Mercer County is kicking off its annual lineup of events to promote environmental sustainability. The festivities that are put together during the week of April 23- 30 are for the residents to become more environmentally friendly.

The week is called Greening Together week and there are a lot of in-person events that are scheduled to take place in Princeton, NJ where residents from all over the county can come out and give back to the environment.

Starting the week off on the 23rd, there’s a tree sapling giveaway. It’s being held by the Princeton Shade Tree Commission between 12 pm - 6 pm and is taking place at Hinds Plaza, next to the Princeton Public Library.

On April 24 from 9 am - to 11 am, you can go out to the park on Bunn Drive and help do a clean-up of litter, trash, and debris, which is hosted by the Sustainable Princeton and The Watershed Institute.

There’s also a list of virtual events taking place all week long that will be hosted by the Lawrence Green Team. Another virtual event is being presented by the staff from The Watershed Institute to educate everyone on stormwater runoff and flooding.

Aside from all of the virtual events, the week-long sustainability program will wrap up with an in-person event at Lawrence High School on April 30 from 10 am - 2 pm.

There are a lot of different activities to check out like a bike rodeo, which shows kids how to ride their bikes safely on the rodeo trail. Kids will also receive a new bike helmet for attending, according to

Personally, having events like this that can benefit the environment is not only helpful to the planet but is helpful to the community as well. It can teach that no matter how small you think your action may be, it can still help the earth in more ways than you think.

I just really think this is an awesome way to get involved and get educated on environmental sustainability in a fun way for all ages.

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