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Archive for December, 2017

NJ Land Conservation Rally

March 2, 2018
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The 22nd annual NJ Land Conservation Rally is a one-day educational conference about open space and farmland preservation in NJ. Features include 27 workshops, 5 roundtable discussions, a keynote speech from David Case, author of “Nature of Americans,” 25 exhibitors, and a farmers market.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

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New Report Outlines Coastal Resilience Strategies

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A new report, prepared by New Jersey Future as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities project, details strategies and tools coastal municipalities that want to reduce their vulnerability to future sea-level rise can use, and it outlines steps the state can take to support and coordinate local efforts.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Adapting to Change: Environmental Science and Policy in the Time of Trump

January 30, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

This talk at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will examine the challenges to environmental science and policy in this time of change. From climate science to pesticides; research funding to peer review, this is a time of unprecedented challenges to environmental health. Science has become a target for powerful stakeholders seeking to avoid regulation and responsibility for pollution. There is an urgent need for the scientific community to rethink our approaches to environmental protection, research and education. We need to break down the silos of environmental science and adopt a systems approach. We also need to broaden our view of the social context of environmental decisions, reach out to the business community, and regain public trust in science.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Auditorium, 33 Livingston Avenue, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

Net Zero Buildings and More: LEED v4, Construction Impacts, and Materials

January 30, 2018
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Live location: 200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset NJ

Online: also available as a webinar

USGBC NJ has been awarded an education grant for NJ business from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development. This enables us to provide fully-funded training for employees of qualifying NJ businesses for increasing expertise, as well as for credentials and/or CEUs.

Upon completion, participants will have an understanding for the design strategies, technologies utilized and components of net zero buildings. Participants will have an understanding of the current net zero building statistics and knowledge of the environmental impact of the construction process.

Registration fee: Members: $125; Non-members: $150; Qualifying grantees: No Charge.

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Mayors’ Climate Summit

February 3, 2018
8:30 amto1:30 pm

Mayors and community leaders across New Jersey have taken up the challenge of addressing climate change and implementing sustainability practices at a local level. Join us to discuss what we must achieve locally, and understand the specific steps we can take today to succeed. It is vital for our mayors and communities to take a leading role in preserving the environment and protecting the public health of our citizens. The day will consist of three panels of experts, resource organizations, and local leaders discussing a pathway forward to enable New Jersey to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by climate change.

This event is hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer of Franklin Township, Mayor Bruce A. Harris of Chatham Borough, and brought to you by NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, and Sustainable Jersey.

Location: Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick

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