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Edison Celebrates Earth Day

Indra Nayee

Sunday, May 4, 2014 • 6:00am

EDISON, NJ - The 2014 Edison Earth Day Celebration was co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Clean Communities Program; Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC) and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT).  Several hundred residents from Edison and surrounding towns gathered in Papaianni Park. 

During the Earth Day celebration, several activities took place such as volunteer plantings, site cleaning and organic debris consolidation, as well as a variety of other green/sustainable activities; Test America environmental testing; Central Jersey Bicycle Association (CJBA) Bike Ride.

The Edison Clean Communities Program provided free, re-usable Edison Earth Day shopping bags and water bottles for event participants and the first 150 visitors.

The Arbor Day Foundation afforded free tree saplings for the public as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign to help replant communities damaged by Super storm Sandy.

The National Gardening Association has free vegetable and flower seed packets, as well as youth gardening information for the public as part of its Gardening with Kids program.

YMCA provided kid's inflatable castle for fun activities.

Middlesex County Animal Response Team (C.A.R.T.) provided guidance on animal issues.

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