Earth Day 2011 - Challenge

by Pieter B. Ruiter published Apr 22, 2011 12:00 AM, last modified Mar 16, 2014 03:50 PM
Friday, April 22, 2011 is Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has been held to celebrate awareness and appreciation for our natural environment. Earth Day inspires and mobilizes individuals and organizations in over 175 countries worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and long-term ecological sustainability.
Earth Day 2011 - Challenge

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. - Native American Proverb

Environmental action begins by taking simple steps where we live. BoroGreen – Hillsborough’s grass-roots environmental community – is challenging all residents to make a difference this year and participate in A Billion Acts of Green® -- a campaign that invites pledges from individuals, organizations and corporations to live and act sustainably. Pledges can be submitted at the websites of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Earth Day Network.

Many communities in New Jersey will celebrate Earth Day. In fact, Montgomery Township is hosting their 6th Annual free Earth Day Fair on Sunday, April 12 from noon-4pm at the high school. You can celebrate Earth Day with your children by making poems and crafts or hike in some of our spectacular Somerset County parks. We can take pause, reflect and read some Earth Day quotes. To help the earth, you could plant a tree, start a vegetable garden, or pick up trash in your neighborhood. The possibilities are endless.

Share your Earth Day experiences! Email a short account or picture (or both) to BoroGreen, to be shared on the BoroGreen website. Discovering like-minded people strengthens our collective resolve to make our local environment an even better place to live.

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more. - Gaylord Nelson, US Senator, Founder of Earth Day (1970)

About BoroGreen

BoroGreen is a loosely knit community of residents, businesses, congregations and likeminded organizations who want to contribute to a more sustainable community in and around Hillsborough, NJ. To find out more about BoroGreen, please visit our website at

BoroGreen is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization and consists of a loosely knit community of residents, businesses, congregations and like-minded groups, all contributing to a more sustainable community in and around Hillsborough, NJ.