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Ann Arbor Area 44th Annual Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration, and fun!
Parking can be limited at the event so visitors are strongly encouraged to "go green" and carpool, bus, bike, or walk to the festival. Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition will be offering a free bike corral to those that ride in and the AATA Route 2 stops at Plymouth Rd., only a short walk from the event. Details on the bus route can be found on the AATA website here.
About the Festival
The Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Earthday Festival Planning Committee, a coalition of over fifteen local environmental nonprofits and agencies, and held at Leslie Science & Nature Center. A limited number of innovative clean energy groups and businesses are highlighted each year, as coordinated by the nonprofit Clean Energy Coalition.
This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.
In the true spirit of Earth Day, this festival will again be a Zero Waste event, with the help from Recycle Ann Arbor and their grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community foundation. Visitors can help keep up the average of 90% waste diverted from landfills during the Earth Day Event by bringing their reusable water bottle, and putting their waste in the right receptacles.
Earth Day admission is free thanks to generous sponsorships.
Events at the Festival
Events schedule coming soon.
Exhibitors at the Festival
A variety of local nonprofits will be providing visitors with fun, educational activities and crafts for all ages, focusing on topics such as recycling, water quality, ecological communities, local food, and much more! At the Clean Energy Expo, visitors can also explore what different businesses are doing to “go green,” by exploring energy efficient cars, solar cookers, and more!
Exhibitors list coming soon.
Food Vendors at the Festival
List coming soon.
Since these birds make their home in the area, the program was especially appropriate. — John Johnson, President, Total Management Services