Earth Day Web Site Outlines Activities for the Month
(05/45) TRENTON -- Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today announced the availability
of the DEP's newly created Earth Day Web site that allows the
public to participate in Earth Day related opportunities and events.
On April 22, communities, organizations, parks, companies and
schools throughout New Jersey will celebrate the national 35th
anniversary of Earth Day. Over forty public events designed for
families, individuals, organizations, and youth groups will take
place throughout the state over the next few weeks.
"Earth Day is a great opportunity for the public to get
involved and to take action in the environmental movement,"
said DEP Commissioner Campbell. "The Web site is a tool that
fully informs the public of the varied activities taking place
throughout the state. Everyone has a role to play - every act
toward protecting our resources has a positive cumulative effect."
Additional features at the site include the history of Earth
Day, online educational resources, and a list of actions that
people can take at home, in school, or at work to help protect
DEP supports and promotes Earth Week, which will be celebrated
from April 17 through April 23, together with Environmental Education
Week, which extends from April 10 to April 16. This two-week celebration
is dedicated to raising public awareness about the value of environmental
education programs and events for all ages with the aim of developing
lifelong interest in learning about local and state environmental