The 9th Annual Brick Township Green Fair, which is sponsored by the Township Environmental Commission, Green Team, Recreation Department and Tourism Development Commission, is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 2pm in the East Gym at Brick Township High School.

The environmental and sustainability showcase, which is free to attend, features vendors, exhibitors and student groups representing environmental and social responsibility, locally-sourced products and zero waste. This year’s theme is “Make One Change” according to Mayor John Ducey.

“I encourage everyone to mark their calendar for this fun and informative event,” said Mayor Ducey. “While the theme calls for individuals and households to make one change, attendees can expect to come away with many simple but important ways to be more eco-friendly and sustainable.”

This year’s event will feature four breakaway information sessions with detailed information on:
10:30am- The Barnegat Bay featuring the Barnegat Bay Partnership

11:15am- Home Energy Efficiency featuring NJNG and the NJ Clean Energy Program

12:00pm- Recycling featuring Brick Township Recycling Coordinator Trish Totaro and Atlantic Coast Recycling

12:45pm- Rain Barrel Workshop featuring the Brick Township MUA.

Among other highlights of this year’s event:

  • The Brick Township Shade Tree Commission will be distributing 825 tree seedlings, provided by the New Jersey Tree Recovery Program, the NJDEP and the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
  • An electronics waste (televisions, computers, cell phones, etc.) recycling drop-off will be provided by the Brick Recycling Company, Inc.
  • Student based environmental projects and initiatives from Brick Township schools and students
  • The Brick Township Police Department’s Project Medicine Drop, the mobile prescription drug collection program, to properly dispose of unused medications and keep them out of the waste stream and our environment
  • The Brick Township High School Marching Band will be holding a Rummage Sale in conjunction with the Green Fair, giving residents the opportunity to reuse and upcycle available items
  • All attendees will be entered to win door prizes including composters, garden planters, rain barrels and other valuable items
  • Shake Shack and Kona Ice Food Trucks

Email krella@bricktownship.net or call Keith Rella at (732) 262-1050 for more information.