As Earth Day approaches, there is a new neighborhood defined. Everybody looks at their neighborhood as the place on earth that they live. Earth Day changes that. Now where we live is on Planet Earth and our neighborhood is the whole planet. To think otherwise is in my mind to deny what Earth is, our home. We are reminded by Earth Day that it is our job to keep the Planet clean by Recycling, Replacing Plants, Caring for animals and using the natural resources wisely. Earth Day is also a time to take care of ourselves and this is only possible by doing everything we can to take care of our planet.
Recently I talked about some unusual background history for Earth Day. Now here are some events happening across Michigan to celebrate our lovely planet earth.
- Lake Orion – Growing Green Expo (Event features green products, local vendors, career opportunities and more environmentally friendly activities)
- Livonia – ElectroCycle ( Computer and electronics recycling event)
- Clarkston- Mind Body Green Expo ( Healthy environmental programs)
- Belleview – Earth Day Cleanup (Community cleanup Activities)
- Farmington Hills – Annual Earth Day Celebration (An environmentally fun Party for all ages)
- Waterford Township – Earth Day Clean-up and Crafts (Recycling event with a craft show)
- West Bloomfield Township – Earth Day Celebration 2014 (An event much like an Easter party for the environment)
- Rochester Hills – Arbor Day Commemorative Tree Planting (Helpful event to create more green spaces in town)
- Ray – Earth Day Clean – Up (Community event to clean up their area of the Planet)
- Royal Oak – Green Fest ( a celebration at the Detroit Zoo)
The reason for all of these events in April is to acknowledge our responsibility to the Planet Earth and its environment. Cities all across the State will promote recycling everything you can as a way to keep it clean. Tree Planting and beautification projects are the best way to help our planet survive for years to come and as a result of what we do we can be a part of it. If we sit back and do nothing we will find ourselves with scarce supplies of clean water, soil and air.
I encourage everyone to do something special as a part of the move toward making our world better for generations who come behind us.