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.
March 30, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept., RutgersSmith 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 31, 2017 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hopewell Municipal Complex, Auditorium201 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.
March 31, 2017 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
The College of New JerseyLibrary Auditorium, Basement Level, 2000 Pennington Ave, Ewing, NJ
REGISTER - RSVP to Lauren at email@example.com or call 609-771-3129.
Coding for Community is Sustainable Jersey's first civic tech competition, pairing New Jersey municipalities with the technologists to develop solutions to local sustainability and public engagement issues. The competition kicked off on January 27 and will wrap up with demonstrations of tech solutions developed by the finalist teams. Awards will be presented to the winning team and runners up. For more information, click here.
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April 08, 2017 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hope Township School Gym320 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.
April 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Red Bull Arena600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ 07029
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.
April 23, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Papaianni Park100 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.
April 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Noyes Museum, Kramer Hall, Stockton University30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
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.
April 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The entire community can reap the benefits of utilizing efficient landscaping techniques to create an attractive environment in balance with the native surroundings, local climate, and function of the space. Learn about actions and resources in both the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools programs that can help municipalities and schools provide landscapes that reduce stormwater runoff, and minimize water use through use of sustainable landscaping practices.
The webinar will feature a demonstration of the Jersey-Friendly Yards website, (www.jerseyyards.org), an easy-to-use, comprehensive source of information for creating attractive, low-maintenance landscaping that is not only better for the environment but also saves time and money. You’ll also hear from Neil Chambers, a member of the South Orange Environmental Commission and the Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn Green Team who will talk about their successful ReYard program, which he helped to create.
March 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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April 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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May 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
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Sustainable Jersey staff will be available for “Technical Assistance Calls” on the revisions to the suite of Energy Actions, so if your green team has questions about what is needed for certification on these actions, mark your calendars and call in. You don't need to register -- just use the information below to join the call.
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May 05, 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102
REGISTER - 15% discount for green team & creative team members who use the code "green"
Thriving Together, the next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, will focus on how creative placemaking can improve quality of life for disadvantaged people, successful partnerships, and maintaining and growing creative placemaking over the long term. The Leadership Summit focuses on the 'how to' of creative placemaking.
Sustainable Jersey will be facilitating a session on the suite of actions related to creative placemaking. We invite you to bring your Creative Team and take part in the interactive Sustainable Jersey session which will help you plan your arts and creative culture initiatives.
Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits bring together people from many different fields -- arts, public affairs, urban planning, real estate development and more -- to explore ways to make communities better through arts and culture. The Summit offers 'how-to' information through workshops, presentations, and other formats. There is also plenty of time to build your network of creative placemakers.
For more information, visit the conference website.