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Enviro-Events Calendar - September, 2007

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September 20
Global Warming, Telling the Local Story
8:30 to noon, Trenton Marriott. Shrinking your town’s carbon footprint depends to a large degree on successfully working with the press to inform, engage, educate and persuade the public about how to address the issues. To help you do that, ANJEC and the New Jersey Press Association will bring together New Jersey journalists, environmental commissions and municipal officials for a special half-day workshop featuring an all-star panel of experts and a keynote presentation by Governor Jon Corzine (invited). Fee for ANJEC members $35, non members $40 Half price special: 50% off your registration if you attend with a credentialed journalist. To register, call ANJEC at 973-539-7547 or email: info@anjec.org

September 20
Drafting Real Estate Purchase Contracts
9 to 10:30 a.m., Builders League of South Jersey offices, 114 Haddontowne Court in Cherry Hill, NJ. Allen P. Fineberg, a real estate shareholder at Flaster/Greenberg in the firm's Cherry Hill, office, will present the seminar sponsored by the Builders League of South Jersey. The presentation will address land purchase agreement issues and will offer tips on how to minimize risks. Topics will include title and survey issues, environmental problems, development approvals, financing, defaults,escrows, option payments and due diligence investigations. There is a $25 fee to attend the seminar and a continental breakfast will be offered preceding the presentation at 8:30am. For more information, directions or to register, contact Marlene Spencer, director of marketing and operations at the Builders League of South Jersey at 856-616-8467; e-mail marlene@blsj.com

September 20
Real-Time Measurement of Radionuclides in Soil
ITRC Internet-based training 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For registration and information: Open http://www.itrcweb.org/ or http://cluin.org/studio/seminar.cfm. Then click on "Internet-based Training. CEU certificate can be obtained for a fee by contacting the registrar.

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September 21

Business Recycling Guidelines for Compliance 7:30 to 11 a.m., Somerset County OEM, 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough. Sponsored by the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management. Registration at 7:30. Welcoming remarks at 8 by Jeff Horn, President and CEO Somerset County Business Partnership; Guy Watson, Bureau Chief, NJDEP Recycling & Planning, and Dominick D’Altilio, President ANJR (Association of New Jersey Recyclers). At 8:30, "What a Business Needs to Know: Why You need a Waste Audit & How to Contract for Recycling Services" with Wayne DeFeo of DeFeoAssociates. At 10, Dawn Prandi, Environmental Health Coordinator, will discuss "Penalties and New Mandatory Items for Businesses: Used Consumer Electronics, Mercury-containing devices, Fluorescent tubes." At 10:30, Ed Clerico of Carriage Farms-C & D Recycling will discuss Best Practices. At 11, Visit displays and dialog with exhibitors. The fee is $10 for SCBP members & Other Local Chambers of Commerce and $20 for non-members. No fee for State and Local Government Employees.

September 21
LEED for Schools Workshop
8:30 to 5, Trane Conference Center, 4 Wood HollowRoad, Parsippany, NJ Hosted by the US Green Building Council's NJ Chapter. School districts are demanding green facilities that save money while protecting the environment, improving health and performance of students, and creating a better learning environment. Gain the knowledge needed to maximize green building practices for improving school design and performance. For complete details and registration information, click here

September 21
NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards - Deadline for Submission -The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to announce the application process for the 2007 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards. The program was established to recognize outstanding environmental performance, program sand projects in the state. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, institutions and communities who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. Winners of the 2007 Governors Environmental Excellence Awards will be invited to a presentation ceremony and press event hosted by the Governor in the fall.Tentative plans call for a ceremony and reception to be held in Princeton at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor. To download an awards application or to learn more about the awards program including past winners and project descriptions, visit the awards website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards/ The awards program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

September 22-23
Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival
, Kempton, PA General Information Hourly Schedule Exhibitors Lectures and Workshops September 24 The New Jersey Paper Recycling Association will hold its next meeting at La Riviera Restaurant in Clifton, NJ. Guest speaker will be Melanie Harman, director of sales, recycling, for Weyerhaeuser Co. She will discuss the future of recovered paper. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact George Chen, the NJPRA president, at (973) 340-8003, or by email at gttic@aol.com.

September 24-26
Air Quality VI: International Conference on Mercury, Trace Elements, SO3, Particulate Matter, and Greenhouse Gases Arlington, Virginia. Organized by: Energy & Environmental Research Center. Conference participants will gain up-to-date information and benefit from discussions on potential health risks, available and developing control technologies, control strategies and research needs, and current and pending regulatory policies. This year’s event will focus on: air quality impacts on policy; health and ecosystems; emission prevention and control; measurement methods and atmospheric reactions and modeling; and greenhouse gas issues. Web Site: www.undeerc.org/AQVI/ Contact: LaRae Foerster, lfoerster@undeerc.org Phone: 701-777-5246 Fax: 701-777-5181

September 25-27
Energy from Biomass and Waste is the subject of an international exhibition and conference to be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, in Pittsburgh, PA. Manufacturers of environmental technology will join with stakeholders from waste management, municipalities, energy-intensive industries, and the farm economy to discuss the value of waste. Waste-to-energy facilities and landfill-gas-recovery sites are what first comes to mind, but there are more options for waste as a resource: biofuels from plastics waste; so-called refuse-derived fuels made from residential waste and used to substitute coal in power plants; bioenergy from wastewater; and biogas from cow manure and chicken litter for heat and power generation. The "Waste to Value" session of the EBW Conference will focus on available technologies, best-practice reports, financing, market trends, and legislative issues. To view the program and to register go to: http://www.ebw-expo.com/

September 25-28
New Jersey Clean Energy Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that businesses and municipalities develop strategies for improving their energy performance. Join us at the 3rd annual New Jersey Clean Energy Conference & Leadership Awards and learn about climate change solutions, how businesses and communities can reduce their carbon footprint, and how to improve your bottom line through clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives. USGBC-NJ is a proud sponsor of this event. For conference message, click here. For conference details and on-line registration, click here. (Early bird rates until September 1, 2007)

September 26
Environmental Business Council Roundtable Breakfast Meeting 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the PSEG Training and Development Center, 234 Pierson Avenue, Edison, NJ. The Environmental Business Council (EBC) of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) meets the last Wednesday of every other month to discuss emerging environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that impact the New Jersey business community. Lanny Kurzweil, of McCarter & English, LLP will serve as Moderator of the Roundtable and Tracy Straka, Creamer Environmental, serves as EBC Chairperson. Refreshments at the September 26th Roundtable will be provided courtesy of The EnTech Group, Inc. EBC Members and roundtable attendees include many of the most influential business people in the New Jersey environmental community including environmental consultants, contractors, private industry and the legal and insurance communities. The meetings are free of charge to CIANJ/EBC members and $30 for non-members. Registration is required and can be handled online at www.cianj.org/events

September 26
Strategies to Minimize Greenhouse Gas Emissions
7 to 9 p.m., Freedom Hall - Upper Merion Township Building, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA. Moderated by Southeast (PA) Regional Roundtable Steering Committee member Doug Blazey, the meeting will focus on technologies and techniques that would sequester carbon, reduce energy demand, or substitute cleaner energy rather than "debate" how real is occurrence of global warming. Confirmed speakers include: Keith Williams, Buzzi UniCement USA; Allison Berkowitz, ERG and Thomas J. Tuffey, PennFuture. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act who would like to attend this meeting, should contact DEP Community Relations Coordinator Lynda Rebarchak at 484-250-5820 to discuss how DEP can meet their needs. In case of inclement weather, meeting cancellation information will be available by calling 484-250-5820 after 4 p.m. the date of the meeting.

September 26-28
Sustainable Brands Conference '07
Join us in New Orleans as Sustainable Life Media, Inc. brings together 500 business leaders from across the country and all industries to strategize ways to create competitive advantage through eco-innovation, set against a backdrop where the devastating effects of environmental change can be seen on every street corner. Event Website

September 29
Moonlight Walk A three- to five-mile walk around Historic Whitesbog Village and its surrounding bogs. Learn about the ecology and folklore that makes this slice of the Pinelands special. September's moon is the Harvest Moon - a visual treat forboth nature lovers and casual visitors alike. Meet at the Whitesbog Village General Store at 7:30 PM. Fee is $5 per person. Guests are advised to bring water and insect repellent. Light refreshments available. Registration in advance recommended; mail http://us.f802.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net or call 609-893-4646

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