Save the date for our Annual Kunz Breakfast on May 10th at 8:30 AM, at Molloy College in Farmingdale.
The key note speaker: Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer.
The panel discussion on “How the Planners Used Technology in the Aftermath of the Storm” will be lead by James Rausse, AICP, President of the APA NY Metro Chapter, and will include panelists: Dave Genaway, Town of Islip Planning Commissioner; Sean Sallie, Nassau County DPW, Planning Division. The winners of the 2013 Kunz Scholarship will be presented, and a light breakfast will be served. Stay tuned for more details.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES :
- April 12, 8AM- 2PM Seventh Annual Sustainability Conference “The Road To Recovery”at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park. Keynote Speakers: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano confirmed; U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan invited. Sustainable Long Island’s Seventh Annual Sustainability Conference will be attended by hundreds of leaders from the business, nonprofit, and government sector, community advocates, planning professionals, and important decision makers. They will all be in attendance during this year’s keynote address given by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. Ed Mangano took the lead in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; providing countless forms of assistance, distribution, and relief to millions of Nassau County residents. Mangano continues to raise funds, influence Sandy relief decision-makers, and connect those in need to the resources and tools available to help in recovery. Also invited to provide a second keynote address is U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Although not yet confirmed for the event, we hope Mr. Donovan will be able to give his insight as President Obama’s Chairman of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. He has devoted his career to ensuring access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, and has continued that effort in the Obama Administration. Secretary Donovan believes that America’s homes are the foundation for family, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and job creation. Stay tuned! For more information, please visit Sustainableli.org
- April 25, 10AM- 3PM Alternative Fuel Fleets: Solutions for Long Island’s Future at Town of North Hempstead’s platinum LEED Yes We Can Community Center, Westbury AND April 26, 10AM- 3PM at Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center, Riverhead. The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition and Long Island’s Climate Smart Communities Coordinators, Cameron Engineering and the Sustainability Institute at Molloy, are hosting free alternative fuel vehicle and fueling station symposia in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The morning sessions (10AM-12PM) will focus on electric vehicles and charging stations and the afternoon sessions (1PM-3PM) on compressed natural gas and propane vehicles and fueling stations. Vendors and refreshments will be available from 12PM to 1PM. The events will bring together municipal leaders, fleet managers, and vehicle and fueling station experts to explore new technologies and strategies to develop cleaner, more efficient fleets. State representatives will discuss financing and incentives and fleet case studies will be presented. Cooperative fleet initiatives, including shared charging/fueling stations and group purchasing plans will be discussed. Space is limited, reserve a seat at email@example.com.
- Deadline- May 10: 10th Anniversary NYS Environmental Excellence Awards. Applications must be completed and post marked by May 10th. Get visibility and recognition for your outstanding, innovative and sustainable project or program that is improving and protecting New York’s environmental resources and contributing to a viable economy. Eligible applicants include: businesses (including but not limited to small, medium and large businesses, manufacturing, power generation, retail, agri-business, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations; education, health care and recreational facilities, individual(s) and local, state, federal or Indian Nation government agencies (except NYSDEC). DEC is interested in receiving applications about projects that demonstrate significant environmental benefits achieved by green infrastructure projects; initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; adaptation to climate change; cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; initiatives to “green” businesses, farms, schools, recreational, health care and hospitality facilities; innovative wind, solar and biomass projects; creative natural resource/habitat protection or restoration efforts; energy efficiency improvements; innovative education and training programs; waste reduction and recycling efforts;manufacturing process improvements; and creative approaches to urban forestry or farming, programs advancing “grown locally.” To get application materials and learn more about the award program, please go to DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html. Contact DEC’s Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 402-9469 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 15, 5:30-9:30 PM: SCVOA Zoning and Planning Training at Hotel Indigo, 1830 W Main Street, Rte 25, Riverhead, NY. New Topics and updated Presentations. Contact: email@example.com
- June 1, 10AM – 4PM: Pine Barrens Discovery Day,at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge www.pbdiscoveryday.org
- June 14, 11:30- 2:00 PM: 2013 Smart Growth Awards. Vision Long Island will hold their annual event at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY. For over a decade, Vision Long Island has honored the individuals and organizations that display true Smart Growth leadership in advancing projects, policies, regulations and initiatives. Specific focus areas include mixed-use development, affordable housing, environmental health and safety, open space and historic preservation, traffic calming and pedestrian safety, transportation enhancements, clean energy, downtown revitalization and/or community-based planning.Applications Being Accepted for the
- June 27, Annual APA Long Island’s East End Conference.
- October 10, 2013: Suffolk County Planning Federation Autumn Planning Conference, at BNL http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Planning/UpcomingEvents.aspx