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2021 Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, this panel discussion hosted by Jeremy Kranowitz, President & CEO of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, presents leading edge developments in green technologies by companies in Israel:

  • Atmospheric water generation (premium quality drinking water from air humidity)
  • Creating ideal microclimates for tree and crop root zones
  • Generating clean electricity from ocean and sea waves

  Earth Day Panel Discussion

The 9th Annual Earth Day at the J in 2020 was POSTPONED due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Co-sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Citizens Energy Group, the event features 45 organizations and 60 interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities to educate and inform attendees about many Earth Day topics.

A core Jewish value is tikkun olam, Hebrew for repairing the earth or making the world a better place. It is a natural fit for the JCC to celebrate this day as a signature event for the organization and the Indianapolis community.

More than 6,000 people of all backgrounds and faith are expected to attend, to participate and to have fun. The event is FREE. 



Green Car Show presented by Tom Wood Automotive  
The Green Car Show will feature the all-new Audi e-tron, the Nissan LEAF (electric), the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan, Jaguar I-PACE EV400 SE, Range Rover Sport HSE PHEV SUV, Volvo XC60 Hybrid, and the Volvo XC90. Owners of the vehicles will be on hand at the Owners’ Corner. Why go GREEN? Come find out! 

Beer, Wine and Cider Stations  
In addition to an assortment of Indy’s best food trucks and entertainment, those 21 and older will be able to enjoy the beer, wine and cider stations, including selections from Ash & Elm Cider!




Sign up to volunteer at Earth Day at the J! Help with setup, J Café food prep, raffle, clean-up and more.

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2020 Exhibitors

Current as of Mar 10, 2020.

The exhibitors and activities in 2020 are listed below. 

Anchor Health ChiropracticReceive nerve assessment with NASA technology
Adamah CommitteeTBA
NEWArts for LearningCreate an environmentally focused art activity with an artist!
Chabad Center for Jewish LifeTBA
Citizens Climate LobbyLearn about the proposed federal Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
CLEAResultLearn about residential energy efficiency.
Congregation Beth-El ZedeckShred colorful paper, learn how to use it for packaging and take it home in a reusable tote!
Congregation Beth ShalomPlant a seed and decorate bookmarks.
Congregation Shaarey TefillaTBA
Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaTBA
Elders Climate ActionTBA
Enviro Safe StrawEco items that reduce/replace single-use plastic
eScrap Inc.**Learn to Reuse and Recycle technology!
Recycle old cell phones!
Gen3Bio, Inc.Go fishing in a toy pond!
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana "It's Your Planet - Love It!"
Global GiftsHome decor, toys, jewelry, etc.
NEWGreening the Jewish Community CampusTBA
Gutter Helmet of Central IndianaGutter Helmet, Helmet Heat, gutter protection, gutters, downspouts
Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis - Sustainability StewardsLearn how to re-purpose items and how to create jewelry from orange peels!
Holliday Park Nature CenterLearn about Indiana's endangered species, meet and touch an eastern box turtle, and create a turtle craft!
Hooverwood GuildConfetti seed packet giveaway!
Indiana Department of Environmental ManagementEnvironmental Prize Wheel
Indiana Jewish Discovery CenterLearn about the Indiana Jewish Discovery Center!
NEWIndianapolis Art CenterMake a 'Going Green' button!
Indianapolis Public LibraryBookmobile
JCC MembershipTBA
JCC Youth AthleticsParticipate in an obstacle course! Learn about the Youth Athletic Programs at the J.
Jewish Community LibraryPaper bag kites
Jewish Federation of Greater IndianapolisJFGI engagement table with PJ Library and Shalom Indy.
J-ServeTours of the new campus compost system
Keep Indianapolis BeautifulLitter Toss! Use a litter grabber to toss pieces of trash into buckets.
NEWKheprw InstituteTBA
LeafFilterGutter protection display
LivSpaLifeOrganic skin care
Marian UniversityTBA
Market Wagon
Natural Awakenings IndyPick up a copy of the latest edition of Natural Awakenings Indy!
NEWPeople for Urban ProgressUpcycled totes, wallets and travel accessories
Purdue Extension Marion CityMake a Ladybug with egg cartons
Protecting Pollinators Game
Make a Mini-Greenhouse with 2-liter bottles
How to Make Compost at Home - it's easy!
NEWReconnecting to Our WaterwaysSee a watershed model and receive seed packets, invasive removal guides and coloring books!
Renewal by AndersenCustom windows and patio doors
NEWSalt Sea FloatLearn about this saltwater sensory deprivation tank coming soon to the J!
Solar United Neighbors of IndianaSee a solar-powered fountain display.
Sierra Club Hoosier ChapterTake quizzes on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Participate in a pollinator plant activity!
Unique Home SolutionsSee energy efficient products such as windows, doors, siding, bath, gutters and roofing!
Zips Dry CleaningEco-friendly same-day dry cleaning

**$10 charge for devices with cathode ray tube, e.g, old style TVs and computer monitors, $20 for any device with refrigeration. No Styrofoam accepted.