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Archive for March 20th, 2018

Success Stories in Residential Energy Efficiency

May 2, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey webinar will highlight successful collaborations between green team members and municipal officials to implement effective outreach programs to increase adoption of the Home Performance with Energy Star and Comfort Partners programs offered to homeowners by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.  Completion of the Residential Energy Efficiency Outreach action could also potentially meet one of the requirements for earning a Gold Star in Energy.

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Success Stories in Commercial Energy Efficiency

April 4, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey webinar will highlight successful approaches used by Sustainable Jersey green teams to implement commercial energy efficiency programs in New Jersey communities.  By encouraging local businesses to complete energy efficiency improvements through the Direct Install program, green teams are helping to reduce community energy usage and the local carbon footprint, leading to a more sustainable future for the community as a whole.  Completion of the Commercial Energy Efficiency Outreach action could also potentially meet one of the requirements for earning a Gold Star in Energy.

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New Jersey Sustainability Summit

June 21, 2018

Every year Sustainable Jersey brings a unique mix of public, private, state and local partners together to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.  Last year, over 300 people attended the 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit to find ways that we can all work together to build local capacity for change and have a collective impact.

Location: The College of New Jersey

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Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit Northeast

May 3, 2018 9:00 amtoMay 4, 2018 5:00 pm

The Northeastern Corridor conference was the first location of the CPLS. This year, it will discuss how to engage communities in creative placemaking in an organic and culturally specific way. This region serves New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Key topics include sports and their role in arts development, gentrification and the ethical ambiguity of creative placemaking, and physical design. This conference hopes to engage community leaders from this region in developing innovative ways to create arts and cultural programming in their towns.

Location: Drew University

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Creative Assets Inventories

June 12, 2018
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

Workshop with National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative Assets Inventories

Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP

What you should do as a creative placemaker depends a lot on what is available in your community. Creative assets inventories help you get a better sense of resources and opportunities to achieve lasting benefits. Specifically, you will learn:

*How to assess creative and cultural organizations in a community

*To develop more effective surveys for creative placemaking

*Tools for measuring local and regional creative economies

*Effective ways to share information to convince and persuade key audiences

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington NJ

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Crowdmapping

June 12, 2018
9:30 amto12:30 pm

Creative placemaking workshop with National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Crowdmapping

Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP

Taking stock of your existing assets and opportunities can help you do more cost-effective creative placemaking. You will learn how to read a community for ‘hidden’ creative assets and opportunity sites. You will also learn how to engage stakeholders in crowd mapping and how to build better creative placemaking strategies from your maps.

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington

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Creating Public Art

April 17, 2018
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

Creative Placemaking workshop with National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creating Public Art

Instructors: Kadie Dempsey and Dan Fenelon

A piece of public art can be a creative beacon that connects an entire community. Or it could be just another object on the sidewalk that some people, some people hate, and too many ignore. The difference often is about how it’s designed, who’s involved, and who’s making what decisions.

This workshop will help you design and develop true community-guided public art initiatives. You will learn all steps of the process, from idea creation through site selection to installation.

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington NJ

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Creating Community Murals

April 17, 2018
9:30 amto12:30 pm

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking: Creative Placemaking Workshops in Burlington, NJ

Creating Community Murals

Instructors: Kadie Dempsey and Dan Fenelon

(note: no arts training is required) Murals can be important tools for bringing people together and building civic pride. Or they could just be paintings that come people like and others hate. The difference is how they’re done.

You will learn how to plan and manage a marling project that engages community members and works to support planning and creative placemaking efforts. You will get hands-on training by working on an actual mural in class.

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington NJ

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Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

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