Earth Day event will feature over 30 green organizations
Yes, being green has definitely caught on. Manufacturers, architects, and businesses of all kinds have found ingenious ways to conserve and preserve. But how about every day family households that want to help? What can they do that’s affordable, simple and saves? Party for the Planet at John Ball Zoo is the place to find out. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over thirty West Michigan organizations will be attending Party for the Planet and each will offer something unique. There will be seedling give-aways, games, entertainment, science experiments, recycling and conservation tips and of course, the animals. Party for the Planet will also be the “one-stop-drop” for recycling of electronics and household items thanks to the on-site collection by Kent County Department of Public Works, 1-800-GOT JUNK? and Goodwill Industries.
Zoo admission for Party for the Planet is only $3.50 for adults, $3.00 for children 13 and under, and kids two and under are free. John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids. For more information www.johnballzoosociety.org or (616)336-4374
Full list of participants:
Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals
Will be distributing free white pine seedlings
City of Grand Rapids – Environments Services Disney
Will have give-aways promoting upcoming movies.
Will be helping kids plant seeds in take-home pots.
Blandford Nature Center
Will be handing out seedlings.
Will be collecting clothes and household items.
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Make-n-take crafts and games.
Grand Valley Metro Council
Green Chauffers (‘green’ taxi service)
GVSU “Greening of the Grands” Project
Free blue spruce seedlings
GVSU Natural Resources Management
Healthy Homes Coalition
Will be helping people keep their homes safe inside and out.
Displaying tools for ‘green’ gardening.
Animal Medical Center of Wyoming
Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Michigan Nature Association
Natural Awakenings MagazineL
The Rogue River
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences
West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition