Earth Day Festival

 

Earth Day Festival 2022
Save the date: April 24, 2022 at LSNC
1-4:30 PM
Sign up to volunteer for Earth Day!

About the Festival

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee, a coalition of local environmental nonprofits and agencies, and will be held this year at Leslie Science & Nature Center.

 

This free, family-friendly event features displays; 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. 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!

 

Sponsors

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation
City of Ann Arbor Solid Waste
City of Ann Arbor Sustainability Department
Ecology Center 
Huron River Watershed Council
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation
Recycle Ann Arbor  

Entertainment & Learning Presentations at the Festival:
1:30 - 2:15 Lori Fithian, Drummunity and drum circle drop-in
2:15 - 2:45 All-species parade time! Come dressed as your favorite animal, and join us in the parade
3:00 Chalk Shenanigans
! Join local artist, David Zinn, to decorate the LSNC sidewalks and create some beautiful art together
3:45 - 4:30 Joe Reilly performing and sing along

Ongoing Events:

  • Learn how to monitor the Huron River with our friends at the Huron River Watershed Council
  • Discover what animals live in a Vernal Pond with Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Experience the power of alternative energy opportunities with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the City of Ann Arbor Sustainability Department
  • Explore the many local nonprofits and businesses working together to protect our environment, provide experiences in our natural world and learn how to make the best choices we can!
  • Create something fun to take home with SCRAP Creative Reuse
  • Bring a picnic, or purchase food from local food vendors: Ray's Red Hots, or Washtenaw Dairy!

Exhibitors at the Festival

We will be joined by a variety of environmental non-profits and for-profits sharing information and activities that help us celebrate our earth! Visit their station at the festival, or check out their website now:
Adapt: Community Supported Agriculture
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby
BYOC
City of Ann Arbor: Natural Area Preservation
Ecology Center
Farm at St Joe's
Huron River Watershed Council
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Live Zero Waste
NAP: Natural Area Preservation
Project Grow Community Gardens
Recycle Ann Arbor
Scio Residents for Safe Water (SRSW) & Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane (CARD)
Veterans for Peace
Washtenaw Climate Reality

 

Volunteer at the Festival
The festival does not operate without the help of a lot of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer during the festival please sign up here through these great organizations:

GIVE365                 

Press Materials

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee is comprised of volunteers from the City of Ann Arbor, Ecology Center, Give 365, Huron River Watershed Council, Leslie Science & Nature Center, A2 Sustainability/A2Zero. If you have questions about the festival, feel free to reach out to us!

info@lesliesnc.org