sessions: a millennial “reverse” town hall and a series of rapid-fire five-minute presentations using the internationally successful Ignite format.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Fundamentals for Effective Environmental Commissions

March 10, 2018 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Tatum Park, Heath Room (Monmouth County)

151 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748

March 17, 2018 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Roxbury Community Center (Morris County)

72 Eyeland Avenue Roxbury, NJ 07852

March 24, 2018 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Washington Twp. Municipal Bldg. (Gloucester County)

523 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

REGISTER - Cost: $45; FREE to ANJEC members

The Association of Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) and other experts will hold this training focused on Environmental Commissions (EC).  Topics include: responsibilities and powers of an EC; funding opportunities; site plan review; creating/updating and ERI/NRI; Municipal Master Plan; and reviewing and updating ordinances.  Points are eligible in the Sustainable Jersey program for completion of the Environmental Commission, EC Site Plan Review, and Natural Resources Inventory action.  For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

2018 Breaking Ground Conference: Transforming a Region

March 22, 2018 - 7:30 am to 3:30 am

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

REGISTER Early bird pricing before February 22 - Non-profits/government: $75; Private sector: $125 

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will hold this one day conference to aim to implement the principles and goals of Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan for Greater Philadelphia. This year's conference celebrates regional cooperation and government efficiency.  Sessions will focus on topics including economic development, housing, public health, transportation, the environment, government efficiency, regional planning, and more. There will also be a keynote presentation by Brian Elms, the author of Peak Performance: How Denver's Peak Academy is Saving Money, Boosting Morale and Just Maybe Changing the World. (And How You Can, Too!).  AIA credits are approved; AICP credits will be requested. For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

Dr. Vandana Shiva Keynote Address

April 12, 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:20 pm

The College of New Jersey, Mayo Concert Hall

The College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing , NJ 08628

REGISTER- not required

The College of New Jersey, will host Dr. Vandana Shiva, an internationally renowned environmentalist and advocate for food justice, biodiverse agriculture, and small farms the evening of Thursday, April 12, for a Keynote Address following a day of dialogue presentations.   A leader in efforts to build international networks among groups marginalized by global economic forces, Shiva advises governments and organizations globally, including Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Asia Pacific People’s Environment Movement. Among her awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize and the Sydney Peace Prize. She has authored more than 20 books, including Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002), Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005), and Soil Not Oil (2008).  If you would like to submit questions in advance to Dr. Shiva, email Janet Gray at 

Sustainable Jersey is housed within the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey WasteWise Business Network Meeting

May 10, 2018 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center

1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691

REGISTER-email Steve Rinaldi at

The next meeting of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network will feature presentations on how to use social media to promote your recycling program, office supply reuse programs, recycling electronics from the business sector, and a case study of Raritan Valley Community College's award winning Waste Reduction, Recycling and Sustainability Programs. New Jersey Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 2.5 recertification credits for attending. 

Event Type: Networking
Event Category: Other Events

Ocean Fun Days

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Island Beach State Park

Route 35 South, Seaside Park, NJ 08752

May 20, 2018 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium

22 Magruder Road, Highlands, NJ 07732


New Jersey Natural Gas will hold its 15th annual Ocean Fun Days at the Jersey Shore. Enjoy hands-on exhibits, classes, nature tours and children's activities. Learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalist how to preserve our coastal resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come. Bring the entire family. You'll have oceans of fun!  For more information click here.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events