Sustainability Summit

Thursday, Sept 13, 2018, Cream Ridge, NJ

The Campus Sustainability Summit was created to provide a venue for conversations related to the environmental sustainability as well as the human health impacts associated with how we maintain the exterior landscapes on our campuses and athletic fields.  Certification programs such as LEED have had a tremendous impact in changing the way we think about sustainability and human health inside of buildings, but how we operate outside of the building has changed very little in the past decade.  Our hope is that the Campus Sustainability Summit can be a catalyst for conversations that drive us to Think Outside of the Building.

The Campus Sustainability Summit is open to anyone interested in reducing the environmental and human health impacts chloride salts, registered pesticides and synthetic fertilizers on campuses and public spaces.  Attendees will include sustainability advisors, grounds and facility managers as well as snow and landscape professionals from both the public and private sectors.

Topics Include

  • Reducing salt use through Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM™)
  • Eliminate the damage of salt through chloride-free ice melt technologies
  • Reducing registered pesticides through 25(b) controls
  • Discover how regenerative soil practices can fight global warming
  • Learn why certified organic fertilizers can reduce the environmental impact of synthetics

Thursday, Sept 13, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Dinner and Drinks from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Screamin Hill Brewery
83 Emley’s Hill Road
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

The cost for the Campus Sustainability Summit is being covered by Branch Creek and SynaTek Solutions because we did not want the cost of attendance to stand in the way of learning how we can reduce the environmental impact and improve human health on our campuses and public spaces.  The registration deadline is September 6th.  Due to space constraints registration will be limited to two attendees per organization.

Learning is hard work so we wanted to make sure we set aside time for socializing and sharing best practices.  Following the Campus Sustainability Summit we will have food and drinks at the Screamin Hill Brewery, the first farm to tap brewery in the state of New Jersey.