Tips Tree Planting Presents: Join Us for a Green and Vibrant City!

Newark’s environment plays a crucial role in defining the quality of life for its residents. It can either contribute to health and prosperity or become a barrier to economic opportunity and wellbeing. At Tips Tree Planting, we believe in creating a shared vision of a healthy, green, and vibrant city. Join us and your fellow Newarkers in making this vision a reality!

Exciting Events for Nature Enthusiasts

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Explore the diverse range of events happening in Newark. From virtual races promoting Earth Day to tree planting events and workshops, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Keep an eye on this page as new events are regularly added!

2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile Run/Walk Challenge

Join the virtual race coordinated by The Virtual Run Challenge. We aim to gather at least 415 participants who commit to running at least 2 miles a day for the entire month of April, equivalent to circling the Equator. Donations are welcome to contribute to this meaningful cause. Learn more about this challenge.

One Tree Planted

Don’t miss the tree planting event at Luis Munoz Marin Middle School. Help us create a greener environment by participating in this free event. Registration is required to secure your spot.

Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 1

Hosted by the Greater Newark Conservancy, this workshop series focuses on teaching you the basics of fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. Join us at Hawthorne Avenue Farm for an informative session. The workshop is suitable for ages 12 and above. Best of all, it’s free! Click here to learn more.

2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K

Participate in this virtual race coordinated by Virtual Run Events. Choose between a 5K or 10K race, complete it at your own pace, and submit your time. We will ship your well-deserved medal right to your doorstep. Registration and payment are required to be a part of this fantastic event.

Earth Day 2019 Commemorative Tree Planting

Let’s gather at the Clinton Avenue Community Sound Stage to commemorate Earth Day 2019. This symbolic tree planting event fosters a sense of unity and responsibility towards our environment. Register to secure your spot in this meaningful gathering.

Growing Greater Newark’s Urban Food System

Join Dr. John C Jones in a conversation about food entrepreneurship in the greater Newark area. This discussion aims to shed light on the importance of building a robust urban food system. RSVP now to reserve your spot at NJIT’s Weston Hall Lecture Hall 1.

Let’s Talk Food

Newark Science and Sustainability, in collaboration with the Whole Cities Foundation, invites you to a discussion on healthy eating and the importance of making lifestyle changes. Join us at the 2nd Floor Eco-Wellness Garden of Peace and Tranquility for an engaging conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and grow.

Earth Day Annual 5K Run at Liberty State Park

Get your heart pumping at the Earth Day 5K Run/Walk. This race offers a flat, fast USATF-NJ Certified Route along the beautiful Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Liberty State Park. All pre-registrants will receive a race t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Click here to learn more.

Earth Day Celebration at Essex County Environmental Center

Celebrate nature with your loved ones at our annual outdoor Earth festival. Enjoy a day filled with crafts, games, and recreational activities like canoeing and hiking. This event is free for all. Join us and create everlasting memories with your family and friends.

Essex County Electric Auto Show

Curious about electric vehicles? Head over to Maplewood Town Pool Parking Lot and discover a variety of electric cars. Coordinated by Sustainable Essex Alliance and Maplewood Is Green, this event offers a chance to check out and test drive these environmentally friendly vehicles. It’s free, so don’t miss out!

Essex County’s Collection Day: Household Hazardous Waste

Have household hazardous waste that needs proper disposal? Visit Essex County Fleet Management (Public Works) at 99 W. Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove. Remember to bring proof of residency to avail of this service. Safely dispose of your hazardous waste and contribute to a cleaner environment. Click here to learn more.

Essex County’s Recycling Day: Computer and Electronics

Have old computers or electronics that need to be recycled? Visit Essex County Fleet Management (Public Works) at 99 W. Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove. Remember to bring proof of residency. Help reduce electronic waste and make an impact on the environment. Click here to learn more.

Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 2

Join the Greater Newark Conservancy at Hawthorne Avenue Farm for another workshop in the series. Learn more about fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. These workshops are suitable for ages 12 and above and are free to attend. Click here to learn more.

Electronic Waste Recycle Day

Recycle your old TVs, PCs, laptops, printers, and small household appliances at Weequahic Park – Meeker Avenue Entrance. Help reduce electronic waste and protect the environment. For more information, call 973-877-9772.

Clean Water Action’s 33rd Annual New Jersey Conference: Unity & Action NOW

Join us at this interactive and educational event focused on protecting water and creating resilient, sustainable, and healthy communities. Attendees include New Jersey residents, community leaders, scientists, policymakers, and students. Register now to be a part of this conference aimed at making a positive impact on our environment. Registration and payment are required.

Growing Farmers Workshop Series Workshop 3

Conclude the Growing Farmers Workshop Series at Hawthorne Avenue Farm. Expand your knowledge of fruit and vegetable production, maintenance, and harvest. These workshops are free to attend and open to ages 12 and above. Click here to learn more.

Additional Events

For information on Earth Day events in other parts of New Jersey, please visit NJ DEP’s Earth day calendar.

Join us in creating a healthy, green, and vibrant city. Get involved in these exciting events and make a positive impact on the environment. Be a part of the change!

Remember to visit Tips Tree Planting for more information and updates on upcoming events. Let’s grow together and create a greener future for Newark!

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