Friday, April 19, 2024

You’re Invited to Join Earth Day Celebrations from April 16-23

PRESS RELEASE: NEEC, April 2022 – It’s planned as a week of events on the theme of restoring our planet.

About this event
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) (, based in Montclair, New Jersey, invites you to join its 2022 Earth Day Celebration from April 16th -23rd, for a week of events on the theme of restoring our planet. This year’s celebration will be a combination of virtual events and small gatherings due to the ongoing COVID crisis.

Participants can join from anywhere in New Jersey, the country – or the world! You can meet virtually with regional community leaders and groups that will be sharing their environmental projects, such as local food and community gardens, eco-friendly gardening, sustainable communities, alternative transportation, renewable energy, clean air and water, and climate change activism.

Join the NEEC to Celebrate!

We will kick off the celebration virtually via Zoom at 10AM on April 16th and will continue marking the occasion with events until April 23rd.

Share Your Project!

We invite you to submit to the NEEC a short (1-5 minutes) videoclip highlighting an environmental project you are working on, either at home or at the community level.

Projects might relate to wildlife habitat, local food production, energy conservation, renewable energy, pollinator gardens, conserving water, protecting waterways, reducing waste, environmental justice, environmental activism, sustainable transportation, etc. – any action aimed at preserving and restoring the environment.

Although the NEEC is based in New Jersey, we are accepting projects from anywhere in the world. The NEEC will select clips to be shared online between April 16 and April 23. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work you are doing!

The deadline for video submissions is April 12. Please send your submission as an email attachment to

List of events:

Saturday April 13th (10am – 11:30am) Kick off Events, at Crane Park, Montclair, NJ 07042. Environmental Proclamation, planting of native plants and virtual interviews featuring community environmental projects.

Monday April 18th (10am – noon) The Importance of Community Gardens (Part 1) 10am at 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Community Garden at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church). The event ends at noon.

Wednesday April 20th (10am – noon), The Importance of Community Gardens (Part 2) 10am at 94 Pine Street Community Garden. Montclair, NJ 07042.

Friday April 22nd, Earth Day Proclamation (Time and details TBD)

Saturday 23rd at 10:00am, Montclair Parks Cleanups. (Details will be provided).

Join the NEEC for an Earth Day Celebration!

Slabtown Creek Trail photo
“Trail @ Slabtown Creek Park” Photo Credit: D. L. Dunn, May, 2021