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

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 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.

Almar Orchards & Cidery

Family-owned and nurtured since 1885, tour this 500 acre orchard with organic meadows, pastures,... Read More

Apple Lane Orchard

Apple Land Orchard is a farm located in Flint, Michigan and features seasonal fresh produce and... Read More

Applewood Estate

Applewood, which is part of the Ruth Mott Foundation, was built in 1916 as the home and gentleman's... Read More

Atlas County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, nestled in the southern end of Genesee County, Atlas... Read More

Black Creek Nature Trail

The Black Creek Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile long, non-motorized paved trail that runs east along... Read More

Bluebell Beach and Flint River Bike Path & Splash Pad Spray Ground

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, enjoy seasonal swimming at Bluebell Beach featuring an... Read More

Bluegill Boat Launch on Mott Lake

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, this boat launch on Flint's Mott Lake is open... Read More

Buell Lake County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Buell Lake County Park offers 213-acres of land... Read More

Bush Park

Bush Park is a 5.5-acre park located on the Shiawassee River with an entrance at the east end of... Read More

Clio Sledding Hill

Clio Area Parks and Recreation Board managed, families can enjoy this new sledding hill located in... Read More

Creasey Bicentennial Park - Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation

Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation managed, families can enjoy Creasey Bicentennial Park year-round... Read More

Damouni Orchard and The Coop Hard Cider & Wine Tasting Room

You pick or already picked apple orchard in Flint. Enjoy a nice selection of Fuji, Gala, Honey... Read More

Dauner-Martin Nature Sanctuary

Enjoy this 174-acre park in Fenton, which belongs to the Michigan Nature Association, offering 4.5... Read More

Davison Roadside County Park

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, this park offers 4-acres of fun including a beginner's... Read More

Davison Township Parks & Recreation

Parks play a very important part in the overall quality of life for the Davison community and... Read More

Elba Equestrian Complex

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Elba Equestrian Complex is part of the 5,000 acre... Read More

Elms Park

City of Swartz Creek managed, Elms Park offers many recreational amenities including a baseball... Read More

Everett A. Cummings Center

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Everett A. Cummings Center is home to the annual... Read More

Flint Park Lake Park

Generations ago, there was an amusement park on this lake. Today, it’s a quiet little oasis on the... Read More

Flint Southwestern Academy High School Sledding Hill

A Flint landmark when it comes to winter sledding areas, this steep slope next to Flint Southwestern... Read More