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  • Get unplugged and stay active to save energy and improve health and well-being!
  • Try daylighting your home by turning off the lights and opening the blinds.
  • Try preparing “energy-free” meals and avoid using appliances when not necessary.
  • Utilize power strips and smart power strips to reduce the “vampire energy” phenomenon.
  • Hang dry clothing on a clothesline and wash clothes in cold water to save energy doing laundry.
  • When shopping for new appliances check “Energy Guide” labels and look for “Energy Star” rated products.
  • Save on energy bills by getting rebates back from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

Events

One Starry Night - Saturday, March 25th
Earth Day - Saturday, April 22nd
Litter Walk - Saturday, April 22nd

One Starry Night - Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m

 

Explore the cosmos and celebrate Earth Hour at the Farmington Hills Nature Center! We will turn off the lights and head outside. Kids will create a star craft to take home. Local astronomers, will explain the planets, stars and phases of the moon. There will be a telescope set-up to view the starry night sky! Please dress for cold weather, as the star gazing portion of the program will be held outdoors.  For more information, please contact the Farmington Hills Nature Center at 248-477-1135.

One Starry Night/Earth Hour Flyer

Earth Hour, an international event sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation and it is designed to express global solidarity in the commitment to controlling climate change.  Earth Hour takes place in March between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time.  Major U.S. cities participating include Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas.

The City of Farmington Hills affirms its commitment to environmental responsibility by participating in Earth Hour.  All non-essential indoor and outdoor lighting on City-owned property will be turned off from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. during the event.

Fifth Annual Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a picnic at Heritage Park for the Fifth Annual Earth Day Celebration.  This FREE event will feature a concert by School of Rock Farmington, food from Harvest Kettle Corn, Chive Kitchen, and Hero or Villain Van, plus activities, crafts, STEM experiments, archery, hayrides, and the first annual Eco-Pitch Competition! For more information, please contact the Farmington Hills Nature Center at 248-477-1135.

Earth Day Flyer

Meet the Founders of Earth Day
After a massive oil spill off the California coast in 1969, Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, saw an increasing preponderance of environmental issues in American society.  However this was a rather tumultuous time and the environment seemed to be taking a backseat on the political agenda, being overshadowed by massive industrial growth and the Vietnam War.

Determined to shed light on the urgent environmental situation, Nelson identified an opportunity to merge the student led anti-war movement with an advocacy for an eco-consciousness.  He quickly assembled a group of rabble-rousing Harvard scholars, anti-war protesters, and social justice advocates, and channeled their energy into an environmental revolution. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans joined Nelson and his Earth Army to celebrate the very first Earth Day and the birth of the modern day environmental movement.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Fifth Annual “Clean, Green, and Beautiful” Litter Walk – Saturday, April 22, 2017

It is time to register your subdivision or neighborhood team for the Fifth Annual “Clean, Green and Beautiful” Litter Walk happening on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Trash bags, gloves, t-shirts, and bag pick up will be provided to registered teams.  Clean up supplies and pick up service will be provided to Farmington Hills residents only.

To register your team or ask questions about the event, please contact Carol Posby or call (248) 489-2448 with the area you will be cleaning and the number of participants.  We look forward to your participation in this great spring community event!

Litter Walk Flyer

Each April the annual “Clean, Green, and Beautiful” Litter Walk, hosted by the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission.  The clean-up effort is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and help conserve the natural environment of Farmington Hills.  In the past, more than 20 clean up teams were formed and over 200 bags of trash were collected!   Help us increase our beautification efforts and form a cleanup team by reaching out to your neighbors, friends, and family within the community.

We are looking for emphasis placed on the clean-up of major roads within Farmington Hills and special roadside pick-up of trash bags will be provided by the Farmington Hills Department of Public Works as long as your team is registered.

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