Celebrate our Planet with These Outdoor Instagrams of #NewJersey

Liberty State Park by @b_brophy

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

There’s no questioning New Jersey’s commitment to environmental preservation and conservation. In 2016, we were ranked the tenth greenest state based on factors such as eco-friendly behavior and climate change contributions.[1] We are currently fifth in the nation in solar power installations, and we’re home to over 50 state parks.[2] Forests cover 45% of our 2.1 million acres of land, of which 790,000 acres are farmland, and we’re the second biggest producers of blueberries in the country.[3] I guess it’s no wonder why we’re dubbed the Garden State.

To commemorate Earth Day and exercise our Jersey pride, we rounded up our favorite Instagram shots of the state. From the shore to the city, these pictures show that NJ is far more than factories and highways, but a natural oasis.

[1] http://bit.ly/2oYgbS1

[2] http://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/New-Jersey

[3] http://bit.ly/2onWogu

Seaside Heights Boardwalk by @gbonii

Mount Tammany by @yung.snooze

Giant Stairs in Palisades Interstate Park by @aytek_fe

New Jersey Pine Barrens by @michael_danila

Appalachian Trail Boardwalk in Sussex by @melissa.trinidad

Clinton Resevoir by @noaamichael

Lower Trenton Bridge by @jfgambone.photography

Princeton, New Jersey by @rsr09

Pittstown by @theothertimearound

Asbury Park by @angry.johnny