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 , 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 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 , the Dearborn Sustainability Coalition, the Going Green Foundation and other groups on Dearborn Patch and in your community.