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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.  

Recycling Center Tours - all day (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. 

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 free tree seedlings, as well as free seed 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 - all day (Recycling Center)
See the artwork submitted by area students and artists for our second annual Recycled Art Contest. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m.


Free Workshops 

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


Music & Entertainment

Live music and entertainment will be happening throughout the day.


Awards Ceremonies

Award ceremonies will be held for the Recycle-Bowl and Recycled Art Contest participants and winners at the recycling center. Check back for details.

 

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority will celebrate its 27th Annual Earth Day Festival (rain or shine).  Last year’s festival drew a crowd of nearly 8,000 people who came to have fun and learn about making positive changes for the future of our environment!

**All applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.**

Food Vendors

We are looking for a variety of food items.  Sales of duplicate items in the food court will be limited to two, and in some cases one. Application Information:

  • Main menu items are limited to three choices (no combo meals).  Please consider choosing items other than hot dogs, chicken fingers/tenders and sausage/peppers.  Most requests for these items will not be approved.
  • Approvals will be determined based on the date/time the application is received and your menu items. 
  • A credit card will be required as payment, however it will not be charged until the application is approved.
  • You will be contacted after your application has been reviewed. 
  • Vendors are limited to one space until registration closes on April 7th.

 To show your commitment to sustainability, we encourage you to use products such as compostable and/or recyclable products.  Please do not use styrofoam or plastic bags.  
 
Please check back soon for registration link! 

All Other Vendors

Please note the following:

  • We are no longer accepting applications from solar companies. Solar vendor spaces (limited to four this year) have been filled.
  • Vendors selling similar products (soap, candles, etc.) will be limited to two.
  • Vendors promoting the exact same brand (Tupperware, Shaklee, etc.) will be limited to one.
In order to maintain the quality experience that our visitors have come to expect, all vendors must be homemade/handcrafted, eco-friendly, educational or wellness related. If your business or products do not clearly meet this criteria, please explain on the registration form how your display is compatible with Earth Day.
 

We offer the following tips to help you have a successful day:

  • Provide an interactive activity to make your exhibit fun and engaging;
  • Join the Earth Day event on ACUA’s Facebook page and share it to increase attendance; and
  • If you are selling any products, we encourage the use of a mobile credit card processing service

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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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