Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd and what better way to give back to Mother Earth than give back a little. Earth Day was started back in 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson witnessed the devastating effects of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA. He called for the United States to act and take a stand for the environment.

Many colleges and universities started protests to promote this same idea. With so much interest generated to help give back to the earth and save the environment, laws and programs were created. Such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts.

Here are some of the local activities (Listed by oaklandcountymoms.com) you and your family can participate in to give back. Every little bit can help make the world a little greener and healthier.

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 Pontiac Earth Day Events:

    Pontiac Earth Day Events: 11a-3p Murphy Park Clean-Up & Downtown Pontiac Clean-Up followed by a Downtown Pontiac Earth Day Celebration. Signup here to volunteer. Hosted by mainstreetpontiac.org.

  • Friday, April 22, 2022 Farmington Hills Earth Day Events

    Farmington Hills Earth Day EventsFarmington Hills Annual Earth Day Celebration
    Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
    FREE live music, face painting, earth-friendly crafts, info booths, giveaways, food trucks (food for purchase), low-cost hayrides, and more. This is a FREE event. Hosted by Farmington Hills Special Services (Parks & Rec) Department.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Royal Oak Earth Day Events

    Royal Oak Earth Day Events – Royal Oak Earth Day Fair
    Centennial Park (Troy St between 3rd St & 11 Mile Rd)
    A rally and fair with dozens of displays by environmental and conservation groups. Hosted by turnoaklandcountygreen.com.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Harrison Twp Earth Day Events

    Harrison Twp Earth Day EventsEarth Day Cleanup
    Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
    Volunteers will help keep the park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife. Individuals, families and corporate groups are all welcome to participate. Volunteers will be assigned to different areas of the park at check-in. All necessary tools, gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers will receive free entry into the park on clean-up day. Scout will earn a Fun Patch too! Snacks and water will be provided. This is a FREE event.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Brownstown Earth Day Events

    Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
    Volunteers will help keep the park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife. Individuals, families and corporate groups are all welcome to participate. Volunteers will be assigned to different areas of the park at check-in. All necessary tools, gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers will receive free entry into the park on clean-up day. Scout will earn a Fun Patch too! Snacks and water will be provided. This is a FREE event.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Waterford Earth Day Events

    Day Events – Waterford Parks Earth Day Clean-Up
    Various Waterford Parks
    Parks and Rec will supply each park with garbage bags and cleanup equipment. Call 248-674-5441 to sign up for a park. Time slots are available all day. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by Waterford Parks and Recreation. Call 248-674-6201 for details. Sign up here.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Ferndale Earth Day Events

    Ferndale Earth Day Events – Earth Day Celebration
    Walking Lightly (1031 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220)
    DIY Seed Bombs, recycling event for athletic shoes & children’s clothing, food truck 2p-4p, and DIY rain barrel workshop. For more info, il together@walkinglightly.net.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Monroe Earth Day Events

    Monroe Earth Day Events – Monroe Community College Earth Day Expo 2022
    Monroe Community College (1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI 48161)
    Free Family Earth Day event hosted at Monroe County Community College Gerald Welch Health Education Building. Free activities, prize raffle, food trucks, music, and more. For more info, jarmitage@rriearth.org. Hosted by the River Raisin Institute.

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 Troy Earth Day Events

    Troy Earth Day Events – Earth Day Celebration
    Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098, 248-688-9703)
    Activities, projects, information, and games to learn about recycling, pollution, native plants, and helping wildlife. To maintain social distancing, families and small “bubble” groups will move through activities on their own and not with a large group. Dress for the weather as most activities will be outside. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant must enroll and pay the fee. Ages 5+. $10. Hosted by Stage Nature Center. For more info, visit stagenaturecenter.org or troynaturesociety.org.

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 Rochester Hills Earth Day Events

    Rochester Hills Earth Day Events – Earth Day Celebration
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
    Local musician Guy Lewis will perform upbeat songs about the earth. Earth Day treats and games will be available. Those interested also can help plant garden beds outside the church to raise fresh produce for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House food pantry. This is a FREE event. For more information, call 248-651-6550.