Sunday is Earth Day–but how are you going to celebrate? Here's a look at some great green events and ideas happening in Dearborn:
Once upon a time, the Rouge River caught on fire. This Earth Day, learn about efforts to save this and other polluted rivers. At the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Dr. John Hartig will give a presentation on his award-winning book titled Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire. The free talk starts at 3 p.m.
Eat good food and save the earth simultaneously. This event, hosted at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will be held April 21 at 9 a.m. Funds raised will go to support children’s outdoor environmental education. An entrance fee of $5 gets you a meal of pancakes topped with 100 percent pure maple syrup–made from maple trees on campus.
The Dearborn High Key Club, Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis, and ISR Demanufacturing are hosting a day of recycling for the Deabrorn community and beyond. Held in the Dearborn High School parking lot from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., people are asked to bring in any kind of electonics–along with a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds will benefit the Key Club and Dearborn Relay for Life.
Held build a work of art out of junk at the Arab American National Museum this Sunday. From 2-4 p.m. on Earth Day, the museum's craft day will center around kids ages 6-12 using old packing material, discarded toys and other "trash" to create a collaborative sculpture.
Make every day a day for the earth. Dearborn has multiple organizations that dedicate their time to cleaning the city, driving sustainability and encouraging green living. Check out Friends of the Rouge, the Dearborn Sustainability Coalition, the Going Green Foundation and other groups on Dearborn Patch and in your community.