ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

The Environmental Education initiative deals with spreading the message of Clearwater. First and foremost is our concern for the future of our planet. Education is mandatory to change people's attitude toward our past ecological mistakes and point the way toward sensible management of our natural resources. Our Traveling Environmental Festival 
(TEF) is our premier educational tool. TEF brings hands-on, experiential environmental learning 
stations to the classrooms and youth organizations at a fraction of the cost that you might imagine, 
thereby enabling NJFC to reach a broader audience all year round.  It is a self-contained, portable (stored in its own trailer) educational classroom that can be set up in an auditorium, classroom, or 
outdoor venue. 


The TEF is comprised of its Introduction, its five stations, and Closing. The stations presented as well as the timeframe of the engagement can be tailored to suit  the targeted topic, audience, and the available teaching resources. 


  • Food Web/Chain 
  • Plankton Station 
  • Life in the Water 
  • Watershed & Non-Point Source Pollution
  • Water Testing


Email:  info@njclearwater.org for curriculum & state requirements, references, pictures, and more. 

Current Actions and Initiatives include:

1.  Combat Climate Change:

--Enact Carbon Taxes as defined by Climate Change Lobby (CCL)
--Require Resilience in all future infrastructure implementations
--Rejoin the UN Accords and Take Back the Leadership Role

2. Legislate and Enforce Laws Against Single-Use and non-Biodegradeble Plastics
3. Environmental & Social Justice for Those Most In Need: Children, Elderly, and the Impoverished

4. RESTORE ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS:  Clean Water. Clean Air

5. Brownfields Renovation (e.g., Fort Monmouth including contamination of watersheds, land & air)

6. Fight Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)  in the NJ Region


MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

MUSIC AND CLEARWATER

The Clearwater Festival is New Jersey Friends of Clearwater's annual open-air music and arts festival celebrating the spirit of people working and singing together for the environment. The finest in folk, rock, blues, gospel, soul, and children’s music combines with environmental activism and education to celebrate our mission. This Festival continues our tradition of networking with like minded people and 
organizations, a source of inspiration and unique education with special events like our Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Sustainability Roundtables, and the fellowship of song started by Pete long ago.  


Learn more Festival Webpage


As an outgrowth and a popular continuation of our traditional Festival’s stages, some of our foremost singer-songwriters created a new NJFC tradition—the monthly Circle of Song. The COS shares the first Sunday of every month with the General Meeting. Starting at 2pm, up to 30 singers and musicians lead the group in a sing-a-long of new or traditional song of all genres. Each singer present takes a turn to lead a song of their own choosing. It is essentially an open mike session with everyone supporting the lead. Each month a master singer is chosen to set the tone and fun.  
Learn more  http://www.iheldt.net/home.htm
Like singers everywhere, we show up wherever there’s a tune to be sung. We hold fundraisers, liven-up other environmental groups gatherings, and of course, join Pete and his musical acolytes at our national organization at its Clearwater Revival and the Annual Gathering. 

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​​​​​​Music and Clearwater: The NJ Clearwater Festival features the finest in folk, rock, blues, gospel, soul, and children’s music which integrates with our environmental activism and education to celebrate our mission. This Festival continues our tradition of networking with like minded people and organizations, a source of inspiration and unique education with special events like our Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Sustainability Roundtables, and the fellowship of song started by Pete long ago.  Learn more on the Festival Webpage


As an outgrowth and a popular continuation of our traditional Festival’s stages, some of our foremost singer-songwriters created a new NJFC tradition—the monthly Circle of Song. The COS shares the first Sunday of every month with the General Meeting. Starting at 2pm, up to 30 singers and musicians lead the group in a sing-a-long of new or traditional song of all genres. Each singer present takes a turn to lead a song of their own choosing. It is essentially an open mike session with everyone supporting the lead. Each month a master singer is chosen to set the tone and fun.  
Learn more  
http://www.iheldt.net/home.htm


Like singers everywhere, we show up wherever there’s a tune to be sung. We hold fundraisers, liven-up other environmental groups gatherings, and of course, join Pete's family & his musical acolytes at our national organization at its Clearwater Revival and the Annual Gathering.

The Environmental Education initiative deals with spreading the message of Clearwater. First and foremost is our concern for the future of our planet. Education is mandatory to change people's attitude toward our past ecological mistakes and point the way toward sensible management of our natural resources.


Our premier educational tool. TEF brings hands-on, experiential environmental learning 
stations to the classrooms and youth organizations at a fraction of the cost that you might imagine, thereby enabling NJFC to reach a broader audience all year round.  It is a self-contained, portable (stored in its own trailer) educational classroom that can be set up in an auditorium, classroom, or outdoor venue. 


The TEF is comprised of its Introduction, its five stations, and Closing. The stations presented as well as the timeframe of the engagement can be tailored to suit  the targeted topic, audience, and the available teaching resources.  See the TEF menu for more information and a link to the eTEF game!


  • Food Web/Chain 

  • Plankton Station 

  • Life in the Water 

  • Watershed & Non-Point Source Pollution

  • Water Testing

Email:  info@njclearwater.org for curriculum & state requirements, references, pictures, and more. 


Coming Soon!

Our Distance Learning, Virtual Zoom Version of TEF!