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2015 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
And Environmental Education Week


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DATE: April 1, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Spotlight on Environmental Education
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
LOCATION: George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
COST: Free, Registration Required
AUDIENCE: General Public
DESCRIPTION: Special conference highlighting environmental education and the arts.
PHONE#: 732-846-2895 x117
WEBSITE: tickets.georgestplayhouse.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=845
DATE: April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: CHATHAM TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION THIRTEENTH ANNUAL OPEN SPACE WORKDAY
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Green Village Road across from Melrose Lane, Chatham Township, NJ 07928
COST: Free including free refreshments
AUDIENCE: Families, Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts
CONTACT: Dot Stillinger, Chair, Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Come any time during the morning to the Green Village Pond Conservation Area, an old homestead now Chatham Township property. We will pick up trash, prune brambles, spread woodchips on the trail, and enjoy spring. The goal is to create a pleasant site for nature walks and nature study
PHONE#: 973-377-6992
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dkstillinger@gmail.com
DATE: Sunday, April 19th, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Bergen County Zoo 8th annual Earth Day Celebration- Party for the Planet
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ
COST: There is no fee to attend our event.
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Taryn McCrystall, Education Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Visit exhibitors throughout the zoo or attend a special program in the Education Center to discover ways to connect to your local environment this Earth Day. Learn about eco-friendly products, programs, and services available in our area. The Party for the Planet event is completely free and open to all zoo visitors - so bring your friends along! All children will receive a Party for the Planet “passport.” Get the passport stamped by the exhibitors and receive a small prize from the zoo!
PHONE#: 201-262-3771 x124
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Tmccrystall@co.bergen.nj.us
DATE: April 19, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Annual Montgomery Twp. Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): Noon to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Montgomery High School
COST: None
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Lauren Wasilauski
DESCRIPTION: This is Montgomery’s biggest community-wide environmental event, attracting as many as a thousand visitors of all ages. It’s a fun day featuring entertainment by clowns, dancers and music groups too,” said Mary Reece, chairman of the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery Committee.

Fair goers can pick up tips on living a greener, healthier lifestyle, enjoy food purchased from local restaurants, get giveaways from local sponsors and recycle some items.

“There will be opportunities to recycle metals, electronics, and possibly other items – watch for further announcements,” Reece said. “Our goals are to focus on sustainable and ecofriendly products and to move toward a zero-waste event. “

To fill out a form to exhibit at the event or find out how to get involved in other ways, go to: http://edf.montgomery.nj.us/
PHONE#: 908-359-8211 ext. 343
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lwasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us
WEBSITE: https://montgomeryearthddayfair.wufoo.com/forms/event-registration-form-2015/
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate GREEN JOBS that Build a GREEN ECONOMY
TIME(S): 12 pm - 2 pm
LOCATION: 50 Lackawanna Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054
DESCRIPTION: Earth Friendly Products Grand Opening
DATE: April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Annual Earth Energy Day Celebration
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: SCMUA Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Facilities, 34 South Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
AUDIENCE: students in grades 2-6 (must pre-register)
CONTACT: Kristine Rogers, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador at the SCMUA-WRWMG
DESCRIPTION: The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) are hosting their 10th annual Earth Energy Day to help make students more aware of topics such as proper solid waste disposal, recycling, watershed management, composting, and energy conservation through participation in hands-on learning activities.
PHONE#: 973-579-6998 ext. 110
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@scmua.org
DATE: Saturday, 4/25/15
TITLE OF EVENT: 2015 Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Croft Farm, Cherry Hill, NJ
DESCRIPTION: The Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival draws thousands of people interested in healthy and eco-friendly living. Sponsorships Available! Click link below for full details.
WEBSITE: Click here
DATE: April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Bogota Community Clean Up
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 2:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Olsen Park, 162 West Main Street, BOGOTA, NJ 07603
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Isabel, Vice Chair
DESCRIPTION: You're invited to Bogota's Community Clean Up in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Free Meal for all volunteers. Please register for event online at http://conta.cc/1DG0hsv
E-MAIL ADDRESS: BogotaBeautiful@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.bogotabeautiful.com
DATE: April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Project EARTH Swamp Search Scavenger Hunt
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 12 noon to 4:30PM
LOCATION: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge NJ 07920
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, friends, scouts, ages 7 and up
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Travel the trails searching for environmental clues provided by the EEC Naturalists. Compete for prizes in the Eco-Jeopardy game at 3:15pm. Then join Travis Gale at 3:45 for a live mammal program.
PHONE#: 908-766-2489
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's 25th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Kristi Aiken
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a day of environmental entertainment and education for the whole family. Over 100 vendors, crafters and exhibitors will be part of the celebration. Attend free workshops, meet a penguin, join a parade, play games, make crafts, take a hayride, and tour the recycling center, Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm and wastewater facilities. Click the link below for details.
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com/earthday
DATE: April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 2015 ANNUAL EDISON EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: PAPAIANNI PARK 100 MUNICIPAL BOULEVARD EDISON, NJ 08817
COST: FREE TO THE PUBLIC. FOOD AND PRODUCT VENDORS ON-SITE.
AUDIENCE: PRESENATIONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer
DESCRIPTION: The 2015 Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC), Edison Clean Communities Program and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT) on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The outdoor, day-event will be staged at Papaianni Park, located at 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817 (Rain Date: May 3, 2015).

An opening address shall be made by a representative of the Honorable Mayor Thomas Lankey, followed by statements from other elected officials and dignitaries. A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned. Event activities shall include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Central Jersey Bicycle Association (CJBA) Bike Ride. Food will be available to purchase on-site.

Since 2011 Edison Earth Day Celebrations have drawn approximately 4,000 visitors and participants, en total. This year (4/26/15) 1,200+ visitors and participants are anticipated. Food will be available to purchase on-site.

A website for 2015 EEDC will soon be established at: www.EdisonNJ.org/earthday. Also, a QR Cube has been added to 2015 EEDC fliers with links to event information for iPhone users.

As with prior Edison Earth Day Celebrations, the event shall be video-recorded, edited and broadcasted by award-winning Edison TV to 100,000 cable television-viewing households throughout the Edison/Greater Edison area.

Edison Clean Communities Program will provide free, re-usable water bottles, as well as sponsor the portable rest facilities at the event. Also, free, re-usable shopping bags shall be presented to event Sponsors, Volunteers, Presenters, Vendors, Speakers and Invited Dignitaries, as well as the first 150 Visitors. Additionally, Volunteers will participate in assisting event Set-Ups, as well as Clearing and Cleaning the Site, before and after the 2015 EEDC.

Ample parking will be available for event participants and visitors. For more information as to event attendance, volunteer/vendor/presenter participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at 732-248-7356 (Office Telephone), 732-287-6679 (Office Fax) and/or cmazauskas@edisonnj.org (E-mail).
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org
DATE: May 9, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus 2015 Green Festival
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 - 4:00
LOCATION: Secaucus Xchange - 5000 Riverside Station Blvd., Secaucus
AUDIENCE: General Public, children
CONTACT: Amanda Nesheiwat - Environmental Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: An environmental festival promoting green activities, products and services including live music; hourly eco-presentations; organic farmers & green vendors; rock climbing and canoe rides; lots of activities for children; information regarding recycling; and butterfly, bees, bats & bird shows and exhibits.
PHONE#: 201 864-7336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: anesheiwat@secaucus.net
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.org
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