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:
Whales of NY & NJ,
Watch the Video
On March 22, Rutgers whale researcher Danielle Brown presented an informative program on her research on the whales found in the waters off New York and New Jersey.
If you missed it, click on the link below for the video.
Mark your calendar: Spring Freecycling Day is April 22, 2023
Time to get ready for Spring Freecycling Day.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Help make this event a success and meet new people!
Click on the links below for more information and the volunteer signup form.
Plots at the East Brunswick Community Garden are available to all East Brunswick residents.
National Moth Week
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