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Archive for April, 2019

Earth Day Workshop at Kearny Point

April 22, 2019
11:00 amto12:30 pm

Hosted by Kearny Point & Brooklyn Grange

Join a special Earth Day Workshop at Kearny Point. It’s a free event, talking about Brooklyn Grange’s and Kearny Point’s work as leaders in urban sustainability. Lunch will be provided, and then there will be a planting workshop and some spring gardening tips.

Location: Building 78, 78 John Miller Way – 4th Floor, Kearny, NJ 07032

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Green Infrastructure Municipal Workshop

May 14, 2019
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

New Jersey Future and Pinelands Preservation Alliance invite you to participate in a workshop teaching communities all about New Jersey Future’s New Jersey Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit. As part of this event, you will have the chance to learn how to use the toolkit as a resource to plan, implement, and sustain green infrastructure in your town! Dinner will be available free of charge.

Continuing education credits: This event is approved for 1.5 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and 1.5 Engineering CEUs.


Kendra Lelie, Senior Associate at Clarke Caton Hintz

Christopher C. Obropta, Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program

Jaclyn Rhoads, Assistant Executive Director at Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Kandyce Perry, Planning and Policy Manager at New Jersey Future

Louise Wilson, Director, Green Infrastructure at New Jersey Future


Location: Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Road, Evesham Township, NJ 08053

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Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) 101

April 26, 2019
9:00 amto11:00 am

Join Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Waterfront Alliance to learn more about WEDG, an award-winning credit system and set of guidelines for catalyzing resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound urban waterfront transformation (think LEED® for the waterfront), and begin the discussion on a regional adaptation of WEDG.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Center for Public Service, 200 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08103

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New Jersey Future Executive Director To Co-Chair Waterfront Alliance Coastal Resilience Task Force

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach has been named a co-chair of the Waterfront Alliance’s new Coastal Resiliency Task Force. The task force will work to build consensus around needed resiliency measures, and issue a recommendations report.

At Convention, Builders Take Interest in Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Builders at the Atlantic Builders Convention took a good deal of interest in best practices and benefits of green stormwater management techniques. Proposed new rules will require its use.

Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey

April 17, 2019
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy have been working to identify policy and practice changes to help ensure that everyone in New Jersey has the opportunity for better health. They will be hosting a symposium as they unveil the resulting report, “Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: A Policy Roadmap to Help Everyone Live Their Healthiest Lives.”

Location: New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 W State St., Trenton NJ 08608

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Meet-and-Greet with Mayor Wilsusen, Mayor Francis, and Ron Smith

April 18, 2019
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Mayor Wilsusen, Mayor Francis and Ron Smith, Chairman of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation host a meet and greet to discuss the serious consequences that flooding and polluted stormwater runoff have on residents of Jefferson Township and nearby Lake Hopatcong, and to address any questions from the public.

Location: 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

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USGBC NJ 2019 Awards Gala: LEEDing the Way

May 22, 2019
5:30 pmto9:30 pm

Each year, USGBC NJ recognizes and presents these distinguished awards to companies and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and best practices in green building and sustainability.

Location: Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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EARTH DAY AFTER PARTY 2019 & The Sustainable Trifecta

April 29, 2019
3:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join US Green Building Council NJ for a 9- minute presentation on taking your projects to the next level by achieving net zero energy, water and waste followed by an Earth Day After Party with live music (upcycled instruments), & networking.

Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

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