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CONTENTS:
National Children & Youth Garden Symposium Call for Session Proposals
"Nuts and Bolts and Seeds and Soil" Workshop
Attention Educators: GIS Day
Good News for Educators from Duke Farms
NAAEE: eeNEWS for November 8, 2017
Bat Video
Upcoming PD at Duke Farms
Brand New Course: Feeder Bird ID and Behavior
Landscape Project Training/Info Session
Upcoming HOFNOD Training Information
Webinar: Learn how to bring the research of the Polar Regions to your students using data
Back by popular demand: Raptor Identification series.
Rowan University, Holistic Engineering, Barcelona Declaration News
SJ4S: Make a Plan for Certification in 2018
PRISM Science Workshops -New Workshop Added - Register Now!
2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo Registration Pricing Announced
NJ Eco-Schools October Newsletter: Grants, Training and More!
Enjoy the latest edition of i-Tree News
Sustainable Jersey for Schools News
Rutgers Mini-MBA: Maximizing the Human Side of Sustainability
National Children & Youth Garden Symposium Call for Session Proposals             (Posted: 11-9-17)

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
Call for Session Proposals 
 

The American Horticultural Society is pleased to announce its 26th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS), the only national professional development event of its kind where we are cultivating tomorrow's gardeners by energizing, inspiring, and training today's garden educators.  The 2018 event will take place July 11-14 in Ithaca, New York, hosted by Cornell University's Garden-Based Learning and Cooperative Extension.  At the core of the symposium are peer-led educational sessions that focus on relevant, thought-provoking topics, provide attendees with practical knowledge and skills, and appeal to attendees representing a variety of experience levels, educational settings, and youth audiences. 

Now's your chance to share your expertise with garden educators by presenting a session! Sessions must demonstrate a relevance to garden education, but can cover a wide array to topics - from gardening for wildlife to working with at-risk populations to writing grants and engaging community partners.  Session presenters receive a discounted registration rate to attend the symposium.  Please reference these tips and guidelines and submit your session proposal online by December 8, 2017.

Save the date for the 26th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium!

Who: adults working in many different capacities - garden designers, educators, community leaders - to connect young people with the natural world 

What: an annual professional development event, the only national event of its kind where we are cultivating tomorrow's gardeners by energizing, inspiring, and training today's garden educators.

When: July 11-14, 2018 

Where: Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with experiences at the Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca Children's Garden, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and more!

Why: share ideas, success stories, and inspiration with like-minded colleagues from across the nation

How: four dynamic days of:

  • peer-taught sessions covering a range of relevant topics in small group settings to encourage substantive discussions
  • field trips to regional sites with a garden/nature focus
  • expert keynote presentations
  • structured and informal networking opportunities

         

For more information about NCYGS contact education@ahsgardening.org.

"Nuts and Bolts and Seeds and Soil" Workshop             (Posted: 11-9-17)

I'd like to offer our organization, Greater Newark Conservancy, as a local resource. We have been doing garden-based and environmental education for more than 25 years in Newark and surrounding school districts. In addition to providing direct service to a few schools in Newark we offer professional development workshops for teachers and interested others.

Our next workshop is Wednesday January 24, 4-5:30 pm "Nuts and Bolts and Seeds and Soil" covers the mechanics of growing a school-year garden. We are anxious to build a "New Jersey Network of School Garden Advocates" so we can support eachother in doing this great work. Interested folks should please contact me.

Sarah O'Leary - soleary@citybloom.org

Attention Educators: GIS Day             (Posted: 11-9-17)

Join us in celebrating our 7th annual GIS Awareness Day event at Rutgers University! Learn how maps, GPS and satellite imagery are used in a wide variety of fields and applications. Lightning talks this year will focus on: emergency response tools, mapping the exotic pet trade, real world geodesign examples, GIS in international locations, ESRI crowdsourcing apps, careers in GIS, and more! Speakers will represent a variety of national and regional public and private organizations focusing on geospatial analysis.

The evening will consist of concurrent sessions of lightning talks followed by refreshments and a poster session.

Nov 15th, 7 pm-9 pm
Rutgers University, Environmental and Natural Resources Building (14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ)
Free parking in adjacent lot

Free for everyone!

Sponsored by the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources.

Good News for Educators from Duke Farms             (Posted: 11-9-17)

Click HERE.

NAAEE: eeNEWS for November 8, 2017             (Posted: 11-9-17)

Click HERE.

Bat Video             (Posted: 11-8-17)

Click HERE.

Upcoming PD at Duke Farms             (Posted: 11-8-17)

Click HERE.

Brand New Course: Feeder Bird ID and Behavior             (Posted: 10-26-17)


Cornell Lab Bird Academy logo
Bird feeding is a joyful reminder of the wild—right in your backyard. 
And there's so much more to feeding birds than keeping the feeders well stocked.
Ready to confidently distinguish among the finches and the sparrows?
Learn how to attract more species? 
Decode feeder bird body language?
Recognize the dramas unfolding at your feeder?

The Cornell Lab's Bird Academy has created a new online course, Feeder Birds: Identification and Behavior, to help you get more out of your bird feeding experience.

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Learn Tricky IDs with SnapID: Innovative New Practice Tool

Build your confidence with easily confused species at your feeder, such as Purple and House Finch. As you play and replay SnapID, your winning streaks reveal the moment when you've mastered those tricky IDs.

Decode Bird Body Language

Gain fascinating insight into your feeder birds' lives and social interactions through subtle body language. We will teach you how to interpret bird behaviors and help you uncover a whole new way to appreciate and enjoy feeder birds.

Attract New Species to Your Feeder

The key to drawing new birds to your feeders is getting a handle on who eats what (and why!). Get the full scoop on feeding styles so that you can tailor your feeding setup to attract the birds you most wish would visit your backyard. 

Free Bonus: Full Color Poster and FeederWatch Membership

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As a bonus for participating in this course, we'll send you a free high quality double-sided color poster of the common feeder birds (East and West) and provide a one-year membership to the FeederWatch citizen science project. 

Special Early-Bird Pricing Until Nov. 12!

Take advantage of early-bird pricing on pre-orders. The course material will be available starting Nov. 13 and it's self-paced so you can come back to it as often as you wish. 

Learn More
Bird Academy Courses are Highly-Rated: Join Us!
 
99% of students say they will use the skills they learned in the near future.
99% of students would recommend the course to others.
Happy bird feeding!
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Mya Thompson
Bird Academy Project Leader · Cornell Lab of Ornithology · birdacademy@cornell.edu
 
  


Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca NY 14850

Landscape Project Training/Info Session             (Posted: 10-26-17)

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding a Landscape Project Training and Information Session on Thursday, November 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Rutgers University, Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, 14 College Farm Road, Cook Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

To register, please e-mail landscapeproject@dep.nj.gov .

Designed to guide strategic wildlife habitat conservation, the Landscape Project is a pro-active, ecosystem-level approach for the long-term protection of imperiled species and their important habitats in New Jersey. To learn more, please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.njfishandwildlife.com_ensp_landscape_&d=DwIFAg&c=4BTEw-1msHjOY4ITcFLmDM6JB8x6ZgbU2J24IH0HZLU&r=xgL6cpH0z1h4KlWWMpPuoEbzvE1BfM2uOuw7AjW9pDD3BIP-OFwZuNZPild2cns-&m=TBkXOA3cjZTXfNCGU6ChNENUjRQ4Q71vjH-_Sisi4UY&s=FAU6sth2pD3S3RNXulh0Cu3yfDQhQzVAUL6eg6mwbTQ&e= .

For questions related to the Landscape Project, please e-mail landscapeproject@dep.nj.gov .

Upcoming HOFNOD Training Information             (Posted: 10-20-17)

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a 2-day Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation, and aquatic education program. HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing, learning about their local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. The program is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations.

Participants in this training will be responsible for delivering the program to youth from beginning to end over the course of 22 or more sessions. Organizations that participate in the program are eligible to receive additional professional development in conservation education and angling skills and in-kind support for program materials and supplies including subsidized educational field trips. Supplemental training can be requested for content like fly tying and kayaking.

There is a $40 non-refundable fee to hold your space and to off-set training costs.

To register, complete the form, print and return with your check made payable to B.E.A.R. to:

Liz Jackson, HOFNOD Coordinator
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Attn: Nov. 9-10

Your participation includes: Saturday & Sunday lunch, snacks and all workshop activities and materials. Please bring a water bottle and/or coffee cup; a camera; weather-appropriate clothing and muck shoes or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet. Please dress for the weather as some activities will be outside.

Once your registration is received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This is a rain or shine training and registration is required.

Workshop Schedule
Arrive: Thursday, November 9, 8:30 a.m.
Course: Thursday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m.
Course: Friday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m.

To learn about HOFNOD, visit the http://njfishandwildlife.com/hofnodnj.htm.

If you have questions contact Liz Jackson, program coordinator, at 908-637-4125 x122 or by e-mail at hofnod@dep.nj.gov.

Registration form can be found online at: http://njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/education/hofnod_reg11-17.pdf

Webinar: Learn how to bring the research of the Polar Regions to your students using data             (Posted: 10-20-17)

Educators- Please join us for a webinar series on how to bring the Arctic and Antarctic to your classroom using data challenges. It is fun and supports the NGSS!
Visit our website: https://polar-ice.org/focus-areas/polar-data-stories/.
Registration is required: https://rutgers.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6J4rW5Yit3NQ0Gp.

Back by popular demand: Raptor Identification series.             (Posted: 10-16-17)


Cornell Lab Bird Academy logo

 

Raptors return!

Hawks, eagles, vultures, and falcons are all on the move. Fall migration is in full swing.

What better time to build your hawk identification skills?

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Get up-to-speed quickly with Bird Academy

To celebrate the season, we have re-issued online recordings of our 6-part webinar series on Hawk and Raptor Identification, last presented live in 2015.

More than six hours of video instruction help you get to know the markings and behaviors of all the common hawks and raptors found in North America, 34 species in all.

The entire series is only $29.99. You get unlimited access to all the archived video material plus downloadable handouts for each session to help you take notes.

 

Learn More

What students from the live event had to say:

"I learned many new things about raptors"

"It was excellent. Packed a lot of information into each hour."

“Even though I am an experienced birder I am surprised at how much I learn from these webinars and I look forward to more of them.”

"Kevin has a voice that is easy to listen to. He adds bits of information from his years of experience that make the whole presentation fascinating."

“This will help me with all my bird watching."

 

Happy birding, 
 
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Kevin McGowan
Manager for Distance Learning · Cornell Lab of Ornithology · birdacademy@cornell.edu
 
 
 
  
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca NY 14850

Rowan University, Holistic Engineering, Barcelona Declaration News             (Posted: 10-16-17)

For those interested in an upcoming event on sustainability and engineering:

For the first time in its 15-year history, the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference will be held in the United States, at the Henry M, Rowan College of Engineering, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ) June 3-6, 2018. The Conference theme is “Creating the Holistic Engineer”, and it is co-sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) . It appears that keynote speakers are Dr. Domenico Grasso, Provost of the University of Delaware and author of the book Holistic Engineering Education: Beyond Technology (Springer 2010) and Dr. Stephanie Farrell, Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University and President-Elect of the ASEE.

This exciting and prestigious event brings together some of the world’s leading experts in sustainability, engineering education, and environmental stewardship.  If you are interested  in participating or submitting an abstract be aware that Rowan University is presently welcoming abstract submissions from a broad and diverse network of academic disciplines. To learn more about the conference and to submit your abstract, please visit http://eesd2018.org/ and/or contact person below

Dr. Mariano J. Savelski, Ph.D.
EESD2018 Conference Coordinator
Professor and Department Head of Chemical Engineering
Rowan University

For those engaged in Service Learning projects that impact both the communities in which they operate, please also be aware of the Barcelona declaration of education principles for sustainable engineering

http://eesd2018.org/conference/the-barcelona-declaration/

Of notable interest are the list of operating principles and one could ask how do service learning approaches contribute to the achievement of the below and have a superior impact on the community that is concrete and measurable in terms of actionable outcomes, including environmental and social benefit. 

“Today’s engineers must be able to:
Understand how their work interacts with society and the environment, locally and globally, in order to identify potential challenges, risks, and impacts.
Understand the contribution of their work in different cultural, social, and political contexts and take those differences into account.
Work in multidisciplinary teams, in order to adapt current technology to the demands imposed by sustainable lifestyles, resource efficiency, pollution prevention and waste management.
Apply a holistic and systemic approach to solving problems and the ability to move beyond the tradition of breaking reality down into disconnected parts.
Participate actively in the discussion and definition of economic, social and technological policies, to help redirect society towards more sustainable development.
Apply professional knowledge according to deontological principles and universal values and ethics.
Listen closely to the demands of citizens and other stakeholders and let them have a say in the development of new technologies and infrastructures.
Engineering education, with the support of the university community as well as the wider engineering and science community, must:
Have an integrated approach to knowledge, attitudes, skills and values in teaching.
Incorporate disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.
Promote multidisciplinary teamwork.
Stimulate creativity and critical thinking.
Foster reflection and self-learning.
Strengthen systemic thinking and a holistic approach. Train people who are motivated to participate and who are able to take responsible decisions.
Raise awareness for the challenges posed by globalization.
In order to achieve the above, the following aspects of the educational process must be reviewed:
The links between all the different levels of the educational system.
The content of courses.
Teaching strategies in the classroom.
Teaching and learning techniques.
Research methods.
Training of trainers.
Evaluation and assessment techniques.
The participation of external bodies in developing and evaluating the curriculum.
Quality control systems.
These aspects cannot be reviewed in isolation. They need to be supported by an institutional commitment and all decision makers, in the form of:
A redefinition of institutions’ and universities’ missions, so that they are adapted to new requirements in which sustainability is a leading concern.
An institutional commitment to quality.
An institutional support for changing educational paradigms and objectives research funding.”

SJ4S: Make a Plan for Certification in 2018             (Posted: 10-16-17)

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS
277 Districts     690 Schools     Participating


Make a Plan for Certification in 2018

194 schools across New Jersey have become certified in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Certification provides many benefits and sends a message about your school community.  These resources will provide guidance with the application process and introduce new program actions:
 
Webinar: "Preparing for Certification" Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:00-4:00pm
Learn more about the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification process, navigating the application website and involving your green team for a successful certification application. Register here. 

Webinar: "New Actions & Updates for 2018" Thursday November 16, 2017 3:00-4:00pm
Join the Sustainable Jersey for Schools staff and members of the iSTEAM, Health & Wellness and Energy task force as we provide an overview of new program actions for the 2018 certification Cycle. Regsiter here. 

Download the Sustainable Jersey for Schools 2018 Certification Cycle Timeline here.

Here are a few reasons certification should be part of your Green Team's plan for 2018: 

Save money. Get money.
Schools will implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water and garbage bills. The program will help improve efficiency, cut waste and free up money for the classroom. Participating schools/districts will be alerted to available grant money.

Gain access to training, tools and expert guidance.
Participating schools will have access to clear guidance and NJ specific tools and resources for developing a comprehensive sustainable school program. Training workshops, webinars and leadership meetings will provide your school with the opportunity to connect with experts in important school sustainability issues.

Get recognized. Promote your school.
Participants in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program are promoted on our website, in our publications, in the media and at events. Schools that achieve certification are provided a customized logo that can be used on the school's promotional materials. Schools will be honored at an annual event and awards recognize those schools that excel in leadership, innovation and collaboration. Program participation will enhance your efforts to achieve U.S. Department of Energy Green Ribbon recognition and/or EcoSchools Green Flag status. 

Improve your school and district.
Research shows that sustainable practices positively impact student academic performance. Kids learn best when there is good natural classroom light and excellent indoor air quality. Sustainable practices help create healthier learning environments that lower illness and absenteeism.

Conserve valuable resources. Protect the environment.
New Jersey is facing issues of climate change, energy crises, water shortages and environmental pollution. Schools need to be a part of the solution to these challenges and demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship. Participants in the program will provide an opportunity for students to connect with curricula in environmental and science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education which can also serve as a tool for interactive lessons. By becoming certified, you align your school/district with your community's values while saving your resources as well as nature's.
Dig In!  How Waste Audits Can Improve Your Recycling Rate
Sustainable Jersey for Schools Session Spotlight
Workshop 2017 will feature Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions on each day of Workshop along with NJSBA sustainability support programs for schools.

NJSBA member districts can send up to 18 attendees to Workshop as part of their membership package. Speak with your district business office to register as part of your district member group. For more information about NJSBA Workshop 2017 "Education for a Common Purpose", visit http://workshop.njsba.org/. 
Review all of the Sustainable for Schools Workshops:

Session Spotlight: Dig In! How Waste Audits Can Improve your Recycling Rate: http://sched.co/BJdB 
Where: NJSBA Workshop in Atlantic City, NJ
When: Wednesday 10/25/17, 9:30-10:30, Room 418:
In order for a school facility to proceed with a waste reduction and recycling plan it must first identify materials that need to be reduced, recycled, re-purposed, or disposed of. A comprehensive waste audit establishes a baseline for all other waste management actions at both individual schools and school districts. Learn about the process of conducting a waste audit and how the results can be used to improve your school or school district's recycling rate.
1QPA: Green Purchasing; 1 CEFM CE #00152; .5BMA credit: .5 Green Leader credit

New Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Funding Available

The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools program Underwriter, is contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle.  With this contribution, NJEA has provided $750,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state.

  • Ten (10) $10,000 project grants to school districts and schools 
  • Forty (40) $2,000 grants to schools to support green teams
Applicants must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program which is free and voluntary. The funded projects will serve as practical and innovative models for the rest of the State and make measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey. 
Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at midnight

View the recording of our informational webinar here. 
$150,000 in Funding for Energy Projects: 
Funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund

$150,000 in grant money is now available to fund energy projects focused on energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. Grant proposals are being accepted from school districts registered with Sustainable Jersey. For this grant cycle, Sustainable Jersey is offering $30,000 and $10,000 grants. 
DEADLINE:  October 31st, midnight

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply visit: http://bit.ly/2017GardinierCycle . View the recording of our informational webinar on this grant opportunity here.
Welcome Newly Registered Schools!
Monmouth County
Shore Regional High School
Ocean County
South Toms River Elementary School

EPA 2017 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebates
Deadline November 14th

This EPA rebate program encourages school bus fleet turnover so more children can ride buses with the cleanest emissions standards or buses that have been retrofitted to reduce emissions. The 2017 School Bus Rebate Program will provide over $7 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. Up to $1 million of the funding total will be available for retrofit funding requests in the selection process.  
New Jersey Natural Gas Annual Kids & Conservation Poster and Video Contests
 
11th Annual Poster Contest
The poster contest is open to fifth grade classes within NJNG's service territory. 

Three students each will have a chance to win the following prizes: 
* An individual tablet
* Exciting and interactive Brain Show school assembly
* $1,000 contribution to their school toward an energy or environmental conservation project
* $100 gift card for their teacher 
 
Seventh Annual Video Contest
The video contest is open to high school students (13 years and older) in NJNG's service territory.

Students can submit videos as an individual or group project for a chance to win:
* $500 for an individual video project
* $2,500 for a group class or club project
* $1,000 contribution to their school toward an energy conservation or environmental project
* $500 for the Viewer's Choice Award (selected by the public on the Asbury Park Press Web site, app.com)
 
Click here for additional information, fliers and rules. All entries need to be received by November 17, 2017.
Additional Field Trip Funding Available for 2017

The Field Trip New Jersey fund is re-opening its application process, with additional funding available for field trips taking place in 2017. If you missed the original deadline, or are learning about this opportunity for the first time, now is your chance to seize a unique opportunity for your students.
To apply, click here. The deadline is October 15th, with grant announcements expected in mid-November.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS PARTNERS
 
 
NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION 
Oct 12, 9:00-3:00pm at NJSBA Headquarters, Trenton 
Participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. Board members will receive four board member academy credits and four sustainability credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits (#CE-00084) toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Attendance can also contribute toward the sustainability training totals for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. This session will be offered again March 15, 2018. 

PEOSH/NJADP STATEWIDE INDOOR AIR QUALITY TRAINING (Free)
Oct 27, 2017 8am-12:30  Washington, NJ
Nov 17, 2017 8am-12:30  Waretown, NJ
Dec 15, 2017 8am-12:30  Metuchen, NJ
View 2017-2018 Schedule here.

EPA "Knowledge-to-Action" On Demand Indoor Air Quality Webinars
Recordings available here.
Topics include: Gaining Buy-in for Optimal Ventilation, Mold Moisture & Money, Using Data to Address Asthma in Schools Healthy Schools & Healthy Students: Improving IAQ.
UPCOMING LIVE WEBINAR November 9, 2017 1:00-2:00pm "A Proactive Approach to IAQ: Saving Monday & Protecting Health with Preventative Maintenance"  Register here. 

EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy 
On Demand Food Waste & Recycling Webinars available here.

NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (NAAEE)
Topics include: Systems Thinking, Diversity & Inclusion in Environmental Education, Telling Your Story with Web Mapping Technology, and more!
Upcoming Live Webinars in the series 
September 28, 4:00pm "Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice" Register here.

We hope you will join us to take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time!  If you have questions, email us at schools@sustainablejersey.com or visit www.SustainableJerseySchools.com.

 

Sustainable Jersey for Schools

PRISM Science Workshops -New Workshop Added - Register Now!             (Posted: 10-13-17)

2017 - 2018 Science Workshops
https://goo.gl/forms/oheAkboSCyIBF1SU2

NEW Workshop Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you are registered, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days from the date of the workshop will not be eligible for a credit or refund and will be billed. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Questions? Call 973-655-7753 or email prism@mail.montclair.edu

November 3 8:30am- 2:30pm
NGSS Fundamentals For Teachers, Gr K-5
The Next Generation Science Standards have been implemented for K-5. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the foundation of the standards: the 3 dimensions and the performance expectations, as well as how to prepare for their implementation. This workshop is for those to whom the NGSS are new and who need to learn the pedagogical and strategic thinking behind them. Teachers are encouraged to bring portable devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks)
Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake ? Cost: $150

November 28 8:30am- 2:30pm
NGSS and the Common Core Language Arts: Maybe you're already doing it!, Gr K-5
One of the principles of the NGSS is to teach how a scientist actually does the work of science, and how that work is related to the rest of the curriculum. The eight scientific and engineering practices outline a structured approach to understanding new situations. They teach students to act and think in a logical, scientific manner, whether observing natural phenomena and recording findings, structuring an experiment to test a hypothesis or presenting findings to a group. While these practices are presented as specific to science, they are in fact applicable across disciplines. You may already be doing it! Come to this workshop where we will work through an example story (not science!) and identify the science practices that are there. You will then use the same techniques on stories, articles and/or assignments you currently use to find the science practices in them, integrate science in a meaningful way in your teaching - and learn some science as well! BRING: stories, articles and/or assignments you currently use.
Facilitator: Joanne Kornoelje ? Cost: $150

December 1 8:30am- 2:30pm
NGSS-Beyond the Basics, Gr K-5
This workshop will take classroom teachers and curriculum developers beyond the introductory level of aligning with the NGSS. We will experience Integrating the three dimensions of the NGSS to craft comprehensive educational designs. Examples will show how the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts are infused into units and support learning the disciplinary core ideas. Lessons and units will be dissected to show how the 5-Es work with the NGSS and help us use the NGSS evidence statements as part of the embedded assessment process. Teachers are encouraged to bring portable devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks)
Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake ? Cost: $150

December 8 8:30am - 2:30pm NEW
"Ooh NOT Eww!" NGSS -aligned Organism Study for Elementary Students Gr K-5
Experience first-hand a living organism investigation that you can use directly with your young scientists in your classroom. Our investigation will be driven by observations, questions, experiments, data analysis, and literature. You will take home a differentiated student notebook, a curriculum unit and resources to support your student work back in your classrooms.
Facilitator: Jean Myers ? Cost: $150

December 15 8:30am - 2:30pm (by popular demand) Additional date
NGSS-aligned Engineering Challenges for Elementary Students, Gr K-5
Participate in an engineering design challenge based on NGSS Engineering Practice. Experience first-hand the engineering design process and learn about a number of practical examples of classroom-tested elementary engineering challenges. Examine a variety of hands-on science and literacy materials, classroom videos, and student work from elementary engineering challenges, from river erosion prevention, ice cube keeper, to an alarm device. Learn strategies to develop engineering challenges for your classroom that you can embed in your science curriculum. Take home differentiated student notebook templates and access online pre-designed unit and engineering resources for support.
Facilitator: Jean Myers ? Cost: $150

January 12, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm NEW
"Who stole the chocolate?" NGSS -aligned CSI for Elementary Students Gr 1-5
Experience first-hand a Crime Scene Investigation that you can take back directly to your young detectives using simple materials. Be a detective and learn how to solve crimes by collecting evidence and analyzing it in labs activities. You will take home a differentiated student notebook, and curriculum unit, and resources to support your student work back in your classrooms.
Facilitator: Jean Myers ? Cost: $150

January 24, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm JUST ADDED
NGSS Engineering for Grades K-8
Apply the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices with carefully selected engineering design challenges for the classroom. Build your knowledge of freely available resources and refine your selection skills when choosing meaningful challenges that provide engaging, student-centered experiences with content. Learn how Engineering Design seamlessly integrates with ELA and Math practices. Try design challenges during the workshop and return to school with ready to use resources.
Facilitator: Karen Woodruff Cost: $150

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As you may know the Department of Education has almost completed the procurement of a statewide science assessment vendor. The vendor plays a limited role in the process of developing the science tests. In addition to the vendor, the production of science assessments depends on the members of the science assessment advisory committees. I cannot overstate this, the voice of educators is essential to insuring that the statewide science tests are of the highest quality. We need educators across grade bands and with expertise in physical, life, and Earth and space sciences. I am reaching out to ask that you and your colleagues apply for membership in a science assessment advisory committee. The deadline for application is October 12, 2017.

We know that many teachers need board of education or superintendent approval before they can commit to serving on a committee. Because the work on the statewide assessments is launching very soon, we encourage you to take care of the internal approval process and send in your application simultaneously. If an applicant does not receive approval from their school district after submitting their application, there is no harm done.

The New Jersey Department of Education is currently accepting nominations/applications for the science assessment advisory committees. The link below will take you to the Broadcast Announcement regarding the committee applications. We look forward to receiving your application.

Broadcast memo regarding the Science Advisory Committee:
https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/broadcasts/2017/SEP/26/17074/Request%20for%20Nominations%20for%20Members%20to%20Serve%20on%20Science%20Advisory%20Committee%20for%20Elementary,%20Middle%20and%20High%20Schools.pdf

Science Advisory Committee Nomination Form:
http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/njask/SolicitingNominationForm.pdf

If you have any questions please feel free to contact John Boczany, Science Assessment Coordinator, at (609) 292-5622 or at John.Boczany@doe.state.nj.us

2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo Registration Pricing Announced             (Posted: 10-13-17)

Click HERE.

NJ Eco-Schools October Newsletter: Grants, Training and More!             (Posted: 10-13-17)

New Jersey Eco-Schools Newsletter - September 2017
NEW PATHWAYS
WOW: Watersheds, Oceans, & Wetlands
The WOW pathway focuses on the unique needs and concerns of water outside of the school building including watersheds, oceans and wetlands. LEARN MORE
LEAF: Learning Everything About Forests
The LEAF Pathway looks at all functions of a forest – ecological, economic, social and cultural. LEARN MORE
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Green Flag Awards

Silver Awards
Franklin L. Williams MS, Jersey City Public Schools
Frog Pond ES, Little Egg Harbor Public Schools
Kresson ES, Voorhees Public Schools
Memorial MS, Eatontown Public Schools
Parkway ES, Ewing Public Schools

Bronze Awards
Antheil ES, Ewing Public Schools
Chapin School, Princeton Private School
Craig HS, Boonton Private School
Frances C. Smith Early Childhood, Elizabeth Public Schools
Lore ES, Ewing Public Schools
M.A.S.T., Monmouth County Voc. and Tech. Schools
Pennsville Memorial HS, Pennsvile Public Schools
Yinghua International School, Kingston Private School
ECO-SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS
Egg Harbor Township High School
Do you have a story you'd like to share?
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Field Trip Funding - October 15th Deadline
Looking to take a field trip to a New Jersey Audubon Center? Field Trip Funding is available to select schools.

Outdoor Classroom Grants - Don't miss out!

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine have partnered to provide $2,000 to at least 100 schools. LEARN MORE! 
NJ ECO-SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS
2.8 Million kWh Hours Saved
New Jersey Eco-Schools have reduced electricity use by 2,846,356 kWh. That's enough energy to power 7,951 42" plasma TVs for a year. Learn how you can unplug with the Energy Pathway.
JOIN NOW!
241 Participating NJ Schools!
Schools are engaging students in authentic learning experiences to positively impact their environments using the Eco-Schools 7-Step Framework. Join this FREE program now!
 
NJ Eco-Schools October News
$2,000 Grants for Green Infrastructure Projects
Nature Works Everywhere, presented by The Nature Conservancy, is accepting applications from public or charter schools in an urban setting. Deadline November 3rd
An Inconvenient Sequel - Classroom Viewing Kits
NWF is the educational partner for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power movie with a viewing guide and curriculum resources: https://www.inconvenientsequeleducation.org/educators/
Organizing Action for Sustainability in Schools - North NJ Chapter
Sustainability coordinators, facilities managers, and educators in North Jersey are invited to attend the OASIS (Organizing Action for Sustainability in Schools) meeting in Montclair on November 2. Find details here or contact Ben Rich at brich@MKA.org to reserve your spot. 
In the News!

When the historic Red Oak trees outside of Pennsville Memorial High School started dying from Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), the school wasted no time in turning the situation into a learning opportunity for students with ecological and economic benefits for the school. More

CO2 Emissions Reduced by 1.2 Million lbs
Congratulations! New Jersey Eco-Schools have reduced carbon emissions by 1.2 Million lbs. per year. That is the equivalent of taking 36,144 cars off the road. Learn more about the Climate Change Pathway.
Eco-Schools USA in NJ is Supported by:
Contact Allison Mulch, Eco-Schools USA Coordinator 
NJ Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve in Cranbury, NJ

Enjoy the latest edition of i-Tree News             (Posted: 10-12-17)

Click HERE.

Sustainable Jersey for Schools News             (Posted: 9-22-17)

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS
275 Districts     683 Schools     Participating
New! September 2017 Sustainability Hero
 
The September 2017 Sustainability Hero is Sandy Sandmeyer-Bryan, an educator and green team coordinator at Cape May City Elementary School. Read about how Sandy has made an impact in the school, the community and in the personal lives of Cape May residents. See how a wind turbine, an edible garden, Education for Sustainability, the U.S. Coast Guard and the solar eclipse fit into the story. Read her story: http://ow.ly/tBsa30eVFCZ

To capture the stories of our local leaders, we recognize a monthly Sustainability Hero. If you have recommendations for someone on your green team, municipal staff, school staff or task force that's a sustainability hero, complete the submission form and e-mail it to us at info@sustainablejersey.com.

New Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Funding Available


The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools program Underwriter, is contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle.  With this contribution, NJEA has provided $750,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state.

The 2017 NJEA Schools Small Grants Program cycle will award:
  • Ten (10) $10,000 project grants to school districts and schools 
  • Forty (40) $2,000 grants to schools to support green teams
Applicants must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program which is free and voluntary. The funded projects will serve as practical and innovative models for the rest of the State and make measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey. 
Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at midnight

An informational webinar will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm to review the application process and eligibility requirements. Register here.
$150,000 in Funding for Energy Projects: 
Funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund

$150,000 in grant money is now available to fund energy projects focused on energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. Grant proposals are being accepted from school districts registered with Sustainable Jersey. For this grant cycle, Sustainable Jersey is offering $30,000 and $10,000 grants. 
DEADLINE:  October 31st, midnight

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/2017GardinierCycle . A free informational webinar on this grant opportunity will take place on September 19, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm, visit http://bit.ly/2017GardinierWebinar to register.
Welcome Newly Registered Schools!

Burlington County
Mount Laurel School District

Passaic County
North Haledon School District
Monmouth County
Asbury Park School District
Asbury Park High School
Barack Obama Elementary School (Asbury Park)
Bradley Elementary School (Asbury Park)
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (Asbury Park)
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (Asbury Park)

NJ Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Mini Grants

NJAHPERD's goal is to support quality program development in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in New Jersey's Pre-K - 12 schools and Colleges and Universities. The mini grant provides financial assistance up to $1000 for new program development or to expand an existing program. Grants may be used to purchase equipment, software, or other materials that focus on student learning in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. Grants may not be used for salary, honorarium, food, travel, accommodations or convention registration.

Deadline: September 30th  For more information visit NJAHPERD's website.
 
What Does an Arts Ed Ambassador 
Look Like? 

Answer the question with a 3-photo "storyboard" on social media and be entered to win an Amazon Gift Card for your classroon.  Nine gift cards available ranging from $50-250.  Three for each level: Elementary, Middle & High School. 

Deadline: September 17th (at the end of Arts Ed Week!) Find out more online at ArtsEdNow.org.
 
Get Recognized! Applications now open for statewide awards programs & contests

The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards honor and recognize individuals, businesses, educators, institutions, communities, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. To date, 160 award winners have been recognized since the program was established in 2000. Applications are due September 29th. Click here for more information. 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS PARTNERS

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Sept. 19, 9:00-3:00pm at NJSBA Headquarters, Trenton 

ALLIANCE FOR NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (ANJEE) Autumn Conference 
Sept. 29, 2017 at Duke Farms, Hillsborough

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION 
Oct 12, 9:00-3:00pm at NJSBA Headquarters, Trenton 
Participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. Board members will receive four board member academy credits and four sustainability credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits (#CE-00084) toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Attendance can also contribute toward the sustainability training totals for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. This session will be offered again March 15, 2018. 

EPA "Knowledge-to-Action" On Demand Indoor Air Quality Webinars
Recordings available here.
Topics include: Gaining Buy-in for Optimal Ventilation, Mold Moisture & Money, Using Data to Address Asthma in Schools Healthy Schools & Healthy Students: Improving IAQ.

EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy 
On Demand Food Waste & Recycling Webinars available here.

NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (NAAEE)
Topics include: Systems Thinking, Diversity & Inclusion in Environmental Education, Telling Your Story with Web Mapping Technology, and more!
Upcoming Live Webinars in the series 
September 28, 4:00pm "Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice" Register here.

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS
277 Districts     688 Schools     Participating
91 SCHOOLS ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS CERTIFICATION IN 2017!
 
Sustainable Jersey for Schools has announced the 91 schools that achieved the prestigious Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. The 91 kindergarten through twelfth-grade schools come from 43 different school districts across 18 New Jersey counties. In three years, 194 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program overall. Schools will be honored at the Sustainable Jersey for Schools awards ceremony on October 24th at the NJSBA Workshop in Atlantic City.  Read more and see the list here. 

Interested in Getting Certified in 2018? Check out the application submission timeline here 
Need more information? Join us for a "Preparing for Certification" webinar on October 18th at 3pm. Register here. 
Sustainable Jersey for Schools Sessions at the 2017 New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) Workshop
Oct 23-26, 2017 Atlantic City Convention Center
 
Workshop 2017 will feature Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions on each day of Workshop along with NJSBA sustainability support programs for schools. NJSBA member districts can send up to 18 attendees to Workshop as part of their membership package. Speak with your district business office to register as part of your district member group. For more information about NJSBA Workshop 2017 "Education for a Common Purpose", visit http://workshop.njsba.org/. Review all of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Workshops here.
 
Sustainable Jersey for Schools SESSION SPOTLIGHT for Tuesday, 10/24/17:
11:00-12:00, Room 418: Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives
Sustainable Jersey for Schools has provided over one million dollars in Small Grants to participating schools. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools & districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects.
 
2:30-3:30, Room 418: 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.
 
4:00-5:00, Room 418: Behavioral Changes or Building Upgrades? Two Paths to Energy Efficiency in Your District
This session will focus on two different but often complementary approaches to saving energy and money in your schools. Come hear about the impressive results achieved through the PowerSave Schools program that demonstrates the effectiveness of behavioral changes on energy savings in schools. Sustainable Jersey is working to turn the results of this program into a new action for schools. 

New Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Funding Available

The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools program Underwriter, is
contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle.  With this contribution, NJEA has provided $750,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state.


The 2017 NJEA Schools Small Grants Program cycle will award:
  • Ten (10) $10,000 project grants to school districts and schools 
  • Forty (40) $2,000 grants to schools to support green teams
Applicants must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program which is free and voluntary. The funded projects will serve as practical and innovative models for the rest of the State and make measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey. 
Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at midnight

View the recording of our informational webinar here. 
$150,000 in Funding for Energy Projects: 
Funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund

$150,000 in grant money is now available to fund energy projects focused on energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. Grant proposals are being accepted from school districts registered with Sustainable Jersey. For this grant cycle, Sustainable Jersey is offering $30,000 and $10,000 grants. 
DEADLINE:  October 31st, midnight

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply visit: http://bit.ly/2017GardinierCycle . View the recording of our informational webinar on this grant opportunity here.
Welcome Newly Registered Schools!

Cumberland County
Millville School District

Ocean County
Pine Beach Elementary School (Toms River)
Toms River- Intermediate East
Somerset County
Orchard Hill Elementary School (Montgomery)
The Village Elementary School (Montgomery)

Warren County
Knowlton Township School District

September 2017 Sustainability Hero
 
The September 2017 Sustainability Hero is Sandy Sandmeyer-Bryan, an educator and green team coordinator at Cape May City Elementary School. Read about how Sandy has made an impact in the school, the community and in the personal lives of Cape May residents. See how a wind turbine, an edible garden, Education for Sustainability, the U.S. Coast Guard and the solar eclipse fit into the story. Read her story: http://ow.ly/tBsa30eVFCZ

To capture the stories of our local leaders, we recognize a monthly Sustainability Hero. If you have recommendations for someone on your green team, municipal staff, school staff or task force that's a sustainability hero, complete the submission form and e-mail it to us at info@sustainablejersey.com.
NJ Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Mini Grants

NJAHPERD's goal is to support quality program development in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in New Jersey's Pre-K - 12 schools and Colleges and Universities. The mini grant provides financial assistance up to $1000 for new program development or to expand an existing program. Grants may be used to purchase equipment, software, or other materials that focus on student learning in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. Grants may not be used for salary, honorarium, food, travel, accommodations or convention registration.

Deadline: September 30th  For more information visit NJAHPERD's website.
Toolbox for Education®
 Grants

The Lowes Charitable & Education Foundation  provides funding opportunities for public schools for the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements.Toolbox grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000. Applications are due September 29th. Click here for more information. 
Additional Field Trip Funding Available for 2017

The Field Trip New Jersey fund is re-opening its application process, with additional funding available for field trips taking place in 2017. If you missed the original deadline, or are learning about this opportunity for the first time, now is your chance to seize a unique opportunity for your students.
To apply, click here. The deadline is October 15th, with grant announcements expected in mid-November.
Get Recognized! Applications now open for statewide awards programs & contests

The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards honor and recognize individuals, businesses, educators, institutions, communities, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey. To date, 160 award winners have been recognized since the program was established in 2000. Applications are due September 29th. Click here for more information. 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH SUSTAINABLE JERSEY FOR SCHOOLS PARTNERS
 
ALLIANCE FOR NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (ANJEE) Autumn Conference 
Sept. 29, 2017 at Duke Farms, Hillsborough

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION 
Oct 12, 9:00-3:00pm at NJSBA Headquarters, Trenton 
Participants will review a Sustainability Wellness Check, which will be in alignment with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. Board members will receive four board member academy credits and four sustainability credits for participation in this working session. NJSBA, in cooperation with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and the NJ School Building and Grounds Association, is offering six Continuing Education Credits (#CE-00084) toward certification for schools facilities managers attending this program. Attendance can also contribute toward the sustainability training totals for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. This session will be offered again March 15, 2018. 

PEOSH/NJADP STATEWIDE INDOOR AIR QUALITY TRAINING (Free)
Oct 27, 2017 8am-12:30  Washington, NJ
Nov 17, 2017 8am-12:30  Waretown, NJ
Dec 15, 2017 8am-12:30  Metuchen, NJ
View 2017-2018 Schedule here.
EPA "Knowledge-to-Action" On Demand Indoor Air Quality Webinars
Recordings available here.
Topics include: Gaining Buy-in for Optimal Ventilation, Mold Moisture & Money, Using Data to Address Asthma in Schools Healthy Schools & Healthy Students: Improving IAQ.

EPA Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy 
On Demand Food Waste & Recycling Webinars available here.
NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (NAAEE)
Topics include: Systems Thinking, Diversity & Inclusion in Environmental Education, Telling Your Story with Web Mapping Technology, and more!
Upcoming Live Webinars in the series 
September 28, 4:00pm "Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice" Register here.

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Rutgers Mini-MBA: Maximizing the Human Side of Sustainability             (Posted: 9-22-17)


 
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Greetings!,
 
Maximizing the Human Side of Sustainability
 
What if your leaders and managers could better garner employee commitment, unleash employee passion, fuel innovation and maximize performance, all while doing business for good in the purpose economy?
 
The  Rutgers Mini MBA: Sustainability-Aligned Leadership and Strategy provides new business models which are fundamentally transforming the way work gets done, with exciting case studies to show you the way to make that happen in your own organization!
 
 
Drawing on cutting-edge research and practice, participants gain new knowledge about emerging business models and innovations that are disrupting industries and advancing sustainability, such as the circular and sharing economy.
 
Using experiential learning, gamification and practical assessments, participants learn how to apply new mental models, systems thinking, and leadership skills to understand the planet, society and the economy as interdependent nested systems.
 
With these mindsets, values, and skills as your foundation, leaders see improvements in many people-related areas of your business, including: employee attraction, retention, engagement, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and productivity, maximizing the human side of sustainability for your company.
 
This program is presented in partnership with Rutgers University and Transitioning to Green.

Align your Leadership by joining us December 4th-8th.

For more information on our program click here

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at  jwirtenberg@transitioningtogreen.com or 973-335-6299
   
Best regards,
 
Jeana Wirtenberg,PhD.
CEO
TransitioningtoGreen
jwirtenberg@transitioingtogreen.com 

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