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									                                                    SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
                                                 2010 Earth Day Michigan Events
                                                                  (Arranged by Date)
Event Name         Organization             Location             Date/ Time        Contact Info                                 Event Description

RFC Earth Day      Recycling for       Royal Oak, MI            March 22, 2010      Website                          RFC is challenging you to keep 75 tons of e-
Challenge          Charities                                                                                         waste out of landfills this Earth Day. Between
                                       Downtown Royal Oak       through             www.recyclingforcharities.com    March 22 and April 24, individuals with used/
Royal Oak Earth    City of Royal Oak                                                                                 broken electronics (cell phones, PDAs, MP3
Day Celebration                        316 ½ S. Main St.        April 25, 2010      Phone & E-Mail                   players, and digital cameras) will have the
                                       Royal Oak, MI 48067                                                           opportunity to drop off items to be recycled at
                                                                12:00-4:00PM        Information                      participating locations. Select stores will also
                                                                                    248-582-9229                     be giving discounts to 'green' customers who
                                                                                    info@recyclingforcharities.com   donate on site. The challenge culminates
                                                                                                                     with the community Earth Day celebration in
                                                                                                                                                        th
                                                                                                                     downtown Royal Oak on April 25 .


Earth Day          Detroit YWCA        Redford, MI              April 10, 2010      Website                          This event will feature two outstanding
Celebration and                                                                                                      performers, as well as a children’s musical,
Musical                                Detroit YWCA             Saturday            http://ywcadetroit.org           art fair, and Earth Day stations.
                                                                1:00-3:00PM
                                       25940 Grand River                            Phone                            Performers include Mindy Simmons, a
                                       Redford, MI 48240                                                             polished performer bringing a fresh
                                                                                    Rhonda                           perspective to a family friendly program, and
                                                                                    313-537-8500                     Jerry Brooks, a lead vocal guitarist for local
                                                                                                                     Detroit R&B bands with a Motown flair.


Earth Day and      Hawk Woods          Auburn Hills, MI         April 11-23, 2010   Phone                            Hawk Woods Nature Center will celebrate
Environmental      Nature Center                                                                                     Environmental Education Week and Earth
Education Week                         Hawk Woods               RSVP                Mike Mansour                     Day with a focus on water: "Be Water Wise".
Celebration                            Nature Center                                248-370-9353
                                                                                                                     Thanks to grants from Project Learning Tree
                                       3799 Bald Mountain Rd.                                                        and the DNRE Forest Service, they have five
                                       Auburn Hills, MI                                                              new Learning Stations along their trails.
                                       48326                                                                         School groups are invited to schedule a day
                                                                                                                     for their own explorations. Call the 248-370-
                                                                                                                     9353 for your adventure reservation!


City of            Farmington Hills    Farmington Hills, MI     April 17, 2010      Website                          This event is free and open to all ages.
Farmington Hills   Green Effort                                                                                      Highlights include presentations by local
Earth Day Event    Committee           Heritage Park            Saturday            www.sustainablefh.com            experts, who will speak about sustainability
                                                                10:00-3:30PM                                         in Farmington Hills, the changing energy
                                       24725 Farmington Rd.                         Phone & E-Mail                   scene, how to make money by saving
                                       Farmington Hills, MI                                                          energy, the magic of composting, and many
                                       48336                                        Nate Geinzer                     more! Lunch will be available for purchase.
                                                                                    248-871-2507
                                                                                    ngeinzer@fhgov.com               Additionally, there will be several displays
                                                                                                                     and demonstrations, alongside activities like
                                                                                                                     planet protection, trash to art, face painting,
                                                                                                                     scavenger hunts, and more!


Earth Day and      Clinton River       Auburn Hills, MI         April 20, 2010      Phone & E-Mail                   Clinton River Watershed Council will be
Environmental      Watershed                                                                                         hosting a water monitoring workshop during
Education Week     Council             Hawk Woods               Tuesday             Michele Arquette-Palermo         the week of Earth Day. They will be testing
Celebration                            Nature Center            5:30-8:30PM         248-601-0606                     runoff from an abandoned landfill, examining
                   Hawk Woods                                                       michele@crwc.org                 sediments in the marsh, and using water
                   Nature Center       3799 Bald Mountain Rd.                                                        monitoring equipment to measure the pond
                                       Auburn Hills, MI                                                              and stream waters.
                                       48326
2010 Michigan      Great Lakes        Detroit, MI            April 20-21, 2010   Website                         Come learn about the many benefits wind
Wind Energy        Renewable                                                                                     energy can offer Michigan! The previous
Conference         Energy             COBO Center            Tuesday             http://glrea.org/events/WindC   conference attracted 1,500 attendees for a
                   Association                               8:00-6:00PM         onference2010/index.php         two-day event and over 25 exhibitors.
                                      1 Washington Blvd.                                                         Presentations on the UK’s Offshore
                   MI Department      Detroit, MI 48243      Wednesday           Phone & E-Mail                  Expansion, the U.S. View of Wind
                   of Labor &                                8:00-5:00PM                                         Development, Michigan Manufacturing
                   Economic                                                      Ali Nieman                      Capacity, the Green Jobs Market, Carbon
                   Growth                                                        ali.nieman@glrea.org            Caps, Commercial Wind, Transmission,
                                                                                 800-434-9788                    Community Wind Development, Off-Shore
                   NEXTera Energy                                                                                Wind Development, and Small Wind
                   Resources                                                                                     Opportunities were featured at the event.

                   & Many Others!                                                                                For a complete listing of the events for this
                                                                                                                 year, or for information on becoming a
                                                                                                                 sponsor, click on the link provided!


Orion Township     Orion Township     Lake Orion, MI         April 22, 2010      Website                         Showcase your green efforts at the Growing
Earth Day Expo     Parks and                                                                                     Green Earth Day Expo, where several
                   Recreation Dept.   King’s Court Castle    Thursday            www.oriontownship.org           thousand people will be attending! Exhibits
                                                             1:00-7:00PM                                         will consist of green products and services,
                   Upland Hills       Olde World                                 http://www.orion.lib.mi.us/t    reliable education resources, organizations,
                   Ecological         Canterbury Village                         ownship/parksrec/speciale       energy efficiency and conservation
                   Awareness          2369 Joslyn Court                          vents/earthdayexpo.htm          incentives, career opportunities, growing
                   Center             Lake Orion, MI 48360                                                       resources, parks and trails, leisure, pantry
                                                                                 Phone & E-Mail                  and healthy living, and so much more.
                   Clinton River
                   Watershed                                                     Lisa Sokol                      A "Green Team" comprised of business
                                                                                 lsokol@oriontwp.org             representatives, property owners and non-
                   & Many Others!                                                248-391-0304 (ext 134)          profit organizations that offer incentives,
                                                                                                                 products and services of green alternatives
                                                                                                                 is currently being put together. If interested
                                                                                                                 in becoming a vendor, please contact Lisa.


City of Detroit    City of Detroit    Detroit, MI            April 22, 2010      Website                         Join in and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of
Earth Day Event:                                                                                                 Earth Day with an event featuring the
Celebrating        Rosedale           Ronald Brown           Thursday            http://www.detroitk12.org/ad    collaboration of Detroit Public Schools and
Recycling in Our   Recycles           Academy                10:00AM- Finish     min/academic_affairs/cd/msc     Recycle Here! The event will highlight the
Public Schools                                                                                                   winning schools in the 2010 Schoolcycle
                   Republic/Allied    11530 East Outer Dr.                       Phone                           program, the participants in the City of
                   Recycle Here!      Detroit, MI 48224                                                          Detroit DPW curbside recycling project, the
                                                                                 Alycia Meriweather              DPS/AT&T/Recycle Here! Project
                   Michigan                                                      313-873-4519                    Redirectory winners, the DPS Earth Day
                   Environmental                                                                                 Poster contest winners, and the Green
                   Council                                                       Twitter                         Teacher of the Year award.

                   & Many Others!                                                @DetroitMSC
                                                                                                                 The event will conclude with a tree planting
                                                                                                                 provided through the Greening of Detroit.



Michigan Earth     Tri Green          Rochester, MI          April 22-25, 2010   Website                         Showcasing leadership in green products,
Day Festival                                                                                                     services, business, government and non-
                   Rochester DDA      Downtown Rochester     Thursday            www.miearthday.com              profit initiatives, the festival welcomes an
                                                             7:00-9:00PM                                         anticipated audience of 100,000 people
                                       rd
                                      3 and Water St.                            E-Mail                          interested in learning about earth-friendly
                                      Rochester, MI 48307    Friday                                              and healthy living. The festival is quickly
                                                             12:00-11:00PM       info@trigreen.biz               becoming one of the premier Earth Day
                                                                                                                 celebrations in the nation!
                                                             Saturday
                                                             10:00-11:00PM
                                                                                                                 The festival will offer over 200 green and
                                                             Sunday                                              wellness exhibits; kids corner arts and
                                                             10:00-5:00PM                                        activities; organic food and drink;
                                                                                                                 Connections Café community-building; stage
                                                                                                                 and street entertainment; renewable energy
                                                                                                                 equipment; home improvement and energy
                                                                                                                conservation; electric and hybrid vehicle
                                                                                                                displays; green home and garden products;
                                                                                                                contests and door prizes; presentations and
                                                                                                                films; gifts and art fair exhibits; farmers’
                                                                                                                market; petting farm; free massage and
                                                                                                                wellness classes; and many more healthy
                                                                                                                and green living resources.

                                                                                                                Special highlights include a parade (Sat
                                                                                                                10AM), 5K trail run (Sun 10AM), an evening
                                                                                                                hours party (Fri/Sat 7PM), and a Preview
                                                                                                                Party showcasing comedians and several
                                                                                                                dignitaries. All events at the festival are free
                                                                                                                and open to the public!




URBANE Green      The Greenbliss      Detroit, MI             April 22-23, 2010   Website                       Held in the oldest surviving neighborhood in
Business Expo     Group                                                                                         Detroit, URBANE’s Green Networking Event
                                      Historic Corktown:      Thursday-Friday     http://www.earthday.org/no    is meant to establish business-to-business
                  Goodness            East of Trumbell        12:00-7:00PM        de/9084                       interaction and dialogue between businesses
                  Gracious                                                                                      and consumers in Michigan.
                                      1400 Porter St.                             Phone & E-Mail
                                      Detroit, MI                                                               The event will bring awareness to the public
                                                                                  Bliss Cureton Jones           of green innovation that Metropolitan Detroit
                                                                                  info.greenbliss@gmail.com     has to offer, and those attending will also
                                                                                  313-575-8614                  recognize the importance of being loyal
                                                                                                                patrons to small businesses, local
                                                                                                                restaurants, farmers markets and community
                                                                                                                gardens, venues of entertainment and all
                                                                                                                educational institutions. Highlights include:
                                                                                                                development of green careers, construction
                                                                                                                of green homes, innovations in green
                                                                                                                energy, and living more sustainably.


Better Health     The Better          Novi, MI                April 22-24, 2010   Website                       TBA
Store Earth Day   Health Store
Events                                Better Health Store     Thursday-Saturday   thebetterhealthstore.com

                                      42875 Grand River                           Phone & E-Mail
                                      Novi, MI 48375
                                                                                  Ted Handelsman
                                                                                  248-735-8100
                                                                                  thandels@thebetterhealths
                                                                                  tore.com


Earth Day for a   Healthy Monroe      Monroe, MI              April 24, 2010      Website                       Celebration highlights include: free
Healthy Monroe    Solid Waste                                                                                   refreshments and entertainment by singer
                  Program/ Health     Loranger Squre:         Saturday            www.co.monroe.mi.us/gover     Joe Reilly; bubble making with the Bubble
                  Department          Downtown Monroe         10:00-2:00PM        nment/departments_offices/p   Lady; educational demonstrations about
                                                                                  ublic_health/solid_waste_ma   beekeeping; tours of Lake Erie Transit’s
                  Sisters, Servants   Washington & E. First                       nagement.html                 hybrid bus. The event also includes
                  of Immaculate       Monroe, MI 48161                                                          environmentally themed displays and
                  Heart of Mary                                                   Phone & E-mail                activities on topics such as recycling,
                                                                                                                composting, energy efficiency, water quality
                  DTE Energy                                                      Jamie Dean                    protection, alternative energy, green living,
                                                                                  734-240-7909                  local green businesses, and climate change,
                  Global Engine                                                   jamie_dean@monroemi.org       amongst many others.
                  Manufacturing
                  Alliance                                                                                      Additionally, winners of the Earth Day writing
                                                                                                                contest will read their essays, and
                  Neon Goldfish                                                                                 certifications will be presented to schools
                                                                                                                which received their Green School
                  Consumers Energy                                                                              designation.
Earth Day Expo      Rochester Hills    Rochester, MI            April 24, 2010   Phone & E-Mail           Visit the Rochester Hills Public Library for
                    Public Library                                                                        Earth Day related films, activities and
                                       500 Olde Towne Rd.       Saturday         Ellen Kieta              displays for the expo!
                                       Rochester, MI 48307      Open-Close       248-650-7124


Novi Earth Day      City of Novi       Novi, MI                 April 24, 2010   Phone & E-Mail           Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the
Celebration                                                                                               planet and lending a hand to clean up the
                                       ITC Community            Saturday         Wendy Duvall             ITC Sports Park. Mulching, weeding, and
                                       Sports Park              9:00-11:00AM     wduvall@cityofnovi.org   litter pick-up will be just some of the activities
                                                                                 248-735-5616             taking place. All volunteers will receive a
                                       51000 Eight Mile Rd.                                               snack and beverage. Please register!
                                       Novi, MI 48375


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8 Annual            Voices for Earth   Dearborn, MI             April 25, 2010   Phone & E-Mail           Celebrate Earth Day by joining the annual
“Voices for Earth   Justice                                                                               retreat, which this year will place a focus on
Justice” Earth                         U of M Dearborn          Sunday           Patty Gillis             “Buddhism and the Environment” with guest
Day Retreat         UM Dearborn        Environmental            1:00-4:00PM      248-351-9001             speaker Myung Ju Sunim, director for the
                                       Interpretive Center                       voices4earth@juno.com    Detroit Zen Center. Included in the event is
                                                                                                          an interfaith response panel, an organic and
                                       4901 Evergreen Rd.                                                 vegetarian lunch, a nature walk, and an
                                       Dearborn, MI 48128                                                 interfaith prayer service.
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                                                                                                          Please note registration is due by April 19 .


World Migratory     Hawk Woods         Auburn Hills, MI         May 8, 2010      Phone                    Hawk Woods Nature Center invites you to
Bird Day            Nature Center                                                                         join with others in a celebration of Michigan
                                       Hawk Woods               Saturday         Mike Mansour             birds, by participating in the 2010 World
                                       Nature Center            10:00s-2:00PM    248-370-9353             Migratory Bird Day.

                                       3799 Bald Mountain Rd.
                                       Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Novi Arbor Day      City of Novi       Novi, MI                 May 1, 2010      Phone & E-Mail           Give back to your community and the
Celebration                                                                                               environment this Arbor Day by volunteering
                                       Lakeshore Park           Saturday         Wendy Duvall             to plant and mulch trees! Volunteers will
                                                                10:00-11:00AM    wduvall@cityofnovi.org   receive information about tree care and be
                                       601 S. Lake Dr.                           248-735-5616             supplied with snacks, beverages, equipment
                                       Novi, MI 48375                                                     and gloves- extra shovels are welcome!

								
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