Thursday, April 7, 2011

NJ Environmental Federation's 25th Anniversary Conference


Jenny Vickers
New Jersey Environmental Federation
1002 Ocean Avenue
Belmar, NJ 07719

NJ Environmental Federation’s 25th Anniversary Conference

Newark, NJ- May 14, 2011- Smart, Green & Clean: Practical Environmental Solutions in the 21st Century is this year’s theme which will emphasize smart, green, and clean policies that reduce toxins in the atmosphere, prevent pollution of water and air, and promote green jobs and innovative technology.

Those in attendance will include established environmentalists such as the President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Dr. Arjun Makhijani. Community members can learn how to bring their town into the 21st century green movement by sitting in on workshops, interacting with vendors, and meeting those new to the policies and those perfecting the practice.

There are eight workshops scheduled for the day. At the “Sustainable Landscapes” workshop, those in attendance will learn how to keep public places pesticide free, why we should use low impact fertilizer, and the benefits of building rain gardens in the community. “Solar in the City and More: New Jersey’s Sustainable Energy Future” introduces solar projects including the challenges and successes of those already implemented in Newark. “SAFER Chemicals, Healthy Families” is a workshop that brings light to the harmful effects of toxic consumer products and the alternatives that are already being adopted across the United States.
Register before April 30th for only $25; this includes breakfast, lunch, workshops, and the reception.

NJ Environmental Federation (NJEF), the NJ chapter of Clean Water Action, is a non-profit, action-oriented organization with nearly 100,000 individual members and over 100 environmental, community, religious, labor and student member groups. The organization educates, trains, and advocates cleaning the earth, water, and air and keeping it clean.

By Jessica Vasquez

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