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Earth Day is approaching. How will you celebrate? Here are some tips to make this awesome day more awesome.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:08pm


With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s time to start planning! You know you want to attend a couple of kick-butt events, but you might not be sure of where to find them. Lucky you, reader, for I’ve done the research and found the best websites for planning.

First things first, identify the environmental issues that are most important to your state. If you’re not already aware of what they are, here’s an example of how to find them.

Say, for example, that you live in Michigan. By typing in the key words “environment + issues + Michigan”, I was taken to a great website discussing the effects of the emerald ash borer on our tree population. To date, “…the emerald ash borer has unintentionally expanded to cover the entire Lower Peninsula… at least 40 million ash trees have been killed in the area. The ash borer has spread to 12 other states including New York, Minnesota and Missouri.”

Yikes! Definitely need to do more to counter that nasty beetle.

Now, on to finding an event that’s close to home. I suggest checking out the EPA and clicking on the link for your region. Under the Region 5 Michigan section, I found a great link for Earth Day celebrations surrounding the Department of Natural Resources. What do you know? Just what I need!

The process above is pretty straight-forward. Basically, you just keep on clicking and eventually you’ll find the celebration that’s right for you. And many more that might strike your fancy.

If for some reason you can’t find what you want, take action: submit an idea for an event or, big one here…, volunteer to coordinate one! After all, it’s about taking action.

Here are a couple more websites that you might find helpful: eHow: Attend Local Earth Day Events and

Enjoy, and let me know what you find! Share your activities and help inspire our readers.

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