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Archive for July, 2018

National Drive Electric Celebration

September 13, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Atlantic County Utilities Authority is inviting residents and local businesses to come see its electric vehicles up close and learn about the infrastructure needed to accommodate them. Residents and businesses with EVs are invited to showcase their cars and share information.

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township NJ

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Rain Barrel Workshop

August 16, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Join Atlantic County Utilities Authority for a hands-on workshop where you’ll construct a rain barrel to collect and reuse rainwater in your yard. Learn the tips and tools of maintaining your barrel, using rainwater and more! Tools and supplies will be provided. This course costs $20.

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township

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USGBC NJ Summer Social

August 8, 2018
5:30 pmto9:30 pm

Join US Green Building Council – NJ for an oceanfront networking BBQ with fellow green building and environmental professionals.

Location: Martell’s Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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Combined Sewer Permit Holders Meet Report Deadline

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Holders of combined-sewer system permits have met the required deadlines for submitting various reports to the NJDEP. Reports are now posted on the NJDEP website and available for comment.

Eleven Great One Water Ideas From the Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

At the Jersey Water Works membership meeting, participants were asked to discuss current or anticipated projects that embody the concept of One Water. Here are some of the best ideas.

Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 26, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

This course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points. If a plan is not already developed for your municipality, we will share with you how to get one done.

Location: Wheaten Art Center, 1000 Village Drive, Millville NJ

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Webinar: Maximizing the Energy Efficiency of Your Building Portfolio

August 14, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Join Sustainable Jersey for this webinar about energy efficiency.

Combining New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) incentives with a strategic vision can help schools and municipalities finance energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities. Planning efforts can start with Energy Tracking and Management to highlight current energy use. The next steps involve assessing energy upgrade projects and identifying available incentives from both NJCEP and utilities that can help bring projects from planning to implementation.

For the past four summers, Sustainable Jersey has partnered with New Jersey Natural Gas and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide onsite technical energy assistance to local officials. This program has matched highly trained EDF Fellows with New Jersey schools and municipalities to identify energy savings opportunities through an individualized strategic approach.

Come join us for this one hour webinar as this year’s EDF Fellows guide you through the process they used to help their clients address their unique energy needs. Learn how measuring current energy use and planning for energy efficiency can help your school or municipality identify opportunities for leveraging NJCEP and utility incentives to maximize potential energy savings — and cost savings — for your facilities.

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Webinar: Green Infrastructure and Health

July 27, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Join Willamette Partnership and the Oregon Public Health Institute for a free webinar hosted by the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange to dive more into the new guide and how cities can use green infrastructure to improve public health.

Webinar: EPA’s Heat Island Webcast Series

August 1, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

​Part 1 of EPA’s Cool Fixes for Hot Cities webcast series will cover San Antonio’s Under 1 Roof program, which aims to provide relief from extreme heat and high utility bills to the city’s low-income residents. Learn about San Antonio’s program, the benefits of cool roofs, and monitoring efforts in this webcast.

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New Report Highlights Green Infrastructure Financing Opportunities

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A new analysis highlights the New Jersey Water Bank’s success in funding green infrastructure projects, and examines steps applicants and the bank itself can take to make accessing green infrastructure financing even easier.

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