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2020 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
And Environmental Education Week


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DATE: April 18, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration 2020
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Cape May County Park and Zoo
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: -
DESCRIPTION: The Annual Cape May County Earth Day Fair is more than just a day in the park. The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders has planned a long list of eco-friendly events for the celebration to be held at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.
The day will start off with a bang with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. Certificates will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group in both male and female divisions. T-shirts will also be handed out to the first 150 participants. The pre-registration donation of $20, or $25 the day of the race, will benefit the Cape May County Park and Zoo Trust Fund.
In addition to the race, music, children's story time, inflatable obstacle course & slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, naturalist hike, food and crafts are all on the agenda.
Our Mission: For people of all ages to gather in celebration while learning, and caring for our local and global environment. This premier event provides a festival that showcases all that our unique seashore environment has to offer.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo is the perfect location for this day of fun and learning. Hands on educational exhibits, children’s amusements, live entertainment, a variety of environmental eco-shops, and lectures; which will guarantee a day of earth friendly fun. The day begins with a 5K race and a one-mile fun run/walk through the park. Large tents on the center field will showcase educational exhibits. The Bandstand nearby will feature the entertainment for the day. Crafters, wares, and a food court surround the field and complete the venue.
We need your support! Sponsor donations are a great way to help the community and get involved with the environment. Donations also provide a unique opportunity to advertise your business.
PHONE#: -
E-MAIL ADDRESS: -
WEBSITE: www.capemaycountynj.gov/1324/Earth-Day-Celebration-2020
DATE: 4/22/2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Composting in Your Backyard
COUNTY:
TIME(S): 7-8 pm
LOCATION: Pequannock Township Public Library, Pompton Plains
COST:
AUDIENCE:
CONTACT: Debbie Maynard
DESCRIPTION:
PHONE#: 973-835-7460
E-MAIL ADDRESS: debbie.maynard@pequannocklibrary.org
WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Wed, April 22, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration: Roosevelt Poets Read by Morven Museum & Garden
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
COST:
AUDIENCE:
CONTACT:
DESCRIPTION: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Poetry Month, the Roosevelt Poets will present readings, as they describe “from haiku to hypertext, lyrics to micrologues, dealing indigenous truth…”
Poets include David Keller, Rod Tulloss, Wes Czyzewski, David Sten Herrstrom, Ron Kostar, Silent Lotus, and Judith McNally
Ticket price includes same-day museum admission and light refreshments
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WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-50th-anniversary-celebration-roosevelt-poets-read-tickets-85577573827?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
DATE: Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sun, May 31, 2020, 9:00 PM EDT
TITLE OF EVENT: 2020 Earth Day 50th Anniversary 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2
COUNTY:
TIME(S): Varies
LOCATION: Varies
COST: $22.00
AUDIENCE: -
CONTACT: -
DESCRIPTION: *THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE!
Okay People! Did you know that April 22nd is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? We are celebrating with our fourth annual Earth Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 and participants will get a beautiful 50th Anniversary Earth Day medal. We love this incredible and amazing planet that we live on!
Plus, at least 15% of every registration to Wild Earth Allies. Their mission is to protect vital areas of our natural world for the benefit of wildlife, habitats, and people by inspiring collaborative action.
*For a limited time you can purchase an official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE!
What: This is a 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 virtual run (or walk) to celebrate planet EARTH! You choose which distance you want to complete!
When: Complete your race any time in April, even better if it’s between April 22nd!
*Medals and bibs will start shipping out mid-March. After that they will ship out within 2 to 5 days of signing up.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: Because this is our way of celebrating our beautiful planet!
Cost: The price is $22 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Wild Earth Allies. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!
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WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-earth-day-50th-anniversary-1m-5k-10k-131-262-paterson-tickets-87492942747?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
DATE: Saturday April 25th, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Hudson County’s 30th Annual Earth Day 2020
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S):
LOCATION: Liberty State Park
COST:
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WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Saturday, April 25th, 2020 (Raindate - Sunday, April 26th, 2020)
TITLE OF EVENT: 2020 Earth Day Celebration: "Be an Eco-friendly Neighbor"
COUNTY: Ocean County
TIME(S): Noon to 4pm
LOCATION: Riverfront Park - Point Pleasant Borough
COST: -
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: http://www.env.ptboro.com/ -or- https://www.facebook.com/PointPleasantBoroughEnvironmentalCommissio
DESCRIPTION: "Treasure Our Trees" - Plant a 100 Trees for Pt. Pleasants' Centennial Year
PHONE#: -
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
WEBSITE: www.env.ptboro.com/
DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: 30th Annual ACUA Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
COST: -
AUDIENCE: -
CONTACT: -
DESCRIPTION: Join us for the largest and longest-running environmental festival in South Jersey! The ACUA Annual Earth Day Festival brings together vendors, organizations and members of the community interested in having fun and learning about the environment. The festival annually attracts more than 8,000 guests and has something for everyone. Games, activities, tours, local vendors, workshops and more!
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WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Sun, April 26, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration: Climate Change
COUNTY:
TIME(S): 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: For families
CONTACT:
DESCRIPTION: The first Earth Day was 50 years ago in 1970! Come celebrate with us!
Today, we continue the tradition by honoring Mother Earth and finding out what we can do to fight Climate Change. Join us for recycled arts and crafts, a small hike around our pond, and information on what our changing climate can really mean.
Free to all. Registration Required.
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WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-50th-anniversary-celebration-climate-change-tickets-88419754867?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
DATE: Sunday April 28,2020
TITLE OF EVENT: Earthfest
COUNTY:
TIME(S): 11am-4pm
LOCATION:
COST: Free Parking – Sorry No Pets Allowed.
AUDIENCE:
CONTACT:
DESCRIPTION: Sponsored by the Vernon Chamber Charities.
We will be featuring live music throughout the day, along with face painting, gem mining, and a beekeeper (bees included!) to mention a few of our 2020 scheduled attractions. In addition we will be showcasing the talents of our local high school photography students as well as art work of our local elementary students.
Heaven Hill Farm is the official venue, with an outstanding space for our events.
Some not to be missed activities:
•Panning for Gemstones at the Gem Mining Sluice
•Sand Art
•Food Court open with sausage & peppers, cheese steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders vege burgers, zeppolis, funnel cake and fried oreos
For more information or to participate as a vendor visit the facebook page Vernon Earthfest
PHONE#:
E-MAIL ADDRESS: vernonearthfest@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://heavenhillfarm.com/farm-garden/earth-festival/
DATE: May 3, 2020
TITLE OF EVENT: 2020 Earth Day RECYCLING
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): TBA
LOCATION: Skillman Park
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery member Frank Derby at fderby@gmail.com or Montgomery Open Space Coordinator Lauren Wasilauski at lwasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us.
DESCRIPTION: Come drop off items for Recycling!
Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery will hold the 15th Annual Earth Day Fair on Sunday, May 3, 2020 (Time TBA). This year’s free Fair will be held at Skillman Park (with drive-up recycling drop-offs only after 12 NOON). In addition to providing many recycling opportunities, this year’s fair will include family entertainment and educational tables.
The event will be held at Skillman Park, between Larocque Circle and Village Elementary School (GPS: ~150 Main Blvd, Skillman, NJ 08558 – see https://www.runwithrotary.org/Maps/p/781/
The 2020 Earth Day Fair will be held in conjunction with the Montgomery / Rocky Hill Rotary Club and occur alongside the Run with Rotary that morning.
The Recycling Fair provides collections for recycling a great variety of items.* The following is an example list of the items we typically collect, but please check back closer to the event date:
Paper documents for secure shredding (staples & paper clips are ok, but no newspapers or binders)
Metal
Electronics (anything with a cord.) Old but working computers & tablets will be donated to Trenton Digital Initiative.
Expired/unwanted medications – to be collected by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office)
Flower pots
‘Like new’ office supplies (pens, markers, highlighters, notebooks)
Spent pens, markers, highlighters, and plastic utensils – to be collected by the MHS Environmental Club for recycling by Terracycle
Printer/toner cartridges
Sneakers, soccer, softball & baseball equipment
Tennis equipment (racquets, covers, bags) – for national Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton
Children’s books – Carolyn Stokes Preschool, a Trenton area preschool library
Children’s toys – Used Plastic Toys (clean, not broken) – to benefit Second Chance Toys – No slides, pools, sandboxes, car seats, fast food premiums, stuffed animals
Bicycles for Boys & Girls Club bike program
Clothing & shoes (new or gently used) – to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton
Business attire – for Dress for Success (women) and UIH Family Partners (men)
Golf Clubs – for First Tee of Raritan Valley
Personal hygiene products (new items only) including: chapstick, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, comb/brush, feminine hygiene products
*Please note, no other waste or recycables will be accepted (e.g. plastic, paint cans, batteries, wood, household hazardous waste) except the items listed above. See the Township’s Container Facility regulations for disposal of items that are not recyclable, not hazardous waste, and that cannot be collected by their trash hauler. For disposal of items such as household chemicals go to Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Days page.
Also, we are asking residents who participate in the Earth Day Fair to please bring a donation for the Montgomery Food Pantry. Any non-perishable item is welcome, but the following are suggestions of much needed items:
Laundry detergent (small size only please)
Paper products (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper)
Cleaning supplies
Canned tuna & canned chicken
Mayonnaise
Cake & brownie mix, frosting
Canned fruit
PHONE#: -
E-MAIL ADDRESS: fderby@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://edf.montgomery.nj.us/?p=823
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