Celebrate Earth Day

Hello everyone!

With Earth Day approaching, we thought we’d highlight some events happening around the state!

1. April 21: Spring Beach Sweeps

Leah K. Savia is helping to organize beach sweeps for Clean Ocean Action! They are happening Saturday, April 21 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Highlands, NJ. There are multiple locations across New Jersey!

For more information, please contact Clean Ocean Action at outreach@cleanoceanaction.org or 732-872-0111, or click here!

2. April 21: Assuring a Habitable Earth

Our friend Harriet Shugarman at Climate Mama will be a speaker at this free 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. event sponsored by the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey. For more information and the speaking lineup, click this EventBrite link!

3. April 22: Workers’ Memorial Day March & Rally (Climate Justice Theme)

Our friends at Jersey Renews are organizing a climate-justice-themed march on April 22 from 1-3 p.m. in New Brunswick, cosponsored by Action Together New Jersey, New Labor, 32BJ SEIU, the NJ Work Environment Council, United Steelworkers, the NY State Nurses Association and more. Every year at the end of April, the thousands of workers killed on the job are remembered with gatherings, and this year we’re asking for climate justice to protect workers’ health. New Jersey as part of the expanded NYC metro area was recently rated 10th worst for air quality in the nation – we have a long way to go to ensure safe, clean workspaces. Click here for more information!

For more on Earth Day events around New Jersey from the NJ DEP, click here. ShopRite stores are also holding Earth Day events with tree seedling giveaways in some locations! If in NYC tomorrow, the UN also has ‘International Mother Earth Day 2018‘ happening too.

4. April 26: Environmental Q&A with Senator Bob Menendez:

Join us at 6:45 p.m. on our ActionTogetherNJ Facebook page when we go Live! Our ATNJ Environment team has organized a Facebook Live Q&A event with a climate action & environmental protection theme to discuss legislation, updates and more with New Jersey’s senior senator, Bob Menendez. Please tune in and ask your questions in the comments! ‘Like’ and follow us so that you get a notification when the video goes live!

Share the event post with friends so they know about this free public event too!

If you attend some of these events, please feel free to share pictures of your time there to the ATNJ group! It helps us all when we see the good that ATNJ members are putting back into the world.

Thank you for all you do!

The ATNJ Environment Team