Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at Home 

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, the Office of Sustainability has collaborated with community partners and other city departments to host virtual events and workshops to demonstrate support for environmental protection in Detroit. 

The Office of Sustainability has collaborated with community partners and city departments to host a virtual events and workshops in honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April, 22nd. 

Virtual Event: Avalon International Breads' Annual Loraxathon 

Avalon’s Annual Loraxathon is an all-day virtual reading event in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This public, marathon-style reading event of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax was initiated by Avalon as a way to strengthen its impact on how our community views climate change. Grab your kids and tune in to Avalon’s Facebook event page at 10:00am to read along with City of Detroit Office of Sustainability Director Joel Howrani Heeres.

When: Saturday April, 18th 10:00 am 

Event Link: Avalon's Annual Loraxathon 

Webinar: Recycling and Composting 101 with Green Living Science and FoodPLUS Detroit

To kick of our Earth Week Webinar Series, the Office of Sustainability will host an educational discussion about recycling and composting. Learn the basics from the experts at Green Living Science and FoodPLUS Detroit, and get started recycling and composting at home! 

When: Tuesday, April 21st 4:00 pm-5:00 pm. 

Additional Resources: To learn more about recycling such as how to receive a recycling bin, what to recycle, and recycling pick up times please visit Department of Public Works 

How to Watch:  There are two ways to watch today's webinar. If you'd like to ask questions, you'll need to submit them via the Facebook LIVE stream.

  1. Zoom. Watch this webinar on Zoom via the following URL: https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/91341973503.  For phone audio, dial (267) 831-0333, and use Meeting ID 913 4197 3503.
  2. Facebook LIVE. Visit the City's Facebook page at 4:00pm. https://www.facebook.com/CityofDetroit/.  *Note this is the only way you can submit questions. 

Earth Day at Home 

When: Wednesday, April 22

There are lots of ways to celebrate the Earth at home! We'll share worldwide virtual events, City resources, and ways you can learn with your family, like exploring your backyard or watching a documentary about the planet. Check your inbox on Earth Day! Sign up for our newsletter here.

Webinar: Save Water and Energy at Home

Tune in to attend a step-by-step workshop with Detroit Future City and Friends of the Rouge to learn how to disconnect your downspout and install a rain barrel on your own home. Then, Gibran Washington from Ecoworks will discuss energy smart occupant behaviors that will help residents save both energy and money.

When: Thursday, April 23rd 1:00-2:30 pm 

Event Link: Eventbrite registration.

Additional Resources: To learn more about stormwater management and Green Credit, please visit Detroit Water and Sewage Department.

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