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28th Annual Festival

Sunday, April 22, 2018
ACUA Environmental Park
6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or Shine

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Tours and Activities

Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours - First tour leaves at 10 a.m. Last shuttle at 3:15 p.m.  (Shuttle Located at Back of Recycling Center)
Take a tour of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Participants will be shuttled from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township to the wind farm and back. This tour also includes the ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant, solar project and green roof located at the Atlantic City facility.  

Recycling Center Tours - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Recycling Center - Second Floor) 
This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible! Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market. 

Recycled Art Display - all day (Recycling Center - Second Floor)

Recycle-Bowl Awards - 10:30 a.m.  (Recycling Center - Second Floor)

Recycled Art Contest Awards - 11 a.m.  (Recycling Center - Second Floor)

Mini Yoga Sessions - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and  3 p.m. (Garden Area)
Free 30 minute all levels yoga session – all ages welcome, no experience needed, mats provided

4H Petting Zoo - all day (Garden Area)

Landfill Hayrides - all day  
Take a ride to the highest point in Atlantic County -- on top of our landfill -- while learning how we manage waste.

Meet Supercan - all day  (Various Locations)
Meet and take photos with our favorite Mascot Supercan. 

Free Seedling & Seed Packet Giveaway - all day
Seedling type and seed packets to be determined.

Touch a Truck - all day
Get up close to one of ACUA's recycling trucks and learn how they work from one of our collection professionals. 

 

Free Workshops 

A variety of workshops will take place throughout the day in our amphitheater located off the large pond. 

Native Plants for Pollinators - 11 a.m.
Speaker: Raven Ahmed, Earth First Natives
Explore the relationship between native plants and the insects they support, threats to both pollinators and plants and how gardeners can help by planting natives on their properties.  

Backyard Chickens - 12 p.m.
Speaker: Jen Sawyer, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Learn basic care of laying hens, breed selection, feeding, housing and health requirements.

The Importance of Honey Bees and Pollination - 1 p.m.
Speaker: Gary Schempp, Busy Bees, NJ
Learn about the life cycle of honey bees: importance, identification, pollination, facts and fun. View an observation hive, learn about mankind's beneficial insect and enjoy a free tasting of pure, raw, wildflower honey!

Learn about Echinacea - 2 p.m.
Speaker: Susan Hess of Still Room at Pitch Pines 
Learn some interesting facts and misconceptions about this very popular and over-the-counter herbal remedy.

How to Make a Rain Barrel  -3 p.m.
Speaker: AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador
Stormwater in NJ causes flooding and pollutes our precious waterways. Minimize the amount of stormwater running off your property by installing a rain barrel. At this workshop, you'll learn how to conserve water and recycle the rain with a rain barrel. 


 

Music & Entertainment


The Turtlesinger - all day (Recycling Center) 
An interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live turtles.

Showtime USANJ - 10 a.m. 
Live dance performance

Robert Muenier - 11 a.m.
Live music with a message of peace, love and nature

Middle Earth Studios - 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Grassy Area near GEO Building)
"The Legend of the Unicorn", a beautiful lake is poisoned by a serpent and the people and animals who dwell around the lake must go on a difficult quest to make its waters pure once more. The tale features a king and his knights who carry swords and shields, a beautiful princesses, a group of wicked Trolls who also carry swords and shields, a host of forest animals and a serpent. Bring cameras because the most important people in the show - your children and friends - will want to re-live this experience.

Eyes of the Wild Animal Show - 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m(Recycling Center) 
“When Animals Attack” - Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming "lunch."  Learn how these creatures use some of their self defense tools.

Magic of Energy -  12 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Food Court Stage) 
An exciting, skillful, comical exploration of renewable energy resources: Solar, Hydroelectric, Biomass, Geothermal and Wind Power. What about our trash? Garbage can not only be recycled, it can be converted to energy! The show use a series of comedy magic & circus tricks to explode everyone’s understanding of plasma generators, composting and conservation!

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Raptors and Reptiles Show - 2 p.m(Recycling Center)
Learn about raptors and  reptiles and see live animals

Valerie Vaughn -  1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Food Court Stage)   
Also known as New Jersey's Troubadour, Valerie has a vast collection of original songs about the legends and lore of New Jersey. Her songs celebrate the spirit of people and places of the state. 


 

2018 Attending Vendors:

A. Walker Apiaries
Ad Energy
Air Plant Artistry
All Season Solar
Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
Angels in the Pines Goat Farm
Animal Rights Activists of NJ, Inc.
ARC AnGels
Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic County 4H Livestock and Poultry Club
Atlantic County Animal Shelter
Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Atlantic County Disaster Response Team
Atlantic County Division Of Public Health
Atlantic County Fitness
Atlantic County Historical Society
Atlantic County Hoarding Task Force
Atlantic County Intergenerational Services
Atlantic County Library System – Bookmobile
Atlantic County Master Composters
Atlantic County Master Gardeners
Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control
Atlantic County Parks
Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections
AtlantiCare Growing Green
Author
B&B Farms CSA
Bath Fitter
Beacon Cycling & Fitness
Beads on Cypress
Bear Resource & Education
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Boardwalk Toastmasters
Boy Scout Troop 254
Boy Scout Troop 26
Brigantine Green Team
Busy Bees NJ
Calls Him Art
Cape Atlantic Soil Conservation District
CASA for Children of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Cedar Creek High School - Earth Day Account
Center Eye Tie Dye
Clean Ocean Action
Comfort Now
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
Crayon Lady
Custom Creations by Bonnie Marie
Damsel in Defense
Defenders of Wildlife
Division of Child Protection & Permanency
Eastern Service Workers Association
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edye's Naturals
Egg Harbor Township PAL
EHT Elite Sports Organization
Ellen's Wire Etc.
Ent the Green, Wizard Scientist
Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
Face Painting by Donna
Farmington Volunteer Fire Company
Food and Water Watch
For the Butterflies Gardens
Go Green Galloway
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Green Planet Plants
Greenheads Swimming
Greyhound Friends of NJ
Grow Yoga
Hammonton Green Team
Healthflo LLC
Henna by Ash 
HOFNOD
Honeytree Natural Food Store
Hruska, Micheal
Inland Family Success Center
Insulation Heating & Cooling Group
International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School
Jalma Farms
Jeffries & Keates Funeral Home
Jersey Premier Landscape Management
Jewish Family Service
JillBaby Doula Services
John Drulle Memorial Lyme Fund
Just Organics
Karch Creations
Kibble Cupboard of South Jersey
Kteelynn Accessories
Leaf Filter North of New Jersey, Inc.
LiveRight Naturally
Man Kind & Her Kind
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Massaging Insoles by Dancing Feet, LLC
Mental Health Association in Atlantic County
Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
New Jersey American Water 
New Jersey Audubon Society
New Jersey Mycological Association
NJ Department of Agriculture Forest Pest Invaders
NJ Fish and Wildlife, Marine Fisheries Administration
NJ Invasive Species Strike Team
NJ Pine Ways
NJDEP - Clean Water NJ
Norwex
Olde Things New
Optimal Health Chiropractic
Patcong Creek Foundation
Patina Farms Market
Perfect Air Concepts
Perfectly Polished
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
PNC Bank
Rae's Bands
Renewal by Anderson
ReStore at the Shore
Ridgewood Gardens
Rutgers Environmental Stewards
Schoolhouse Enterprises
Scout Troop 389
Sea Turtle Recovery
Sew Cute Doll Clothing
Shooting Stars Vaulting Club
Showtime New Jersey
Skyehawk Farm
South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers
Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association (SCARA)
St. Francis Avian Rehab Center
Still Room at Pitch Pines
Sun Up Zero Down
The Wetlands Institute
Thrive by Le-vel
Tilton Fitness
Treasures of Travel
Triad Chiropractic
Trinity Solar
Tupperware
Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
Walkers Natural
Water Today
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Woodlands Woodworks
Woof Woof Meow Meow
Yoga Nine
Zotia Gemologic



Food Vendors:

3 Guys Rolling Pies
AC & C Hot Dogs
Akamas Inc.
Bare Knuckle Cafe
Boy Scout Troop 99
Brother Bear's BBQ
Cannoli World
Denny's Dogs
Empanada Guy
Empanada's by Lady G
Granny's Kettle Korn
Jay's Crab Shack
J-Dogs Catering and Amusements
Jersey Shore Donuts
JR Hot Dogs
Juli's Pink Ice Cream
Kona Ice Cape May
Loving Locavore
Magilla Gorilla Sweet Treats
Matty G Dogz, LLC
On The Go Cafe, LLC
Pirate Pete's Soda Pop, Co.
PJ Dog House
Rita's Water Ice Absecon
RSK Doughnuts
Shore Shake
Taffy Cakes
We Scream for Ice Cream
Wipeout Eats


Vendor Registration for our 2018 festival has closed. 

If you have any questions, please email kaiken@acua.com. Thank you!





Become a Volunteer

Our volunteer positions have filled for our 2018 festival. Thank you for your interest!


Become a Sponsor

This year’s 28th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Haneman Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township. Last year’s festival drew a record crowd of nearly 8,000 people of all ages who came to have fun and learn how they can make a positive change for the future of our environment.

The success of this event would not be possible without support from our business community which has shown tremendous enthusiasm for this festival. A financial contribution assists us in providing effective educational programs at no cost to those who attend. Thank you for your consideration in making this important community event possible.

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2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

ACE  

SJG


Gold Sponsors

Caesars

HomeDepot


Silver Sponsors

Acacia

JitneyLogo 

Siracusa

NJWEAsm

calvi

National Auto Fleet Group


Bronze Sponsors

AtlantiCare

Casa Payroll Services

Chavond-Barry Engineering

Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC

County Conservation LLC

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Galloway Township Education Association

Hazen & Sawyer

M.A. Goloff & Company

Russell Reid/Mr. John

ShopRite of Somers Point, and English Creek (Village Supermarket)

Wells Fargo Bank


Friends

Amy S. Green Environmental Consultants
Ancero
Bayview Bearing & Supply LLC
Billows Electric Supply
Carbon Industrial Services
Clean Energy
Dun-Rite Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
French & Parrello Associates
Gabel Associates, Inc.
H.A. DeHart & Son
Holman Frenia Allison
Industrial Furnace Company, Inc.
Jim Bruno & Sons Concrete, Inc.
Lawson Products
LGL Limited
Master Wire Mfg. Inc.
McAllister…The Service Company
Moretrench
PFM Asset Management
Polistina & Associates
Quad Construction Company
Reed-Joseph International Co.
SCS Engineers
T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
W.S. Goff Company, Inc.










 
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