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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall

How do you plan on spending earth day? 

Stay informed of all the latest updates regarding Earth week in Newark. From important announcements to information about upcoming events, this is where you’ll find the most relevant earth friendly events.

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Take part in a Game of Extremes Training session with Newark's Office of Sustainability on Saturday, Apr. 23, from 7PM – 10PM at @Weequahic Park - 92 Thomas Carmichael Drive, Feldman Middleton Jr. Community Center. RSVP is required. (click on photo for event information)


Game of Extremes is a tabletop exercise that brings community leaders together to plan for flooding and extreme heat.  

Slam Junk The Junk

Join others who live and work in Newark on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022, from 9:00am –1:00pm, in a cleanup of the City.


  • Enjoy a wholesome activity with people who care!

  • Feel good about making Newark cleaner!


Clean-up locations:  gateways and neighborhoods, or you may choose your own spot to clean

Sign-up and registration from  8 - 9AM @ City of Newark/DPW

62  Frelinghuysen Avenue, Newark NJ 

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The South Ward Environmental Alliance invites you to join in on a Truck Counting and Air Quality Monitoring Project to collect data and to engage and empower residents on air pollution in our community. This type of data is key in showing disparities across and even within communities when it comes to heavily trafficked roads that are located near where people live, work, and play. (Click photo for more information)

Ironbound  Community  Corporation (ICC) invites you to join them in monitoring the air and counting the trucks that commute through the East Ward. ICC will be gathering data to see how much impact these trucks have in their community.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Register here

Dates: April 20th and April 21st

Times: 8am, 12pm, 4pm

Location: Down Bottom Farms  71-395 Ferry St., Newark, NJ (entrance on St. Charles St.).

For more info contact Chloe Desir at


STEAM URBAN’s goal with The Power of Self-Sustaining Communities & Green Spaces is to create a Cultural Green Print, in other words, create impactful avenues for community sustainability and resilience by activating urban parks, gardens and farms with arts and culture.


We will do so by collaborating with our strong network of community organizations, community gardens and farms, schools, parks and the growers, educators, creatives, healers, advocates and neighborhood leaders that operate those spaces. (click on photo for more information) 

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Oil, gas, coal companies and the banks that finance them are profiting from polluting our air and water, desecrating our land, and intentionally blocking the political will to act before it’s too late.


Banks and financial institutions like Chase and Wells Fargo have a chance to change their ways, to stop pouring fuel on the fire and to invest instead in a liveable green future.

Newark Join us in solidarity as we call on Chase and Wells Fargo to move their money out of fossil fuels and into the good, green jobs our communities need.Invest in clean energy and green jobs here in Newark and Essex County!

Reusable Bag Drive at Hawthorne Ave Farm

Join us to raise awareness about the upcoming carryout bag law. Starting May 4, customers in NJ will need to bring their own bags when getting groceries. We are collecting extra reusable bags (clean and in good condition) to give away to residents or food pantries to prepare for May.

In addition, Hawthorne Ave Farm will be hosting a variety of activities such as learning about energy efficiency for your home, building raised garden beds, and enjoying a hayride, music, food, and fun for all ages. 

Date: April 23, 2022

Time: 12 PM - 4 PM 

Location: Hawthorne Ave Farm

446 Hawthorne Ave, Newark NJ

12:00 PM - 4:00 pm

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See You Every Thursday in April! Spread the Word!


Don't miss this round of Healthy Homes Workshops focusing on the impacts of Smoke. We all know it's an issue - Join Clinton Hill Community Action as we share resources and tips on things you can do to make your home healthy for you and your children. REGISTER TODAY for CASH door prizes, special giveaways and our "taking action" mini-grants for healthy homes! (Click photo for more information)

It's all about the Earth no Rubble!!!!! Join Clinton Hill Community Action for our Earth Week Activities with our amazing Partners. Happening All week long all over Clinton Hill, April 18 - April 23rd.  (click photo for more information)


Outdoors On Purpose is supporting the North Jersey Chapter of Black Girl Social Club's Prom Pop-Up Drive. 

On Saturday, April 23th youth will have the opportunity to visit a Bloomfield location to pick a dress of their choice. If you know of a young person who can benefit please share with them. (Click on photo for more information.)

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Join Outdoors On Purpose for its launch coupled with an overnight experience filled with laughter, healing and celebration under the stars! (Click on photo for more information.)

Hug-A-Tree Challenge on Earth Day

Outdoors On Purpose supports the efforts of Semperviens Fund. Join us on Earth Day to help establish a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most photos of people hugging trees uploaded to Instagram in one hour. Together we can celebrate Earth Day, trees, and nature while raising awareness for the urgent need to protect trees for a healthy planet in the face of intensifying climate change. (Click on photo for more information)

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RAIN DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Clean up sign up -  Here


Our Earth Day Clean Up is sponsored by City of Newark, Keep America Beautiful Newark, MARS Inc., Whole Foods, Passaic Valley Sewage Commission and Shoprite; and in partnership with Integrity House, Link School, Great Oaks Charter School, Lincoln Park Music Speaks, and Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls.

Department of Environmental Protection’s 52 52nd Anniversary and Earth Day Celebration.

NJEJA will exhibit at NJ DEP’s 52nd Anniversary and Earth Day Celebration at Liberty State Park, rain or shine. We invite you to take part in this celebration and get to know other NJ community advocates.

Register here.

Date: Sat, April 23, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Location: Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305


A Virtual Earth Day Celebration hosted by Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) to spotlight the accomplishments of Environmental Commissions.

The event will also feature a guided group meditation by friends at EarthSpirit!

It is a virtual expo with booths where you can showcase your EC or Green Team’s work and inspire others to take action. (Click on photo for more information)

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