Earth Day Events

5:46 AM, Apr 22, 2010   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- People all over the world are celebrating Earth Day, including many West Michiganders.

In Muskegon County: 100 students, teachers, parents, and Roosevelt Park City officials will be distributing 1,000 free CFL bulbs to residents located around Campbell Elementary School.

CFL bulbs use up to 75-percent less energy than standard incandescents. They can also save a homeowner 30 dollars or more over its five-year lifespan.

In Grand Rapids: The Grand Rapids Public Library is celebrating Earth Day with a special lecture.

Notable Michigan book author Jeff Alexander will discuss his theory on how opening the St. Lawrence Seaway accidentally caused an environmental disaster by introducing foreign species into the Great Lakes.

The lecture starts at 7pm at the Main Library.

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is also getting into the Earth Day spirit.

They're giving away a free White Spruce sapling to the first 350 guests.

The museum opens at 9:30am.

In Rockford: Students will celebrate Earth Day by giving up electricity.

They're not going to use computers, copies, faxes, microwaves and many other electronics in an attempt to conserve resources.

No bells or lights will be used and lunch will be served outside.

In Holland: Vanderbilt Academy is going paperless.

The school will only use recycled and scrap paper for lessons and tests.

The school says this will preserve more than 4-thousand sheets of brand new paper.

The students are also wearing green and brown tones to reflect the colors of mother nature.


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