TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey hub for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

Tag: Environment (page 1 of 4)

2020 NJ Sustainability Summit

The New Jersey Sustainability Summit is a momentous event in our state, annually drawing more than 600 change-makers from across the political, private, and public sectors. This exceptional one-day forum spotlights the successes and lessons learned from the people and projects that are helping New Jersey realize a more sustainable future. Last year’s record breaking crowd ended the day with tangible resources and strategies to assist with their own community initiatives. Don’t miss your chance to do the same! We invite all who are interested to be ready to deepen their understanding and expand their network. Registration is open. Seats are limited.

View the Summit agenda here.

Download the event flier here.

REGISTER

$35: Elected & appointed officials, green team volunteers, and public & non-profit employees

$100: All other attendees 

Rain Garden Workshop and Planting

Come join the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association, Burlington County Parks System, the Bordentown City Green Team, and the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program as we plant a rain garden in Crystal Lake Park to reduce the effects of stormwater! You will learn what makes a rain garden different, how you can plant your own rain garden, the importance of green infrastructure and native plants, and actually help us plant and construct our rain garden!

 

When and where? 

May 3 at 1 PM at Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505.  There will be people to direct you from the parking lot to the planting site. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in.  

 

Who?

You! Everyone is welcome to learn and help! Children under the age of 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

What to bring?

Yourself and a friend! We will provide all materials but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves.  Please bring your own water bottle, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (we will be gardening) and closed toed shoes.  If you want to bring a notebook to take gardening notes you may. 

 

Registration?

This is a FREE event but please register so we have an accurate headcount. You can register at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/rain-garden 

 

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Samantha Pfeffer at ambassadorWMA20@gmail.com

Virtual Earth Day Event hosted by Green Amendments For the Generations

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Learning How People are Advancing Our Environmental Rights

One day only exclusive preview of the PBS show, Here’s The Story: The Green Amendment.

Learn about the Green Amendment movement sweeping the nation and how communities are fighting to achieve constitutional recognition of their inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments for all people, including future generations. Learn how the movement started, where it’s going and how you can become a leader in your community for constitutional Green Amendment rights.

While our current system of environmental laws is allowing communities to be harmed by pollution, environmental degradation, and an advancing climate crisis, Green Amendments provide constitutional power that can be used to stem and turn the tide for powerful environmental protection.

From the Emmy nominated producer Steve Rogers, join us for an exclusive sneak preview of the PBS show, Here’s The Story: The Green Amendment Story. You can view the short film anytime on April 22nd from 9am EDT to 9pm MDT here. Then, tune in throughout the day for special live features such as a Facebook live Q&A with:

  • Maya K. van Rossum, Founder of the Green Amendment movement & author of the award-winning book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment
  • PA Senator Franklin Kury who drafted and championed the first Green Amendment in the nation
  • Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University & national fracking expert who has helped use PA’s Green Amendment against the industry.

End the celebration by playing a special edition of our weekly, virtual #GreenAmendmentTrivia game! Use what you learned watching the film to compete against players across the nation for special prizes including honey baskets from our proud sponsor, Honey, the Moon! Farms. Sign up here to play!

See full schedule and event details here! Happy Earth Day!

Kinkora Road Clean Up

Come join the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadorsand the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association as we try to clean up New Jersey!  This is a fun event for all ages! We will be cleaning up along Kinkora Road which will help prevent trash from entering the Delaware River. Help us as we try to make our parks, our water and our communities cleaner and healthier!

 

When and where? 

We will be meeting at the end of Kinkora Road.  Parking can be found at either the Hedding United Methodist Church (2289 Old York Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505) or in the grassy area across from the Church in front of the Three Tuns Sign.  The event is at 1 PM but please arrive about 10-15 minutes early to sign in and collect supplies.  

 

What to bring?

Please bring your own water bottle and wear layers, closed-toed shoes (they might get wet – we recommend rain boots or waterproof hiking boots), and long pants.  All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves, neon safety vest, or trash grabbers if you have them. 

 

Who?

You!  Everyone is welcome to help out!  If you would like to register a group you may do so on the registration page or you can email the event coordinators.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

Registration?

This is a free event and all are welcome.  Please go to the following link to register: https://kinkora-road-cleanup.eventbrite.com 

 

Questions or concerns?

Email Samantha Pfeffer at ambassadorWMA20@gmail.com

 

***Registration***

https://kinkora-road-cleanup.eventbrite.com 

Bag It (film)

Showing of touching, humorous and award-winning film that follows Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags.  Program is free and open to everyone.  Sponsored by Washington Township Environmental Commission.

Pinelands Nursery and Supply Sustainability Speaker Series

Pinelands Nursery and Supply is hosting a NJDEP Sustainability Speaker Series meeting. At the meeting, their production analyst, Tom Knezick, will be discussing Pinelands Nursery and Supply’s sustainable initiatives which include water conservation, renewable energy, emergency preparedness and community engagement. We will also learn how to create pollinator habitats from Kelly Gill who is both the Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist at The Xerces Society and Partner Biologist at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Following the presentations there will be a tour of Pinelands Nursery and Supply’s Wildflower Farm. Please register here.

Wednesday June 19, 2019
10:00 am- 12:30 pm
Pinelands Nursery and Supply
323 Island Road, Columbus, NJ 08022

AGENDA

10:00 am   Registration/Meet & Greet
10:35 am   Introductions
10:50 am   Sustainability at Pinelands Nursery and Supply
Tom Knezick, Production Analyst, Pinelands Nursery and Supply
11:20 am   Break
11:30 am   Creating Pollinator Habitat
Kelly Gill, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, The Xerces Society
Partner Biologist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
12:00 pm   Tour of Pinelands Nursery and Supply’s Wildflower Farm
12:30 pm   Adjourn

Tree Planting Event – Gateway Park

The NJ Tree Foundation is looking for a few helping hands for a tree planting event. School groups, families, and individuals welcome! It’s on May 11th at Gateway Park, 2798 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, Pennsauken, NJ, 08109  from 10am to 1pm.

For more information or to RSVP,  contact Meredith at 856-287-4488 or email her: mbrown@njtreefoundation.org.

Sustainable Speakers Series

Please join Sustainable Haddon Heights as we launch our Sustainable Speakers series on April 30th at 7pm at the Haddon Heights Library!

Composting expert Korin Tangtrakul will be discussing the importance and relevance of composting in our lives. She has been composting for years and honed her craft at the the Brooklyn-based composting company Sure We Can. 

Daniel Paschall will share his experiences from working to develop the East Coast Greenway, a 3000-mile long biking and walking route that stretches from Maine to Florida. He will focus on the ECG as a means to develop interconnectedness by improving public health, boosting economic development, and living more sustainably. 

All are welcome! Be sure to come with questions and a Sustainable Mindset!

Stream School

Stream School 
Sunday, March 31st, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
 
Come learn about macroinvertebrate identification and what these organisms can tell us about the health of a stream. Stick around for a tour of Batsto Village afterwards! This is a free event.
Date: Sunday, March 31st
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Batsto Village (meet in front
of Visitor’s Center) 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037

RSVP required: Please email watershed@marine.rutgers.edu or call 609-812-0649 x 214 to RSVP.

14th Annual Lines on the Pines

Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for  the 14th annual “Line on the Pines” on Sunday, March 10th from 11 am to 4 pm. This Pinelands education at Stockton University is a very special chance to meet Pine Barrens authors, artists and artisans. Over eighty Pine Barrens artists will sign their books, display their artwork, play music and share their love of the Pine Barrens. Bring your children to the “Lines on the Pines for Kids” area! Click here for more information.

Location: Stockton University Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.

« Older posts