Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission
Where Community Involvement and Environmentalism Intersect
The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission is a New Jersey 501C3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to local environmental education and conservation.
Projects initiated by Friends EBEC have been recognized for excellence by the New Jersey Audubon Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, United States Environmental Protection Agency, New Jersey Association of Landscape Architects, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, the East Brunswick Department of Parks and Recreation, and Mayor and Township Council. Our projects have also received extensive coverage in local, state, national and even international media
Our organization has an all-volunteer board of local residents whose diverse backgrounds and interests inspire educational and productive environmental projects in our community that everyone can participate in. Friends' events and membership are free and open to all, and volunteers are always welcome.
FriendsEBEC partners with community and government organizations such as the East Brunswick Public Library and Sustainability Task Force to raise awareness about environmental issues and provide informative programs on topics of interest to township residents.
Connect With Us:
OPTION GREEN: Home
7 pm, March 20 (Hybrid)
Join Walter S. Martillo Jr., field specialist with PSE&G, at the East Brunswick Public Library for an informative program on home energy conservation. Topics will include home energy assessments, rebates & discounts, and the residential EV charging program. This program will also be offered via Zoom. Handouts & giveaways will be available in person.
CROSSING SEASON IS
HERE! OBEY SAFETY
Warm-ish, rainy nights in mid- to late winter provide the best conditions for East Brunswick's salamanders to head for the vernal pools across Beekman Road.
Sign up for our email list to receive alerts when the road will be closed for the migration.
Read about the program and important safety guidelines.
APRIL 20, 9am-2pm
Start your spring cleaning in time for Spring Freecycling Day at the Community Arts Center.
Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic and sort items. Meet your neighbors and help keep our landfills free of unnecessary debris.
Drop off your usable castoffs until 1 pm and hunt for finds you can use unil 2 pm.
Plots at the East Brunswick Community Garden are available to all East Brunswick residents.
National Moth Week (NMW) celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths.
Twice a year, EBEC hosts a recycling event where you can donate and recycle things you no longer need. The best part is, you can take away anything else someone left there, for FREE. No catch, we promise.
Interactive website for members
Online guide to local butterflies
Online guide to town parks
Lectures and presentations
Beautiful East Brunswick photo contest
Worm composters to EB schools
Big tree completion
Elm tree at Central school
Boy Scout Eagle & Girl Scout Gold Award mentoring
Online guide to local backyard birds
Big day birding