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Webinar: Sustainable Jersey for Schools 2016 Small Grants Application

December 1, 2015
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

School districts and schools registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools are eligible to apply for four $10,000 and thirty $2,000 grants to support implementation of projects that help them gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey for Schools’ certification and make progress toward a sustainable future, thanks to the generous support of PSEG.

Webinar participants will walk through the essentials of the online Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant application process.

Applications are due January 24, 2016. 


Creative Glassboro: Come, Play, Imagine

December 1, 2015
4:30 pmto7:30 pm

If you live, work or study in Glassboro, New Jersey, please join us for a kickoff event for creative placemaking in the town.  Light refreshments will be served.  Event will be held at Rowan University Art Gallery, 301 High Street, Glassboro, NJ.  Sponsored by Glassboro Partners.

RSVP to: 800-220-2583

New Jersey’s Multifamily Bonanza

December 3, 2015
8:00 amto11:00 am

Location: TBD

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Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project Concept Screening Workshop

December 3, 2015
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Location: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken

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NAIOP-NJ Transportation and Logistics Update

December 4, 2015
7:45 amto11:45 am

From Amtrak to Kate Spade, hear from transportation policy makers and logistics industry leaders at NAIOP NJ’s  annual Transportation & Logistics Update Seminar at the NYSA Training Center in Port Elizabeth (directions). Learn the latest on major transportation and mass transit initiatives such as the Hudson rail tunnel project, and efficiency measures that are speeding truck and cargo movement at the Port. Logistics professionals will share their perspectives on the latest trends in the global supply chain, automation & productivity, e-commerce & omnichannel retailing, and what these challenges and opportunities mean for the commercial real estate industry. Confirmed speakers:

  • Ronnie Hakim, Executive Director, NJ Transit
  • Drew Galloway, Chief of Planning, Northeast Corridor, Infrastructure Investment & Development, Amtrak
  • Huascar Cruz, Sr. Director Import Export, Kate Spade & Co.
  • Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director Port Performance Initiatives, Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • John Atkins, President, Global Container Terminals
  • Anne Strauss-Wieder, A. Strauss-Wieder Inc.

Registration, networking & breakfast at 7:45 AM, program starts 8:30 AM.

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New Brunswick Raritan River Conservation Zone Walk

December 7, 2015
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

As part of New Brunswick Municipal Public Access Plan planning effort coordinated by the Environmental Analysis and Communications Group at Rutgers, we will be walking through the Raritan Riverfront Conservation Zone to see what public access might look like in that area.

We will meet in the back right corner of the Lowes Movie Theater on Route 1. For folks using GPS the address is: 17 Us Highway #1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. From there we will walk along the gravel path in New Brunswick’s “Raritan Riverfront Conservation Zone” and if we have the stamina following the conservation zone foray we can also consider walking in a relatively accessible segment of riverfront leading to Carpenter Road.

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RSVP  (hfenykatlowerraritanwatersheddotorg)  

Legacy City Preservation

December 8, 2015
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

A national conversation on innovation and practice, showcasing exciting new approaches to preservation in legacy cities.

Hear PechaKucha-style speakers share innovative preservation projects under way in legacy cities across the nation, and discuss legacy city preservation with national doers and thinkers. See firsthand how Newark is using its heritage to reimagine itself for the 21st century. The first fifty ‘Early Bird’ sign-ups are guaranteed spots to tour the in-progress rehabilitation of the Hahne & Co. Building, a 500,000-square-foot landmarked building being reinvented by Rutgers – Newark and partners as a major hub for arts and education.

Location: Rutgers University Newark, 15 Washington Street

Admission is free, but registration is required.

New Jersey CSO Long Term Control Plan Workshop

December 10, 2015
12:30 pmto5:00 pm

Location: New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center, Newark

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NACWAThe National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is pleased to offer a half-day workshop for New Jersey clean water utilities and city departments on key issues related to planning and implementation of combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plans (LTCPs).  This timely workshop will be specifically tailored for New Jersey utilities and will provide beneficial insights and advice for clean water agencies and municipalities beginning the LTCP process.

The program will include presentations from both federal and New Jersey regulators discussing how they view LTCPs and the important opportunity New Jersey utilities have to pursue LTCPs through a permit approach; an analysis of the key legal and regulatory framework underlying the LTCP process from top clean water experts; and a series of case studies from clean water utilities that have already embarked on CSO LTCPs to share information on how their utilities approached the planning phase and what they have learned so far during implementation.  These case studies will provide an excellent opportunity to learn from peer utilities and discover how to reduce costs and build community support while achieving compliance.

This workshop, presented in association with Jersey Water Works (formerly known as the Urban Water Solutions Initiative, facilitated by New Jersey Future), will take place immediately following the New Jersey Urban Water Conference on December 10 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.  Registration for the workshop is free, but requires a separate registration from the Urban Water Conference.  Please see the links on the top left of this webpage for more information.  Both NACWA members and non-NACWA members are invited to register.  Non-members should click on the “Create New Account” link on the registration page and follow the couple quick steps to set up a free NACWA account for registration.

NACWA is offering this workshop as a resource to the New Jersey clean water utility community in recognition of the recent CSO permits that have been issued to New Jersey utilities – and the related requirement for these utilities to develop and implement LTCPs.  If your utility or community is preparing to develop a LTCP, this event will provide you valuable information and guidance.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Rebuild By Design Hudson River Project Public Meeting

December 10, 2015
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Location: Wallace Elementary School Gym, 1100 Willow Ave., Hoboken

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Clean Water Council Hearing

December 11, 2015
9:00 amto1:00 pm

The New Jersey Clean Water Council seeks public testimony on how New Jersey can make the best use of partnerships to improve water quality. The Barnegat Bay Initiative clearly illustrates the huge impact that partnerships have had on NJDEP’s ability to plan, manage, intensely monitor, educate the public, and preserve land cooperatively within the watershed. Without partnerships with local governments, utility authorities, water purveyors, academia, non-governmental organizations, private companies, and local residents, the extent of the accomplishments in this watershed would not have been possible.

The council will consider the testimony in recommending to NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin the most viable opportunities to foster such collaborations. NJDEP will make any final decision regarding next steps based on a variety of factors, including water quality issues, measurable results, ability to leverage available resources and public input.

Please note that the council is not seeking testimony on Barnegat Bay technical or scientific issues.

Location: NJDEP Public Hearing Room, 401 E. State St, Trenton

More information (pdf).

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