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Archive for April 19th, 2016

Improving Regional Water Quality in the Face of Climate Change

May 5, 2016
8:00 amto11:30 am

Environmental engineering and public finance professionals will discuss opportunities to improve the resiliency of local wastewater treatment infrastructure and surface water quality in light of climate change risks and adaption needs.

Location: The Conference Center at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

More information and registration

Building Local Resilience to Climate Change — South

May 20, 2016
9:00 amto11:30 am

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Rd. Egg Harbor Township

Registration

This workshop will review tools and actionable steps that communities can take to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools were developed and vetted by public, non-profit and academic partners throughout the state, including Sustainable Jersey’s Task Forces. As such, they represent some of the most current resiliency tools available to New Jersey municipalities. Topics to be covered include the NJ Municipal Resilience Cycle, coastal and tidally influenced vulnerability assessments, extreme temperature event plans, emergency preparedness self-assessments (“Getting to Resilience”), emergency communications for vulnerable populations, and more.

The workshop is intended for planners, engineers, emergency managers, local officials, green teams and citizens and organizations interested in learning about local resiliency tools and actionable steps.

Building Local Resilience to Climate Change — North

May 17, 2016
9:00 amto11:30 am

Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Dr., Sayreville

Registration

This workshop will review tools and actionable steps that communities can take to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools were developed and vetted by public, non-profit and academic partners throughout the state, including Sustainable Jersey’s Task Forces. As such, they represent some of the most current resiliency tools available to New Jersey municipalities. Topics to be covered include the NJ Municipal Resilience Cycle, coastal and tidally influenced vulnerability assessments, extreme temperature event plans, emergency preparedness self-assessments (“Getting to Resilience”), emergency communications for vulnerable populations, and more.

The workshop is intended for planners, engineers, emergency managers, local officials, green teams and citizens and organizations interested in learning about local resiliency tools and actionable steps.

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — South

May 11, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: AB Conference Room, Campus Center West, Rutgers University, 326 Penn St., Camden

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — Central

May 9, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: Room 369, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — North

May 5, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: Second floor seminar room, Hamilton Club Building, Passaic County Community College, 32 Church St., Paterson

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Safe Water/Safe Cities

April 25, 2016
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

When recent tests showed elevated lead levels in the water of Newark’s schools, New Jersey’s largest city had to confront some tough questions. What can an aging city like Newark do to protect its citizens? And who should be held responsible? Join us at the Newark Museum for “Safe Water/Safe Cities: How New Jersey Cities are Facing Lead Contamination and Crumbling Infrastructure.” The public discussion features Newark Schools Superintendent Chris Cerf, leading environmental activists and others. Hosted by WNYC reporter Sarah Gonzalez.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Cerf – Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
  • Molly Greenberg – Environmental Policy Manager, Ironbound Community Corp.
  • Daniel Van Abs – Chair, NJ Clean Water Council and Professor at Rutgers University
  • Chris Sturm – Managing Director, Policy and Water at New Jersey Future

Location: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street

More information and registration

Forum Roundup: The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Forum panelists discuss how green infrastructure offers social and economic benefits as well as the benefits of managing stormwater before it enters a community’s drainage system.

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