TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey HUB for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

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Building a Sustainable Future

What a great turnout for our event at Rowan College at Burlington County.  A total of 70 heard from some great sustainability enthusiasts and got to network with other Green Teams and organizations.   If you weren’t able to hear Patrick and Deb’s presentation it’s available.

#Tech for community Engagement

Building a Sustainable Future

Here’s a great opportunity to learn how you can help build a better future on November 11.  Join us at Votta Hal,  Rowan College at Burlington County College located at 900 College Circle, Mount Laurel.  The agenda for this free event is listed below.  While it’s free, we’d still like you to register.  Here’s the link to register.

Schedule

12:30pm: Doors open, networking and light snacks
1:00pm: Welcome: Ed Cohen Tri-County Sustainability Alliance
1:05pm: RCBC Sustainability Initiatives and Programs (RCBC representative)
1:25pm: Resource providers: Learn about free resources from local organizations.
2:00pm: Collaboration as a Model for Success. Brief overview of strategies followed by open discussion to share your successes, challenges, and questions by Marshall Hatfield (TriCSA)
2:30pm break (30 minutes)

Parallel Sessions:

Outreach and Planning

3:00: #TechforCommunityEngagement  – effective strategies in social media and web presence by Deb Hammond (Delran Green Team) and Patrick McDevitt (Sustainable Monroe Township)
3:30: Going Beyond Paris by Sustainable Jersey Energy Team

Hot topics and RCBC programs

3:00: The Growth of Solar Power by Prof Robert Brzozowski
3:15: Earth Science contributions to understanding Nature by Prof. Marc Zamkotowicz
3:30: How GPS mapping helps Environmental Studies by Prof. Marc Zamkotowicz
3:45: Applying Environmental Science to Natural Studies by Environmental Science Dept

4:00 End

Sustainable Sips – Zed’s in Marlton

Join other Sustainability enthusiasts for networking and socializing at newly opened Zed‘s Beer on Tuesday October 24 at 6pm.  Zed’s is located at 19 North Maple Avenue, Marlton.  Zed‘s offers a great selection of beers and folks can order in from the Organico Pizza next door. Zed‘s Beer is “sustainably good.” They recycle their spent grains as food for local livestock, buy local ingredients whenever possible, and have an energy efficient brewing process.  At 7pm, we have ‘speed greening’ which is a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the room. We will supply free appetizers. Each participant pays for their own drinks and other food.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Ila Vassallo at 856-465-3752 or email us  or our Facebook Event page.

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.

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