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May 6, 2013

Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings

Here are some Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings that can help your constituents save money and energy while earning Free CEU credits.  Each workshop helps advance a Sustainable Jersey action!

FREE ENERGY WORKSHOPS:   Learn how to save money and energy and earn Continuing Education Credits!  There’s still time to sign up today!

Local Leadership on Clean Energy: Incentives and Energy Savings for Residents, Businesses and Local Governments

Tuesday, May 7, 2013:  Morristown Town Hall, (3rd Floor)
200 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
3:00 PM: Register/Network/Light refreshments
3:30-5:30 PM: Workshop

Learn how local governments can promote energy efficiency by developing and implementing strategies that improve municipal facilities and operations’ efficiency, and encouraging residents and businesses to explore energy efficiency improvements.

Topics include:  options to improve the energy efficiency of municipal facilities and operations; steps and considerations in developing and implementing energy efficiency improvements; investment and funding  opportunities, including NJ Clean Energy Programs that provide financial and technical assistance; strategies for motivating residents and businesses to undertake energy efficiency improvements; Sustainable Jersey actions and guidance related to energy efficiency initiatives.

FREE CEUs available for:  Municipal Finance Officer: 2 hours Financial and Debt Management;
Public Works Manager: 2 hours Management; Municipal Clerk: 2 hours Finance; County Finance Officers: 2 hours Budgeting; Qualified Purchasing Agent: 2 hours Procurement Procedures                               
Options and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools
Wednesday, May 9, 2013
Livingston Senior/Community Center (LSCC), Tahaney Room 3
204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ  07039
3:00 p.m. - Networking/Registration/Light Refreshments;
3:30-5:30 PM: Workshop

This workshop focuses on how school districts can improve energy efficiency in existing, renovated, and new K-12 schools; reduce energy costs, and create a range of environmental, economic and educational benefits.

Topics include: the benefits of energy efficiency in K-12 schools; approaches to improving energy efficiency in new and existing schools; implementation strategies for effective programs; investment and financing opportunities, including NJ BPU programs that provide financial and technical assistance; case studies of school districts that have successfully improved energy efficiency.

This workshop will provide a great opportunity to learn about the outstanding resources that are offered to help our townships, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and residents learn about some new arts initiatives which will promote sustainability in your community!

Using Creative Assets To Achieve Points in the Sustainable Jersey Program

May 14, 2013
3 PM-5 PM
Bloomfield College
College Hall (Rm. 16)

Does your sustainability plan include the arts and culture?  Sustainable Jersey, ArtPride, Bloomfield College, Creative New Jersey, The Center for Creative Placemaking, MorrisArts and the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking are offering a training session where you will learn how to connect your creative assets to social, economic and community development planning to shape more sustainable communities.

Come learn how your municipality can use its creative assets to achieve points in the Sustainable Jersey Program. This session will feature a short overview of Sustainable Jersey and its current “arts and culture” actions. Hear from Creative Monmouth, which has already established a creative team, conducted asset inventories and is developing a creative placemaking plan. There will be time for Q&A.

Find complete information on all upcoming events and trainings at “Events and Trainings”-- Visit the Sustainable Jersey website to find out about other events where SUSTAINABLE JERSEY is participating –such as GARDEN STATE GREENFEST on May 17TH AND 18TH and Learn how Green Teams can get FREE ADMISSION TO GREENFEST ON BOTH DAYS!

For more information, contact Winnie Fatton at or call 609-771-2855


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