Metro Detroit communities are marking Earth Day with a variety of family-friendly events

Earth Day events sprouting all over Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - From planting trees to recycling old electronics, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day this weekend.

Sunday, April 22 is the actual Earth Day .  It's observed by more than a billion people in more than 190 countries around the world.

The national Earth Day Network web site says the day "…marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970."

Here in Metro Detroit, communities and organizations have been holding events and activities throughout the week to raise awareness about environmental protection and 'green living.'

ANN ARBOR

The "Earth Day Festival" in Ann Arbor takes place Sunday, April 22.  

The event runs from Noon – 4:00 pm at the Leslie Science and Nature Center at 1831 Traver Road in Ann Arbor.

Music lovers will enjoy the nationally acclaimed duo Gemini which performs from Noon – 1:00 p.m.  They're known for rousing sing-alongs, folk tales, and music from around the world.

Nearly 50 exhibitors will be there to educate folks on 'green living.'

There will also be an All-Species Parade to enjoy along with hands-on activities, crafts, and face-painting for the kids.

This year the festival is once again a "Zero Waste" event.  Participants will notice the support services provided by Recycle Ann Arbor.

 

GROSSE POINTE WOODS

You can visit the " Live Green Fair and Home Show " at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods this weekend.

The event is open from Noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 22.

Sixty exhibitors will be on hand to show people how they can lower their carbon footprint.  You are also invited to bring in your old electronics to be recycled.

If you have any unwanted shoes, please drop those off as well.  The Live Green Fair will be sending the shoes to Africa.   Live Green Fair's goal is to collect more than 1,000 pairs of shoes at these events.

Admission is $5.00 for adults.  It's free for children under 12 and any student with valid school ID.

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