Sunday, October 30, 2011

A peek at environmental events coming up in November

Here are just a few of the coming weeks' environmental events.
See dozens of other great educational, social and networking opportunities on our Enviro-Events Calendar. While you're there,
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November 1, 2011

New Jersey Technology Council  Webinar
Pro’s and Con’s of Solar and Energy Efficiency Opportunities in NJ

Noon to 1 p.m.
Company Presentation:  Green Waste Technologies, Inc. along with Research & Development updates, news from NJTC member companies and much more. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

November 1, 2011 
Planning for a Sustainable Water Supply in Lakewood and Beyond
2 p.m.
The Little Theater, Georgian Court College
Lakewood, NJ
Water supply and water conservation issues are of vital importance in New Jersey right now. As population increases and townships plan for increasingly dense developments, the problems of providing a safe, clean water supply for citizens-while retaining adequate water supplies in rivers, streams, and aquifers for healthy ecosystems-become more acute. River and stream levels are already falling precipitously low in dry summers, and the water supply and its safety for humans and wildlife alike are an increasing concern within the Barnegat Bay Watershed. Join us for this informative and engaging panel that will showcase the need for a water supply plan in this region and be a catalyst for developing the necessary process to create that plan.
Moderator: Lisa Auermuller, Watershed Coordinator at Jacques Cousteau Reserve, Rutgers University
Panelists: Senator Robert W. Singer (R-Ocean); Justin Flancbaum, Executive Director, Lakewood Municipal Utilities Authority; Robert Nicolson, Supervisory Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey; Peg Sturmfels, Program Organizer, New Jersey Environmental Federation; Richard Bizub, Director of Water Programs, Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
Admission to this event is free. Guest registration is requested to ensure that there is sufficient seating for all guests. To register, and to learn more about the week-long program on building sustainable communities, please contact Trish Passuth, director of service learning, at 732.987.2713 or

November 2, 2011

How has Newark’s industrial legacy shaped its contemporary landscape?
6:30-9:00 pm
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
How has Newark’s industrial legacy shaped its contemporary landscape? What does this history mean for today’s residents? Join our panel of scholars, activists, and residents as they explore how history has complicated this postindustrial environment. Free. Refreshments
To RSVP: Email
or call 1-888-394-6524
(Reservations are strongly recommended)

November 2, 2011

NJ Business and Industry Association  Seminar:
How to Manage Your Energy Costs
8:30 - Noon. (with continental breakfast)
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ (Route 27)
This program will provide employers with the best strategies to manage energy costs. Learn about the latest state, federal and private programs that can help you with energy efficiency projects. You will also hear the latest on energy policy and regulations. $129 per person for NJBIA members and $169 for nonmembers.
For more information, contact Katie Wittkamp at 609-393-7707, ext. 239. To become a sponsor, contact Sherry Esteves at ext. 219.
Download event brochure

November 2, 2011
Commercial Building & Construction

6-9 pm, (Nov. 2nd 6-8 pm) 3 Wednesdays
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
Participants will gain an overall understanding of the Green Building Design and Construction process. This program is for both the contractor and design professional. The program presents in a step by step/connect the LEED® dots fashion, the LEED® specific construction concepts applied throughout the building process.  The goal of the training is to provide an understanding of the core concepts and the construction principles behind sustainable buildings, show how to integrate green practices and strategies into the processes and, to become knowledgeable about the LEED® rating system, as it applies to construction.  This workshop qualifies for 7.5 LEED® specific credentialing hours for both BD&C and ID&C disciplines, 8 CES credits for AIA, and 8 PDH units for registered professional engineers.Instructor: Lisa Grayson Zygmunt  Course No. WTMCO 3553 JA1/Cost $325 per person.
For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit

November 3-4, 2011
International Sites & Spills Expo
Toronto, ON
TEEX Workshop Nov 2
Information and Registration

November 3, 2011

What's fracking and should we be worried?                             
6:45 p.m.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual &Transgender Center
208 West 13th Street, Room 301, Manhattan
Screening and discussion with invited guests: NY Assembly Members Danny O'Donnell, Deborah Glick, Linda Rosenthal, Richard Gottfried, Civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland, David Braun, Co-founder United for Action Free Admission  The LGBT Center will screen PBS "Now" host David Brancaccio's interview of Josh Fox about his film GASLAND- winner of the 2010 Sundance Festival Special Jury Prize, 2011 Academy Award nomination and 2011 Emmy winner. The environmental and health impacts from fracking in other states are shocking and well documented, with a significant number of spills, blowouts, accidents and gas and contaminant releases. Now the gas industry wants to drill in New York, which could ruin our water supply. Discussion and Q&A with invited guests will follow the screening. Sponsored by:
Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, United for Action, and NYH2O For more information, go to     

November 3, 2011
Introduction to Wetland Identification 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Virtually all activities conducted in and around wetlands are regulated – from excavating underground storage tanks to soil compaction for paving a driveway or patio to pruning of overgrown vegetation – and violators are subject to hefty penalties and fines from the NJ-DEP. Knowing if a wetland is on your property or a site on which you work is incredibly important! But how do you determine if a wetland is present?  Why not educate yourself? Take our class to get the basic tools you need to identify a wetland’s presence. Once you make a determination, you will know if you need to go further and hire an environmental professional to evaluate the site and assist you with the permit process. In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: Why wetlands are important, How they differ, What indicators are used for wetland identification and about the current regulations in New Jersey.

November 3-12, 2011
Advanced P V Systems Design & Installation
Thursdays 6-9 pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8 am-5 pm
Bucks County Community College - Green Jobs Academy
310 George Patterson Blvd, Suite 108, Bristol PA 19007
The six (6) day, 40-hour course is designed to prepare individuals for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification exam.  The course will include hands-on lab work and design exercises including in-depth review of NEC Article 690, calculating requirements for rooftop conduit runs, determination of the proper distance between PV arrays using sun angles and module dimensions, string sizing, PV racking methods and final commissioning processes and troubleshooting.   The content follows the NABCEP Installer Certification Job Task Analysis for preparation for the certification exam. Instructor: Jeff Gilbert, NABCEP PV Solar & Thermal Prerequisites: Previous PV training, such as NABCEP Entry Level and/or experience installing solar PV systems. Course No. WTMCO 0344 JA1/ Cost: $1,460 per person early bird; $1,560 per person after October 6th 2011; 10% discount prior to October 6th, 2011 for IEC Members
To register, contact Continuing Education (215) 968-8409, and select option 2. For more information, contact the Green Jobs Academy (215) 788-3594 or visit 

November 4, 2011
Green Marketing

Jacquie Ottman, Presenter
9 a.m.-3  p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Ms. Ottman, nationally recognized expert in Green Marketing will be discussing the New Rules of Green Marketing from her latest book.For more information contact Dharmesh Dave or visit Atlantic Cape Community College Website 

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