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Archive for April 12th, 2013

Using Creative Assets to Achieve Points in the Sustainable Jersey Program

May 2, 2013
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Does your sustainability plan include the arts? Learn how to connect your creative assets to economic and community development planning to shape more sustainable communities. Come learn how your municipality can use its creative assets to achieve points in the Sustainable Jersey Program. This session will feature a short overview of Sustainable Jersey and its current “arts and culture” actions. Hear from municipalities and organizations that have already established creative teams, conducted asset inventories and developed creative placemaking plans. There will be time for Q&A.

A tentative agenda includes:

  • An overview of the Sustainable Jersey program

  • Why the arts are important to sustainability

  • Explanation and Case Studies of “Arts and Culture Actions” in Sustainable Jersey

  • Establish a Creative Team
  • Create Assets Inventory
  • Creative Placemaking Plan

To register, click here.

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Options and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

May 9, 2013
3:30 pmto5:30 pm

This workshop focuses on how school districts can improve energy efficiency in existing, renovated, and new K-12 schools; reduce energy costs, and create a range of environmental, economic and educational benefits.

Topics include: the benefits of energy efficiency in K-12 schools; approaches to improving energy efficiency in new and existing schools; implementation strategies for effective programs; investment and financing opportunities, including NJ BPU programs that provide financial and technical assistance; case studies of school districts that have successfully improved energy efficiency.

Presenters Include:

  • Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey
  • Michael Thulen, NJ Board of Public Utilities, Division of Economic Development and Energy Policy
  • John Samuel, Energy Specialist, Kingsway Regional School District
  • Stephanie Voorhees, Business Administrator, Flemington – Raritan Regional School Distric

For more information or to register, click here.

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Local Leadership on Clean Energy

May 7, 2013
3:00 pmto5:30 pm

Sustainable Jersey will be holding workshops to assist municipalities and Green Team members to educate residents and business owners on energy-saving programs and incentives available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program (NJBPU). Attendees will hear directly from representatives of the NJ Board of Public Utilities about the vast array of programs available to residents and businesses which can save both money and energy. Staff members from Sustainable Jersey will also discuss successful new outreach tools and strategies that have been piloted by New Jersey municipalities in the last year.

Who Should Attend? This workshop will share valuable information relevant to individuals, businesses, municipalities and schools, especially those responsible for purchasing and/or maintaining municipal and school facilities.

For more information or to register, click here.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar

Local Leadership on Clean Energy

May 1, 2013
4:00 pmto6:30 pm

Sustainable Jersey will be holding workshops to assist municipalities and Green Team members to educate residents and business owners on energy-saving programs and incentives available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program (NJBPU). Attendees will hear directly from representatives of the NJ Board of Public Utilities about the vast array of programs available to residents and businesses which can save both money and energy. Staff members from Sustainable Jersey will also discuss successful new outreach tools and strategies that have been piloted by New Jersey municipalities in the last year.

Who Should Attend? This workshop will share valuable information relevant to individuals, businesses, municipalities and schools, especially those responsible for purchasing and/or maintaining municipal and school facilities.

For more information or to register, click here.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

Northern New Jersey Sustainable Resources & Networking Forum

April 16, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

At this event, you will meet other municipal officials, residents, and businesses, to give your municipality the support it needs for Sustainable Jersey certification.  You will also learn how to transition from bronze to silver-level certification from Mount Arlington Borough and Chatham Borough. 

Are there certification actions that you wish to accomplish but don’t know where to start?  Ample networking time will allow you to navigate a “Resource Action Matrix” to identify resources available to complete actions in the program, save money, and also develop partnerships with others who are trying to accomplish similar goals.  This is a great opportunity to share and learn from one another.

For an updated list of participants and schedule for the evening, please view the AGENDA. If you need additional information, contact infoatsustainablejerseydotcom.

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