To celebrate Earth Day, the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) are hosting its eighth annual Earth Day Event on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Facilities, located in Lafayette, NJ.  This year’s exciting event, which is specifically being called Earth Energy Day, is being organized around a central theme of promoting renewable energy and encouraging energy conservation.   In addition to providing opportunities to participate in different environmentally focused, hands-on interactive learning activities, the SCMUA Earth Energy Day will look to help participants become more aware of and interested in such topics as proper solid waste disposal, recycling, watershed management, composting, solar power, and individual energy conservation practices.  Helping residents of Sussex County become more pro-active and enthusiastic environmental stewards will be a primary focus of the day.  

As a way to promote environmental stewardship and spread valuable environmentally focused information and educational material, an interactive display and activity center will be set up on the lawn areas adjacent to the residents recycling center. The activity center will consist of numerous exhibitors and cooperative partners who will all be working with students from schools who have signed up to attend the event, as well as residents who are visiting the SCMUA on this given day.
Event Activities:
• Tour the Recyclarium with Sims Municipal Recycling, to discover new recycling tips
• Plant sunflower seeds in compost with Sunset Vista Community Garden & Learning Center
• Learn about hazards to the environment from the Sussex County HAZMAT Team  
• Interactive displays by Sussex County Clean Communities and Health Services
• Operation Quiet Comfort – Recycle those old jeans & pay tribute to our armed forces
• Understand what it takes to build a Landfill by Cornerstone Environmental Group
• Hand on lessons about watersheds facilitated by AmeriCorp Watershed Ambassadors
• Learn about new energy technologies at the Alternative Energy Corner, including Eastern Propane and East Coast Alternative Energy