Earth Day Celebration Grows Bigger This Year

Local Students at the 2012 Earth Day Celebration at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
Local Students at the 2012 Earth Day Celebration at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm
Feb. 21, 2013, Phillipsburg NJ — The 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm in Phillipsburg NJ grows one day longer this year. This year the dates are: Saturday and Sunday, April the 27th and 28th.

The farm is easy to find at 999 US 22, in Phillipsburg NJ, just 2.4 mile from I-78 exit 3. The celebration starts at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

The celebration focuses on eco-friendly events that include education and art projects, a Kids’ Zone, local foods, green vendors and products, and entertainment for everyone. There are a variety of displays and exhibits and endless opportunities for family fun. Mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, with this two-day celebration.

Hosting a program of activities the Earth Day Celebration features interactive, eco-friendly experiences, designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Throughout the two days there are educational booths constructed by local environmental non-profits and small business groups, performances by local and regional musicians, vermicomposting with Red Wiggler worms and gardening experiences, making wildflower Seed Balls and planting strawberry plant in repurposed containers. There are hay rides and farm animals. The very popular Drum Circle, where young and old find a common rhythm and drum together, is back. New this year is an ‘Act-out’ play written for Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, where children play the characters.

Earth Day organizer, Cynthia Curtis invites the Green Community to take part in this event. “We encourage anyone or any organization that works for the good of the Earth to publicize their accomplishments. Volunteers from youth groups, entertainers and anyone interested in promoting the environment is welcome to join the celebration. We are extending the activities for an extra day and need more participation from the community, than ever before,” she says.