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Group Session - Sustainable Jersey [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Energy 101
Session attendees will learn about the array of energy actions that schools participating in Sustainable Jersey for Schools can choose from, as well as the free resources available to schools and districts.

1 QPA:  Green Purchasing
1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
JB

Jodi Bettermann

Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Readington Township Public School District
GF

Gary Finger

Ombudsman, Division of Economic Development and EnergyPolicy, NJ Board of Public Utilities
TO

Tony O'Donnell

Economist, Sustainability Institute at The College of NJ
MT

Michael Thulen

ESIP Coordinator, Division of Economic Development & Energy Policy,, NJ Clean Energy Program


Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Best Practices for Sustainable Facilities
Facilities directors who were instrumental in their schools obtaining Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification share best practices and provide an overview of the operations and management suite of actions available to schools and districts participating in the program.

1 CEFM 

Speakers
AD

Ann Degnan

Facilities Manager, Long Branch Board of Education
JG

John Gallagher

Medford Facilities Dir, Medford Township Public Schools
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
DM

Dr Michael Salvatore

Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch Public Schools


Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

How Two High Schools Became Green Ribbon School Honorees
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school might be ready to be recognizes as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process, and will hear from two 2016 GRS honorees. Learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact students and a school.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DT

Dr Terrence Charlton

Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School
avatar for Allison Mulch

Allison Mulch

Project Director - School Sustainability, New Jersey Audubon
Hello Climate Teachers and Stewards! Over the past 9 years, I have worked with more than 400 K-12 public, private and charter schools in NJ to integrate environmental and sustainability education across their curriculum by coordinating Eco-Schools USA in New Jersey and the U.S. Department... Read More →
DB

Dr. Brian Repici

Superintendent, Triton Regional HS; Black Horse Pike Regional SD


Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Case Studies in School Energy Improvement
This session will highlight Sustainable Jersey for Schools districts and schools that have participated in the “Powersave Schools” program. District experiences with hosting Environmental Defense Fund fellows to implement energy efficiency measures will also be highlighted.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 
1 CEFM 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
MC

Michael Crivelli

Operations Supervisor, Howell Public Schools
VF

Vera Figueiredo

Local Project Leader, Power Save Schools, Alliance to Save Energy
TO

Tony O'Donnell

Economist, Sustainability Institute at The College of NJ


Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Procuring Local Foods for School Cafeterias
Across the country, an increasing number of schools are sourcing local foods and providing complementary educational activities that emphasize food, agriculture, and nutrition. Why not in the Garden State? Topics covered in this session include procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations, and the resources available to guide district efforts.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
CC

Chris Cirkus

Farm to School Asst Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrution
BF

Beth Feehan

Farm to School Program Coordinator, NJ Dept of Agriculture Division of Food & Nutrition
RH

Renee Haider

Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
SS

Sharon Seyler

Legislative Advocate, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

How Two Schools Earned Green Ribbon Honors
Do you consider your school to be environmentally green and sustainable? Does your indoor learning environment enhance student learning, and is your curriculum developing students who are stewards of the environment? If you answered "YES" to several of these questions, then your school may be ready to be recognized as a "Green Ribbon School." Participants in this session will be guided through an overview of the GRS program and application process. You will also hear from two 2016 GRS honorees, and learn first-hand what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School, and how the award can impact a school and its students.

1 CEFM Credit 

Speakers
DA

Dr Ann T DeRosa

Principal, Whitehouse School, Readington Township SD
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Allison Mulch

Project Director - School Sustainability, New Jersey Audubon
Hello Climate Teachers and Stewards! Over the past 9 years, I have worked with more than 400 K-12 public, private and charter schools in NJ to integrate environmental and sustainability education across their curriculum by coordinating Eco-Schools USA in New Jersey and the U.S. Department... Read More →
DJ

Dr James Pedersen

Superintendent, Essex County West Caldwell Tech


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sustainable and Healthy Schools Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Green Purchasing
Learn how to implement policies and practices in your district to purchase environmentally friendly, healthy, and cost-effective materials.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PE

Peter E Genovese III

Business Administrator, Long Branch Board of Education
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools


Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives
Last year Sustainable Jersey for Schools provided more than $500,000 in small grants to participating schools in the state. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools and districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects.

1 QPA: Green Purchasing 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
CC

Cynthia Collins

NJDOH, Child & Adolescent Health Program NJ Dept of Health
DD

Donna Drewes

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
LG

Lisa Gleeson

Education Program Officer PSEG Foundation, PSEG
SS

Sean Spiller

Secretary-Treasurer, NJEA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Thursday, October 27
 

9:30am EDT

Sustainability Champions
Learn from schools and districts in the forefront of sustainability. This session will highlight best practices and case studies from award-winning districts and schools participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.

Speakers
DD

Donna Drewes

Co Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools
JJ

John Jones

Educator, Alder Avenue Middle School
DJ

Dr Joseph Marinelli

Principal, Alder Avenue Midle School
DM

Donna McAvoy

Educator, Reeds Road Elementary School
DW

Dr William Zipparo

Principal, Reeds Road Elementary School


Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Strong Partnerships for Sustainable Schools
Session participants will explore how schools can use the resources and the expertise of partners to enhance their sustainability efforts.

Speakers
HM

Heather McCall

Schools Program Director, Sustainable Jersey for Schools


Thursday October 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 415 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401