UNION, NJ – The Township of Union will be hosting their first annual Earth Day Celebration, featuring a day-long series of events to entertain, educate and “keep Union clean”, on Saturday, April 22.

The event will feature:

·       A Waterway cleanup - Check-in beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by a "Touch-A-Truck tour. Waterway Clean-up begins at 10:00 a.m.  Supplies will be provided.  Bring your own rubber boots.

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·       A seedling giveaway (variety of shade tree seedlings) and planting demonstration, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

·       Tours of the Community Garden, 822 Liberty Ave, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

·       A screening of "The 11th Hour," a documentary film, made, handled and depicted by Leonardo Dicaprio, on the state of the earth. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people. The screening will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Ave.

There will be activities for all age groups and all activities are free of charge;  however, pre-registration for the Waterway Cleanup is required. Register today at UnionEarthDay.eventbrite.com.

For additional information, please contact Natalie Pineiro, Public Information Officer at 908-851-5096, or via email at publicinfo@uniontownship.com.