This Week in NJ


from Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue Facebook

Vegan in NJ will begin to host monthly volunteer days at Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue in Wantage! Our first day, scheduled for Saturday 04/20, is booked to capacity, but please make sure you check the Facebook group, Instagram, and this blog to sign up for future dates.

Monday, April 15 (Don't forget to file your taxes!) there will be a clean-up group at Conant Park in Hillside. They will be collecting litter ranging from plastic bags to big plastic containers. Plastic bags will be provided. Please bring gloves and dress appropriately to weather. Recommended: water, boots, and long sleeves as we will be going near the river. The clean-up is kid friendly and parking is available.

The Climate Change, Coasts & Communities Symposium will be taking place over two days (Wednesday 04/17 and Thursday 04/18) at Monmouth University. The “new normal” of increased storm events, flooding, sea level rise, and coastal erosion from climate change presents daunting adaptation challenges for New Jersey in the years ahead. This symposium features leading experts in climate change adaptation law and science to discuss lessons learned from other states and countries to assist New Jersey in navigating these challenges. For more details and to register, please refer to the Facebook Event page.

Join the Rutgers Veg Society, Wednesday 04/17, for a powerful and thought-provoking lecture from world famous activist Ed Winters (aka Earthling Ed). Ed is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator based in London, England. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organisation determined to create a world where compassion towards all non-human animals is the norm. A Vegan dinner will be served. Admission is free, but please RSVP here.

NJVeg will be hosting a Volunteer Day at Goats of Anarchy on Saturday, 04/20. GOA is an award-winning, vegan sanctuary for special needs baby goats (along with other animal friends that we just have to help). GOA is a registered 501c3, and all tax deductible donations go towards vet fees, food, shelter and prosthesis for the baby goats. Volunteer time begins at 10:30am and ends at 12:30pm sharp on Saturday. The farm closes promptly at 1pm. Make sure you take all your belongings and get all your ‘selfies’ taken with the goats by that time. Limit of 10 people. We fully rely on the time you are willing to volunteer for GOA. There are lots of different tasks like cleaning and refilling water buckets, ‘mucking’ the goat pools and stalls, cleaning out the pigs, horses, donkey, pony stalls and the chicken coops. A little fun sprinkled will be in there when the goats try to play with you! From time to time there are other projects that you may be asked to accomplish as well. Our resident caretakers will assist with cleaning assignments upon your arrival and you will be asked to complete and sign a Waiver Agreement. This is a dirty job! Prepare to work hard! Please keep in mind that all volunteers are required to be 18 or older. GOA is also looking for long-term, weekly, midweek volunteers.

After you've worked up an appetite at GOA, join NJVeg for lunch at Grounded for Life Cafe in Clinton. All are welcome. Please RSVP by April 18 to or 609-557-7077.