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Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series

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New in 2022:

This year we have Earth Day on demand! We're more sustainable then ever. Check out our recycled content below!

Our Earth Day, Every Day webinar series (lovingly called #E2D2) focuses on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. We can all do our part to take actions that make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally-friendly lawn care, to recycling, to conducting a home energy audit. Sessions are taught by experts from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and our partner organizations in the community.

Sessions are 1 hour and to join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Live sessions are provided via Zoom.

Earth Day On Demand!

These "recycled" videos below are provided via Playposit and will pause during play for a question to pop up. Click on the title to to sign up and access the video.

The Cost of Climate Change (Recorded April 25, 2022)

Climate change is causing more intense heat waves, more intense rainfall, and higher coastal flooding, causing economic harms around the world, including in New Jersey. Professor Bob Kopp was a lead author of the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. Professor Kopp discusses what we know about climate change’s economic costs and how we can manage the risks climate change is creating.

Starting a Native Plant Garden

New to native plant gardening? Not sure which native plants will thrive where you live? Angela Monaghan, Master Gardener Coordinator for Middlesex County, taught us how to start native plants from seed back in the fall, 2020. Angela had so much fun with us that she came back to help you plan your new native plant habitat. She covers garden site assessment, finding the best native plants for your area, and how to provide resources for pollinators and other beneficial creatures in your garden.

RU Ready for NJ's New Plastic Pollution Reduction Law?

Starting November 2021, NJ's new plastics law went into effect to help reduce the amount of single-use plastics and protect our natural environment.  Plastics from generation to disposal are creating a human health and environmental crisis. Right now, New Jerseyans use over 4 billion single-use plastic carryout bags annually.  Join Nandini Checko, Project Director with the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions, to learn about the nation’s strongest plastic pollution law and how you can get started right now!  Hint: Say YES to reusables! 

What's an Energy Audit and Do You Need One?

Many homes use more energy than they actually need. The solution is a home energy efficiency assessment (aka audit). An energy efficiency assessment does more than help you save energy—it increases your personal comfort, makes your home healthier/safer and increases the value of your home. Join Sandi Eisner, the Outreach Account Manager with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ to learn the what, how and why of a home energy efficiency assessment as well as how to save energy and money.

Food Systems and Climate Change

Hear from Xenia Morin, Associate Professor with the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) to learn how our food systems are connected to climate change. You'll learn how many of the top 100 climate solutions proposed by Project Drawdown are related to food systems, and how you can reduce your impact at home through food.

Webinar Archive

Solar panels.

Energy


Recently harvested leafy greens.

Food


A spotted lanternfly on a tree.

Insects & Pest Management


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Native Plants


Trees in a forest.

Nature Therapy


A bench made from recycled milk jugs.

Plastics


Sandy soil sample and sampling equipment.

Soil


Three adult volunteers collecting water quality data.

Volunteering


A painted rain barrel attached to a house.

Water


A bird's nest with eggs in a bush.

Wildlife


A lawn and a flowering garden.

Yard Care