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    • 18-Jun-2015
    • 22-Jun-2016
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    USGBC GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE: Greening NJ Schools within a Generation

    USGBC NJ and the NJ School Boards Association invite you to participate in a national signature Green Schools initiative known as Green Apple Day of Service.  

    Green Apple Day of Service, created by USGBC in Washington DC, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.
    USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service is a global initiative that supports our shared mission to green every school within a generation. Since 2012, more than 6,000 communities in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world have participated in the Day of Service.

    This is a terrific opportunity to get local community, corporate and expert help to kick-off a special sustainability project at your school. 

    The Green Apple website provides an online registration point, and lots of resources, graphics and templates. In addition, we (the USGBC New Jersey Chapter) will be helping a number of NJ schools to find corporate volunteers for their projects.  

    Projects ideas include:  conducting a class presentation about any sustainable products or services your company provides, creating a rain garden; painting rain barrels; holding and judging a poster/art contest; conducting an energy audit; hosting a recycling drive; or holding a tour of a green school; just to name a few.

    Schools participating in Sustainable Jersey for Schools may qualify to earn points in that certification program, depending on the type of activity chosen. Green Apple Day activities can also be selected to align with NJ Eco-Schools USA. Find out more about the Eco-Schools Pathways here.
    For more information and to register your project please visit:  

    Although the “official” Green Apple Day of Service for this year is Saturday, September 26, 2015, schools are free to hold their event any time during the 2015-2016 school year. 

    Please contact us ASAP if you would like to be matched up with one of our corporate or member volunteer teams:  

    EMERGING PROFESSIONALS interested in volunteering, please CLICK HERE

    • 23-Oct-2015
    • 33 Livingston Avenue; Room 261 New Brunswick, NJ
    • 16


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    LEED – Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Workshop 

    Friday, October 23, 2015
    1:00- 5:00 PM

    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    33 Livingston Avenue; Room 261
    New Brunswick, NJ

    David G. Roberts, AICP/PP, LLA, RLA, LEED AP-ND, LEED AP- BD+C
    Michael R. Thomas, PE, LEED AP ND

    DESCRIPTION: LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) is the only rating system for sustainable neighborhoods and is the result of a unique collaboration of three highly respected organizations: Natural Resources Defence Council, Congress for the New Urbanism and USGBC. This half day program will walk through the prerequisites and credits of LEED-ND using two New Jersey LEED-ND Gold certified neighborhoods: Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and Teacher’s Village, both located in Newark. Applications of LEED-ND to redevelopment will also be presented, using a suburban case study in Roselle and an urban case study in Hoboken. Participants will gain a practical understanding of LEED-ND and how to apply its principles in planning and design for future neighborhoods.

    Members: $25.
    Non-members: $35.
    EJ Bloustein Students: No charge (must register by 10/2)
    Approved Grantees: No charge

    Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or

    • 30-Oct-2015
    • LEED Certified Conference Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    Silent Auction items coming soon.   

    Those who wish to donate to the auction should contact Caitlin Nagel at

    CLICK HERE for the press release on our award winners!

    Thank you to our sponsors:




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    CLICK HERE for the flier above in PDF form. 
    • 16-Dec-2015
    • The Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202 (Morristown Road I-287, Exit 30B) Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

    USGBC NJ Annual Holiday Celebration
    & Meet The USGBC NJ 2016 Board Candidates

    Come and celebrate with your friends and colleagues at our Holiday celebration. We will be holding the festivities at The Olde Mill Inn, a beautiful setting for energizing your holiday spirit!

    *Meet the Chapter's 2016 Board of Director Candidates

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