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WEBINAR: Designing Solar Land Use Laws that Protect Productive Farmland

June 17, 2019
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn how to write solar land use laws that permit solar development while protecting productive farmland. Examples of Smart Solar Siting laws from municipalities in New York as well as tools municipalities can use to support farm operations and keep land in agriculture will be shared.

Location: Online

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WEBINAR: Affordable In-Law Suites and Backyard Bungalows – Capturing Opportunities in Accessory Dwelling Units

June 17, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join AARP Public Policy Institute for a livestream, interactive event on extra living spaces, from basement apartments to backyard bungalows that can meet the growing need for flexible housing. Formally known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), these spaces can provide living options for everyone from caregivers to older adults and young families.

At this special AARP Future of Housing livestream event, you’ll gain insights into the latest design options and hear from families who are taking advantage of this growing solution to affordable housing.  Whether you know them as ADUs, granny flats or in-law suites, these spaces are playing an innovative role as housing options for people of all ages.

Location: Online

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Green Stormwater Management

June 18, 2019
8:45 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

Designed for landscape architects looking to learn more about the application of green infrastructure stormwater management practices in new development and redevelopment projects, this course focuses on case studies and real-world projects.

Location: Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (NJ BPAC) meeting

June 18, 2019
9:30 amto11:30 am

Subcommittees will begin at 9:30am, with the general meeting following at 10:30am.

As a reminder, the subcommittees are open to everyone. While the general meeting is also open to everyone, the first half is the formal BPAC meeting. Comments/discussion are welcome during the second half of the general meeting.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

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Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Utilities Symposium

June 19, 2019
8:30 amto3:30 pm

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the NJ American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with green infrastructure, stormwater regulations and stormwater utilities. The symposium will consist of two parts: a morning session, which will cover topics including draft revisions to the NJ Stormwater Rule, the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual, the NJ Future Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit, and impacts of urban flooding; and an afternoon session dedicated to the nuts and bolts of creating a stormwater utility, from communications and collaboration opportunities to rate setting and technical considerations.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington

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Stormwater Utilities Symposium

June 19, 2019
8:30 amto3:00 pm

Co-hosted by The Watershed Institute and the American Water Resources Association, this free event will bring together experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience working with stormwater utilities.

Location: 31 Titus Mill Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534, US

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Celebrating Women in Green

June 19, 2019
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Event will spotlight & celebrate women of influence in the green building sector; discuss via panel where women are, what women are doing, what impact women are making, and women’s position in leadership within the realm of sustainability and energy.

Location: James W Merli Executive Conference Center, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043

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Perth Amboy Sewer Solutions Forum

June 19, 2019
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

Perth Amboy’s sewers overflow into the waterways when it rains, and this can contaminate the Raritan Bay. Help the City fix this problem and save taxpayer dollars. Learn how at this event.

WEBINAR: How Utilities Are Addressing Water Equity

June 21, 2019
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

This month’s One Water Webinar will feature stories from some of the US Water Alliance’s Water Equity Taskforce cities about how they are working on the ground with community organizations to apply strategies from the Alliance’s Equitable Water Future National Briefing Paper.

The Water Equity Taskforce is comprised of a network of cities, each anchored by a US Water Alliance member utility. This webinar features leaders from three of these anchor institutions and focuses on their collaborative efforts to develop and advance more equitable water policies and practices. Webinar attendees will learn more about how cross-sector partners in Camden, Buffalo, and Louisville are using equitable water management to promote job creation, workforce development, climate resiliency, improved public health, and more.

Location: Online

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Jersey Water Works 2019 Membership Meeting

July 11, 2019
11:30 amto4:00 pm

Join Jersey Water Works at their Membership Meeting to celebrate the work of the collaborative, network with members, learn from experts, and discover how we can better talk about water infrastructure to our friends, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

Location: American Water Corporate Headquarters, 1 Water St., Camden, NJ 08102

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