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October 13, 2011


Dear Mayor:

We are writing to let you know about important upcoming Sustainable Jersey workshops, webinars and events.  Please see the information below.


Tuesday, November 1st from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Franklin High School (Somerset County)
500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, NJ  08873

Are your schools taking advantage of the millions of dollars available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program?

Does your school have lighting fixtures that were installed prior to 1980 that may pose a health hazard due to PCBs in lighting ballasts? 

Please come to this FREE workshop to learn about energy efficiency upgrades and incentives available through the NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Clean Energy Program. 

Hear from Paul Simon, Regional Climate Change Program Advisor for the US EPA Region 2 about the issues posed by PCBs in fluorescent light fixtures, and strategies to replace the fixtures. 

Learn about ways to promote energy conservation in schools through education and behavioral change.  A variety of curricular resources and programs will be discussed.




The complete Agenda is available at


This workshop has been approved for CFM Maintenance Points by IFMA


The Citizens Campaign and Sustainable Jersey are teaming up to bring you a toolkit packed with the essentials to successfully move your community towards going "green", saving money and improving its quality of life for the long term.
The first half will be an educational component on proposing sustainable initiatives, serving on Green Teams & other environmentally-focused bodies, and reporting about sustainable initiatives in your town.  The second half will be a Q&A coaching session with environmental policy experts.
Using the Sustainability Toolkit: Building Healthier Communities:

  • Learn how to get results on sustainable local initiatives
  • Find out opportunities to be part of decisions being made on sustainable issues in your community
  • Interactive discussion with sustainability experts

LOCATION: Bergen Community College, Multipurpose Room (1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst)

DATE & TIME: Friday, Oct 21, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (light dinner provided)


  • Athena Sarafides, DEP Office of Planning & Sustainable Communities
  • Councilman Andre Sayegh of the City of Paterson

REGISTER for the workshop at     

Sustainable Jersey and Citizens Campaign -- Coaches' Training Webinar
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Many New Jersey citizens are concerned about the environment and are beginning to get involved in their communities to promote sustainability. They just need to know the most effective techniques for getting results. That's where you come in.

With your expert guidance, citizens across our state can be helping their communities build a sustainable future with tools from the Citizens Campaign and Sustainable Jersey. If you are interested in coaching citizens how to get results on environmental initiatives (even if you don't know much about the environment), join us from the comfort of your home, car, or office to hear how you can help coach these citizens toward success via a live webinar on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:15-7:30 pm.

6:15:6:50          Overview of Sustainable Jersey and partnership (Donna Drewes)
6:50-6:55          Q&A for Citizen Legislator class
6:55-7:15          Coach scenarios/role plays (Renee Koubiadis)
7:15-7:20          Roles for coaches (Renee Koubiadis)
7:20-7:30          Q & A (Donna & Renee)

To register:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
THE CROWN BALL ROOM, 2ND FLOOR --12 noon to 1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am)
Take this opportunity to celebrate, mingle and network with New Jersey leaders in the sustainability movement and members representing businesses, academic institutions, and the 350 NJ municipalities participating in the Sustainable Jersey program. Honor with us all the municipal leaders and the Green Team volunteers who are making their communities and our State national leaders in Sustainability.


  • James Florio, Former NJ Governor; Trustee, Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees
  • Joseph Fiordaliso, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner, Economic Growth and Green Energy, State      Department of Environmental Protection

    -Presentation of Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Funded by Walmart
    -Sustainable Jersey Certified Communities Recognition Program
    -Sustainable Jersey Individual Community Awards for Innovation, Leadership, Collaboration, and    Sustainable Jersey Champion
    -Sustainable Jersey Corporate Honoree: New Jersey Natural Gas
    -Recognition of Sustainable Jersey Sponsors

Municipal staff/ Green Team member ticket order form, click here.

NON-municipal invitation & ticket order form else, click here.

Luncheon Ad Sponsorship form, click here.

Luncheon Table Sponsor form, click here.

Annual Sponsorship information, click here.

Stay for Sustainable Jersey Conference Workshops!*
Join us as we share best practices and recognize our program sponsors at seven Sustainable Jersey sessions held throughout the week of the NJLM 96th Annual Conference*. Topics include: Effective Green Teams; reports from Sustainable Jersey Award Winners; Sustainable Jersey Program Updates and Accomplishments; Addressing Equity and Environmental Justice in Your Community; Partnerships/Shared Services for Sustainability: Reports from Sustainable Jersey Small Grant Winners; and State and Federal Program Update. More info here.

attendance at the LUNCHEON does not include registration for New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Conference. If you are attending any New Jersey State League of Municipalities Annual Conference functions, please go to “96th Annual League Conference” and download a registration form starting August 1, 2011.



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