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EE Week Activity Sampler

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Share and Promote What You Are Doing in Environmental Education
Be Part of New Jersey Environmental Education Week 2016!


Submit your activity at the Activity Submission page to see it posted here!

Your activity does not need to be open to the public for inclussion in this sampler.

Events for Earth Day/EE Week 2017 will be posted as they are submitted!


WHAT IS BEING DONE: Information, Presentations and Volunteer Activities as to Earth Day, Environment and Sustainability, locally, regionally and globally.
DATE/TIME: Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BY WHOM: PSET JP Stevens High School Environmental Club. EDISON MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE/BRIDGES. Tzu Chi Foundation. 12-18 years old. 50 Volunteer Participants.
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Develop and Increase awareness of Earth Day and related environmental, ecological and sustainability themes.
COUNTY: Middlesex
CONTACT PERSON: Chris Mazauskas, Coordinator, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team
PHONE: 732-248-7356
EMAIL: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org/earthday
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Workshops by Princeton University Graduate Students and the Director of the Watershed, which will include:
Climate Change 101: Mythbusting What we know about climatechange & how we know it.
Politics & Policy: The current state of climate change politics in the U.S. and the world, and policy options for addressing carbon emissions.
Water: How will the changing climate impact our water resources and what can we do to prepare ourselves?
Technical Solutions for Climate Change: What are the technologies currently available and on the horizon that can help solve the climateproblem?
Food & Agriculture: What are the existing and potential future impacts of climate change on food production around the world?
Tour a highly energy and water efficient LEED platinum certified building.
Engage with students from other schools.
Create an action plan for your school and perhaps win a $500 grant for your project.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 23, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
BY WHOM: Hosted by: Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, NJ
Organized by: Princeton Day School students in partnership with Princeton University Energy and Climate Scholars
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: All high school students are invited to join us for the Student ClimateChange Conference. Teachers of registered students also welcome.
Pre-registration required (only 100 seats available!)
Cost: Free
Post-conference: Optional hike on the Watershed's 900 acres
Great local food - FREE
COUNTY: Mercer
WEBSITE: www.pds.org/about-princeton-day-school/sustainability/climate-change-conference
WHAT IS BEING DONE: 2017 Salem County Improvement Authority Earth Day Photo Contest: Is a picture worth a thousand words? We think so! Snap a digital photograph that tells us about a new or exciting way you and your family recycles!
The top three photographers will receive a $25.00 gift card to Walmart, and the photo will be displayed on our website and Facebook page. Honorable Mentions will be displayed on our website and Facebook page as well.
o The contest is open to Salem County students grades 5th through 8th grades.
o Contest judges will look for originality, creativity, photo composition and relevance to the recycle theme.
o Students must include their first name only; their e-mail address; a parent's, teacher's or guardian's e-mail address (very important); a caption; the location of the photo; and the date when it was taken.
o Contest begins: March 13, 2017 and closes on April 13, 2017.
o To enter, students should visit www.scianj.com/2017earthdaycontest and follow instructions to submit an original digital photo.
o All entries must follow the official rules for consideration.
DATE/TIME: Contest begins: March 13, 2017 and closes April 13, 2017
BY WHOM: Grades 5th through 8th grades
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: 2017 Salem County Improvement Authority Earth Day Photo Contest: Awareness and create excitement about recycling, reusing and reducing... Is a picture worth a thousand words? We think so! Snap a digital photograph that tells us about a new or exciting way you and your family recycles!
COUNTY: Salem
CONTACT PERSON: Julie Acton, Executive Director PO Box 890 Alloway, NJ 08001
PHONE: (856) 935-7900 ext. 15
EMAIL: jacton@scianj.org
WEBSITE: https://scianj.com/
WHAT IS BEING DONE: School Kids Sweep-Up Day as Part of New Brunswick Urban Cleanup Week
DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 20, 2017
BY WHOM: Approximately 100 5th graders from New Brunswick Public Schools
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Urban Cleanup Week is a seven-day initiative that encourages all citizens of the City of New Brunswick to take an active role in the cleanliness of their town. Each day has a different theme, all centered around litter cleanup, recycling and the importance of a clean community. School Kids Sweep-Up Day specifically engages 5th graders on litter education and community service.
COUNTY: Middlesex
CONTACT PERSON: Donna Caputo, Recycling Coordinator, City of New Brunswick, 400 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick
PHONE: (732)745-5059
EMAIL: dcaputo@cityofnewbrunswick.org
WEBSITE: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/blog/2017/03/14/urban-cleanup-week-is-coming/
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Dedication - The Borough of Stone Harbor in cooperation with the Stone harbor Elementary School kindergarten through 4th grade students will be sharing songs, stories, poems, and Arbor day Facts. The tree is donated by the Garden Club and will be dedicated in honor of former Mayor Suzanne Walters.
DATE/TIME: April 28, 2017 1:30pm
BY WHOM: Stone Harbor Elementary School students Kindergarten - 4th grade approx. 75 students
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: To make community aware of the importance of trees within our community!
COUNTY: Cape May
CONTACT PERSON: Kim Stevenson
PHONE: 609-368-5102 X 108
EMAIL: stevensonk@shnj.org
WEBSITE: www.shnj.org
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