Green Day Challenge

 

EarthShare NJ
Green Day Challenge
April 3rd & 24th, 2020
Due to COVID-19, rescheduled to:
September 18th
 

Check back often! An updated list of events for the rescheduled date to come!

 

Are you up for the challenge?

EarthShare New Jersey (ESNJ) is hosting the 5th annual Green Day Challenge to get businesses involved with our environment. This challenge invites employers large and small from across the state to partner with an ESNJ member or friend for an environmental project (projects are available in most counties).  Once the project is complete, the team and site will be evaluated for overall scope and impact by panelists. The results will be tabulated and awards will be presented for Best Overall Challenge, Team Work, Spirit and more at EarthShare NJ’s Earth Care Day on October 4th at Cheesequake State Park! 

Following is a list of project venues to choose from.  Simply select your venue and submit the reservation form with your commitment.  Sites are not reserved until payment is received.

Each 3 – 4 hour volunteer event at a site you select includes water, supplies and guidance.  The participation fee also includes a donation.  Lunch can be added for an additional cost.  

1 – 5 Employees              $  600
6 – 15 Employees           $  850
16 – 25 Employees          $1,100
26 – 40 Employees          $2,100
41 + Employees          negotiable

Get 2020 Green Day Challenge Reservation Form HERE

Contact programmanager@earthsharenj.org
or call (609)989-1160 to register your team!

Registration Due Date: September 1, 2020 

 

2020 Challenge Sites

The following projects have been developed specifically for the Green Day Challenge.  All sites are hosted by a registered 501(c)3 organization that is affiliated with EarthShare NJ as a member or friend. 

 

Check back often! Even more events for the rescheduled date to be added!

Bergen County                  Oakland                      5-15 vols

Volunteers will help clean up beautiful Ramapo Mountain State Forest overlooking the NYC skyline and Ramapo Lake.

Forest Restoration – Save the chestnut oak forest plant community trees from being strangled by invasive vines by cutting them with loopers to free the tree canopy. Activity level is moderate.

Meadow Restoration – Remove invasive grasses and vines that are threatening rare and endangered plants in the wildflower meadow.

Cumberland County           Bridgeton                5-15 vols

Volunteers will enjoy working in the organic community garden! The garden provides the mostly low income population of Bridgeton with access to healthy organic produce.

Essex County                        Newark                    26+ vols

Set in the nation’s first county park, volunteers support a variety of tasks that include removal of invasive species, planting, pruning, watering, mulching and tending to the soil.

Hudson County                   Secaucus                  26+ vols
RESERVED  – AM

Join us for a cleanup of the river bank and surrounding area! Volunteers will comb the banks of the Hackensack River, picking up trash and debris.

Mercer County                   Trenton                     5-15 vols

Volunteers will be weeding, mulching, and preparing the brand new community garden for spring. This garden will provide exciting new programs such as, teaching children with an engaging outdoor educational experience on growing fruits, veggies, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Mercer County                   Trenton                     5-20 vols
RESERVED

Work with the Urban Agriculture staff on community or school garden improvement or development. This may involve moving wood chips, weeding, and planting. The garden helps foster a healthy and sustainable community.

Sussex County                    Landing                    5-15 vols
RESERVED  – AM

Volunteers will assist with weeding, shoveling, mulching and planting.

 

 

Since the introduction of this program in 2016, 25 teams have participated in the challenge.  375 volunteers have spent 1,504 hours cleaning beaches, blazing trails, hanging deer fencing, planting, mulching, removing waste, and more.  The challenge continues to grow every year!

The 2020 Green Day Challenge will take place on September 18, 2020Registration closes September 1, 2020.  Get your  2020 Green Day Challenge Reservation Form HERE!  If you want to participate with your team, contact businessmanager@earthsharenj.org to learn more and register!