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Archive for November, 2017

A Year One Clean Water Agenda for the New Governor

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A group of public-sector, private-sector and nonprofit organizations has proposed Year One Clean Water Agenda for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, urging him to prioritize investment in clean water during the first year of his administration.

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Smart-growth policy issues are well represented by the 15 experts now or formerly associated with New Jersey Future who have been named to the transition teams working with Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

A Rain Garden Grows in Harrison

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Rain gardens planted at the public library in Harrison can absorb approximately 2,800 gallons of water per storm and as much as 38,000 gallons per year based on average rainfall.

Webinar: Opportunities for Adopting Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Municipal Fleets

November 29, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This webinar is a collaboration between Sustainable Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and EV Smart Fleets.

Public sector fleets are seeing significant benefits from the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). By eliminating gas consumption, EVs reduce costs to fleets, promote energy independence and help protect the environment.
This webinar will provide information for decision-makers to consider in determining how and when to add EVs to municipal fleets. We will discuss procurement options as well as provide an overview of both the benefits and challenges of fleet electrification. The webinar will introduce a new fleet analysis tool developed to assist municipalities in comparing the total cost of ownership for light duty vehicles and share information about EV Smart Fleets – an upcoming multi-state public sector fleet EV procurement opportunity for state and local governments. Information about New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities EV Stakeholder process will be included in the webinar.

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State of Our Watershed Conference

December 2, 2017
8:45 amto12:00 pm

Raritan Headwaters will host the State of Our Watershed Conference to share the 2016-17 findings of our Stream Monitoring and Community Well Test Programs. Keynote speaker Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D, P.E. will dive into the topic of Local Water Champions. $10 admission includes continental breakfast.  Attendees are asked to register online by Nov. 23 at www.RaritanHeadwaters.org and pay by cash or check at the door.

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Location: HCESC’s Hoffman’s Crossing campus

37 Hoffmans Crossing Road
Califon, NJ 07830

 

Webinar: Stormwater requirements for private development

November 28, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

New Jersey Future’s Louise Wilson joins George T. Vallone (Hoboken Brownstone Company) and Eva Birk (NAHB) in this webinar about stormwater regulations. Join us for an informative discussion on two new tools created to help private developers move toward smart, flexible stormwater solutions.

Part I: A Developer’s Guide to Post-Construction Regulation

Part II: New Jersey Developers’ Guide to Green Infrastructure

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Public hearing on PATH extension

November 30, 2017
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Have an opinion about extending the PATH rail line south of Penn Station to Newark Airport?  Two public hearings will be held at the end of November about the proposed extension.

The two forums to explain the project and take public comments will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Community Center, 92 Carmichael Drive in Newark.

A second hearing will be held  on Nov. 30 during the same time period at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, Garden State Ballroom, 1048 Raymond Boulevard. Presentations will be given at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at both hearings.

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Public hearing on PATH extension

November 28, 2017
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Have an opinion about extending the PATH rail line south of Penn Station to Newark Airport?  Two public hearings will be held at the end of November about the proposed extension.

The two forums to explain the project and take public comments will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Community Center, 92 Carmichael Drive in Newark.

A second hearing will be held  on Nov. 30 during the same time period at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, Garden State Ballroom, 1048 Raymond Boulevard. Presentations will be given at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at both hearings.

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What New Jersey Can Learn From Washington, D.C., About Transportation Improvements

Friday, November 17th, 2017

An analysis of the transportation challenges the Washington, D.C., region faces has important lessons for New Jersey about the transportation-land use connection.

Coastal Resilience for People and Nature

December 6, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Join Stockton University Coastal Research Center for a workshop to explore coastal resilience through nature-based solutions. The goal of the workshop will be to educate stakeholders about how these practices can be used in communities and how to address issues surrounding funding, planning, outreach, and monitoring of these kinds of projects. Take part in round-table discussions lead by experts in the field and learn how you can get nature-based projects done in your community. There will be several interactive portions of the day to join us to speak up and have your voice heard.

Free to register. Lunch provided. RSVP by November 28

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LocationStockton Seaview Hotel, 401 South New York Road, Galloway NJ

 

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