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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Local Governmental Interventions to Urban Public Health Challenges: A Case for Local Food Entrepreneurship

March 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept., Rutgers

Smith Hall Seminar Room 125 Rutgers University 101 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Many urban Americans struggle to be healthy in the face of economic and built environment factors that create inadequate urban food systems. Local urban governments face significant challenges in mitigating these factors. This lecture explores some of these challenges as well as proposes the need for local government promotion of local food entrepreneurship as an additional way to prompt healthier citizens.  For more information contact Deborah Greenwood, PhD, Director, Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI), at 973-353-2738  or deborah.greenwood@rutgers.edu

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place, the Right Way Seminar

March 31, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Hopewell Municipal Complex, Auditorium

201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ

REGISTER by March 24 by emailing  Lisa Simms at LSimms@NJTreeFoundation.org

The New Jersey 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 the importance of utility mark-outs prior to planting, Emerald Ash Borer, vegetation management policies for safe and reliable delivery of electric service, and ash tree re-use.  This seminar is worth 3 Continuing Education Units needed for Sustainable Jersey's Community Forestry Plan and Tree Cover Goal action.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Go Green With Hope Green Fair

April 08, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hope Township School Gym

320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope, NJ 07844

The Hope Township Green Team will host this green fair and offer free paper shredding; Project Medicine Drop, electronic waste, clothing, housewares, books, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, and pet item collections; a Green Market, informative tables, and a t-shirt totes demo and give-away.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Essex Hub: Sustainability Night at Red Bull Arena

April 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Red Bull Arena

600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ 07029

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Join the Essex County Hub for Sustainability Night as the New York Red Bulls play the Columbus Crew. Take advantage of a special ticket offer and enjoy the game with Sustainable Jersey Hub members, your fellow school and municipal green team friends, U.S. Green Business Council-NJ members and other sustainability-minded people! All are welcome, bring your family.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

2017 Seventh Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Papaianni Park

100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ 08817

The 2017 Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), Edison Clean Communities Program (ECCP) and Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC). The free, annual, outdoor, green/sustainable event will be staged at Papaianni Park.  A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned. Event activities include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Eco-Tour and Discussion of Papaianni Lake; Rock Wall and Bunge; Bounce Tent; Concurrent EREC Fishing Derby; MCDEH Rain Barrel Demonstration/Free Raffle; and other green/sustainable activities.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

How to Do Creative Placemaking

April 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Noyes Museum, Kramer Hall, Stockton University

30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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This event, produced by New Jersey Creative Placemakers, the South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and Noyes Museum of Art, will highlight the new, FREE guidebook,  "How to Do Creative Placemaking," from the National Endowment of Arts Our Town program. It offers ideas and guidelines from successful creative placemakers throughout the United States.

NEA Design Specialist Katherine Bray-Simons will talk about the book and join a conversation with participants about creative placemaking. There will also be plenty of time for networking, and light refreshments will be served.

Event Type: Networking
Event Category: Other Events

4th Annual Camden County Green Garden Fair

May 06, 2017 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Camden County Environmental Center

1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The Camden County Board of Freeholders and Camden County Office of Sustainability are hosting the 4th Annual Green Garden Fair featuring WHYY’s Mike McGrath, host of “You Bet Your Garden.”  To learn more, click here for a flyer with details about workshops and activities.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey WastWise Business Network Meeting

May 10, 2017 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium

1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691

REGISTER - RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov

The next meeting of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network will be held May 10. The meeting includes presentations on medical equipment reuse and refurbishment, municipal recycling enforcement and education strategies, what's new in glass recycling, a presentation on New Jersey's "Green Business Chamber of Commerce," and a presentation from Trex Recycled Plastic Lumber.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Verona Green Fair

May 20, 2017 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Verona Civic Center

600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044

Sustainable Verona and the Township of Verona will hold its 3rd Annual Verona Green Fair, Saturday, May 20, from 11am-4pm in the Verona Civic Center. The rain date will be Sunday, May 21st. This event is free and will feature many different types of vendors, exhibitions and demonstrations, children’s games and learning experiences, a shredding event, medicine drop-off, health, wellness and nutrition information, speakers, live music, various local food vendors, fresh organic produce and much more! The Verona High School Student Council will also be holding their Town Wide Garage Sale the same day and the Art in the Park event in Verona Park will be going on all weekend as well.  Sustainable Verona strives to raise awareness about environmental issues, innovative sustainability ideas and to showcase the steps people and their community can take to sustain their quality of life over the long term. People of all ages are encouraged to come and explore the world of sustainability, eat, play and have some fun! Any interested vendor or organization looking to participate should contact Steven Neale at stneale@veronanj.org or 973-857-4830.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

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