New Jersey celebrates environmental protection with earth week activities across the state

In honor of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, a diverse array of family friendly Earth Week cleanups, fairs, beautification projects, hikes, tours, competitions and other activities are planned statewide later this month and in May, the Department of Environmental Protection announced.

“Earth Week is the perfect time to appreciate our environment and renew our focus on what we can do throughout the year to make it cleaner,” Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “From reducing the harmful impacts of climate change and sea-level rise to expanding electric vehicle infrastructure and protecting water quality, our commitment to a safe and healthy New Jersey has never been stronger.”

Many celebrations are scheduled Saturday, April 20, as part of the official kickoff weekend of Earth Week. The bulk of events will continue the following weekend while some communities will host ecology-themed events and green fairs well into May. Earth Day is Monday, April 22.

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