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27th Annual Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 23, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Rain or Shine!
6700 Delilah Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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Crafters/Vendors

A wide variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, energy efficient lighting, vegetable and native plants, bird houses and feeders, baked goods, alpaca products, books, handmade glass items, local honey, health/nutritional products, rain barrels, repurposed/upcycled items and art, and fair trade products. See "Vendor" Tab if you are interested in becoming a vendor.

Interactive Activities and Exhibits

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.  

4H Petting Zoo - All Day (Garden Area)

Woodford Cedar Run - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2 - 2:30 p.m. (Recycling Center) 
See the Raptors and Reptiles Show. Observe each species' unique characteristics and learn about their habitats and adaptations for survival.

Eyes of the Wild - When Animals Attack - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. (Recycling Center) 
Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming "lunch."  Learn how these creatures use some of their self defense tools.

Middle Earth Studios - 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Grass Area)
Join Middle Earth Studios and be a part of the performance to find out why the pirates are trying to lure the Ladies of London to their tropical island in the New World. Bring cameras because the most important people in the show, your children and friends, will want to re-live this experience.

Mini Yoga Sessions - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Garden Area)
Join Grow Yoga in our garden area for a 30-minute mini yoga session (mats provided for up to 30 people).

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. 

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

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

Free Seedlings Giveaway - all day (Around the Pond)
ACUA will give away a mixed variety of red maple and beach plum tree seedlings, as well as zinnia and green bean packets.   

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

Litter Hunt - all day
Download the app SeeClickFix on your phone. Find the “litter” we've hidden at the festival marked with a red x. Snap a photo of the litter and upload to SeeClickFix (Leave “litter” in its place; don’t worry we’ll clean it up later!) Report at least 5 pieces and be entered to win a prize!

Recycled Art Contest Artwork Display - all day (Recycling Center)
See the artwork submitted by area students and artists for our third annual Recycled Art Contest. Awards will be announced from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Stockton University Plant Sale - all day (Greenhouse)
Click here to see what plant varieties will be for sale.



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.
Raven Ahmed, Earth First Natives
Pollinators need your help! Learn about some of the simple ways you can create food and habitat for butterflies, bees and other creatures who are actually some of our greatest allies.  Native plants benefit not only these important partners, but also provide beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping that can save you time, water and money.

Rain Barrel Workshop - 12 p.m.
Ashley Aversa, NJDEP AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador
Storm water in NJ causes flooding and pollutes our precious waterways. At this workshop, you'll learn how to conserve water and recycle the rain with rain barrels!

The Importance of Honey Bees and Pollination - 1 p.m.
Gary Schempp, Busy Bees NJ
Learn about the history, biology (life-cycle) and importance of honey bees and pollination, as well as the benefits of honey, pollen and other products of the hive. Colony collapse and what non-beekeepers can do to help will also be addressed. 

Homestead Herbalism - Uses for Common 'Weeds' - 2 p.m.
Susan Hess, Still Room at Pitch Pines
Learn some fun, edible and even therapeutic uses for common 'weeds' that grow right around us. Susan will bring common abundant native plants for identification, handouts to take home and samples to taste after the workshop!

Gardening for Butterflies - 3 p.m.
Mary Lenahan, Monarch Teacher Network
Butterflies are beautiful winged visitors to our gardens. Learn what native plants are food for both caterpillars and butterflies. Learn how to keep these colorful critters in your gardens from spring to fall!

 

Music & Entertainment

Live Music by Steve Kuzma - 10 to 11 a.m. (Food Court Stage)  

Magic of Energy -  11:30 a.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!

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. 


Award Ceremonies

Recycle Bowl Awards - 10:30 to 11 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Recycled Art Contest Awards - 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Drivers Room)



 

Vendors Attending:

Absecon Green Team
Air Plant Artistry
American Littoral Society
Angels in the Pines Goat Farm
Animal Protection League of NJ
Animal Rights Activists of NJ, Inc.
Ash's Henna Tattoos
Atlantic Audubon Society
Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Electric
Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Atlantic County Disaster Response Team
Atlantic County Historical Society
Atlantic County Intergenerational Services
Atlantic County Library System - Bookmobile
Atlantic County Master Gardeners
Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control
Atlantic County Parks
Atlantic County Public Health
Atlantic County Surrogate
AtlantiCare Growing Green
Bass Pro Shop
Beads on Cypress
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Brigantine Green Team
Busy Bees NJ
Caesars Entertainment
Calls Him Native American
Camden County Chickens
Candles for St. Christopher
Cape Atlantic Soil Conservation District
CASA for Children of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Celebrated Lady
Center Eye Tie Dye
Center for Family Services
Citizen's Climate Lobby of Atlantic County
Clarks Gifts
Coalition for Peace & Justice
Comfort Now
Community Food Bank
Costco
Created by Tricia
Direct Energy Solar
Division of Child Protection & Permanency
Eastern Service Workers Association
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edye's Naturals
EHT Elite Sports Organization
EMMA Seaside Jewelry
Ent the Green, Wizard Scientist
Face Painting by Donna
Farmington Volunteer Fire Company
FreeBird Organics LLC
Galloway Township Education Association
Garden State Academy Preschool of the Arts & Kindergarten
Girl Scout Troop 16282
Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
GMO Free NJ
Go Green Galloway
Goldberg, Jerry
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Greater Hammonton Permaculture Club
Green Bean Bags
Green Mojo Eco Consulting LLC
Green Party of Atlantic County
Greens and Grains
Greyhound Friends of NJ
Grow Yoga
HOFNOD
Home Depot
Insulation Heating & Cooling Group
Jacques Cousteau Coastal National Estuarine Research Reserve
Jalma Farms
Jamberry Nailss
Jersey Green Solar
Jersey Shore Children's Museum
John D. Young Lions Blind Center
Just Organics
Kibble Cupboard of South Jersey
Kinfolk Kreations
Lee, John
Magilla Gorilla Sweet Treats
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
McAllister...The Service Company
Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
Monarch Teachers Network
Mopfrog of Atlantic City
Natural Resource Education Foundation of NJ
New Day Family Success Center
New Jersey Department Of Agriculture
New Jersey Electric Auto Association
New Jersey Mycological Association
New Jersey One Call
NJ Agricultural Society
NJ Fish and Wildlife, Marine Fisheries Administration
NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Northern Suds
Olde Things New
Operation Jabez, Inc.
Optimal Health Chiropractic
Pacific Soul
People & Puppies at Work for Sight (PPAWS)
Perfect Air Concepts
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Pisano Enterprise
PNC Bank
Quiet Chaos Design
Rae's Bands
ReCreate
Renewal by Anderson
Ridgewood Gardens
Rutgers Environmental Stewards
Sandbar
Sea Turtle Recovery
Seawinds
South Jersey Animal Advocates
South Jersey Astronomy Club
South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers
South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Quilts of Valor
South Shore Stitchers
Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association (SCARA)
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers
Spruce Family Success Center
St. Francis Avian Rehab Center
Steve Kuzma Fine Arts
Stockton - Sustainability: Food and Agriculture
SumaGreen
Sun Up Zero Down
Sungevity Inc.
Sustainable Jersey Atlantic Cape May Hub
The Great Full Garden
Thrive by Le-vel
Tilton Fitness
Treasure Chest Creations
Triad Chiropractic
Tupperware
Unexpected Wildlife Refuge
Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
Walkers Natural
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Woof Woof Meow Meow
Young Living Essential Oils

Food Vendors: 

3 Guys Rolling Pies
AC & C Hot Dogs
Aloha Coffee & Ice Cream
Brother Bear's BBQ
Buttabeans Vegan Burrito's
Denny's Dogs
Double Eagle Saloon
Empanada Guy
Goji
Granny's Kettle Korn
Greens and Grains
I Got Crabs N Some
Jay's Crab Shack
J-Dogs Catering and Amusements
JR Hot Dogs
Juli's Pink Ice Cream
Kona Ice Cape May
Magilla Gorilla Sweet Treats
Mannino's Cannoli Express
On The Go Cafe, LLC
Paige's Italian Water Ice
Pirate Pete's Soda Pop, Co.
RSK Doughnuts
Taffy Cakes
The Running Chef
The Tot Cart
Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine
We Scream for Ice Cream


Become a Volunteer

We are seeking community groups, corporate groups, students and residents to assist in Earth Day activities and clean up.

Volunteers can choose to work at various activities including our kids activities, parking guests and more. Volunteers will receive an ACUA Earth Day t-shirt and certificate.

Sign Up


 

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Join us the morning of our Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23, 2017 for this colorful run! You'll run through bursts of colored cornstarch powder in this untimed event that emphasizes fun over competition. Perfect for all ages and levels! Participants must pre-register. Registration closes Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:   ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Rd, Egg Harbor Twp. 
TIME:       Check-in 7-8 AM, Run 8:30 AM                                        
COST:      
$20 per person  - Children 5 & Under Free. Registration includes t-shirt, sunglasses and color packet. All proceeds will benefit South Jersey Field of Dreams.

Registration has now closed for this year's run.       

 


Become a Sponsor

This year’s 27th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 23, 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 7,000 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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2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

ACE   SJG

Gold Sponsors

Caesars

Silver Sponsors

Acacia        JitneyLogo        Siracusa   NJWEAsm   NJ Water Environment Association


Bronze Sponsors

AtlantiCare

Chavond-Barry Engineering

Galloway Township Education Association

Home Depot

Nehmad Perillo & Davis, P.C. 

Russell Reid/Mr. John

ShopRite of Somers Point & English Creek (Village Supermarket)

Wells Fargo Bank


Friends

Ancero
Carbon Industrial Services
Casa Payroll Service
Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Gabel Associates, Inc.
General Spring & Alignment Service Inc.
Interstate Batteries
LGL Limited
Master Wire Mfg. Inc.
Quad Construction Company
T&M Associates
Amy S. Green Environmental Consultants
Holman Frenia Allison
National Vision Administrators
NW Financial Group
PFM Asset Management
T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Bayview Bearing & Supply LLC
Industrial Furnace Company, Inc.
Law Offices of Alan Savitz, Esq., LLC
Carbon Activated Corp.
Gayle Corporation
Lawson Products
Polistina & Associates
W.S. Goff Company, Inc.

 

 
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