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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Making TOD Real: Planning & Building Transit-Oriented Development in New Jersey

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

Edward J. Bloustein School, James J. Florio Forum

33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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New Jersey Transit-Oriented Development (NJTOD.org) and Downtown New Jersey will host this panel discussion with experts who have been on the front lines taking transit-oriented development (TOD) from planning to completion.  The panel will discuss how to engage the community, craft realistic goals, put together a good project, be a good partner, plan for success, overcome challenges, and use TOD to redevelop New Jersey's downtowns.  These topics also relate to Sustainable Jersey's transit-oriented development action.  For more information, visit the website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Going for Energy Gold Workshop

May 31, 2019 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

The College of New Jersey, Education Building Room 212

2000 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ 08628

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This workshop will feature working sessions to help municipalities complete the required actions for the Sustainable Jersey Energy Gold Star in the solar, electric vehicle, and energy efficiency categories. There will also be information about the role of renewable government energy aggregation (R-GEA) in achieving the Gold Star and ample opportunity for municipalities to share success stories on reducing greenhouse gas reductions from municipal operations in order to meet the 3.6% annual GHG reduction rate required for the Gold Star Standard in Energy.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but are working towards the Gold Star in Energy, please register and check the box that indicates that you are available only for a phone consultation.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Sustainable Jersey Events, Trainings & Hub Events

Together North Jersey Transit Hub Guidebook and Pilot Program Workshop

June 06, 2019 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

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Revitalizing areas around transit stations can help connect a community’s businesses, public spaces, residential areas and public transportation resources. But taking on such a project can be a major challenge. The Together North Jersey (TNJ) Efficient Task Force, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) have developed a new resource to help communities interested in creating a vibrant transit hub.              

The Guidebook for Developing Transit Hub Strategic Plans is an engaging and easy to follow guide that makes sense of the often complicated transit hub planning process. It includes best practices from projects that have been implemented across the nation, as well as knowledge from developers, community officials and other experts with direct experience in planning for and constructing transit hubs.  

This workshop will also showcase the exciting work of the 2018 Transit Hub Pilot Program, which created strategic plans for the City of Passaic, Bloomfield Township, and the Borough of Dunellen in northern New Jersey. These plans were developed by the TNJ Efficient Task Force and volunteers from the Community Planning Assistance Program (CPAP) of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. The pilot communities delved into various land use and mobility improvements in their plans and the lessons they learned were incorporated into the guidebook.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
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