When: Thurs, Dec 7th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Mt Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Details: Fun and Food for Free! Enjoy light snacks from a delicious local restaurant, followed by a series of ‘lightning talks’. The widely varied talks will feature hot topics and different aspects of sustainability. Continue the discussion afterwards and meet other novice and veteran sustainability enthusiasts. The event (and food and refreshments) are FREE. Registration is encouraged on Meetup or Facebook. Sponsored by Tri-County Sustainability Alliance, Sustainable Cherry Hill, Mt Laurel Library, and Mt Laurel Green Team.
6:00pm: Doors open, chat and snack.
- Black Run Nature Preserve An amazing resource right in your backyard. Hear about this unique open space by board member John Volpa
- Mt Laurel’s Jacob’s Chapel‘s Connection to the Underground Railroad. Learn about this incredible piece of history and ties to sustainability by Pastor Terrell Person
- Food Waste Composting. Reduce your foot print in Commercial and Residential settings by Robert Evangelista, Team Engineer, Rowan College at Burlington County.
- Audience “open mic” (share your passion, needs, questions, in one minute)
7:00pm: Open discussion on those topics or your own
What a great turnout for our event at Rowan College at Burlington County. A total of 70 heard from some great sustainability enthusiasts and got to network with other Green Teams and organizations. If you weren’t able to hear Patrick and Deb’s presentation it’s available.
#Tech for community Engagement
Here’s a great opportunity to learn how you can help build a better future on November 11. Join us at Votta Hal, Rowan College at Burlington County College located at 900 College Circle, Mount Laurel. The agenda for this free event is listed below. While it’s free, we’d still like you to register. Here’s the link to register.
12:30pm: Doors open, networking and light snacks
1:00pm: Welcome: Ed Cohen Tri-County Sustainability Alliance
1:05pm: RCBC Sustainability Initiatives and Programs (RCBC representative)
1:25pm: Resource providers: Learn about free resources from local organizations.
2:00pm: Collaboration as a Model for Success. Brief overview of strategies followed by open discussion to share your successes, challenges, and questions by Marshall Hatfield (TriCSA)
2:30pm break (30 minutes)
Outreach and Planning
3:00: #TechforCommunityEngagement – effective strategies in social media and web presence by Deb Hammond (Delran Green Team) and Patrick McDevitt (Sustainable Monroe Township)
3:30: Going Beyond Paris by Sustainable Jersey Energy Team
Hot topics and RCBC programs
3:00: The Growth of Solar Power by Prof Robert Brzozowski
3:15: Earth Science contributions to understanding Nature by Prof. Marc Zamkotowicz
3:30: How GPS mapping helps Environmental Studies by Prof. Marc Zamkotowicz
3:45: Applying Environmental Science to Natural Studies by Environmental Science Dept
Join other Sustainability enthusiasts for networking and socializing at newly opened Zed‘s Beer on Tuesday October 24 at 6pm. Zed’s is located at 19 North Maple Avenue, Marlton. Zed‘s offers a great selection of beers and folks can order in from the Organico Pizza next door. Zed‘s Beer is “sustainably good.” They recycle their spent grains as food for local livestock, buy local ingredients whenever possible, and have an energy efficient brewing process. At 7pm, we have ‘speed greening’ which is a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the room. We will supply free appetizers. Each participant pays for their own drinks and other food. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ila Vassallo at 856-465-3752 or email us or our Facebook Event page.
Join the TriCounty Sustainability Alliance at Phily Diner and Sports Bar on February 1. Great opportunity to network with other sustainability enthusiasts in a a welcoming atmosphere. We have the upstairs all to ourselves. Event is Free! Come early or late as we’ll be there from 6pm to 8pm. Light snacks provided free. Each person pays for their own drinks and other food. Located minutes from Rt 295 (exit 28) or NJ Turnpike (exit 3). Check out Phily Diner.
Bring your old plastic bags to support Runnemede Green Team’s plastic bag recycling effort.
Are you interested in learning more about raising bees? Here’s your chance. Check out the flyer for more details.
Date: January 28, 2017 9am-Noon
Location: Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill
Cost: $20. Check Payable to: BCBA
Details: Pre-registration is required. Call (856)216-7130×3 for details or email Mike Haberland by January 25, 2017 to reserve your spot.
Do you know where your drinking water comes from? Do you have municipal water or a private well? Is your drinking water safe? Join the TriCounty Sustainablity Alliance on Sunday January 8th to hear from these experts on our drinking water.
Jeff L. Hoffman, State Geologist, New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection
Carmen Tierno, Senior Director of Operations, New Jersey American Water
Nick Procopio, Research Scientist, New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection
Our speakers will address the source of our local drinking water, threats to our water supplies, explain the water treatment process, how to read your consumer confidence reports, and what to test for if you have a private well. We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and answers.
Date: January 8, 2017 at 2-4pm
Where: Camden County Regional Emergency Training Facility, 420 Woodbury Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ
Details: This is a free event open to the public. However, we request that you register for this event.
On November 20, the Burlington County Recycling Center will be offering public tours. Great opportunity to see how the various recyclables are separated. Tours will run from 10am to 3pm. Registration is recommended but required for groups of 5 or more. Email the Burlington County Recycling Office to sign up.
This full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators. In addition to receiving the latest cutting edge scientific findings, course participants will conduct a field tour to practice identifying bees and their habitat.
Introductory topics include the principles of pollinator biology and integrated crop pollination, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, and evaluating pollinator habitat. Advanced modules will cover land management practices for pollinator protection, pollinator habitat restoration, incorporating pollinator conservation into federal conservation programs, selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of natural landscapes, and financial and technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the short course these training modules are illustrated by case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country. Details on the agenda and the instructors are available online.
When: September 29, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 05060
Cost: $45 an additional $10 for optional preordered lunch.
Details: Registrants will receive the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces’ book, Attracting Native Pollinators. as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.
Sustainable Haddon Heights invites you to visit them every Sunday from 9:30 am until 1pm at their booth “Sundays near Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights” located in the Haddon Heights Farmers’ Market on E. Atlantic Avenue. The group will be having demonstrations on various aspects of sustainability and gardening.
The tentative schedule is:
Sept 4—Storm Water Runoff and the Heat Dome Effect—great for kids. See the demo models from the Franklin Institute.
Sept 11—Backyard Chickens—Learn how chickens can provide great fertilizer for your garden, eat bothersome insects and provide your breakfast. A couple local hens will be visiting.
Sept 18—Worm composting—no place for a regular composter or live in an apartment? Learn how worm composting can provide you with compost for your houseplants.
Sept 25—Bees and how to keep them happy and in your garden. See a demonstration hive. Horticultural Society of South Jersey will be joining us and will have seeds you can plant this fall to encourage pollinators.