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Sustainable Jersey Webinar: Getting Started With Sustainable Jersey for Schools I

December 2, 2014
9:30 amto10:30 am

Learn how you can participate in the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Attendees will walk through the registration process, website resources, and the webinar will cover basic information on how to communicate, collaborate and organize their district or school green team for certification success!

Register.

New Jersey Foundation for Aging Honoree Dinner

December 7, 2014
2:00 pmto6:00 pm

New Jersey Foundation for Aging

The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) is celebrating the inspiring work of this year’s Honorees who support services that enable older adults to live in the community with independence and dignity.

Please join the NJFA on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Heldrich Hotel. More information available here.

 

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Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards Reception

December 10, 2014
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Each year Downtown New Jersey recognizes New Jersey’s best downtown projects and programs completed within the last two years.  Winning submissions are considered models worthy of emulation and are promoted on DNJ’s website and will be recognized at the awards reception in December 10, 2014 at the Heldrich Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

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ULI Northern New Jersey Real Estate Outlook 2015

December 12, 2014
8:00 amto11:00 am

Friday, December 12, 2014

Eisenhower Conference Center
290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Conference Room G

GPS Directions use the following address:

80 Beaufort Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

More information and registration

Clean Water Council Public Hearing Solving Sewer Overflows: Getting Ahead of the Flow

December 12, 2014
9:00 amto1:00 pm

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

The New Jersey Clean Water Council seeks public testimony on solutions to help New Jersey address and reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).  Very significant capital expenditures are needed to minimize overflows through upgrades such as reducing excessive inflow and infiltration (I&I) of groundwater and stormwater into our sewer systems. However, by using best practices from around the country, communities can upgrade infrastructure at a lower cost, improve water quality, and achieve multiple community benefits.

Click here for more information.

Together North Jersey Fair Housing and Equity Assessment Workshop

December 15, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Please join Together North Jersey and PlanSmart NJ for a workshop to finalize the draft recommendations of the Regional Fair Housing and Equity Assessment on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm at Rutgers-Newark. Please register in advance of the meeting and for more information on the workshop, please click here.

In November 2011, HUD awarded a $5 million grant to Together North Jersey to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. As part of this plan, PlanSmart NJ, in collaboration with Rutgers University, prepared a draft Regional Fair Housing and Equity Assessment to identify barriers to fair housing and recommendations for improving opportunities for fair and affordable housing in the region. To learn about the Regional Fair Housing and Equity Assessment, clickhere.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Hear an update on where we are in the process and where we are going (we are in the home stretch!)
  • In-depth review of high priority strategies based on their cost, feasibility, and impact.
  • Recommend high priority strategies for inclusion in the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development.

In the afternoon, there will be a Standing Committee meeting to discuss strategies for the Together North Jersey Regional Plan for Sustainable Development on transportation, housing, economic development, arts and culture, health and safety, education, and the environment. You are welcome to stay and participate at this meeting. Please register for the Standing Committee meeting here.

Building One New Jersey Annual Dinner and Awards

December 16, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mountain View Golf Club, Bear Tavern Road, Ewing, N.J.

Honoring:

  • Dr. Philip Guenther, Superintendent of Atlantic County Vocational School District, as Outstanding Leader of the Year.
  • Mayor Lizette Parker, Teaneck’s first African American female Mayor, as Mayor of the Year.
  • Mr. Anthony Capaccio, President and Business Manager of LIUNA (Laborers International Union of North America) Local 172, as Powerful Ally of the Year.
  • Bishop Reginald T. Jackson – leader of the Black Ministers’ Council and Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, as Moral Leader of the Year.
  • Rev. Gladys Moore – Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Summit, as Founder of the Year.
  • Mr. James Gee, Chief of Staff for Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman, as Steadfast & Loyal Friend of the Year.
  • Mr. Jon Carnegie, Executive Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, New Brunswick as Strategic Partner of the Year.

More information, sponsorship and tickets.

Sustainable Jersey Webinar: Getting Started With Sustainable Jersey for Schools II

December 17, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Learn how you can participate in the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Attendees will walk through the registration process, website resources, and the webinar will cover basic information on how to communicate, collaborate and organize their district or school green team for certification success!

Register.

Sustainable Jersey Webinar: New Municipal Actions

December 17, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This webinar will cover several of the new energy actions in the Sustainable Jersey program, including program updates just introduced, and a preview of new actions planned for early 2015.

  • Find out about how your municipality can make a “group purchase” of electricity for the entire community that provides safe, convenient and affordable access to renewable energy for consumers.
  • Learn how to increase adoption of electric vehicles in New Jersey through municipal public charging systems and other programs.
  • Hear a summary of new actions being planned for early 2015, with a focus on changes to building energy efficiency actions.

Registration.

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