6 ways to get involved for Earth Day in South Jersey

This planet gives us so much, and it’s that time of year to give a little back. Check out the many ways you can celebrate Earth Day in South Jersey this year. 

Collingswood Green Festival

April 20 

Be totally prepared when Earth Day rolls around by stopping by the Collingswood Green Festival, where you’ll find resources for sustainable living like a plant sale, pollinator kits, electronic recycling collection, paper shredding, discounted rain barrels and composters, a bike share program and educational materials. The festival runs from 9 am to 2 pm at Haddon and Irvin Avenues. For more information, visit the website

Earth Fair

April 21

Burlington County hosts their annual Earth Fair, featuring everything you can possibly think you’ll need to live an eco-friendly life. Plant and seed swap, plastic flowerpot drop-off, artisans with recycled and up-cycled goods, small e-waste drop-off, master gardener demonstrations and more. Plus, check out live music, kids’ activities, educational pop-ups, food trucks and a beer garden. The free event runs from 11 am to 4 pm in Historic Smithville Park. For more information, visit the website.  

Spring Festival

April 21

Bring the whole family by for lots of Earth Day and colonial activities with a celebration hosted by the Gloucester County Certified Gardeners. Free activities will include farm animals, kids crafts and games, free tree seedlings, colonial demonstrations, a magic show and tours of the battlefield and Whitall Mansion. The free event runs from noon to 4 pm at Red Bank Battlefield. For more information, visit the website

Earth Day Pitman 2024

April 20

Grab some plants, learn some science, celebrate the Earth at Pitman’s free Earth Day event. Visitors can also try out crafts and enter giveaways at the event running from 10 am to noon in Hollywood Dell Park. And Rowan University will be hosting “Hands on Citizen Science.” 

Earth Day market

April 26 

Step up your eco-living at Historic Smithville’s Earth Day market. Stock up on some native plants for your garden, browse craft and food vendors and check out the Swap Stop – where you can bring items you’re no longer interested to swap with other visitors for something you do need. The free event runs from 4 to 7 pm on the Village Greene. For more information, visit the website

Get involved with your community garden

South Jersey has plenty of opportunities to make your life a little greener (and you don’t even have to wait until Earth Day). Check out your local community garden organization to learn how to grow your green thumb, help your community stay green or just meet other people interested in eco-living. Not sure where to start? Check out this list. 

April 2024
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