The Next “Go Green with Hope”

Green Fair, Craft Show and Town-wide Yard Sale!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2024

A Special THANK YOU to each of the 115 individuals representing the State of NJ, Warren County Departments, several municipalities, Churches, Organizations, Businesses, Schools and Individuals, who came together on April 29, 2023 to create an event that sparked novel collaborations, inspired interest and initiative in environmentally-friendly pursuits, and was enjoyable for everyone.

We are Celebrating our 11th Year with new activities and past favorites!

Below are a few of our 2024 Partners

Hope Town-Wide Yard Sale!

Hope Township Residents who wish to have their own yard sale on Saturday, April 27 can opt to be part of Green Fair festivities and have their location listed and advertised

Download and fill out the Yard Sale Application and drop it off at the Hope Township Municipal Building, 407 Route 611 before April 17 to be included in the list and on a google map

YardSale Form for GF 2024.pdf

We will be using a google map to guide shoppers to each of the registered locations

Craft Show at the Community Center, 10-3pm

Enjoy walking Walnut and Cedar Streets by the Community Center and come in to meet our crafters and shop their products

All Craft Market Attendees will be entered into a free drawing

Find the specially painted rocks hidden around town!

Demonstration at 1pm!

Watch and learn as cards are transformed into gift boxes

A Few Crafter Samples Pictured Below

Raffle Prizes 

Congratulations to all of our 2023 winners: P.L., Hope; M.K., Hope; A.D., Bangor; #B.B., Hamilton; G.B. Knowlton; M.H., Blairstown; T.A. White; M.S., Columbia;

 Head out into nature and bring along all the supplies you need in this Mac Sports Inc. 300lb capacity, 37”L x 20”W x 31”H Easy Folding Wagon 

Enjoy the outdoors with this nifty Freestyle Rocker by GCI Outdoor, able to support up to 300 lbs and easy folding

"Welcome Home" Collectors Basket

This sturdy bird feeder is constructed in the USA from recycled plastic by Wild Bird Kingdom

This birdhouse was constructed from repurposed wood from wine crates. It is perfect for wrens or sparrows and features a clean-out panel.

Made and donated to the Hope Green Fair by Mike Petrozziello

$50 Gift Certificate to Mt. Airy   

$25 Gift Certificate to the Brand new INHOUSE Restaurant in Frelinghuysen

 $25 Gift Certificate to Dunkin Donuts  

FREE Tree Seedlings Program for NJ Residents from the NJ Forestry Service

We Applied for Tree Seedlings, and are awaiting their response.

Did You Pick Up Any Free Tree Seedlings at Past Green Fairs? 

If you are one of the recipients who have planted and watched your free seedlings begin to take root and flourish, could you please email a photo, telling us the township in which that tree resides? We need to send photos of successful plantings back to the Forestry Service so they may qualify the effectiveness of their free seedling distribution.

Photos can be sent to:   green.hopenj@gmail.com 

You can purchase trees directly from the NJ Forestry Service

Project Medicine Drop— Warren County Sheriff's Office 

Warren County Sheriff's Officer will be on Hand to...

Collect prescription medications at the Green Fair with their Drop Box to securely receive pills and capsules.

For more info, contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office 


Abilities of Northwest Jersey

Abilities will be bringing their truck and collecting Electronics Waste. Scroll down to "Electronics Recycling" below for more information

Agricultural Advisory Board, Hope

In furtherance of its efforts to preserve farmland throughout the Township, the Hope Ag Advisory Board interacts with the Hope Township Committee, the Hope Township Planning Board, the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) and the Warren County Department of Land Preservation.  To date, almost 1,500 acres of farmland has been preserved in Hope Township.

The Hope Ag Advisory Board is charged with promoting Hope Township's Farmland Preservation Program.  The Board conducts annual outreach regarding the benefits of preserving Hope's farmland through The Land Conservancy of New Jersey.

Bee to the Honey

Award-winning honey will be available for sale!

"Bee to the Honey" has been #1 in New Jersey for Dark Honey 4 years in a row, and their Creamed Honey has also garnered awards. 

Belvidere Lions Club

Meet the Belvidere Lions

Blairstown Ambulance Corps

For more information and to join:

Blairstown Enhancement Committee

Come and meet the great people in the Blairstown Enhancement and discover all the opportunities they are offering

Citizens for Sustainable Development

Check out our webpage: 

https://www.cfsd-savewarrencounty.org

Composting "BLACK GOLD" with the Allamuchy Township Green Team

"BLACK GOLD" for your Garden!

Click on "Composting 101" left to view a video made especially for you!

Compost Recipes single.pdf

View and download Sample Compost Recipes

Composter Sample  

Creative Team

The Hope Creative Team brings their Creative Assets inventory list & sign up, Moravian Christmas promotional materials & slideshow, Hope walking tour brochures, Hope Historic District resident information brochure. For more info click below

Electronics Recycling: Abiities of Northwest Jersey–Sustainabilities

Abilities of NW Jersey will collect electronics on site at the Green Fair.

Electronics Recycling:  PCFAWC—Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County

The Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County (PCFAWC) was created by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the early 1980’s to assume the responsibility of solid waste management within Warren County.

The PCFAWC owns and operates the District Landfill and is responsible for implementing the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan. In addition to solid waste management, the recycling center located at the landfill’s convenience center is essential to ensure responsible solid waste management within Warren County.

Checking the website and/or calling the office may be advisable before making a trip there.

500 Mt. Pisgah Ave., Oxford, NJ 07863

Phone: 908-453-2174

Electronics recyclables are accepted Mon/Wed/Fri from 8am-12pm (see flyer for details).

Father John's Animal House

"Our primary purpose is to find homes for otherwise homeless animals. While in our care they will benefit from love, companionship, shelter, food, socialization, and medical care until permanent, loving homes can be found."

Feel free to check out their wish list and bring donated items to the Green Fair when you visit! 

Father Johns Donation Wish List.pdf

Flag Drop-Off

The Green Team will be collecting worn US Flags during the Green Fair. All donations will be dropped off to be respectfully retired by the local American Legion

Genesis Farm 

For more information about Genesis Farm, click below

Genesis Farm will have a display at the Green Fair and they will also be hosting an open house at their location.

Hope Historic Preservation Commission

For more Information click below

Hope Historical Society

For more Information click below

A great way and place to find out what the Hope Historical Society is up to, 

Bring your questions on anything to do with the History of Hope and these volunteers will help find the answers.

Hope Voluteer Fire Department 38 Auxiliary

Clothing Drive at the Firehouse!!!

You can support this local volunteer fire department, clean out your warddrobe and recycle all at the same time!

The following items will be accepted: 

Hope Vouchers for Landfill Drop Off

Hope Residents Can Pick Up Landfill Vouchers at the Green Fair

Household Hazardous Waste Collection:  PCFAWC—Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County, Warren County Residents Only

Jersey Center Power & Light 

Speak Directly to JCP&L Staff Members

Jersey Tomato Chick

I rigorously select and test tomatoes based on a single criterion: flavor.

Popular and exotic, 100-year-old heirlooms and brand new introductions by the world’s best breeders — being simply “tasty” isn’t enough, to earn a spot on my grow list they have to wow me.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jerseytomatochick

Instagram

Keep Calm & Plant Tomatoes!

Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC

Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!

See science in a whole new way!

Kaleidoscope Enrichment LLC offers science, technology, engineering and makerspace programs for schools, clubs, homeschoolers, libraries and more. Our book, The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, or at local events.

Sandy Roberts, S.T.R.E.A.M. Educator, DIY Maker, Author of "The Big Book of Make Camp Projects"

Address: PO Box 562, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Phone: 908-362-1214  •  Email: sandy@enrichscience.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaleidoscopeenrichment/

Special Offer—FREE TUTORIAL!    

Make an Upcycled Hydroponics Planter: 

League of Women Voters of Warren and West Morris Counties

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

The League of Women Voters of Warren and West Morris Counties is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

Stop by to learn more about the upcoming NJ Primary, new legislative maps, register to vote, and learn how to get involved in your community.

Connect with us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LWVWWMC

Marty's Reliable Cycle

Green Mojo Consulting

Green Mojo offers sustainable composters and rain barrels and tiers.


Moravian Grange #187

For over 10 Years the Moravian Grange #187 has distributed Wildflower Seeds to Green Fair Attendees

Sneaker Collection!

The Moravian Grange is also collecting sneakers, used is fine, at the Hope Volunteer Fire House during the Green Fair 

New Jersey Highlands Coalition

Our Mission is to protect, enhance and promote the vital water and other natural & cultural resources of the New Jersey Highlands

For more information: https://njhighlandscoalition.org/

NJ Comfort Partners Program

“The New Jersey Comfort Partners Program is a free program that helps income-eligible customers reduce their utility bills through implementing cost effective measures which save energy and money while improving their home's safety and comfort at no cost to them.”

NJDEP "Drive Green New Jersey"

The Electric Vehicle team at DEP joined “Go Green with Hope” to chat about the benefits of EVs, provided our signature DriveGreen goodies, and answered all your EV questions!

Now is a great time to think about switching to an electric vehicle. With more than 100 models on the market from every major automaker, almost 2.5 million Americans are driving electric. There’s an EV for everyone:  SUVs, crossovers, sportscars, sedans, luxury cars, minivans… and electric pickup trucks are coming soon! You can get a fully electric car that runs on 100% electricity, or a plug-in hybrid that runs on electricity and switches over to gasoline when the battery is low.

Whether you care about performance, affordability, convenience, clean air or the climate, an electric car may be just what you’re looking for.  

Learn about all the incentives available for driving electric: https://nj.gov/dep/drivegreen/dg-electric-vehicles-affordability.html

Follow DEP’s Bureau of Mobile Sources on Instagram for EV updates and more: https://www.instagram.com/drivecleannj/

NJDEP "WaitClean: An Anti-Idling Campaign"

If you’re not ready to make the switch to an EV but still want to make a positive impact on your local air quality while driving a gasoline car…  then come say hi to our “WaitClean” staff! Our WaitClean table will be chock full of fun giveaways, educational materials, and enthusiastic DEP employees who are ready to chat about: 

Clean Driving

Whether you are a business owner who wants to prevent illegal idling on your property, a school who wants to discourage unhealthy pollution around your campus, or just a local citizen looking to create change- we have all the support and expertise you are looking for. 

For more information such as ordering promotional materials or signage, head over to dep.nj.gov/stopthesoot/idling/

Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drivecleannj/

Renaee Smith, Author 

Renaee Smith is an international award winning, accomplished author who has published several books. Her books deal with social and environmental issues in a way that children can understand. 

To learn more about Ms. Smith and her other books: https://www.renaeesmith.com/

The Great Compost Heap – it encourages children and adults to reduce, reuse and recycle by composting. It shows them how they can use composting to create a cleaner environment and therefore take care of the earth.

Freddie’s Good Deed – Freddie’s parents always told him about the value of helping others. One snowy day, his neighbor needs his help, so he follows his heart and saves the day.

Dorianne the Baker - Dorianne loved to help in the kitchen, especially when her mother was baking cookies. She never thought she would be able to make money from baking cookies at such a young age. One day she was asked to bake cookies for her class. Find out how Dorianne accomplished this task.

Freddie Goes to the Beach - Freddie's parents plan a day at the beach for Freddie and his cousins. The beach is one of Freddie's favorite places to go in the summer. See what adventures Freddie and his cousins have on their first beach day of the summer.

Freddie’s First Race - We meet Freddie, the lovable nine year old who tries out for the local track club for the first time and runs his first race. He learns that with hard work and determination you can realize your dreams. 

Who Turned the Lights Out? - A book that sheds light on the plight of the homeless and the near homeless. It is a non-threatening way to introduce children to this issue that is so prevalent in our society and what they can do to help.

Repunk Junk, "Trash to Treasure"

Chris will be at the Community Center to personally present her unique jewelry and objets d’art beautifully transformed from recycled objects 

On non-Green Fair days, you can find Repunk Junk at Hope Junction Antiques   

331 High Street, Hope, NJ 07844   |   201.316.3328

Don't see what you want? Contact Chris at 908 459 4841 for a one-of-a-kind creation of your own choosing

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County

Lynn Waclawski will be on hand with lots of information about upcoming events and useful resources.

Your experts from Sanico for all your trash and recycling Questions and Concerns 

Simple Quilts 

Come see samples of the Simple Quilts that are handmade and given away; you can bring and donate sheets, blankets and fabric for more quilts to be made; view handmade laundry bags and produce bags that will be available for sale.

For more info about Simple Quilts, click below

For information on Tupperware, call Ann Rogers at 908 475 5085

Solar, Green House Solar

"own your solar, own your sustainability"  

Affordable Residential Solar Installation and Service Serving Northern New Jersey

192 Main St. | Madison, NJ 07940 |  973-314-2044

For more information, click on the button below:

The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Mary, and Haven of Hope

The Clothing Drop Bin is located behind the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St, Mary on High Street in Hope, and is available to everyone.

For more information regarding the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary and Haven of Hope for Children, click on the button:

Swayze Farm

See products from the farm

How-To: T-Shirt to Tote Bag

How-To...

T-SHIRT to TOTE BAG

Step-by-step instructions to give your unwanted t-shirts a second life, helping to lessen the load going to landfills, and to replace single use plastic bags

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. (UACNJ)

Photo credit: Gregg Waldron (Pleiades star cluster)

Photo credit: Jeff Williams (star trails at Jenny Jump)

2019 UACNJ Brochure.pdf

Free astronomy programs in Hope

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. (UACNJ) operates the Jenny Jump Observatory and Education Center in Jenny Jump State Forest; For GPS, enter 333 State Park Road Great Meadows, NJ

Reserve free tickets for Saturday nights at UACNJ Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest. Each live program features a presentation and views from UACNJ telescopes (weather permitting). 

Join the UACNJ mailing list at http://uacnj.org/mailinglist.php to receive updates about events and other news from UACNJ.

Attend our programs from home!

Visit the YouTube channel for all our presentations. See www.uacnj.org for details. 

Check our website weekly for updates about future programs. 

Photo credit: : Bojidar Marinov (Milky Way from Jenny Jump)

Did you know that we are building another observatory?

One of our volunteers, Alan Midkiff, donated a 25" telescope to United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey in 2018 and after many months of preparation, including consultations with engineers and architects, soliciting bids for the construction, and hiring a contractor, we are  ready to break ground on a 16' x 16' observatory to house this JMI Newtonian reflecting telescope. 

Our previous fundraising for this project more than covered these preliminary steps, but more funds are needed to see this project through to completion. A generous donor has pledged to match the next $5000 raised for the Midkiff Observatory. If we meet this goal, UACNJ will be able to cover the rest of the project with funds on hand. 

You may send your donation to UACNJ at P.O. Box 150, Hope, NJ 07844 (make checks payable to UACNJ please) or donate using PayPal or a credit card at www.uacnj.org. We hope to begin construction next month, so please make your donation by April 30th to ensure that your dollars are doubled; the donor’s match ends May 1st.

All donations to UACNJ are tax deductible and all donors will receive a receipt for income tax purposes. Donors will be recognized on a plaque in the new observatory when it is complete.

Thank you for supporting UACNJ! If you have any questions about this project or United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, please write to info@uacnj.org.

Warren County Community College 

Dr. Anthony Perone

Area Chair Sciences Dean of Enrollment Mgt. (on right) 

Michael Brandolino 

Adjunct Biology Faculty Environmental Studies (on left) 

will be on hand to discuss life opportunities and provide educational materials and reusable bags

Check out all the offerings at
Warren County Community College

Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services 

Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Bldg.

165 Route 519 South

Belvidere, NJ  07823

Phone:  (908) 475-6591

Fax:  (908) 475-6588

Email: SeniorServices@co.warren.nj.us

For more information, visit the Website:

Website:  

Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services

Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services was represented by Michele Reid (Assistant Nutrition Coordinator) and Sharon Green (Nutrition Coordinator) who provided information on a variety of services and programs offered by the Division including; Medicare, Nutrition, Benefits and Entitlements, In-Home Care, and Volunteer Services. Reach out to the Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services for more information.  

Warren County Parks Foundation

The Warren County Parks Foundation engages the public to support the protection, improvement, and enjoyment of over 2,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces held by the County of Warren.

Find out more at the Green Fair or click on their logo to access their website

Warren County Public Information Department — Explore Warren

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership

The Warren County Board of County Commissioners invites you to Explore Warren County! Located in northwest New Jersey's Skylands region, Warren County offers lots of beautiful spots to explore for residents and those who plan to visit. 

Please check out the events calendar at www.ExploreWarren.org and subscribe to our free e-newsletter, Warren County Wanderings, to find out about fun and interesting happenings.

Warren County Department of Human Services

Let us connect you to services. Please don’t hesitate to contact our staff, who are here to serve you. Your comments or questions are always welcome.  Our main office number is (908) 475-6331, or email us at humanservices@co.warren.nj.us.

Visit us at 1 Shotwell Drive, Belvidere, NJ 07823

Warren County Department of Human Services Administration and Temporary Assistance & Social Services was represented by Laura Richter (Associate Director/Mental Health Administrator), Stephanie Nienstedt (County Alliance Coordinator) and Lauren Burd (Division Director, TASS) who provided information on a variety of services and programs offered by the Divisions including; Housing; Welfare, Medicaid and SNAP Benefits; Mental Health and Addiction Services, Transportation, and Youth Services.  We also encouraged participation and are currently recruiting members for our many advisory committees. Reach out to the Warren County Department of Human Services for more information.

Warren County Mosquito Control Commission

The easiest way to eliminate mosquitoes is to get rid of standing water around your home.  

Check your yards for anything that holds water.  Dump water from containers, such as buckets, kiddie pools, and plant saucers. Drain standing water from tarps and pool covers. Recycle tires and other containers properly. Bird baths and pet dishes should be scrubbed weekly to eliminate mosquito eggs.  

Defend yourself from mosquito bites by wearing repellents and securing window and door screens.   Check the Centers of Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html for information about EPA approved repellents.   For more information please contact the Warren County Mosquito Control Commission at www.warrencountymosquito.org or call 908-453-3585.

Washington Borough Green Team

Check out Washington Borough's Upcoming Green Activities on their Facebook Page

Don't Miss their "Sustainably Green Music & Arts Fest" on June 18, 10am to 5pm

Wise Owl Services

Help with Reading, Comprehension, Writing, and Spelling. Support of Handwriting, and Keyboarding is also available. Applicable for students aged 5-18 (K-12), our Systematic, Sequential, Explicit, and Multisensory Teaching leads to success for students who have previously struggled in academic situations.

For reading, comprehension, writing, and spelling, new students undergo a full assessment to determine how they learn, so a program can be tailored to best suit their needs.

We offer team tutoring where our tutors work with you and your child to make their remediation effective.

Lorna has created two webinars, with the final in the series on its way very soon, and provided for FREE. This series will help you as a teacher, tutor, or determined parent, to create a "Road Map for Remediation," for your struggling readers and writers.

Wise Owl Services encouraged everyone to make their  own recycled gift tag. Even the ribbon used is made out of spun newspaper!

We will ever be grateful to the amazing Ms. Kelly Corless for bringing a special spark of wonderfulness to our Event

Saving Wild Life—Preserving the Environment—Enriching Lives

Thank you for taking interest in the “Go Green With Hope” Green Fair 

We welcome your questions and suggestions regarding the Green Fair, 

email the Hope Environmental Commission and Green Team