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Climate Change and Our Coastline: Triple Threat or Economic Opportunity?

October 16, 2015
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Bill Golden is executive director of the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure.

Location: The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington

A $10 donation is suggested to help defray expenses.

More information 

Please RSVP via email  (ktkatbaukindotcom)  

Air Quality and Asthma Solutions: EPA’s Air Quality Flag Program

October 8, 2015
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Sustainable Jersey Webinar

Learn about the impact of outdoor air quality on human health and specific actions that can be taken on days with poor air quality through participation in EPA’s free Air Quality Flag Program. This webinar is open to any school or organization that is new to the Flag Program or that would like to learn more and expand their program. New Jersey schools participating in the program can earn 10 points towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification.


Sustainable Jersey Government Connext Forum

October 2, 2015
8:30 amto4:00 pm

Keynote speaker: Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director and CEO of the Public Technology Institute

In this digital age, citizens expect immediate access to information and streamlined communication alternatives. How can local municipalities meet these expectations and improve operating efficiencies? The Government Connext Forum will convene experts to highlight cost effective technologies, share best practices, and release a new suite of actions focused on helping local governments implement innovative technologies and practices to serve and engage residents.

 Sessions throughout the day will focus on three subject tracks:

  1. Digital government
  2. Open government in the Digital Age
  3. Emergency communications planning

*For more details on breakout sessions and speakers click here.  Follow #govconnext for event updates

CEUs Now Available!  The keynote and all breakout sessions are now eligible for 1 CEU contact hour each (4 total hours for the full day!).  For more details on breakout sessions, speakers and CEU assignments click here.


Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

NJ Transit Fare Increase: An Unfair Approach to Transportation Funding

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.

Release of Combined-Sewer Permits Should Trigger Generational Investments in Affected Communities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.

New Jersey Future To Honor Trustee Henry A. Coleman

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A cocktail reception Oct. 30 will honor longtime New Jersey Future trustee Henry A. Coleman for his many contributions to various organizations and to the state of New Jersey.

New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

Hopewell Becomes First Municipality in New Jersey To Adopt Complete Streets Ordinance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.

New Report Highlights State’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A new report analyzes the state of water infrastructure in New Jersey’s oldest cities, and highlights both the urgent need for repair and the challenges repair efforts face.

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