Earth Day is an annual global event that has been celebrated for 52 years. The purpose of the day is to demonstrate support for environmental protection and in Flint & Genesee there are plenty of ways to do just that.
Individuals can give back to the earth in several ways including planting a garden, cleaning up garbage and recyclables that are littered in nature and making earth-conscious decisions when shopping.
In Flint & Genesee, ways to celebrate include:
Getting out into nature
Going to one of the many Genesee County Parks is a great way to celebrate the earth. For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum is hosting a number of events for Earth Day including Outdoor Explorers: Explore Earth Day; For-Mar Earth Day - 5k Hiking Challenge; and Pop-Up Program: Earth Day Celebration.
Buy sustainably made products
Genusee Eyewear is sustainable eyewear made in Flint from recycled plastic water bottles. The brand sells optical glasses, sunglasses and reading glasses. The brand helps reduce localized waste in Flint & Genesee.
Sol Chic, a company out of Lapeer with a pop-up shop at Shops on Saginaw, sells footwear and handbags made from sustainable materials such as recycled fabric and vegan leather.
Plant a garden
Shop for produce locally
Buying your groceries from a local farm market can help keep your carbon footprint low. Places such as the Flint Farmers’ Market and Davison Farmers Market have local vendors who sell fresh fruits and veggies. Other smaller farm markets include Rich’s Greenhouse and Farm Market and Apple Lane Orchards.
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