Muskegon area doesn’t only host an Earth Day, it hosts an Earth Week. This year Earth Week is April 20-28. There are community volunteer cleanup events happening in Muskegon County including an Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup on M-120 April 13, Muskegon Lake Spring Cleanup rescheduled for May 5 and a Trash Bash in Whitehall April 28. Other Earth Week events include a free book event at Embrace Books April 13th, Muskegon Area Sustainability Champion Awards held April 23rd a Five Lakes nature sanctuary walk April 25 and an Earth Fair Expo April 27. If you would like more details about any of these family friendly events please visit www.facebook.com/MuskegonAreaEarthWeek/events.
Earth day was founded when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development on April 22, 1970. It could be seen as a turning point of a push to incorporate more ecological awareness into modern production. Earth Day is now a global event with yearly themes. This year’s theme is ‘Protect Our Species’. Earth Day events around the world often include community cleanups and parades! Visit the Earth Day Website if you would like to learn more.