Dearborn Homecoming welcomes 'Green Alternatives for Daily Living'
The City of Dearborn’s Homecoming festival will celebrate its 33rd year August 3-5 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, with new components that highlight the city’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices.
For the first time, The Going Green Foundation will present Green Alternatives for Daily Living 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, in the area off of Cherry Hill known as the top of the hill.
Environmental clubs, businesses and organizations active in the region will be on hand to give insights on how to recycle, reuse items and adopting practices that you can put into place that will help reduce consumption of resources.
The following is a list of the participating organizations:
• Arts & Scraps – reuse of industrial materials
• Adopt-a-Watt – sponsors energy efficient and green technologies
• Arbonne – health and wellness products
• Chartreuse Teas – teas that help to keep your skin healthy
• Chive Talkin – spice inspired t-shirts
• City of Dearborn – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ideas for your home
• Cousin Mary Jane – organic Hemp seeds
• Dearborn Glass Academy – hand blown glass
• Doterra Essential Oils – therapeutic essential oils
• DTE Energy – Ideas for energy efficiency
• Going Green Foundation – neighborhood gardening
• Goodwill Industries – environmental impact of reduce, reuse repurpose
• Nifty Hoops – installs and manufactures hoop green houses
• Tillian Farms – development of new farm business development
• Republic Waste – trash disposal and recycling company
• Selma Café – local foods breakfast salon
• University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center
• US Green Building Council
• Yoga for Peace – relaxation and meditation techniques
The “green living area” is sponsored by the Green Safe Products.
Also at the festival, Green Safe will be helping nonprofit organizations that sell beer at Homecoming this year to use compostable cups. Made of corn instead of oil byproducts, they will biodegrade completely in 90 days in commercial or institutional composters.
They require 50 percent less fossil fuel than regular plastics to produce, and are not toxic to burn.
Visit the 2012 Dearborn Homecoming page
for more information about the festival.