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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.  

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)
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 - 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. 

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 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

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

Award ceremonies will be held for the Recycle-Bowl and Recycled Art Contest participants and winners.

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)

 

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

All food vendor spaces have been filled for our 2017 festival. If you would like to be considered for next year's festival, please send your contact information to Kristi Aiken.

All Other Vendors

Please note the following:

  • We are no longer accepting applications for solar companies, chiropractors, candles, soap or skin care products. 
  • 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.
  • Solar vendor spaces will be limited to four.
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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Download and Print Registration Form

Vendors Attending:

Air Plant Artistry
Angels in the Pines Goat Farm
Animal Protection League of NJ
Animal Rights Activists of NJ, Inc.
Arbonne
Ash's Henna Tattoos
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 Library System - Bookmobile
Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control
Atlantic County Parks
Atlantic County Surrogate
Bass Pro Shop
Beads on Cypress
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Brigantine Green Team
Busy Bees NJ
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
Clarks Gifts
Coalition for Peace & Justice
Comfort Now
Community Food Bank
Costco
Created by Tricia
Direct Energy Solar
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edye's Naturals
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
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Greater Hammonton Permaculture Club
Green Mojo Eco Consulting LLC
Green Party of Atlantic County
Greyhound Friends of NJ
HOFNOD
Insulation Heating & Cooling Group
Interstate Batteries
Jalma Farms
Jersey Green Solar
John D. Young Lions Blind Center
Just Organics
Kibble Cupboard of South Jersey
Lee, John
LuLaRoe
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Mopfrog of Atlantic City
New Day Family Success Center
New Jersey Department Of Agriculture Commission
New Jersey One Call
NJ Agricultural Society
NJ Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Office
NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Northern Suds
Olde Things New
Operation Jabez, Inc.
Optimal Health Chiropractic
Pacific Soul
Perfect Air Concepts
People & Puppies at Work for Sight (PPAWS)
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Pisano Enterprise
PNC Bank
Quiet Chaos Design
Rae's Bands
Renewal by Anderson
Ridgewood Gardens
Rutgers Environmental Stewards
Sandbar
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
SumaGreen
Sun Up Zero Down
Sungevity Inc.
Sustainable Jersey Atlantic Cape May Hub
The Great Full Garden
Thrive by Le-vel
Treasure Chest Creations
Triad Chiropractic
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.

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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.


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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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2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

ACE   SJG

Gold Sponsors

Caesars

Silver Sponsors

Acacia        JitneyLogo        Siracusa


Bronze Sponsors

AtlantiCare

Galloway Township Education Association

Home Depot

Nehmad Perillo & Davis, P.C. 


Friends

Ancero
Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Gabel Associates, Inc.
General Spring & Alignment Service Inc.
Interstate Batteries
LGL Limited
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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