GreenWave Initiative of Oceana County hosts Earth Day event April 20

April 12, 2024

SHELBY — Test drive a hybrid or electric car during GreenWave Initiative of Oceana County’s third annual Honoring Our Earth celebration, Saturday, April 20, at Shelby Middle School, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“More than 50 years ago, rumblings of a planet in distress began to make their way around the world,” states a press release from GreenWave Initiative of Oceana County. “Citizens and scientists alike called for an annual event to draw attention to the wonders and challenges facing planet Earth. The first Earth Day was born.”

“This year’s focus is Planet vs. Plastic, and there will be booths and demonstrations about the infiltration of plastic into the environment and our bodies. Booths will also highlight protecting drinking water, erosion, children’s activities and crafts, fast fashion, new changes to Michigan recycling laws, invasive species, hosting butterflies, eating for a healthy planet, Oceana County birds, forest health, an overview of the Stony Creek Restoration Project and much more.”

In-depth presentations will take place in the media center throughout the day. Coffee will be served by Dark Water; food by The Artisan Taproom; and music by Canopy Space and Bill Koster.

All activities are free, although donations are accepted to offset building rental expenses. For more information, contact


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