Earth Day Celebration
April 16 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) invites you to join its 2022 Earth Day Celebration from April 16-23, 2022, for a week of events on the theme of restoring our planet. This year’s celebration will be a combination of virtual events and small gatherings due to the ongoing COVID crisis.
Participants can join from anywhere in New Jersey, the country – or the world! You can meet virtually with regional community leaders and groups that will be sharing their environmental projects, such as local food and community gardens, eco-friendly gardening, sustainable communities, alternative transportation, renewable energy, clean air and water, and climate change activism.
Join the NEEC to Celebrate!
We will kick off the celebration virtually via Zoom at 10AM on April 16th and will continue marking the occasion with events until April 23rd.
Share Your Project!
We invite you to submit to the NEEC a short (1-5 minutes) videoclip highlighting an environmental project you are working on, either at home or at the community level.
Projects might relate to wildlife habitat, local food production, energy conservation, renewable energy, pollinator gardens, conserving water, protecting waterways, reducing waste, environmental justice, environmental activism, sustainable transportation, etc. – any action aimed at preserving and restoring the environment.
Although the NEEC is based in New Jersey, we are accepting projects from anywhere in the world. The NEEC will select clips to be shared online between April 16 and April 23. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work you are doing!
The deadline for video submissions is April 12. Please send your submission as an email attachment to Info@neearth.org
List of events:
Saturday April 16th (10am – 11:30am) Kick off Events, at Crane Park, Montclair, NJ 07042. Environmental Proclamation, planting of native plants and virtual interviews featuring community environmental projects.
Sunday 17th (12pm – 1:30pm) Gardening for Life for Beginners (Virtual Event). This webinar is an introductory workshop for people who want to create a vegetable garden in their yard. Learn about healthy soils, composting, and seasonal planting. The webinar offers a holistic approach that integrate nature into your yard creating a harmonious balance that will attract pollinators and beneficial wildlife.
Speaker: Jose German
Jose is an avid organic gardener, environmentalist, Essex County Master Gardener & Rutgers Environmental Steward. Jose writes articles and blogs about environmental issues, sustainable communities, and affordable food.
Monday April 18th (10am – noon) The Importance of Community Gardens (Part 1) 10am at 94 Pine Community Garden. The event ends at noon.
Wednesday April 20th (10am – noon), The Importance of Community Gardens (Part 2) 10am at 94 Pine Street Community Garden. Montclair, NJ 07042.
Thursday April 21st (10am – noon), The Importance of Community Gardens (Part 3) 10am at 94 Pine Street Community Garden, Montclair, NJ 07042.
Friday April 22nd, Earth Day Proclamation (Time and details TBD)
Saturday 24th at 10am, Montclair Park Appreciation Weekend: Canterbury Park (9:00am); Crane Park (10:00am); Edgemont Park (10:am); Gratz Park (9:00am); Nishuane Park (9:00am); Sunset Park (10:00am); Tuers Park (10:00am) and Yantacaw Brook Park (10:00am) in Montclair; Bay Street Train Station (10:30am).
Sunday 24th at 10am, Montclair Parks Appreciation Weekend, (Details will be provided)
Join the NEEC for an Earth Day Celebration!
Although the NEEC is based in New Jersey, we are accepting projects from anywhere in the world. The NEEC will select clips to be shared online between April 17 and April 22. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work you are doing!
The deadline for video submissions is April 14. Please send your submission as an email attachment to Info@neearth.org
Brookdale Park Conservancy, Friends of Canterbury Park, Montclair Mutual Aid, Friends of Crane Park, Friends of Erie Park, Friends of Essex Park, Montclair High School Skateboarding Club, Friends Nishuane Park, Friends of Porter Park, New Jersey Native Plant Society, Friends of Rand Park, Township of Montclair, Friends of Canterbury Park, Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Advisory Board, Yantacaw Brook Park Conservancy, Pay Up Climate Polluters, and 350 NJ-Rockland.
For additional information & volunteer opportunities, please e-mail us at: Info@neearth.org or check our calendar for other events and workshops.
Contact us at: Jose German, NEEC CEO, Info@neearth.org; Phone:(973) 233-1106 (Office). Multimedia links: https://www.neearth.org