April 24, 2015 - 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
This is the first webinar in the "Along the Urban Path" four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. In this first webinar, panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective.
This is the first webinar in the "Along the Urban Path" four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University (ASU) and The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF).
Along the Urban Path serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. Presenters representing different disciplines will then take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms -- social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result will be a workable framework using S.E.T.S. (Social, Ecological, Technological Systems) that decision makers can use in planning for a more sustainable future.
In this first webinar, panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective.
Moderator: Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU
As with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinars will be recorded and available in the Archives on www.ssfonling.org.
Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and the topic of “urban resilience” before and after the four live events on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page at linkedin.com/groups/Security-Sustainability-Forum-8236511 in the designated conversation thread.
April 07, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sustainable Jersey and Clean Ocean Action have teamed up to inspire coastal towns to focus on watershed-wide water quality improvements. This webinar will review the components of the Blue Star program and discuss how you can leverage your existing Sustainable Jersey efforts and showcase your towns’ initiatives to promote healthy waters and implement environmentally sound policies and practices.
Nearly all of New Jersey's waters fail to meet the fishable, swimmable, and drinkable goals set forth in current laws and regulations. Most of the issues are a result of our everyday actions and the way we use land and water resources. That is why Sustainable Jersey and Clean Ocean Action have teamed up to inspire coastal towns to focus on watershed-wide water quality improvements.
Clean Ocean Action’s Blue Star program highlights the Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at water quality protection and supports community efforts to become a leader in environmental stewardship.
This webinar will review the components of the Blue Star program and discuss how you can leverage your existing Sustainable Jersey efforts and showcase your towns’ initiatives to promote healthy waters and implement environmentally sound policies and practices.
Catie Tobin, Marine Science and Education Coordinator for Clean Ocean Action (COA)
James Rokosny, Raritan River Week
September 16, 2014 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Superstorm Sandy was the latest reminder of the nation’s vulnerability to coastal storms. Hurricane- and coastal storm-related losses have risen dramatically in the past century, largely due to population growth and development in the most susceptible coastal areas. Sea-level rise and other effects of climate change pose additional threats.
On September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, join a free webinar as authors of the NRC report, Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts (2014), discuss what the nation can do to better prepare for the increasing risk of loss.
Register here to attend.
September 16, 2014 - 8:30 am to September 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm
MorristownLouis Berger Office 412 Mount Kemble Ave. Morristown NJ 07962
NJAFM: The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) is dedicated to promoting sound floodplain management at all levels of government. NJAFM seeks to accomplish this goal through education, outreach, training and coordination of flood mitigation activities between state and federal governmental agencies, municipal officials, property owners and private sector professionals. NJAFM is the NJ State Chapter of the Association for State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
ASFPM: ASFPM was founded in 1977 as the supporting organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, and flood warning and recovery. ASFPM’s mission is to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. ASFPM is the premiervoice in floodplain management practice and policy throughout the nation.
CFM PROGRAM: The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) program was established by ASFPM to improve the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States. More information on the CFM program can be found at www.floods.org, then click on “Certification”.
CFM REVIEW: NJAFM is presenting a 2 day review program to prepare for taking the CFM exam. This review course will closely follow the following documents: FEMA-480, a study guide and desk reference for local officials, and Flood County USA Flood Insurance Study and maps. The course instructor will be Cleighton Smith, PE, CFM. All registrants will be will be expected to review study materials prior to the course.
CFM EXAM: The CFM exam will be given at the NJAFM Annual Conference at Bally's in Atlantic City October 16th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. In order to take the exam, you need to apply through ASFPM. You need to download the application from http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuid=405&firstlevelmenuid=180&siteid=1 and mail it WITH SEPARATE FEE to ASFPM at least two weeks before the exam date. **Please note there is a separate fee (paid to ASFPM) for taking the exam.** There is a discount for ASFPM members, but unfortunately, not for NJAFM members.
LOCATION: Louis Berger Office
412 Mount Kemble Ave.
Morristown NJ 07962
COST: FREE to NJAFM Local Official Members in good standing who are not yet CFMs!!
25$ to NJAFM Members in good standing who are not yet CFMs
$225 to all Non-Members
DATES AND TIME OF REVIEW COURSE:
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014 (8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM) &
Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014 (8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM)
DATE AND TIME OF CFM EXAM:
THURSDAY, Oct 16, 2014 (2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM)
**NOTE REGISTRATION FOR EXAM IS SEPARATE FROM REGISTRATION FOR REVIEW COURSE**
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cleighton Smith, P.E.
For more information on the CFM Review Course or the ASFPM CFM program, please contact Cleighton at email@example.com or 610.834.4080 x829. More information on the CFM program can also be found at www.floods.org.
For more information, go to CFM Training!
September 20, 2014 - 8:00 am to September 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Washington, DC to NYC
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. On the NYC-DC ride, you’ll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You’ll find out why they call New Jersey “The Garden State” as you cycle through the lush landscape. You’ll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. Climate Ride takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 45-70 miles per day of carefully planned routes on back roads that meander through the countryside. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. The ride has followed the same route between the two cities since the first Climate Ride in 2008, although portions change from year to year. The Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable.
September 24, 2014 - 7:30 am to September 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm
New York, NYCrowne Plaza Times Square 1605 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change.
ACCO would like to thank the steering committee for its support and guidance in developing this year's program agenda:
Register at the 2014 Rising Seas Summit website.
September 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
New York, NYNew York University School of Law Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall 108 W 3rd St New York, NY 10012
Leading experts from industry, finance, and government will provide insights into the current financing landscape for renewable energy. What new structures are emerging to support renewable energy development? What financing barriers remain? What changes in tax policy are anticipated? These questions and more will be explored.
Sponsored by Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Opening remarks by: George E. Pataki, former Governor of the State of New York; Chairman of the Pataki-Cahill Group; Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Speakers include: Neil Auerbach (LLM ’84), CEO, Hudson Clean Energy Partners; Steve Corneli, SVP, Policy & Strategy, NRG Energy; Eli Katz (LLM ’04), Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Dana Sands, Managing Director, TAG Energy Partners; Jason Segal, Managing Director, Aldwych Capital Partners and Managing Partner, Environment and Renewables Group
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25, 2016 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
PSEG Edison Training & Development Center234 Pierson Avenue, Room 254, Edison, NJ 08837
The New Jersey Tree Foundation and PSE&G are offering a FREE seminar on Planting the Right Tree in the right Place, The Right Way. The training will also cover the importance of utility mark-outs prior to planting, Emerlad Ash Border, vegetation management policies, and grants that are available. This training earns CEUs needed for towns that wish to apply for Sustainable Jersey's Community Forestry Plan and Tree Cover Goal action. For more information and to RSVP, visit their website.
September 19, 2014 - 8:00 am to 4:00 am
Piscataway, NJRutgers Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, Adult Protective Services
Rutgers School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education
Funded by the Federal Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant
Tools for Today, Tips for Tomorrow
Following Superstorm Sandy, thousands of individuals and families in New Jersey were devastated by property loss and the resulting disruption to their lives. Understandably, people were left shocked and confused - wondering how to rebuild their homes and start again. Most people don't have all the necessary skills or answers to do this on their own - so they must rely on others for help. Some viewed this as an opportunity to prey on individuals affected by the storm. The National Center for Disaster Fraud reports receiving over 1,400 fraud complaints in the first year after Superstorm Sandy, with 30% of them coming from New Jersey.
At this one-day conference, participants will learn from nationally recognized disaster response professionals and legal experts on how best to prevent, identify, and address post-disaster financial exploitation following disasters. The conference will focus on incorporating lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy to help prevent vulnerable adults from falling prey to financial exploitation in the future. Whether you are a professional or a community member, this conference will help educate and prepare you to address post-disaster financial exploitation.
Paul Greenwood is a leading voice on protecting vulnerable adults from fraud and abuse. This nationally known and award winning prosecutor from San Diego has established a model program in the investigation and prosecution of elder abuse. An engaging and dynamic speaker, Paul Greenwood will share his vision and expertise on how to make vulnerable adults safer from financial exploitation in the wake of disasters.
Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney
Head of Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit, San Diego District Attorney's Office
This conference is designed for individuals in the fields of:
Register at the Rutgers website.
July 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
David Gershon, co-founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, is one of the world's foremost authorities on behavior-change, community engagement and large-system transformation. He says cities are on the front lines of climate change because they generate 70 percent of the planet's carbon emissions and because they have the most to lose when climate-related disasters strike.
"Seventy percent of the carbon emissions generated by cities come from the homes and vehicles of citizens, so it stands to reason that significant reductions can't occur without ordinary people making changes to their everyday habits and behaviors," Gershon says.
"This is the next frontier in community engagement and its success will require a transformation in thinking and skills from traditional information campaigns, which research shows at best raise awareness but do little to achieve actual behavior change."
Gershon is the author of 11 books, including "Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World," and the best-selling "Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds." He co-directs Empowerment Institute's School for Transformative Social Change, which teaches change agents to design and implement stakeholder engagement and behavior change initiatives.
On July 24, Sustainable City Network will host this free one-hour webinar in which the author will share recent research and case studies, and describe the core competencies needed to create an effective behavior change and community engagement initiative.
To register, click here.