TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey HUB for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

Category: Community Event

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.

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.

Tour the Burlington County Recycling Center

On November 20, the Burlington County Recycling Center will be offering public tours.  Great opportunity to see how the various recyclables are separated.  Tours will run from 10am to 3pm.  Registration is recommended but required for groups of 5 or more.  Email the Burlington County Recycling Office to sign up.

Pollinator Conservation Short Course – September 29

This full day workshop will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. The course will provide an overview of bee natural history and farm practices that support pollinators, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators. In addition to receiving the latest cutting edge scientific findings, course participants will conduct a field tour to practice identifying bees and their habitat.

Introductory topics include the principles of pollinator biology and integrated crop pollination, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, and evaluating pollinator habitat. Advanced modules will cover land management practices for pollinator protection, pollinator habitat restoration, incorporating pollinator conservation into federal conservation programs, selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of natural landscapes, and financial and technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the short course these training modules are illustrated by case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country.  Details on the agenda and the instructors are available online.

When:  September 29, 2016 from 9am to 4pm

Where: Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 05060

Cost:  $45 an additional $10 for optional preordered lunch.

Registration:  Link

Details:  Registrants will receive the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces’ book, Attracting Native Pollinators. as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.

Sunday’s near the Station in Haddon Heights

Sustainable Haddon Heights invites you to visit them every Sunday from 9:30 am until 1pm at their booth “Sundays near Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights” located in the Haddon Heights Farmers’ Market on E. Atlantic Avenue. The group will be having demonstrations on various aspects of sustainability and gardening.
The tentative schedule is:

Sept 4—Storm Water Runoff and the Heat Dome Effect—great for kids. See the demo models from the Franklin Institute.
Sept 11—Backyard Chickens—Learn how chickens can provide great fertilizer for your garden, eat bothersome insects and provide your breakfast. A couple local hens will be visiting.
Sept 18—Worm composting—no place for a regular composter or live in an apartment? Learn how worm composting can provide you with compost for your houseplants.
Sept 25—Bees and how to keep them happy and in your garden. See a demonstration hive. Horticultural Society of South Jersey will be joining us and will have seeds you can plant this fall to encourage pollinators.

Sustainable Monroe’s 1st Annual Green Fair

Sundays by Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights

Sustainable Haddon Heights invites you to visit them most Sundays from 9:30 am until 1pm at their booth “Sundays by Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights” located in the Haddon Heights Farmers’ Market. Most weeks, the group will be having demonstrations on various aspects of sustainability and gardening. Currently, the “Stop Using Plastic Bags” project is underway. Stop by the table after you make your purchases at the market. For each reusable bag you have used, receive an entry into the weekly contest to win a reusable produce bag. Due to demand for the bag, they now also have them for a donation of $3, less than cost, for anyone who wants them. Many people use the traditional reusable bags at the grocery store but then take many of the small plastic bags in the produce department. They are the least reused bags! These reusable produce bags take the place of the small plastic bags. Forgot your reusable bag, stop by the booth and get a free one to use shopping. It is yours to keep or you can return at a later date.

Deconstructing Supper

Join GMO Free NJ for a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan. In under an hour this little gem of a film takes us from a five star gourmet restaurant in Canada, to genetic engineering labs, down supermarket aisles, to farms across North America, through the UK, India and back again. Refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public – bring a friend.

WHEN: Thursday, August 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: email RSVP@gmofreenj.com
WHERE: Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ
WEBSITE: www.GMOFreeNJ.com