Events

Only two more days until Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest! The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so make plans to attend one, two, or all three events!


At the Berkeley Heights 5K on Sept. 15, not only did we collect 70 pairs of shoes weighing a total of 93.8 pounds from going into a landfill, but we also debuted our reusable bags that each come in a set of 3 . . . and had great success! Thanks to all who helped to support us in each of these efforts.

Missed our last shoe drive? Then come to our table at the Berkeley Heights 5K this Sunday, Sept. 15 at Memorial Park, between 8:30-10:30 a.m. (before and after the race). Drop off old sneakers, shoes, sandals and boots! Help us in our quest to reduce and reuse!

WHEN: SUNDAY - Sept. 15th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Memorial Park, corner of Park Ave. and Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: Your old shoes, sandals, sneakers, and boots

132 Pairs of Shoes Not Landfill-Bound

Ever wonder what 133 pairs of shoes look like? We found out as a result of our August 24 shoe drive. These sneakers, sandals, boots, and other footwear totaled 160.6 pounds. Instead of taking up space in a landfill, these shoes will find their way to those in need. Thanks to friends and neighbors who donated!

Thanks, Girl Scout Troop 40822 and everyone else who came out for our Locust Avenue clean up! It's a constant effort to keep this litter-magnet-of-a-street litter-free. We hope that by raising awareness for how un-cool it is to litter, people will put litter in its place, rather than throw it on the ground.

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Send off Your Old Sneakers, Sandals, and Shoes - Then Help Us Say Goodbye to Summer Litter on Locust Avenue!

Your closet does not need to be home to your old sneakers, worn sandals, or other old shoes any longer! Bring all of these things to our shoe drive. We'll be collecting these items on the corner of Locust Avenue and Russo Place, immediately before the litter clean-up.

As you've probably seen, the area on Locust Avenue between Timber Drive and Russo Place is a litter magnet - particularly during the summer! Help us to recycle the bottles, cans, and cardboard items while ridding the street and area near the sidewalk of other trash. Sustainable Berkeley Heights, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission, Val's Valiants, and the Downtown Beautification Committee invite you to help us clean up . . . and help members of Girl Scout Troop 40822 to earn their Silver Awards. Bags and reinforced gloves will be provided at no charge. Please bring your own filled water canister and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as poison ivy and other similar plants are now in bloom.

WHERE: Drop off shoes/ Meet up on Locust Avenue, at the corner of Russo Place and Locust Avenue, across the street from The Wharton School and the construction site of the new YMCA building.

WHEN: Saturday, August 24

TIME: Shoe Collection/Drive - 2 - 3 p.m.; Litter Clean-Up - 3 - 4 p.m.

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: For the shoe drive, bring your sneakers from last sports season, sandals you wore out this summer, and shoes that no longer fit. For the litter clean-up, just show up!

Well Done! Over 1,000 Cigarette Butts are No Longer on Springfield Avenue!


Come with Us to Clean Up Our Downtown . . . And Bring Your Old Shoes!

Help kick off summer by helping to clean up our downtown! Sustainable Berkeley Heights, Val's Valiants, the BHEC, and the Downtown Beautification Committee invite you to join us in a litter clean up. Bags and reinforced gloves will be provided at no charge. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, as the ground could be muddy and as most plants - incuding poison ivy, etc. - are now in bloom.

WHERE: Meet in the parking lot outside of Dunkin' Donuts.

WHEN: Sunday, June 30

TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: Just show up. Strollers, younger brothers and sisters, and dogs on leashes welcome! Val's Valiants will also be collecting old shoes!

Watchung Way Clean Up - Join Us!

WHEN: SUNDAY - APRIL 7TH

TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meet on Watchung Way, at the bottom of the Runnells long driveway

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: NONE. JUST YOU!

WHAT TO WEAR: JEANS, LONG SLEEVES, BOOTS OR OTHER STURDY FOOTWEAR.

This clean up is in conjunction with Val's Valiants, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission, and the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee-BHWalks. Gloves and bags will be provided.

Let's Clean Up Snyder Avenue

WHEN: SUNDAY - MARCH 24TH

TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meet in parking lot at Snyder Avenue Park

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: NONE. JUST YOU!


This clean up is in conjunction with Downtown Beautificaiton Committee-BHWalks, Environmental Commission and Val's Valiants.


March 17th - A Successful day! We did a lot of work today. Fabulous turnout for our FIRST Sustainable BH Event. Thank you to the members fo the Environmental Commission and the Town Council for participating in the event. Big shout out to Betty Ann Kelly from Union County for bringing the truck with equipment, bags and gloves! Here are some pictures:

ADOPT-A-PARK LITTER CLEAN UP

PASSAIC RIVER PARK

What color do you associate with St. Patrick's Day? Green of course! The Berkeley Heights Innovation and Sustainability Alliance invites you to celebrate being "green" on March 17 this year by participating in an Adopt-A-Park litter cleanup of the parkland that's part of the Berkeley Heights section of Union County Passaic River Park, Berkeley Heights. The clean up will occur just beyond the end of Summit Avenue, beginning at the area behind the Berkeley Heights Sewage Authority. In addition to picking up litter, we will also pick up and move fallen sticks to create wildlife brush piles. Just bring yourself . . . and perhaps some family members (kids included) and friends! Bags and reinforced gloves will be provided at no charge. Come on out and lend a hand to help keep Berkeley Heights green!

WHEN: SUNDAY - MARCH 17TH

TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Meet in parking lot at the end of Summit Avenue, in the area behind the BH Sewage Authority.

COST: FREE!

ITEMS TO BRING: NONE. JUST YOU!

Sponsored by Union County in conjuction with Sustainable Berkeley Heights aka Berkeley Heights Innovation and Sustainability Alliance