TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey HUB for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

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Seed Swap and Donation Event

Seed Swap & Donation Event

Calling all gardeners, seed keepers, and heirloom enthusiasts! Join the SJ Seed Circle Library for an afternoon of seed swapping and saving.
Bring your own seeds and envelopes :some to swap with others and some to donate to the seed library. We encourage people to donate locally grown seeds to the seed library.
We will have seeds and envelopes for those without seeds to share.

MORE INFO:  call (856) 425-2221

www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/359571747932810/

Right Tree – Right Place Seminar

  • Sustainability & Resilience: tree pests, inventory & management.
  • Storms, trees and the aftermath.
  • Tree selection, planting & maintenance, planting grants.
  • 811! – the importance of utility mark-outs prior to planting.
  • Utility tree pruning.
Who should attend? Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, DPW Supervisors & Staff, County Officials, Mayors, Freeholders and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.
To register: RSVP with your name, town/organization and email address by Friday, November 30th to Lisa Simms at 

Camden Greenway Cleanup

Join us for a Community Cleanup of the Camden Greenway Trail along Cooper River. We will clean up the roadsides along Baird Blvd. and the area trails. After the cleanup Michael Hogan will lead a history and native/non native plant walk. We will meet along Baird Blvd. across from the old Camden High School site. Gloves, bags and grabbers will be supplied. Please RSVP to Michael Hogan, 609-476-2086/hoganphoto@verizon.net.

Tall Pines Flower Walk

Autumn is perhaps the loveliest time of the year at Tall Pines State Preserve. Join Michael Hogan and the South Jersey Land and Water Trust (SJLWT) for a leisurely late afternoon walk through the meadows of Tall Pines. This is a special time at Tall Pines. Not only are the trees and shrubs displaying their bright autumn colors, but the meadows are alive with fall wildflowers- goldenrods (there are over 40 species native to the Northeast), bonesets, great clumps of small white aster, camphorweed and many more. This abundance of blooms draw a great variety of butterflies- the migrating monarch, common buckeye, painted lady, red admiral and many species of skippers. Tall Pines is a great place for birding too. Over 140 species have been noted here so we’ll be on the lookout for fall migrants. Bring binoculars and a camera, and join us for an afternoon of nature and good company at Tall Pines.

Please RSVP.  Contact Michael Hogan at hoganphoto@verizon.net or 609-476-2086 if you have any questions.

Building a Sustainable Future: Strategies for a Successful Community

Join sustainability enthusiasts and local Green Team members at an informative, collaborative, and FREE bonanza at RCGC’s new campus. Event features a series of lightning talks (details below) with opportunies for discussion afterwards.  Delicious light snacks provided.

During breaks, continue the discussion, network, and refresh!

Visit a dozen tables with free resources to help outreach, expertise, education, and more!

All for FREE!  Please register here.

Sponsored by Rowan College, Sustainable Jersey, and Tri-County Sustainability Alliance.

Note: Event is at RCGC (Not Rowan University). Directions here

No need to print/bring ticket.

Tentative Schedule

6:00 pm – Networking (and light snacks)

6:30 pm – Start Opening Remarks Frederick Keating, Ed.D. – RCGC president

Session 1: 6:30pm

  1. Stormwater Management (20 minutes) Chris Obropta – PhD Professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University
  2. How to pass town ordinances and resolutions (e.g., balloon, plastic bags, etc.) (10 minutes) Ila Vassallo – Evesham Green Team, Steve Jasiecki – Atlantic Cap May Hub, Cody Miller -Councilman Monroe Township
  3. Community Solar – Learn about new programs (10 minutes)

Continue the discussion Break 7:10 (20 minutes)

Session 2: 7:30pm

  1. SJ Business Registry (5 minutes) Gina Gambacorto – DEP
  2. Positive Improvements: World is better than we think (15 minutes) Ed Cohen – Mt Laurel Green Team
  3. Capacity Building (10 minutes) Lauren Skowronski – Sustainable Jersey
  4. Cooperation: promoting intra-town efforts (10 minutes) – Modertor Lauren Skowronski – Sustainable Jersey

Continue the discussion Break 8:10 (20 minutes) 

Farewell 9:00 pm

3rd Annual Green Fair, Farmer’s Market, & Shred Event

Please join Sustainable Monroe Township for our 3rd Annual Green Fair, Farmers Market, & Shred Event!
Sustainable info and activities, Shred Truck, Yoga, renewable energy, electric cars, Community Garden info, habitats, food, music, and more!

Organic Yard Care and Vegetable Gardening

Presented by Keith Monahan, Master Gardener and Charles White, of SJ Organic Gardeners Club.  Learn how to grow your own organic veggies and how to maximize the use of your yard, counter the threat of weed resistance and do your part to protect Planet Home. Learn methods of organic lawncare, permaculture, and alternate land cover at the Horticultural Society of South Jersey monthly meeting.  Free and open to the public. Carman Tilelli Hall, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. For more information, check the website: www.hssj.org or call 856-287-5959. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238177123466105/

2nd Annual South Jersey Community Garden Tour

Come join us on this free & family friendly event! We’ll begin the day at our Williamstown Organic Community Garden, head to the Gloucester Township Community Garden at the Gabreil Daveis Tavern, then to the Community Garden at Crows Woods, Haddonfield, and end our day at the amazing Plant-A-Patch Community Garden at the Barclay Farmstead, in Cherry Hill, NJ!
Follow us on FB to keep up to date!

Movie Under the Stars at PPA

 

Join PPA for a fun family night as we show the movie Growing Cities: A film about Urban Farming in America outside and under the stars. Chirping crickets and shooting stars will serve as our backdrop.

Popcorn and refreshments provided. Please bring your own chair. The movie will be shown indoors in the event of inclement weather. Follow filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette on a road trip to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

FREE. Donations welcome. See a preview of the movie here.

Registration is required as space is limited.Please sign up here.

Please share our Facebook Event

Planting for Pollinators

Join Kelly Gill from The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to learn about the diversity of native pollinators in New Jersey and how you can help protect these important insects. The presentation will cover how to recognize native bees, intro to native bee biology and habitat needs, best plants for pollinators, and how to make your yard or garden a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Kelly Gill is an insect expert and will be happy to answer all your questions.  Registration is NOT required, but to help us plan please indicate your attendance on Facebook or Register Here.

Free Pollinator Plant Bonus: Mt Holly Environmental Advisory Committee/Green Team is providing free native pollinator plants to attendees!

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