Save These Dates for February

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7:00 pm, Dodge Foundation Offices, 14 Maple Avenue

Highlands Rediscovered documentary

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition and Byram Township Environmental Commission are screening two award-winning New Jersey Network (NJN) public television films, “The Race for Open Space” and “The Highlands Rediscovered” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Dodge Foundation offices (3rd floor).

The movies will be followed by a panel discussion with special guest speakers. Full information on the evening’s program, including the speakers, can be found here.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, Jan 28 via email to or by phone to New Jersey Highlands Coalition Policy Analyst and Campaign Coordinator Elliott Ruga at 973-588-7190 ext 2.


6:30 p.m., Dodge Foundation Offices, 14 Maple Avenue

Vanishing of the Bees movie posterCome see a free movie screening of  Vanishing of the Bees (narrated by Ellen Page) with Grow It Green Morristown on Thursday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Dodge Foundation offices (3rd floor).

Across the world, honeybees have been disappearing – literally vanishing – from their hives.  Yet commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. This important film explores the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Come learn more about CCD and the ramifications it can have for humanity – and what you can do about it!

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

February 10

6:30 p.m., Dodge Foundation Offices, 14 Maple Avenue

Learn Beekeeping Basics with Grow It Green Morristown

Grow It Green Morristown is hosting an Introduction to Natural Bee Keeping on Thursday, February 10th at 6:30 pm at the Dodge Foundation offices (3rd floor).

If you’re feeling inspired from watching the Vanishing of the Bees or have you always been curious about how to start your own beehive, join beekeeper Tammy Toad Ryan for this introductory beekeeping class. The class will cover the basics of equipment, including both langstroth and top bar hives, where to get bees and equipment, and the most ideal location to house them. It will also touch on what organic/ biodynamic beekeeping means. Educational resources will be shared.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


February 11

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monmouth University,
Wilson Hall Auditorium

New Jersey Shore

Building a Sustainable Future For New Jersey’s Coastal and Ocean Economy

Join leaders from business and industry, communities, state and local governments, academia, non-governmental organizations, and citizens to craft an agenda for a sustainable future in light of sea level rise, climate change, ecosystem impairments, aging infrastructure, and budget constraints.

Friday, February 11, 2011, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Monmouth University, Wilson Hall Auditorium

This conference features roundtable presentations and a town hall dialogue with presenters Curtis Bashaw, Michael Catania, Daniel Cohen, Melissa Danko and Jeff Reichle. NJN’s Michael Aron is the event’s moderator, and Chris Daggett, President and CEO of the Dodge Foundation, is the keynote speaker .

Carin Franzini, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, is the luncheon keynote speaker.

Tickets are $50 for the conference and luncheon, or $30 for the conference only. To register and get more information, please vist the Jersey Shore Partnership website.

Image: Dan Beards

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