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Archive for April, 2018

Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop

May 23, 2018

Now in its 9th year, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2018, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey, on May 23, 2018.  The conference brings together experts and attendees to discuss the most current and state of the art approaches and strategies that you probably will not hear anywhere else

The NSCW’s goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.

Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

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Hamilton Township Rain Garden Rebate Education Session

May 22, 2018
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

The Hamilton Township Rain Garden Rebate Education Session will be conducted by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program. Rain gardens are a simple way to do your part to help keep the rain from the drain. Please join us to learn about sustainable landscaping techniques that can easily be done at home. Also bring your calendars to sign up for a half hour appointment to meet with RCE Water Resources Program staff at the Hamilton Township Library on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5 – 8 PM to have a customized rain garden designed for your home!

Location: Hamilton Township Library (basement meeting room), 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, Hamilton

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Water Infrastructure a Major Topic at Budget Hearing for DEP

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe responds to questions on water infrastructure, asset management, and lead in school drinking water during the Assembly Budget Committee’s hearing.

University City Rising

May 16, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

With Urban Land Institute Philadelphia

The past 20 years have resulted in explosive growth in the University City district, the hub of Philadelphia’s Eds and Meds economy.  From the expansion and reinvestment of the major anchor institutions to the public/private partnerships and the attraction of significant private investment across all sectors, University City has become one of the fastest growing markets in the region.  Please join the Women’s Leadership Initiative on Thursday, May 16th to hear what key stakeholders are planning for the next 20 years, with a particular focus on the Market Street corridor including Amtrak 30th Street Station, uCity Square, and Drexel University.

Location: 3601 Market Street, Philadelphia PA

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Webinar: How to Talk About Climate Change and Resilience to Build Community Support

May 24, 2018
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Land use planning and water resource management are foundational to resilient communities, but the topics can be complex and technical. How do you talk about the issues in your community in a way that both educates as well as excites? Join Marjo Curgus, Principal of Del Corazon Consulting, to build your communication and outreach skills.

Location: online

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Webinar: How Water Smart Are We? Conducting a Self-Assessment

May 17, 2018
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Land use planning and water resource management are highly connected, yet often developed separately. By linking these two fields, a community can achieve significant gains in managing water demand. The Sonoran Institute has developed a Self-Assessment Tool to help local governments and water providers get started.

Location: online

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Webinar: Five Approaches to Integrate Water and Land Use Planning

April 26, 2018
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Harold Thomas, Climate Resilience Program Manager with the Sonoran Institute, will share tried and true planning mechanisms used by communities in the intermountain west to curb water use through land planning.

Location: online

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Webinar: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

May 9, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Webinar with America Walks

Walkable communities are only truly walkable when they are able to be enjoyed and accessed by members of all ages. Learn how communities of all shapes and sizes are making sure they are livable for people of all ages and abilities. This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Location: online

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Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed Forum

September 25, 2018toSeptember 26, 2018

This two-day conference is the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed’s Annual event that brings together organizations and individuals spanning the four watershed states of PA, NJ, NY, and DE. The event will include workshops, lectures, networking, and more.

Location: Grand Hotel, Cape May

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