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28th Annual Festival

Sunday, April 22, 2018
ACUA Environmental Park
6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or Shine

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Activities

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 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (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. 

Mini Yoga Sessions 
Free 30 minute all levels yoga session – all ages welcome, no experience needed, mats provided

Landfill Hayrides - all day  
Take a ride to the highest point in Atlantic County -- on top of our landfill -- while learning how we manage waste.

Meet Supercan - all day  (Various Locations)
Meet and take photos with our favorite Mascot Supercan. 

Free Seedling & Seed Packet Giveaway - all day
Seedling type and seed packets to be determined.

Touch a Truck - all day
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!

 

Free Workshops 

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

Native Plants for Pollinators 
Pollinators need your help! Learn about some of the simple ways you can create food and habitat for butterflies, bees and other creatures who are actually some of our greatest allies. Native plants benefit not only these important 'pollinators'but also provide beautiful, low maintenance landscaping that can you time, water and money.

Beekeeping
Speaker: Gary Schempp, Busy Bees, NJ
Learn about the life cycle of honeybees: importance, identification, pollination, facts and fun. View an observation hive, learn about mankind's beneficial insect and enjoy a free tasting of pure, raw, wildflower honey!

How to Make a Rain Barrel 
Speaker: AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador
Stormwater in NJ causes flooding and pollutes our precious waterways. Minimize the amount of stormwater running off your property by installing a rain barrel. At this workshop, you'll learn how to conserve water and recycle the rain with a rain barrel. 

Homestead Herbalism
Speaker: Susan Hess of Still Room at Pitch Pines
Learn edible and therapeutic uses for common "weeds" that grow right around us.

 

Music & Entertainment

The Turtlesinger - all day (Recycling Center) 
An interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live turtles.

Eyes of the Wild Animal Show 

Magic of Energy -  (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 -  (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. 


 

Become a Vendor!

Thank you for your interest in the Earth Day Festival!  We are now accepting applications for vendors.

Food Vendors 

All openings for food vendors have been filled. If you would like to be considered for next year's festival, please sign up for our mailing list.

Other Vendors 

All applications will be reviewed by the Earth Day Committee to ensure vendors and items are either: eco-friendly, homemade/handcrafted, educational, fair trade or wellness-related. If your items do not clearly meet the criteria, please explain on the application how your display is compatible with Earth Day.

Please note the following:
• Not every application will be approved. If your business/items do not meet the criteria, fees will be returned.
• The number of spaces for solar vendors will be limited to four businesses.  
• Vendors selling similar products (soap, candles, etc.) will be limited to two.
• Vendors promoting the same brand (Tupperware, Shaklee, etc.) will be limited to one.

Spaces for the following vendor types have been filled for 2018: chiropractors, solar vendors, bath and body products, Tupperware, gym and fitness facilities. 

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 2018 Earth Day event on ACUA’s Facebook page and share it with your friends/followers.
• We encourage the use of a mobile credit card processing service if you are selling any products.

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If you have any questions, please email kaiken@acua.com. Thank you!

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2018 Attending Vendors:

VENDORS ATTENDING:
Air Plant Artistry
All Season Solar
Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
Angels in the Pines Goat Farm
Animal Rights Activists of NJ, Inc.
ARC AnGels
Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic City Electric
Atlantic County 4H Livestock and Poultry Club
Atlantic County Animal Shelter
Atlantic County Division Of Public Health
Atlantic County Fitness
Atlantic County Intergenerational Services
Atlantic County Master Gardeners
Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control
Atlantic County Parks
AtlantiCare Growing Green
Beacon Cycling & Fitness
Beads on Cypress
Bear Resource & Education
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
Boy Scout Troop 26
Busy Bees NJ
Calls Him Art
Cape Atlantic Soil Conservation District
Cedar Creek High School 
Center Eye Tie Dye
Clean Ocean Action
Comfort Now
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
Crayon Lady
Division of Child Protection & Permanency
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Edye's Naturals
Egg Harbor Township PAL
Ellen's Wire Etc.
Ent the Green, Wizard Scientist
Go Green Galloway
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Greyhound Friends of NJ
Grow Yoga
H. A. DeHart & Son
Henna by Ash 
Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs
Inland Family Success Center
Insulation Heating & Cooling Group
International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School
Jeffries & Keates Funeral Home
Jewish Family Service
Karch Creations
Kteelynn Accessories
Leaf Filter North of New Jersey, Inc.
LiveRight Naturally
Loving Locavore
Man Kind & Her Kind
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
New Jersey Audubon Society
NJ Department of Agriculture Forest Pest Invaders
NJ Fish and Wildlife, Marine Fisheries Administration
NJ Invasive Species Strike Team
NJDEP - Clean Water NJ
Optimal Health Chiropractic
Perfect Air Concepts
Perfectly Polished
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Rae's Bands
Renewal by Anderson
ReStore at the Shore
Schoolhouse Enterprises
Sea Turtle Recovery
Shoprites of Somers Point and English Creek
Skyehawk Farm
South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers
South Jersey Gas
Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association (SCARA)
St. Francis Avian Rehab Center
Sun Up Zero Down
The Wetlands Institute
Thrive by Le-vel
Tilton Fitness
Treasures of Travel
Triad Chiropractic
Trinity Solar
Tupperware
Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
Walkers Natural
Yoga Nine


Food Vendors:

3 Guys Rolling Pies
AC & C Hot Dogs
Akamas Inc.
Bare Knuckle Cafe
Brother Bear's BBQ
Cannoli World
Denny's Dogs
Empanada Guy
Empanada's by Lady G
Granny's Kettle Korn
Jay's Crab Shack
J-Dogs Catering and Amusements
Jersey Shore Donuts
JR Hot Dogs
Juli's Pink Ice Cream
Kona Ice Cape May
Magilla Gorilla Sweet Treats
Matty G Dogz, LLC
Pirate Pete's Soda Pop, Co.
Rita's Water Ice Absecon
RSK Doughnuts
Shore Shake
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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Become a Sponsor

This year’s 28th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 22, 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 8,000 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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2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

ACE  

SJG


Silver Sponsors

JitneyLogo 

Siracusa

NJWEAsm


Bronze Sponsors

AtlantiCare

Casa Payroll Services

County Conservation LLC

ShopRite of Somers Point, and English Creek (Village Supermarket)


Friends

Carbon Industrial Services
Dun-Rite Sand & Gravel
French & Parrello Associates
Gabel Associates, Inc.
H.A. DeHart & Son
Holman Frenia Allison
Jim Bruno & Sons Concrete, Inc.
Master Wire Mfg. Inc.
Quad Construction Company
Clean Energy
Reed-Joseph International Co.
T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Bayview Bearing & Supply LLC
Amy S. Green Environmental Consultants
Industrial Furnace Company, Inc.
Polistina & Associates







 
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