This Week in NJ

Monmouth University is organizing the NJHEPS (New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability) 2019 Annual Student Summit: "Student Solutions to Plastic Pollution". The event will start with motivational talks from representatives of Clean Water Action, Surfrider Foundation, and Clean Ocean Action on their efforts and successes in reducing plastic pollution. Tables of attendees will then take on the task to discuss and report on what changes can be implemented by students and administrators on college campuses to reduce plastic usage, putting alternatives in place and setting a positive example for surrounding communities and in support of the State of New Jersey's pending plastic bag ban. This event is free, but registration is required and can be done here.

Jewish Veg will be hosting a Vegan Passover Seder on Tuesday evening. Attendees will delight in a four-course vegan meal and learn about Passover's connection with veganism. In addition to enjoying great food and meeting wonderful people, you'll find out more about how you can get involved in our work in New York. You can register here.

A cooking demonstration of plant based recipes will be held at Dean's Cafe in Metuchen. Taking place on Wednesday, the 24th, join plant-based health and wellness expert Jessica Jarmer as she shows wonderful plant-based recipes that anyone can enjoy! Click here to register.

On Thursday 04/25, join PETA outside Pfizer, Inc's annual shareholders meeting. Demand that the company end their use of the forced swim test, in which terrified mice and other small animals are placed in inescapable beakers filled with water and forced to swim in order to keep from drowning. Posters and leaflets will be provided.

Celebrate spring with PennHerb in Philadelphia by joining an English Tea Party. Experience an afternoon of entirely plant-based treats in a spacious seating area, tucked away inside one of the oldest health stores in Philadelphia, founded in 1924. This event is a part of Chef Lenka Zivkovic's project, “A Taste Of Vegan Gastronomy Around The Globe” and is a collaboration between her Philly Veg Catering company and Alice Leung, owner of Soy Cafe. For this luncheon, Lenka and Alice will create a variety of delicious spring dishes and accompaniments whose essence originates from different regions of England, with Alice adding her creative desserts, assorted teas and smoothies. Special guest Francine Safir will join us to discuss the history of English Tea with music provided by Incidence Entertainment. Tickets can be purchased here. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Cooks Who Care, a group that specializes in taking care of the dedicated people working in the food & beverage industry by providing wellness benefit programming for restaurants called C.A.R.E. (Care About Restaurant Employees). As an added bonus, Penn Herb will offer a 10% off discount to their store for all who attend the event!