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Ann Arbor Area 45th Annual Earth Day Festival

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016
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.

Ann Arbor’s Earth Day Festival is a free event thanks to local donors and sponsors

Events at the Festival

Joe Reilly will be joining us again this year! More entertainment details coming soon.

 

Other Ongoing Events:

  • Birds of prey orientations
  • Dynamic and engaging live-animal presentations with LSNC's critters
  • Naturalist-led hikes through Black Pond Woods

Exhibitors at the Festival

We will be joined by a variety of non-profits, sharing information and fun activities that help us celebrate our earth! More details coming soon.

Food Vendors at the Festival

More details coming soon.

Press Materials

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee is comprised of volunteers from ACS- Huron Valley Local Section, City of Ann Arbor, Clean Energy Coalition, Ecology Center, Give 365, Leslie Science & Nature Center, NSF International, and Recycle Ann Arbor. If you have questions about the festival, feel free to reach out to us!

Exhibitor & Presenter Information: katy@ecocenter.org

Sponsorship Information: heatherc@cec-mi.org

Volunteer Information: volunteers@a2gov.org

Zero Waste Event Information: christine@recycleannarbor.org

Media Contact: mackenzie@lesliesnc.org