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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SolSmart Training on Fire Safety for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (PV)

March 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus

1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428

March 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center

420 North Woodbury-Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012

REGISTER- for March 20th in Conshohocken, PA

REGISTER - for March 21th in Blackwood, NJ

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will host this workshop providing firefighters and emergency personnel with training on the safety precautions associated with recognizing and disabling solar photovoltaic (PV) systems during emergencies.  The workshop will address identifying solar PV systems on-site, recognizing the safety hazards associated with PV systems and how to avoid them, and how to safely de-energize a solar PV system.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey Community Forestry Core Training Workshop

March 23, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Holly House at Rutgers Gardens

130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08816

REGISTER - Fee applies

Is your town working towards Approved Status in the New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry Program?  Don't miss this opportunity to make progress towards completing the Education and Training requirements.  The benefits of achieving Approved status include liability protection from hazardous tree situations for your municipality, training and tree related educational opportunities, a solid foundation for the proper care and management of your community's tree resources, access to grants, and Sustainable Jersey points! 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Impacts of Microplastics in the Urban Environment Conference

March 28, 2019 - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

March 29, 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

9 Suydam Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

REGISTER - fee applies 

This two day conference will bring together researchers, industry leaders, and public regulators as they review the latest scientific findings on microplastics pollution and discuss potential plastic waste management strategies, biological effects of microplastics, alternative materials, regulatory issues, critical next steps, and collaborations needed to address the global emerging pollutant. For more information, visit the website.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

Best Practices for Solid Waste & Recycling Contracts Webinar

April 04, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm



The Northeast Recycling Council will host this webinar focused on developing strong municipal/regional contracts for solid waste and recycling services.  Topics covered include municipal control, workforce stability, environmental protections, and more.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Go Green With Hope Green Fair

April 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Hope Township School Gym

320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope NJ 07844

REGISTRATION- not needed for this event

The Hope Township Green Team will host this Green Fair and offer free paper shredding; free tree seedlings, free radon testing kits, Project Medicine Drop; collections for electronic waste, clothing, housewares, novels, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, pet items; free cycling; a Green Market, informative presentations, t-shirt totes demo and give-away.

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Closing the Loop: From Waste to Wealth and Clean Energy for Sustainable Rural Communities

April 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm



This webinar will discuss a wide range of strategies that can assist farms and rural/small town communities in becoming more environmentally sustainable and viable.  Through the application of best management practices for handling livestock manure and diverting food scraps from rural/small town wastestreams, farms and communities can "close the loop" and help build markets for locally produced products.

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Island Heights Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wanamaker Complex

1 Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights, NJ 08732

Registration- not required

The town of Island Heights will be celebrating Earth Day on April 27, from 10:00 to 2:00 pm. Volunteers will take part in various events to demonstrate support of environmental protection. Such events include: a town-wide cleanup, bioswale maintenance, alkaline battery and styrofoam collection. In addition, information tables will be available on topics relating to green living and ways to save the environment.    

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Ninth Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

May 05, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Papaianni Park

100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817

Register - not required

The Ninth 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). This no cost, annual, outdoor, family-friendly, sustainable event will be staged at Papaianni Park. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable foods for the Hands of Hope and the Community Food Pantry. For more information please contact Chris Mazauskas at cmazauskas@ 

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey WasteWise Business Network Meeting

May 09, 2019 - 9:30 am to 12:15 pm

New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium

1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691

REGISTER - RSVP to Steve Rinaldi at

The next meeting of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network will be on Thursday, May 9.  The meeting will cover topics including toy donation and reuse, organics recycling technology, recycling markets, closed loop partners, and the ABCs of plastics recycling. Individuals who are certified recycling professionals will earn 2.5 recertification credits for attending.


Event Type: Networking
Event Category: Other Events

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