Earth Day is an annual global event that has been celebrated for over 50 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 is having an Earth Day Open House including a water bug petting zoo, For-Mar live animals, recycled crafts, garden time and honeybee heroes.
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.
Plant a garden
Find local, noninvasive flowers to put into your garden at a local nursery including Walker Farms and Greenhouses in Burton, Carlson’s Nursery in Fenton or Hall’s Greenhouse in Swartz Creek.
Shop for produce locally
Buying your groceries from local farm markets 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 Eichelberg Farms.
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