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2020 Events Calendar
(Events must be open to the public, occur in April or May, and be related to Earth Day or the environment.)

Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Events for Earth Day 2020 will be posted as they are submitted!


DATE: Saturday, April 18 – Wednesday, April 22
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Virtual Celebration
COUNTY: Essex County
LOCATION: Montclair
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by the Northeast Earth Coalition
For questions, contact Info@neearth.org
DESCRIPTION: The Northeast Earth Coalition collected short video clips from people in and beyond New Jersey that highlight an environmental project that they are working on. The theme for the videos is “Climate Action.” Videos will be shared online beginning April 18 through April 22.
WEBSITE: https://neearth.org/event/earth-day-50th-anniversary-celebration/
 
DATE: Sunday, April 19 - Wednesday, April 22
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day of Action Virtual Celebration
COUNTY: Passaic County
LOCATION: Clifton
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by City Green
DESCRIPTION: Inspired by EarthDay.org's #EARTHRISE campaign, City Green is encouraging Clifton residents to “Speak Up, Act, Vote and Educate!” From April 19 to April 22, City Green is sending out activities and challenges to individuals and families. Visit City Green’s Instagram and Facebook for updates.
WEBSITE: For information about City Green visit www.citygreenonline.org/
 
DATE: Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 15
TITLE OF EVENT: Virtual Sustainability Summit and Earth Day Happy Hour
COUNTY: Statewide
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by Sustainable Jersey. To register, go to: www.sustainablejersey.com/events/virtual-sustainability-summit/
DESCRIPTION: Sustainable Jersey is offering four weeks of free, virtual “Summit-like" content, including online educational sessions, social “happy hours” and 30-minute talks on a variety of topics.
WEBSITE: For information about Sustainable Jersey visit www.sustainablejersey.com/
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24
TITLE OF EVENT: We Are EarthDay50 Teach-in Series for Earth Day
TIME(S): Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Newark Water Coalition: Clean Water Is A Human Right
Wednesday April 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
No NJ Transit Fracked Gas Power Plant, Yes Renewable Rail!
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
#WeAreEarthDay50 People’s Hearing for a Strong Green New Deal
Friday, April 24, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Participants must pre-register for the sessions.
Register at bit.ly/weareearthday50 or at: https://fwwatch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuiuqj4tGdOoHmxo1CgDDAB7z6OqeBpX If questions, contact sdifalco@fwwatch.org
DESCRIPTION: Participate in a live virtual event honoring clean electric vehicles and their positive impact on our planet’s health.
Features include live music, speakers, information and videos. Registration is required.
WEBSITE: The teach-in series is sponsored by the NJ Student Sustainability Coalition.
To learn about the coalition, visit https://www.facebook.com/NJSSC/
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Zoom Webinar: New Jersey’s Changing Climate
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Branchburg
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College and Somerset County’s Business Partnership’s Sustainable Somerset Committee.
Participants must register at https://bit.ly/robinson-earthday-2020
DESCRIPTION: Sponsors will co-host a webinar, “New Jersey’s Changing Climate at 1 p.m. The webinar will feature a presentation by New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. David Robinson. It will also include information about green projects initiated by local businesses. Dr. Robinson’s presentation will explore the physical dimensions of the state’s changing climate, both immediate and long-term.
WEBSITE: Zoom webinar: https://bit.ly/robinson-earthday-2020
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Drive Electric Earth Day
COUNTY: National – A Live, Virtual Event
TIME(S): 2:00 p.m. ET
COST: No cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by the Electric Auto Association, Plug In America and the Sierra Club
DESCRIPTION: Sponsors are offering a live virtual event honoring clean electric vehicles and their positive impact on our planet’s health. Features include live music, speakers, information and videos. Registration is required.
WEBSITE: Register on ZOOM by going to https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u50qdu-sqTgiBaonXplAsG4sa1q_NFl3-g
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 2020 CCI Virtual Spring Clean
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): All day
LOCATION: City of Camden
COST: No cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsor is the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI)
DESCRIPTION: The Camden Collaborative Initiative will participate in the global Earth Day Network’s Earth Day 2020 Virtual Spring Clean that will take place on Wednesday, April 22. CCI encourages individuals to conduct a Spring Clean in your yard/home and the immediate area near your home. While maintaining established social/physical distancing rules, you are encouraged to work in your yard, plant flowers, and pick up trash. Take before and after photos and tag CCI Facebook page with #2020EarthDayCCI or send a note with photos to camdencollaborative@coopersferry.com, so the photos can be posted on the Camden Collaborative Initiative Facebook account.
WEBSITE: http://www.camdencollaborative.com/
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 22
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day at the 23rd Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators “Remote” Roundtable
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
COUNTY: Statewide
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: Educators and general public
CONTACT: Sponsored by the Ocean County Soil Conservation District.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A2NeAlyNSZKEzy_hn4j4OA
Persons who pre-register will receive email confirmation with directions on how to connect to the webinar. If questions, contact Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist with district, at education@soildistrict.org.
DESCRIPTION: Participate in a live-streamed webinar with Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist Kelly Gill, of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kelly will showcase pollinators, discuss the importance of these creatures, and share ways that educators can engage in pollinator conservation in the classroom, on school grounds, or at home.
WEBSITE: To learn more about the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, visit: www.soildistrict.org/
 
DATE: Saturday, April 25
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean Up to Celebrate Earth Day
COUNTY: Somerset County
LOCATION: Somerville
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Sponsored by Somerville Environmental Commission and Recreation Committee
DESCRIPTION: Residents are being asked as individuals or families to contribute to a cleaner community and climate at home. Residents are encouraged to perform an environmentally friendly action on April 25 and snap a photo to post on the borough’s social media sites. Hashtag it with #EarthDaySomervilleNJ and #EnvironmentalCommission and share it at Facebook.com/SomervilleRecreation
WEBSITE: For information about the Somerville Environmental Commission or Green Team visit www.somervillenj.org/content/4060/4461/4497.aspx.