Earth Day is coming up this Saturday. What do you have planned to celebrate? What can you and your family do to help our planet?
Earth Day is something that has been around for years:
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.The official theme for 2023 is Invest In Our Planet.
Sadly I didn't get familiar with Earth Day until I moved to Lansing area. I started getting into it once I learned more about it and it feels good to do something for our planet that will hopefully be around for millions of more years.
National Geographic offers some insight:
Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.
Let's work together to make our environment better. Let's get together in mid Michigan.
4/22/23 - Party for the Planet 2023 - Potter Park Zoo - 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI. Celebrate Earth Day at the zoo! Party for the Planet is North America’s largest Earth Day celebration, with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating.
4/22/23 - Hunter Park Earth Day Service Event - Hunter Park - 10 AM – 12 PM - 1400 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI. Join the Hunter Park GardenHouse staff in a service day focused on spring clean up in our Native Flower Demonstration.
4/22/23 - Earth Day Bash at MSU Recycling - MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center - 2PM - 6PM - 468 Green Way, East Lansing, MI. Celebrate Earth Day with a freecycle swap, upcycled crafts, a recycling and vermicompost facilities tour, and more.
4/22/23 - Earth Day Birth Day! - Red Cedar Friends Meeting - 11AM - 3PM - 1400 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI. Celebrate Earth Day by making a new book from old book parts! The workshop is open to all ages with supplies and instruction provided, free of charge.
4/22/23 - Fenner Nature Center Earth Day Extravaganza - Fenner Nature Center - 9AM - 3PM - 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI. You are invited to celebrate Earth Day at Fenner Nature Center. Join us for our Earth Day Extravaganza, a day of identifying and removing invasive species, clipping branches, mulching trails and more.
The Bra Trees of Michigan