The 9th Annual Earth Day at the J in 2020 has been 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.
Current as of Mar 10, 2020.
The exhibitors and activities in 2020 are listed below.
|Anchor Health Chiropractic||Receive nerve assessment with NASA technology|
|NEW||Arts for Learning||Create an environmentally focused art activity with an artist!|
|Chabad Center for Jewish Life||TBA|
|Citizens Climate Lobby||Learn about the proposed federal Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act|
|CLEAResult||Learn about residential energy efficiency.|
|Congregation Beth-El Zedeck||Shred colorful paper, learn how to use it for packaging and take it home in a reusable tote!|
|Congregation Beth Shalom||Plant a seed and decorate bookmarks.|
|Congregation Shaarey Tefilla||TBA|
|Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America||TBA|
|Elders Climate Action||TBA|
|Enviro Safe Straw||Eco 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 Gifts||Home decor, toys, jewelry, etc.|
|NEW||Greening the Jewish Community Campus||TBA|
|Gutter Helmet of Central Indiana||Gutter Helmet, Helmet Heat, gutter protection, gutters, downspouts|
|Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis - Sustainability Stewards||Learn how to re-purpose items and how to create jewelry from orange peels!|
|Holliday Park Nature Center||Learn about Indiana's endangered species, meet and touch an eastern box turtle, and create a turtle craft!|
|Hooverwood Guild||Confetti seed packet giveaway!|
|Indiana Department of Environmental Management||Environmental Prize Wheel|
|Indiana Jewish Discovery Center||Learn about the Indiana Jewish Discovery Center!|
|NEW||Indianapolis Art Center||Make a 'Going Green' button!|
|Indianapolis Public Library||Bookmobile|
|JCC Youth Athletics||Participate in an obstacle course! Learn about the Youth Athletic Programs at the J.|
|Jewish Community Library||Paper bag kites|
|Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis||JFGI engagement table with PJ Library and Shalom Indy.|
|J-Serve||Tours of the new campus compost system|
|Keep Indianapolis Beautiful||Litter Toss! Use a litter grabber to toss pieces of trash into buckets.|
|LeafFilter||Gutter protection display|
|LivSpaLife||Organic skin care|
|Natural Awakenings Indy||Pick up a copy of the latest edition of Natural Awakenings Indy!|
|NEW||People for Urban Progress||Upcycled totes, wallets and travel accessories|
|Purdue Extension Marion City||Make 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!|
|NEW||Reconnecting to Our Waterways||See a watershed model and receive seed packets, invasive removal guides and coloring books!|
|Renewal by Andersen||Custom windows and patio doors|
|NEW||Salt Sea Float||Learn about this saltwater sensory deprivation tank coming soon to the J!|
|Solar United Neighbors of Indiana||See a solar-powered fountain display.|
|Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter||Take quizzes on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Participate in a pollinator plant activity!|
|Unique Home Solutions||See energy efficient products such as windows, doors, siding, bath, gutters and roofing!|
|Zips Dry Cleaning||Eco-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.