As we leave the snow behind, and with Earth Day just around the corner, Vote.Run.Serve is ready to provide you with a guide to make your April a bit more sustainable.
Recycling– For many, spring cleaning means an opportunity to clean out closets, pantries, or retire old. Please consider donating shoes to Livonia Kiwanis – Early Risers, as they fundraise for their annual Livonia Scholarship program. For other recycling donations, Livonia offers curbside recycling through Simple Recycling. Please see a list of complete items accepted here – https://livonia.gov/1434/Refuse-Recycling-in-Livonia
Hazardous Waste – Vote.Run.Serve previously addressed services provided Environmental Services Drop-off Center for a nominal fee. See here for more details – https://ergenvironmental.com/…/household-hazardous…/
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair – on April 23, Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability – Livonia, Michigan will be hosting a FREE sustainability fair at Madonna University. If you had questions on solar energy, electric vehicles, composting, rain barrels, or wanted to connect with likeminded Livonia residents, this is the event for you. More details here – https://livonia.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2002&month=4…
Arbor Day – Did you know Livonia has been recognized as a Tree City by the National Arbor Day Foundation? The Tree City Committee will be celebrating Arbor Day at Coolidge Elementary at 2:30.
Livonia Seed Library Grand Opening – Livonia Public Library will be cutting the proverbial ribbon on their Seed Library on 4/30. Attendees can enter in a rare seed raffle, connect with fellow backyard gardeners, and learn more about the program. Patrons can ‘check out’ up to five seeds.
Rain Garden classes – Planning spring landscaping projects? Interested in learning more about the benefit of rain gardens? Check out Friends of The Rouge free training here: https://therouge.org/rouge-education-project/
Bonus: April can be an awesome opportunity to see firsthand how rain gardens can be integrated into surface lots to prevent flooding on connecting streets. Check out the tremendous work completed by Friends of the Rouge at their PARC – Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex in-person or through their photo albums (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…).
Michigan State Tollgate Farm: Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Education Center is hosting several webinars on gardening for backyard farmers, including one on sustainable methods for Veggie Gardeners. Check out more for a complete schedule of April events, including a session on how to become a Tollgate Farm volunteer. https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/Program-Event-Calendar/
Newburgh Lake Cleanup in Livonia – Looking for volunteer opportunities? Volunteers will be cleaning up Newburgh Lake on Saturday May 14, from 9am to noon. https://www.facebook.com/events/1361599087672599?ref=newsfeed
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