New Brunswick, N.J. (April 16, 2020) – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer an “Earth Day at Home” webinar series.

The webinars, on Mondays from April 20 to June 29, will focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment. And we can all make our homes more sustainable, from environmentally friendly lawn care, to composting to reducing plastic waste. More than ever, these actions start at home.

The 11 live, one-hour interactive sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. To join in, you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with speakers. Every week, Rutgers Cooperative Extension experts will cover small actions that together reduce negative impacts on the environment.

Participants must register and all sessions are free and provided via Webex.

Amy Rowe, an associate professor and county agent at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex and Passaic counties, is available to comment at [email protected] or 908-235-1168.


Broadcast interviews: Rutgers University has broadcast-quality TV and radio studios available for remote live or taped interviews with Rutgers experts. For more information, contact Neal Buccino at [email protected]

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