TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey HUB for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

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Chris Waldron – Sustainability Hero for July 2017

Very excited that our own Chris Waldron, Director for Sustainability for Camden County was selected as a  Sustainability_Hero_by Sustainable Jersey.  Chris is an active member of the TriCounty Sustainability Alliance and is willing to assist Camden County towns start a Green Team and obtain certification through Sustainable Jersey.

Sustainable Sips

This month our Sustainable Sips is at Oaklyn Manor Bar and Grill on June 7 at 6pm. Our hosts are the Oaklyn Green Team, the Tri-County Sustainability Alliance and Sustainable Cherry Hill. Network with other local sustainability enthusiasts. With private covered porch, the new Manor is known for its excellent food—both “bar food” as well as seasonal, local options including vegetarian choices.  Complementary appetizers.  Each participant pays for their own food and beverages.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Gwenne Baile at 856-816-8508 or email thetricsa@gmail.com.

TriCounty Sustainability Alliance Planning Meeting

Join us on May 31 at 7pm for the Tri-County Sustainability Alliance planning meeting at the Camden County Environmental Education Center. This is an all-volunteer group of sustainability enthusiasts working together to amplify our impact. TriCSA’s goal is to help connect people throughout Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. We are a Sustainable Jersey hub and put on events throughout the year. The meeting is open to all. Come to meet other sustainability leaders, contribute ideas for our next event, or just listen. If interested, just show up or contact thetricsa@gmail.com with questions. For more details, see tcsahub.org.

Green Job Training Opportunity

The Hispanic Family Center is offering several two week training programs for Green Jobs.  Two week sessions start January 30th, February 20th and March 13th.  Here’s their Green Jobs Flyer 2016  with additional information.

Sustainable Sips at Phily Diner and Sports Bar

Join the TriCounty Sustainability Alliance at Phily  Diner and Sports Bar on February 1.  Great opportunity to network with other sustainability enthusiasts in a a welcoming atmosphere. We have the upstairs all to ourselves. Event is Free! Come early or late as we’ll be there from 6pm to 8pm.  Light snacks provided free. Each person pays for their own drinks and other food. Located minutes from Rt 295 (exit 28) or NJ Turnpike (exit 3). Check out Phily Diner.

Bring your old plastic bags to support Runnemede Green Team’s plastic bag recycling effort.

Introduction to Honeybees and BeeKeeping

Are you interested in learning more about raising bees? Here’s your chance. Check out the flyer for more details.

Date:  January 28, 2017 9am-Noon

Location:  Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill

Cost:  $20.  Check Payable to: BCBA

Details:  Pre-registration is required.  Call (856)216-7130×3 for details or email Mike Haberland by January 25, 2017 to reserve your spot.

Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program for 2017

Sign up for the 2017 class of Environmental Stewards through the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Station! The Class of 2017 recruitment is underway NOW. Enroll and join their team of 400 alumni working to improve New Jersey’s environment. The Rutgers Environmental Steward program provides training and experience which equips participants to contribute effectively to the process of finding solutions for environmental problems in the communities of New Jersey.  Click here for more information.  The nearest program is the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office of Burlington County located at 2 Academy Drive,  Westampton, Burlington County, NJ 08060.  Classes meet Tuesdays, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm for 20 weeks. The cost of the program is $250.

Connecting the Drops – Your Drinking Water

Do you know where your drinking water comes from? Do you have municipal water or a private well? Is your drinking water safe? Join the TriCounty Sustainablity Alliance on Sunday January 8th to hear from these experts on our drinking water.

Jeff L. Hoffman, State Geologist, New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection
Carmen Tierno, Senior Director of Operations, New Jersey American Water
Nick Procopio, Research Scientist, New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection

Our speakers will address the source of our local drinking water, threats to our water supplies, explain the water treatment process, how to read your consumer confidence reports, and what to test for if you have a private well. We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and answers.

Date: January 8, 2017 at 2-4pm

Where: Camden County Regional Emergency Training Facility, 420 Woodbury Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ

Details: This is a free event open to the public. However, we request that you register for this event.

South Jersey Green Drinks – Double Nickel Brewery

On December 7 come on out and do a little “Speed Greening” as you network with other Green Teams, Residents, and Municipal officials that are working to make our region more sustainable! We’ll be upstairs at Double Nickel Brewing Company from 6pm to 8pm. Each participant pays for their own beverages. Double Nickel will be bringing in a food truck and TriCounty Sustainability Alliance provide some snacks.  Come early, come late but come.

Double Nickel Brewery is located at 1585 NJ-73, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110.

All Green Teams Meeting – November 30th

Our first All Green Teams Meeting is coming up.  If you registered, a name tag will be waiting for you.  If you didn’t register yet but want to here’s the link.  No worries, walk-ins are welcome.  To help you find the location, we’ve posted a campus map.  Hope to see you on Wednesday.

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When:     Wednesday November 30th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (doors open at 6pm).
Where:   Camden County Community College Mauke Building, 200 College Drive, Blackwood NJ (campus map below)
Things to Bring: Just bring yourself and a good attitude (Evite paper ticket is NOT needed),
Food:    We will have light snacks and water (bring your reusable water container to reduce cup usage)
Who:   Everyone is invited! Including: Green Team members, municipal employees, community members, and anyone who wants to learn. Walk-ins welcome.

 

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